Meet The Party Queen, Your Personal Party Planning Pro!
The Party Queen, here (you can call me PQ)! I'm so excited to be your personal party planning pro; I'll be answering all your questions about throwing fantastic parties and special events, all while giving you great tips to make it easy and fun.
They call me The Party Queen around here for a reason: I'm passionate about helping people take a simple vision they have for a special event, then making that vision a reality and then some.
No topic is out of question. Through our blogging journey, we'll
explore everything from party themes and accessories, to venues and
tents; we'll answer tricky technical questions and (obviously)
highlight all the fun stuff along the way, because no matter what
work you put into planning a fantastic party, the ultimate goal is
for everyone (including yourself) to have an amazing
Working with All Seasons Party and Tent Rental, I get a firsthand look at what kind of materials party planners are looking for to make their event flawless and what kind of trends are big in the special even industry. I also get to witness countless magical transformations to special event tents that you wouldn't believe!
Along with tips and tricks, look out for news and information straight from All Seasons including upcoming bridal shows we'll be attending (brides, you'll want to follow this blog!), as well as pictures from fabulous weddings and parties we've helped bring to the next level. Happy party planning, everyone!
Note from the editor: A special thank you goes out to our amazing artist, Cordell Cordaro, who created the beautiful portrait of TPQ you'll be seeing in her blog posts. It really gives you an idea of just how fabulous and glamorous a tent can be! Check out more of Cordell's stunning artwork at www.cordellcordaro.com.
How to Plan a Fantastic Last-Minute Holiday Party
The holiday season is here and if you haven't already, now is definitely the time to start planning the most fabulous party ever! The best holiday parties are creative, entertaining and the venues are always adorned in the most festive decorations. Great food and awesome dance music is also necessary if you want your guests to remember this event for years to come.
Here are some suggestions for throwing the holiday party of the year that will leave all of your friends and family talking about it for years to come:
Make a List
Organization is key. Make lists of all of your ideas, and all of the vendors and supplies you will need to make it all happen. If you need help, now is the time to reach out and ask, so that you will know who is available. It is easiest to assign tasks and give yourself and everyone else a deadline. Remaining cool and as organized as possible will help planning your holiday bash run smoothly.
Contact Your Vendors
Throwing a huge holiday party will definitely require some major help from vendors. Decide if you will need extra seating and dining tables, tents, lighting, linens, and silverware. If you have a color theme, your vendor should know about this so that they can consult with you to pick out the perfect linens, plates, and other decorations for the event.
Buffet or Dinner Service
If you are having a more casual event where guests will participate, a buffet-styled dinner works just fine. You will need to discuss how many chafing dishes, warmers, portable ovens or grills you will need to accommodate your guest list and your menu. If your fabulous party is a more formal, sit-down event, let your vendor know that, too, and they will know exactly what equipment you will need and how many servers will be required to keep everyone happy and in the holiday spirit.
Consider Location and Weather
In many parts of the country like Western New York, it's a chilly, cold and snowy time of year; but if you dare to have a winter wonderland party, outdoor heating is an option. Consult with your vendor or Rental Company about ways you can keep your party tents warm during the event. With the proper tenting, warm candles and lighting, and a bit of warm mulled wine, the guests may not even notice the chill.
Create an Awesome Dance Floor
Creating an area under your tents designated for dancing, is a great way to get everyone on the dance floor. Speak with your vendors and let them know that you want an area just for dancing. With the proper flooring, space, and lighting, you can have a holiday disco installed in no time. Designated dance areas encourage guests to get up and do their thing, without worrying about not having enough space, or bumping into people. Ask your vendor and party planners to make sure that your dance floor is spacious enough for the latest line dances!
The Best Way to Spend Your Black Friday
Black Friday. It is the best and worst day of the year for shopping. Yes, you receive fantastic specials and, let's face it, the holidays aren't getting any further away; on the other hand, you have to wake up earlier than you do for work just to get to a mall (it's hard to go to the mall as it is) that is going to be wall-to-wall packed with crazies all ready to trample someone for the toy of the year!
It's exhausting just talking about it! We get it, though. Money is tight these days and especially if you're planning your wedding, you always have your eyes out for a good deal and new ways to get the best for your special day, but for less (so you can get more, of course). If this sounds like where your head is at this Black Friday, we have just the place for you. We promise it won't be as exhausting and stressful as the mall, either.
Come visit us at our East Amherst showroom this Black Friday (November 29, 2013) and take advantage of the hottest wedding promotions of the year! Save big on specialty tables and chairs, beautiful linens and so much more for your big day! RSVP to [email protected], call us at 716-688-9531 or visit our Facebook page invite by clicking below. Happy holiday/wedding shopping, everyone!
The Perfect Wedding Party Rentals [Infographic]
There are many elements that all come together to create a perfect event. No detail is wasted, no matter how small - especially at a wedding. Your wedding is a chance for you to hold an extravagant event for all your closest friends and family. There will certainly be other events you'll cater to throughout your life, but none as detailed as your wedding day. If you're planning a wedding now, or are expecting to in the future, it's important to know what kind of rentals you'll be investing in. Here are items that will fully enhance certain elements of your wedding day that you should be sure to consider:
Fine china -While some may think a plate is just something for your food to sit on, they are much more than just a seat for your meat. Chefs spend a lot of time deciding on the perfect plating and cutlery to present their masterful culinary creations on. The plates are essentially the canvas for their masterpieces. By investing in renting fine china and flatware, you're going to take your guests' dining experience to the next level.
Chairs and Furniture - To go with the dining experience, not only should you consider what you're putting in front of your guests, but what you're putting underneath them! The chairs and other furniture you rent are extremely important. There is, of course, the comfort factor; your guests are going to be sitting for an extended timeframe. The look is also important; you want your guests to feel like they're in a classy environment. The furniture is going to help create that atmosphere for you.
Lighting - To take the ambiance of your event up a notch, lighting is a necessity. Nothing sets the mood like lighting. It has the ability to transform the mood of any environment from a bright and uptight one, to a dark and intimate one.
Tents -We know all too well how important it is to rent a tent for any events. They're so versatile. Whether you're planning an outdoor wedding, or want to create your own custom event venue with an enclosed double-decker tent, it's no secret, tents have the ability to create an atmosphere for your event that your guests may have never seen before.
Even the smallest details go a long way when your wedding comes together. It doesn't matter if you're choosing your silverware or your venue, it's important to consider the big picture. Taking each aspect of the event and watching it all come seemlessly together to make the event a true and memorable success is a fun and rewarding experience for all involved! Happy wedding and event planning!
Buffalo Brides, Don't Miss The Little White Dress Event!
The only thing more exciting than a wedding-planning event is a
FREE wedding-planning event! Luckily for all upcoming brides in the
Buffalo area, BuffaloBrides.com is
presenting a fabulous
Little White Dress event on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. All
Seasons Party & Tent Rental, along with more of Buffalo's best
wedding vendors, will be attending the event to meet with you and
let you know how we can help you special day become a dream come
true. You can also be entered to win fantastic prizes the entire
Gather your bridesmaids, family and friends and come plan, mingle, and enjoy this event for free. During the event you'll enjoy hors d'eouvres and other light refreshments. There will also conveniently be a cash bar if you're group is interested in unwinding with a couple adult beverages! To help enhance the theme of the night, white dress attire is strongly encouraged.
Who: BuffaloBrides.com and Buffalo, NY's best
What: The 2013 Little White Dress Event
When: November 6th, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Where: Shea's Performing Arts Center
We can't wait to meet and speak with each of you beautiful
brides out there. All Seasons has tons of ideas and supplies to
help create a beautiful wedding environment. Now all we need is
your imagination! For more information on the Little White Dress
event, or to RSVP, call 716-849-5522 or email [email protected]. Don't
wait - the first 100 brides-to-be to RSVP will receive a free
bridal survivor kit!
Also be sure to visit BuffaloBrides.com and the Little White Dress Event's Facebook page for to connect with other brides and learn more about the event. See you all there!