Thursday, August 27, 2009

and your Mom said the crinkled look was bad..... HA

In a recent trip to Chicago for a trade show I wanted to see what Chicago had that Kansas City didn't. The Kansas City market should be very pleased to hear that for the most part their isn't much you can get in Chicago that Celebration Party Rentals does not offer for it's customers here. There were some cool decor items that were at the show, one being a patio heater cover. It made the patio heater huge because it was a cover that snapped around the unit. While a great idea, I thought it was a little overkill, and after you added the cost of the heater cover you are looking at around $400 per patio heater. Chocolate bon bons, martini drinks, but nothing that I haven't seen here in KC.

There was however one item that caught my eye. Crinkled table linens. Yes, wrinkled linens on table tops, and they were everywhere, and I know you may think I've lost it here but they looked awesome. From our standpoint, I am thinking oh how awesome would this be. Up keep would not be as much since we would only have to wash and dry and then hang up. We could keep the presser stage out of the equation eliminating a lot of time and expense. In talking to the event planners and caterers there what they thought about these linens they expressed as much joy as I did but for different reasons. Most said they love the way light would reflect off the linen giving it an unique look. They liked that there were no press seams, and that they could easily put this on the table and not have to worry about hiding a press line. They also remarked how easy they are to up keep, and that they don't have to worry about special handling.

Look for these linens at your next event. Celebration Party Rentals is able to bring these linens in now, and this will be the next line of luxury linens we will be bringing to the Kansas City market.

So the next time you hear the crinkled look is not in, you know better.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Company Cookout

Well as usual we pick the potentially worst weather day of the week to have the company lunch. Just a little way to say thanks to our incredible employees and let everyone get together in a non rushed manner. Sort of the last deep breath before the crazy season takes over.

Speaking of the crazy season it appears to have taken off a few weeks earlier than most years. This August has been our best August ever. Even with the increased business we were able to clean our tent tops, paint some ballroom chairs a new color, chocolate brown (they look awesome by the way), and fix a couple hundred white wood chairs.

Well off to put my chef jacket on and dazzle my employees with my burger flipping skills. ( I learned well in my high school days at the BK Lounge)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Save Green while being Green

We receive calls all the time asking how can we make our event green. What can we do, we have 350 people that need to eat, drink and be merry. Also, we want the event to be spectacular looking and most important we want it to be friendly to the environment. Oh yeah, we don't want disposable items because we do not want to create a ton of trash.

Easy is our answer. We are the perfect resource for renewable party items. Our plates, flatware and glasses have been all over the Midwest, and every time they are used, we bring them back, wash them in our new low energy machine and get them ready for the next event.

So the next time you are thinking about breaking out the stryofoam cups, those paper or plastic plates and flatware remember this. You can rent these items from Celebration Party Rentals, have real plates, real glasses, real forks, have someone else clean the items, have a great looking event, and be happy that you have done your part to help keep mother earth looking good.

Oh yeah, this is usually the best part, you can usually save that green in your pocket by renting these items instead of buying disposables. So yes you can save some green while being "green".