Planning a Special Holiday Celebration?
In that case, you’ll need some Christmas decorations. As the host, you’ll have to plan out ideas and a budget for your Christmas party. Let us help guide you through party rental ideas that can fit your budget.
Why You Should Consider Party Rentals for the Holidays
Hiring a professional party rental company, such as Stuart, has many benefits – much of which has to do with putting on a great event without having to buy and store necessary items.
A good party rental company can help you decorate within a budget, allowing you to spend more on the main attractions, like food and entertainment. By getting some good party rental ideas from a professional party planning service, you can expand creativity with the vast resources offered, giving your guests an experience to remember!
Must Have Items for your Holiday Party
Here are 10 Party rental ideas for your Christmas party:
1. Lighted Trees
No holiday party would be complete without festive trees to reinforce the spirit of the yuletide season. While everyone loves the smell of a real Douglas Fir, it’s much more practical to use artificial trees for party decorating purposes. In most cases, these types of trees come pre-lighted and can be easily placed and removed for special events. Artificial trees are, of course, more environmentally friendly since they are reusable.
2. Holiday Lighting
Lighting is essential further setting the mood of your holiday or Christmas party. String lights can give your home a festive glow that makes for excellent picture-taking moments. Twinkle lights offer a similar effect and are great for both indoor and outdoor settings. Colored spots can highlight certain areas of a room or other decorations.
3. Photo Booth or Stage
No party is complete without lots of photos. A well decorated photo booth or stage is an excellent way to make memories with your guests. Hiring a Santa or elves to make an appearance, along with some props, will get everyone into the spirit, taking turns for photos and creating a wonderful keepsake from the party.
4. Audio Equipment
Nothing really gets a party going like music, so don’t overlook the importance of a good sound system. Whether playing background holiday favorites or the latest dance hits, you’ll want an audio system that can do the job. You may also want a system with a microphone for announcement, or maybe even some karaoke as the party livens up.
5. Portable Bar
Beverages are an absolute must, so you will need a way for your guests to be served. Whether you’re serving cocktails, sodas or beer, one of the best investments you can make is in a portable bar.
The bar can be positioned almost anywhere – and even moved, when necessary. You can designate or hire a bartender to ensure that nobody’s glass goes empty – or has to go looking for a refill. And you can decorate your bar to suit the occasion.
6. Outdoor Fire Pit & Heaters
What better way to celebrate with friends than sitting around a warm fire in December. If your party is either fully or partially outdoors, then this could be a big crowd-pleaser. And it doesn’t have to be only at night to be enjoyed. A warm fire can be welcome even on a cold winter afternoon, so break out the marshmallows and pull up a seat.
Being that temperatures can drop pretty low during the holidays, all outdoor party plans should include heaters of some kind. Patio heaters are a common choice since they can be used for most outdoor settings.
7. Party Furniture
Party furniture is necessity for any event where you’ll have a seating arrangement for dining. Tables, chairs and place settings are the order of the day. But even casual affairs should be appointed with comfortable seating where your guests can relax and mingle while enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres. For this, you may consider different types of sofas, ottomans, chairs, barstools, cocktail tables and coffee tables.
8. Concession Equipment
One way you can add some fun to your holiday celebration is by renting concession equipment, like you’d see at a fair or amusement park. For kids – and big kids – there’s snow cone machines, cotton candy makers or popcorn poppers. Another popular item is the Margarita machine. You can also serve hot chocolate, apple cider or specialty coffees, like cappuccinos!
9. Party Accessories
Party accessories are essential to keep your guests, and other company entertained throughout the night. Bubble machines are always fun, and the fog machine is also great for creating atmosphere -especially on the dance floor. Accessories like blow up instruments can become props for karaoke, and glow-in-the-dark necklaces are a nice accessory that guests can keep and wear home.
10. Tents and Canopies
In need of a fun place to sit while you’re outdoors? Heated tents and canopies allow you to build a comfortable spot for people to sit, whether your guests need a cozy place to sit down and talk, or want to take a break from the Christmas party. Tents and canopies offer a great place to sneak away from the evening chill or can provide a fully enclosed indoor setting at an outdoor location.
Final Important Tip
If you’re in need of party rentals for an upcoming event, Stuart Event Rentals is a great place to get started.
Check out our products catalog, or contact us to get in touch with an event planning professional, who can help guide you through your party planning needs.