You've decided your party is going to be held outdoors. Now it's time to get things ready. Just make sure you consider these essential factors first!
Outdoor parties can be fun, but they are also a nightmare for others. You'll need to make a number of considerations to ensure everyone is comfortable and can even make it to your event. It doesn't matter if your outdoor party is a wedding, a birthday, or just a holiday weekend event. Here are four essential considerations while planning your outdoor party.
You've found the perfect location; at least you think you have. That was until you realized that you can get your outdoor party equipment rental to that location.
Before you even think about locations, think about the type of rentals you want. Is there anything specific that the rentals will need that your locations can't offer? Do you have access to electricity? What about access to water? Could you even get the rental truck to the location?
Most outdoor party equipment rental stores will be able to give you suitable location ideas. They'll also be able to tell you the type of locations to avoid.
Sure, you want to have the perfect weather for your perfect event, but Mother Nature doesn't usually work that way. With that in mind, you need to consider the potential for bad weather during your event. Your guests won't be happy if they end up soaked—and neither will you.
That doesn't mean you need to make your event indoors. You'll just have to think about the other cover options. There are tents and canopies available to keep everyone dry.
If it is the middle of winter, make sure your guests are warned of the outdoor event and consider hiring some heaters.
Some outdoor locations are perfect for inflatables. You'll have all sorts of open space for bouncy castles, inflatable assault courses, and fun mazes.
Make sure you get inflatables that are suitable for the ages attending. The majority of them are made for children, but not all of them. Talk to the outdoor party equipment rental stores about all the types of inflatables that they have on offer to make sure they're suitable for all your guests.
Of course, you'll also want to think about other types of equipment hire. You could consider dodgem cars, DJs, and other fairground rides.
What about the refreshments and food at your event? Is this an event that is only lasting a couple of hours so you just need a few snacks and drink? Maybe it's a bring your own food event. You could even opt for them bringing all their own refreshments, too.
There will still be other considerations you need to make. Could you supply barbeques for your guests to cook? Maybe you could have a hog roast to serve out a small meal. You could encourage a picnic event instead.
Make sure you have thought of the answers to all those questions. The answers will affect the type of outdoor party equipment rental you choose and the length of time for the event. When it comes to finding the best outdoor party equipment rental stores, check out the American Rental Association of Chicago for reputable options in your local area.
A.R.A. Chicagoland has been one of the most active chapters for over 60 years. Our Board of Directors consists of rental industry leaders and associate rental leaders.