Ok, just because the calendar reads “September,” a couple of those tree leaves are starting to change tint, and you now have to wear pants with your sandals instead of shorts doesn’t mean summers quite over yet. And while we’ll admit it may be time to cover that pool up, there are still plenty of fun outdoor parties you can throw to take full advantage of these last few warm days.
One of my personal favorite things to do is have an outdoor movie night. Set up a projector and a projector screen and show all your friends, family, and neighbors one of your favorite films. Don’t have a projector screen? No worries! There are plenty of other options, such as the side of a house, or even just a good, old-fashioned, white bed sheet.
Of course, you’ll need other party supplies. Blankets, tables, chairs, or whatever you think is most suitable for your guests and your venue. And don’t forget snacks! Every movie needs popcorn, but since you’re already outside, now’s your chance to get creative with it. Don’t just settle for soda…. Get you and your guests some proper snack party supplies.
These shorter days mean the sun sets sooner…. Meaning you can start your movies earlier! NOW Is the best time to throw your outdoor movie night. So I guess the only real question is…. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
That was the phrase written by NY Daily News after estimating the cost of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky’s wedding this past month. And while the entire affair was shrouded in secrecy, most published reports are estimating, when taking into account everything from the wedding gown to party supplies, the whole thing cost somewhere between three and five million dollars.
Let’s hope they found a good party equipment rental company.
“I don’t think we’ve seen a wedding with this much attention since Patricia Nixon (the daughter of Richard Nixon),” declared wedding planner Donnie Brown. The planner, who is also featured on the Style Networks’ Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?, would later call the event “the biggest wedding of the year.”
The “lower” financial predictions of three-million would still make the Clinton-Mezvinsky union approximately one-million more than the wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. However, it would mean it cost less than the wedding of Liza Minnelli and David Gest.
Still, some experts think the comparison to celebrity weddings is unfair
“It’s bigger and more important than a celebrity wedding,” claimed Diann Valentine, a celebrity event planner. “It will certainly be the most influential of setting trends. If anything becomes public knowledge it will immediately set a trend.”
Hmm… interesting take on the matter, Valentine. I wonder if spending several million dollars on a wedding becomes the new trend.
With the summer winding down and the occasional hint of the impending chill in the air, planning an outdoor party may be the last thing on your mind. But your darling angel (aka the soon-to-be-16-year-old nightmare your daughter has become) knows there are still burgers to be grilled, bonfires to be lit, and bikinis to be flaunted, and after a few weeks of her whining — ahem, reasoning, you figure there’s no reason you can’t have one last hurrah before the peacoats come out for the fall.
All of a sudden she informs you that the last hurrah isn’t going to be 10 or so of her closest girlfriends, but an army of teenagers invading your home — make that backyard, since your beautifully decorated living room is no place for 40+ teens. But, it turns out, there’s a 50% chance of rain the day of the party. You can see it now — kids tracking mud onto your nice white carpet, shaking themselves off like wet dogs onto your nice white couch.
You need a tent, and you need it fast. Something big enough to cover at least half of the guests. (The cleaner, more respectful ones can hang out inside all they want.) You decide to get some table and chair rentals, and PartyBusters.com seems like your best bet. They have party supplies and equipment rental, so you can get everything you need to make Darling Angel’s party great, and keep her off your back for the rest of the season.
Even if you’re planning a smaller get-together — some friends over for dinner, perhaps, or maybe a tea party — and don’t need any wedding tent or table and chair rentals, you should still put your all into making sure your guests have a great time. As Amy Sedaris puts it in her book I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, “This is your party. You are the captain of the ship, the cobbler of the shoes, the Count of Monte Cristo.”
Her book is chock full of great tips and advice on party-planning, like being realistic about how much time you’ll actually have to spend on preparation, how many people can actually fit into your home and what kind of party supplies you’ll need. Sedaris suggests keeping a “party log,” or “detailed diary of your past parties,” so you can keep track of what things work and what don’t.
A party log is a great way to remember which of your guests is vegan, allergic to nuts, or just picky, as well as to make sure you don’t serve the same dishes two parties in a row. Nothing could be more embarrassing! (You should also write in the party log that that the next time you want to serve flambéed Bombe Alaska, you need to keep a fire extinguisher handy.)
There’s one rule when it comes to party-planning: Go big or go home. This is true for any kind of big party, but perhaps no more than for a wedding. And this is your wedding, so it’s more than true — it’s mandatory.
But there’s a snag: should you have the reception indoors or outdoors? Hubby-to-be’s no help; he would have it at the local watering hole, given the choice.
If you have it outside, you’ll need to find someplace that has wedding tent rentals, in case it rains (and to protect that delicate porcelain skin from any sun damage), and that can get pricey. If you have it inside, you risk Cousin Ricky getting sick off champagne on carpet rather than grass. There’s that headache coming on… it’s not long before going big doesn’t seem so great — you just want to go home.
You finally settle on taking advantage of the (hopefully) crisp but not too crisp fall weather. Now to find seating for the 100-plus guests you’ll probably have coming — you know there are places that do table and chair rentals and wedding tent rentals, but you can’t remember any of the names. You could call your sister and find out where she got hers, but that would involve talking to her…
Finally you call your mother, who reminds you that it was Party Busters! You go to their web site and see that they rent out not only wedding tents as well as tables and chairs, but also regular old party supplies, like dinner-, silver- and glassware.
You just knocked out a good chunk of your worries: you’ll have your wedding tent, the tables and chairs, and the party supplies.
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