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    Desserts to Consider Serving at Your Next Special Event

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Whether you are getting ready to tie the knot or you're preparing to celebrate the birth of a very special loved one, creating the perfect menu for your big event is an important task that you won't want to overlook. Once you've settled on appetizers, entrees, and drinks, don't forget to contemplate desserts, since this crucial course can make or break any meal. Here are some desserts you should consider serving at your next special event.

    His and Hers Sweets
    If the special event you're planning is a wedding, why not make both you and your partner happy by introducing the idea of his and her desserts? This is a great way to make sure that both individual tastes are catered to, and it's also a fun way to provide your guests with options. No matter what desserts you and your love choose, be sure to select the right food service materials when renting your party supplies.

    A Themed Cake
    When in doubt, choose a cake that goes with the theme of the party. Children's parties are well complemented by cakes with fun themes such as superheroes, cartoon characters, and zoo animals. For a birthday party fit for an older crowd, select a cake themed around fun colors and patterns. Contrasting shades like black and white make for a statement that guests will find memorable.

    On-Trend Treats
    Perhaps you are more of a trendsetter when it comes to cuisine. If so, consider selecting a dessert that is creating a real buzz at the moment, such as the famed “cronut,” mini pies, crepes, or layered truffles. Your guests will be thanking you for opening their eyes to new dessert possibilities. You can find all the equipment you need to present and serve your on-trend treats at your Austin party rentals supplier.

    No matter what you decide to feature on your party menu, let the professionals at American Party Rental help you present it to your guests. We offer beautiful cake stands, mirrored pedestals, and other elegant food service supplies that will look great at any themed event. Call us today at (512) 837-6500 to learn more about our products and services, which include weddings rentals, tent rentals, and table linen rentals. 

    Setting Up a Dessert Bar

    Last updated 1 month ago

    One of the most fun accessories that you can incorporate into the layout for your upcoming party is a dessert bar. As the creative duo in this video share, putting together a one-of-a-kind dessert bar doesn't have to be difficult, nor does it have to be expensive. You can easily transform any neutral space into one conducive to celebrating with help from a few everyday materials, like paper and scissors.

    As the designers in this video demonstrate, paper pompoms are a great decoration to use to create a focal point around the dessert area. These pompoms are perfectly complemented by a table that is dressed in fabric of a similar shade and elegant cake stands or serving plates from your local party supplies dealer.

    When the time comes to put together your party space, be sure to turn to American Party Rental for all of the party supplies you need. Find out more about our rental catalog by visiting us online or calling us at (512) 837-6500.

    Lighting Options for Your Party

    Last updated 1 month ago

    When it comes to planning the perfect party, one important fact that is easy to overlook is lighting. Since the wrong lighting scheme can throw off the mood of the celebration, it's always a good idea to explore different lighting options when consulting with your Austin party rentals company. Continue reading to learn about just a few of the many lighting options you could implement at your party.

    Add Drama and Elegance with a Classy Chandelier
    Did you know that you can rent beautiful and elegant chandeliers from your Austin party supplies rental company? Chandeliers have long been a favorite lighting fixture for party planners because of their unique ability to enhance interior ambience. Our chandelier collection accommodates a variety of styles, from more modern with our wrought iron model, to classic with our gold filigree fixture.

    Create a Whimsical Look with Dainty String Lights
    If the look you are going for is more whimsical and lighthearted, don't hesitate to talk to the party rentals staff about the different string lights we carry. String lights are a great choice for weddings as well as evening events and can be used either indoors or outdoors. Best of all, they are easy to install.

    Use Pins and Pucks to Create Focal Points
    A pin light is a single light that can be focused on a specific area in a room, such as a stage. A puck, on the other hand, is a medium beam light that diffuses the focal point to a greater degree. Together, these two spotlights are the perfect duo to have on hand if you want to create different zones in a ballroom or if you simply want to create an element of drama and excitement.

    Whatever your lighting requirements are for an upcoming event, you can rely on the staff at American Party Rental to meet those needs. Our family-owned business is committed to providing our customers with the best services and the highest quality party rentals. To find out what makes us the most reliable party supplies company in Austin, call us at (512) 837-6500. 

    Why You Need a Stage for Your Next Event

    Last updated 1 month ago

    There are many types of events, each with its own unique purpose and needs. One need that is nearly always universal and far too rarely considered until it’s too late, however, is that of a stage. You can rent a stage from a good party rental supply company. Continue reading to find out more about how a stage can improve your next event.

    Stages allow the main attraction to be seen by everyone. Whether you have a band, a DJ, a special presenter, or some other form of entertainment, there’s bound to be moments during your event where someone will say or do something that the entire crowd wants to see or hear. Stages come in all sizes, and rentals can accommodate virtually any budget, so it’s definitely a consideration worth making for the sake of your event’s success.

    At American Party Rental in Austin, we provide party supplies and equipment rentals, including stages. Our stages are affordable and delivered to you for your convenience. Call (512) 837-6500 to learn more about our party rentals for your next event.

    How to Design an Enticing Menu for Your Special Event

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Whenever you’re planning a special event, the menu is definitely a critical piece of the puzzle. Even a small menu can quickly become overwhelming if you don’t take time to design and plan it properly. Here are a few tips to help you prepare everything, down to the table and chairs:

    Decide What the Focus of Your Menu Will Be
    Whether it’s your great-grandmother’s savory brisket or your signature roasted quail, you need to know from the beginning what the main course is going to be. You wouldn’t want to serve the same appetizers and side dishes with smoked salmon that you would with a pot of chili. Your main course will also help determine what the style of your meal will be, whether that’s casual, formal, or buffet.

    Consider Color and Flavor Balances
    While you do want to have a nutritionally sound menu, you also want it to look good. Green is beautiful and healthy, but too much of it just doesn’t look very enticing. Similarly, buttery mashed potatoes, soft biscuits, gravy, and other starchy foods may be comforting and delicious, but they can make your spread look bland and boring, not to mention unhealthy. Go for diversity in colors, flavors, and textures that are appropriate for the main course, and try not to use the same ingredients in too many dishes.

    Make It as Easy as Possible on Yourself
    Avoid the temptation to try out a brand new and complex recipe for the first time. Stick with things you know you can make quickly and well, and that won’t break your budget. Talk to a party rental supply company about commercial food service equipment that you can use to serve, and go ahead and take care of your flatware and seating needs while you’re there. The more you can do to minimize your work, the more you’ll be able to actually enjoy the event you’ve planned.

    Come see us at American Party Rental in Austin or call (512) 837-6500 if you’re planning a party or special event. Our high-quality party rentals will help you make your next event a success. You can also find out more about the equipment we offer by exploring our website.

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