What to ask your caterer before your wedding?

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Managing a wedding, and that too your own is a daunting task. Running here and there to get the preparations, handing out invites, and arranging for almost everything. Being on an emotional rollercoaster and still trying to manage everything that you and your spouse love is both sweet and exhausting.

In order to make things easier, here is a smart little list of questions that you should ask your caterer, before your wedding, it covers all the basis for your wedding;

Have You Worked At My Venue Before?

This is the smartest question. You can simply ask him to show arrangement sample pictures (if he/she has) or the arrangements he/she made back then and ask him to make appropriate changes to bring a bit more uniqueness to your wedding. Not only this, since the caterer has worked before, he would be able to give more insights and would help you to improve on the mistakes which were made the last time.

Which Services Are Not Included?

Save your time, you can see what a caterer offers over internet, pamphlets and all the marketing material he provides. Get straight down to the business and ask him what is not included! It gives you a much larger picture and gives you the tools to work with while deciding on the caterer.

Where Does The Food Come From?

Ask about the source of the food, if the ingredients are locally grown, or are being bought from supermarkets. If they are seasonal or not. It would help you decide a better menu that tastes fresh and good.

Once The Guest Count Is Given, Do You Allow Changes To Be Made?

One of the most important questions about your wedding is guest lists. There are always some relatives who are late to respond or some friend who wants to bring a plus one in the last minute. Ask your caterer if he entertains last minute changes in the guest lists.

How many events will you cater on my wedding day?

Among all the other questions you asked, ask him/her how many other events is he/she handling at the given date, and if prospect caterer is  handling other events, ask him/her how they plan to provide their best services to you and if he/she would get distracted and ruin both the events.

The list of question goes on and on, however, these are the least asked questions and are extremely necessary to ask your caterer. Make sure that you plan your questions ahead of time and ask them all the right questions!!

Host a Spectacular Fourth of July Party

Mid-summer is here, everyone is having a good time and waiting to hear about the next event to go to. Make your friends happy by throwing the Fourth shindig this year. Everyone has certain expectations when they go to an event on the fourth of July so try to keep this in mind while also trying not to be too unoriginal in your approach.

Things you should definitely have:

Red, white and blue

If this was not a part of your plan, we’ll forgive you for a second. But get into the spirit a little bit by decorating your home to match the colors of this historic day! Don’t just decorate your house. Try to incorporate it into your drinks and snacks too if you can. Grab some red, white and blue decorative pillows where you can find them. Today, it is alright to go overboard with attention to detail.

Food

Everyone loves a good hot dog or burger on the fourth. If you have any vegan or vegetarian diets to wrestle with try to be hospitable and provide some veggie burgers or something for them to snack on as well. Some homemade red, white and blue cupcakes should add a nice touch to dessert as well. Or some strawberry cheesecake for more particular foodies.

Drinks and Cocktails

Virgin or otherwise, some festive colored cocktails or drinks will really hit the spot. A nice mix of Shirley Temple’s, sprite, and even some blue Gatorade could suffice. But, if you have your own bar try to get creative and whip up something special. Throw some colorful garnish on it. People will be glad you gave the effort.

 

About Staten Island Party Rentals:

Staten Island Party Rentals provides party rentals on and off Staten Island. If you’re organizing an event with many guests or a more intimate gathering, call us for your party rental needs. We have tables, chairs, linens, chair covers, servers and also provide bar service if desired. If you need a suggestion for an amazing caterer, we are at your service.

For more information on Staten Island Party Rentals or to schedule an appointment please contact us at: (718) 720-0900

 

Let Your Little Animal Hop Around with Exotic Animals

Your little bundle of joy has a birthday coming up. You want to throw a party, something a little bit out of the norm but nothing too crazy. People in general love animals, but kids especially love to learn about them. If your little animal has a thing for snakes, cockatoos, or scorpions, they would love a birthday party with some exotic animals.

 

Why having animals at your child’s birthday party would be great?

Not only do kids love them, but they could learn so much about animals in the process. Let them interact and experience some animals they normally would not see. If your child loves has a special place in their heart for farm animals, would be a spectacular idea for them.

 

Who needs clowns?

Balloon animals might entertain smaller children. But your child wants the real thing minus the jokes the clown might throw his or her way. Adults love to meet and connect with animals as well. From large animals like horses or alligators to smaller animals like capuchin monkeys or rabbits, there is an animal for everybody to come face to face with.

 

Photo-ops with Animals

Take all the pictures you want. Share on Instagram or Facebook so your family who couldn’t be there can get in on the fun as well! This birthday will be a fun day that your little beast and guests will enjoy and never forget.

 

About Staten Island Party Rentals

Staten Island Party Rentals is a service that provides party rentals on and off of Staten Island. In addition to our normal party rental services, we also rent petting zoos for birthday parties, fairs, block parties, and any other get together you may be arranging. We will make it easy for you and your guests to encounter your favorite animals. Animal shows are tailored to each specific event. We have a variety of animals, if you do not see what you are looking for, call and ask.

For more information: Contact us at (718) 720 – 0900

 

Ideas for the Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Party

Saint Patrick’s Day is no longer a day only for those who are Irish. We all have a friend who goes to a Saint Patty’s day Parade or a party decked out in all green no matter their heritage. With this in mind, plan a bash full of things we all know and love.

Irish Drinks

From Irish Coffee to a Shamrock Shake, provide your guests with something sweet and savory to honor this day right. You can never have too much green today so go full force with your efforts to incorporate green into your experience. Find the perfect recipe online or from one of your Irish friends. Whip up something special for your guests.

 

Food

Corned beef will quench the appetite of everyone at your party and they will probably be asking for more. This hearty meal will not only meet the expectations of your guests but exceed the fussiest of eaters, when made correctly. If you have any non-meat eaters at your party consider a shamrock pizza, super easy to make, throw spinach on a pie and you are golden. You could also try making Cilantro shamrock bread, very similar to garlic knots, except you put would use cilantro leaves to look like shamrocks. Also, this event would not be a Saint Patrick day’s event without some soda bread. You may consider making more than one, possibly one plain version for the finnicky eaters and the popular Cinnamon Raisin Irish Soda Bread.

 

Bring on the Green!

Besides everyone wearing green, make your home, party location, food and drinks match the festivities. If there are going to be younger kids at your event, definitely consider some balloons to entertain them for a while. Grab some green wall art, or jars for any plants you may have in the visible area, a wreath made with green materials possibly with or without some four leaf clover design. If you really want to get fully into the theme, buy some potted clovers where available.

 

About Staten Island Party Rentals

Staten Island Party Rentals is a service available on and off of Staten Island. We provide party rentals for any event you can imagine. We have tables, chairs, linens, chair covers, servers and also can provide bar service if requested. If you need a suggestion for an amazing caterer, we are at your service.

For more information on Staten Island Party Rentals or to schedule an appointment please contact us at: (718) 720-0900

Things You Should Consider When Planning Your Staten Island Holiday Party

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The holiday season is upon us and if you work in an office then you might be seeing an office Christmas party in your future. If you are in charge of planning the event then you have a lot of tasks ahead of you. You’ll need to organize the food and beverage situation. Will you allow alcohol to be served or do you want it to be a dry party? A lot of decisions have to be made and you have to be the one to make them.

One of the core decisions you need to make is where your party is to be held. You have two options when it comes to hosting your holiday Christmas party. You can either host the event in your office, or you can rent a place out and host it there.

If you host the party in your office, you’ll have to find a big enough space to comfortably squeeze everyone in with enough room for people to stand with their co-workers as well as extra room to fit chairs for people to sit. You’ll also need space to fit the tables that will hold the food. You will end up saving a bunch by not outsourcing the location for your party but you might be at a loss if you don’t have enough space for everything.

Your other option for hosting your office Christmas party is to rent out a hall or an event space. By spending the extra money to host your event in a space, you actually save yourself a lot of trouble. You don’t have to make sure you have enough chairs or tables because they will more than likely be provided for you. You also have the added option of hiring a wait staff to serve the food and drinks to your guests, which will make your holiday Christmas party one to remember.

About Staten Island Party Rentals

We are a party rental company located on Staten Island that offers party rentals on and off Staten Island. So, if you’re planning a large event with thousands of guests or a more intimate gathering, you can always rely on us for all of your party rentals needs. We can provide tables, chairs, linens, chair covers, servers, bar service, or if you need a suggestion for an amazing caterer, we are at your service.

For more information on Staten Island Party Rentals and to schedule an appointment, or just more information, please call: (718) 720-0900

 

Unique Party Ideas For The Holiday Season

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The wintertime is the most magical time of the year. The snow, to most, is an unwelcome guest that routinely and annually wreaks havoc among the streets. The holidays themselves, however, are worth any trouble the snow or the cold weather might give us. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of the most magical and important times of the year.

For Thanksgiving you get to indulge on a multitude of delicious food and then after you’re full you continue to eat an even more filling dessert. And for Christmas, you get to feast your eyes on some of the most glorious holiday light decorations that coat most houses in your neighborhood. You get to decorate your own house, both inside and out.

The holiday season is generally an all around great time and what better way to celebrate the jolly season than with a theme party! Check out these party ideas below and see which one best suits you.

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

Everyone enjoys ugly Christmas sweaters, even the people who say they don’t enjoy them. An ugly sweater Christmas party is one of the more common themed parties you might see popping up around the holidays.

All the guests in attendance have no choice but to show up donning their best, or worst, ugly Christmas sweater and have an all around ugly time. A fun extra idea for your party is to offer a prize for the best dressed!

Friendsgiving

Thanksgiving is that one time of year that almost your entire family, close or not, come together for one thankful dinner together in celebration of unity and togetherness. Seeing your family is all well and good but do you ever just wish there was a version of Thanksgiving but instead includes you and all of your friends?

Friendsgiving is definitely for you. Plan a night together with all of your friends to eat a Thanksgiving dinner and put everyone in charge of their own dish. It’s a great way to have a memorable night with your closest friends as well as an enjoyable dinner that everyone helped create.

Holiday Movie Marathon Party

One of the best parts of Christmas is the holiday movies that come with it. The Santa Clause, The Polar Express, Miracle on 34th Street – There’s literally too many to name! I could start naming them right now and wouldn’t be finished until well into the New Year.

A great way to bring holiday movies into your party is to just throw a party specifically for watching holiday movies. Pick four, five, or even six movies that you and some friends can all enjoy back to back. You can rent a popcorn-popping machine so everyone can enjoy as much as they want! The Christmas movie combination ideas are endless!

Thanksgiving Cocktail Party

A unique idea for a Thanksgiving dinner is the Thanksgiving cocktail party. If you’ve never been to a cocktail party, it’s a party that leans more on the fancier side. Everyone dresses up and hors d’oeuvres are passed around for everyone to enjoy. Hors d’oeuvres are usually smaller portions of food that act almost like appetizers but end up being the only food available.

A Thanksgiving-themed cocktail party follows the same template. Everyone dresses fancy and hors d’oeuvres are passed around except they aren’t regular hors d’oeuvres. Instead, all of the food being passed around is smaller portions of Thanksgiving food. The cocktails being served can also be Thanksgiving-themed. They can be made to taste like pies, and other sweet after dinner treats.

 

About Staten Island Party Rentals

We are a party rental company located on Staten Island that offers party rentals on and off Staten Island. Whether you’re planning a large event with thousands of guests or a more intimate gathering, you can always rely on us for all of your party rentals needs. We can provide tables, chairs, linens, chair covers, servers, bar service, or if you need a suggestion for an amazing caterer, we are at your service.

For more information on Staten Island Party Rentals and to schedule an appointment, or just more information, please call: (718) 720-0900

Why You Should Have A Stage Built For Your Event

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When it comes to planning a party, there are a few things that people don’t typically think about or take into consideration. No one forgets the food, the decorations, or the invitations. Those are the most crucial parts of a party, aside from the actual guests. If you hired a band, where will the band set themselves up? You can’t have them in the middle of the venue; they’ll get in the way.

If you did hire a band, do people have a safe place to dance and get jiggy with it? If you have a band, or a performance queued up for your event, you might want to consider having a temporary stage built, as well as a dance floor installed. It sounds very eccentric but it really is quite a simple addition to your event. By having a stand installed, you give the band a set place to play that is not only safe but also ensures that they won’t be in anybody’s way.

If you’re in need of a dance floor to go with your stage, or maybe even just by itself, then you’re in luck. As easy as it is to have a stage built for your event, it is just as easy to have a dance floor put in. By adding a dance floor to your event space, you create a set area for people to dance and it gives your party a nice centerpiece that tables can surround.

Overall, having a stage and/or a dance floor installed for your party will ensure that your party is not only safe but also one to remember.

About Staten Island Party Rentals

We are a party rental company located on Staten Island that offers party rentals on and off Staten Island. So, if you’re planning a large event with thousands of guests or a more intimate gathering, you can always rely on us for all of your party rentals needs. We can provide tables, chairs, linens, chair covers, servers, bar service, or if you need a suggestion for an amazing caterer, we are at your service.

For more information on Staten Island Party Rentals and to schedule an appointment, or just more information, please call: (718) 720-0900

Four Interesting Centerpieces That Aren’t Floral Themed

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Centerpieces are, well, the centerpiece of tables at most parties or events. They are taken very seriously at weddings and they help when it comes to organizing the tables. Most of the time when you’re attending a party, the centerpieces will be an assortment of flowers of varying types. The idea that a centerpiece has to be a bouquet of flowers is old news. After a while, the same idea over and over again gets boring and stale. You need to keep your wedding and party fresh and interesting.

Instead of rehashing the same old idea, replace the drab flowers with one of these four interesting centerpiece ideas,

Photo Luminaries

Whether it’s a wedding, an anniversary, or even just a family party, creating a centerpiece filled with photographs of the people of honor is a great way to bring a personal touch to your event. These are easy to make yourself at home, which could end up saving you tons of cash when planning.

 

Door Knob Table Numbers

At your event, you might have a lot of tables spread out among the venue. Every table will have specific people that are supposed to sit there but how will those people know which table is which? Adding these door knob table numbers will not only help people find their assigned tables but will also bring a sense of style to your event.

 

Cactus/Air Plants

If you want to keep the plant vibe going with your centerpieces, replace the flowers with a cactus or a stylish air plant. It’ll be a great conversation starter among your guests and doubles as an interactive party favor for a select lucky few.

 

Fun Fact Cards

This one is quite arguably the most fun and personal item on this list. Let’s say you’re attending a wedding or an anniversary party, these cards will be printed with fun facts about the lovely couples that people at the table can read. Every table could read a different fact or tidbit, which would encourage people to get up and socialize with other tables.

 

About Staten Island Party Rentals

We are a party rental company located on Staten Island that offers party rentals on and off Staten Island. So, if you’re planning a large event with thousands of guests or a more intimate gathering, you can always rely on us for all of your party rentals needs. We can provide tables, chairs, linens, chair covers, servers, bar service, or if you need a suggestion for an amazing caterer, we are at your service.

For more information on Staten Island Party Rentals and to schedule an appointment, or just more information, please call: (718) 720-0900

WATCH: How To Make Flowers Out Of Fruit

There are some people out there in the world who see food as just a means to survive. They think that food doesn’t need to be anything more than sustenance and they don’t particularly care if their food has any flair to it. Most other people would disagree and they might argue that food is the best parts of their everyday life. There is a hidden third group hiding off to the side that believe that foods and desserts are an art.

The nice people over at DelishPlan have posted a how-to video that’ll teach you how to turn the fruit sitting in your refrigerator into a nice fruit-flowery display. This is a sure fire way to bring even more life into your already great party.

About Staten Island Party Rentals

We are a party rental company located on Staten Island that offers party rentals on and off Staten Island. So, if you’re planning a large event with thousands of guests or a more intimate gathering, you can always rely on us for all of your party rentals needs. We can provide tables, chairs, linens, chair covers, servers, bar service, or if you need a suggestion for an amazing caterer, we are at your service.

For more information on Staten Island Party Rentals and to schedule an appointment, or just more information, please call: (718) 720-0900

Three Ideas For Throwing A Great Summer Party

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Summer time is one of the greatest seasons of the year. There’s no snow, the weather is hot, and most importantly there isn’t any snow. Did I mention that summertime is free of snow? Summer is the season for outdoor barbecues and all around great parties. The weather is lovely outside and it creates a great opportunity to have a gathering of your friends and/or family. Check out these three ideas that could make your summer party as enjoyable as it could be,

A Snow Cone Station

A great way to keep cool while entertaining your guests at the same time is by setting up a snow cone station. A snow cone, if you don’t already know, is a paper cone filled with shaved ice and topped with different sugar syrup flavorings that tunnel through the ice. When it’s too hot, this is a good way to cool everyone down.

Open Up Both The Outside And The Inside

Sometimes throwing a party outside in the summertime can get a little too hot and your guests might get a little fussy. They’ll stop enjoying the party if all they’re going to do is sweat through their clothes. Instead of keeping your party outside specific, open the inside of your house up for people’s enjoyment. It’ll give your guests a chance to cool down, as well as creates more seating for the entire party.

Use A Kiddie Pool For Drinks

Maybe you have a miniature fridge, or even a cooler that you could use to keep drinks cold. Even if you have either of those, they tend to be too small to house all of the beverages you need. Sooner rather than later you’ll run out of cold drinks and people will have to settle for warm drinks. Instead of going too small, go too big and get an entire children’s pool, load it with a whole lot of ice and dump as many drinks as you need inside.

About Staten Island Party Rentals

We are a party rental company located on Staten Island that offers party rentals on and off Staten Island. So, if you’re planning a large event with thousands of guests or a more intimate gathering, you can always rely on us for all of your party rentals needs. We can provide tables, chairs, linens, chair covers, servers, bar service, or if you need a suggestion for an amazing caterer, we are at your service.

For more information on Staten Island Party Rentals and to schedule an appointment, or just more information, please call: (718) 720-0900