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3 Tips for Planning a Thanksgiving Menu that Every Guest Will Love

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The hallmarks of a great Thanksgiving party are family fun, delicious food, and afternoon naps. However, the success of the entire day depends on the meal. You can help ensure that you host a great holiday dinner by handling logistics, such as dishware rental and menu planning, well in advance. Use this Thanksgiving menu guide to plan a meal that every guest will love.

Remember Allergies: An inclusive Thanksgiving menu always require a bit of research. First, determine if any of your guests have allergies or food restrictions. You should be especially conscious of guests with gluten allergies or nut allergies. You can help prevent allergic reactions and ensure that no guest goes hungry by including several allergy-friendly alternatives in your Thanksgiving spread.

Think Green: One of the easiest ways to create an accessible Thanksgiving menu is to focus on the vegetables. There are many ways to make a meat-free dish that is palatable for every set of taste buds. Mashed potatoes, for example, are a Thanksgiving favorite that any guest can enjoy—remember to provide a meatless gravy option, too. You could even prepare a tofu turkey if your guest list includes several vegetarians. However, a varied selection of tasty veggie dishes can also act as a stand-in for the traditional bird.

Recruit Help: You don’t have to tackle the Thanksgiving challenge alone. This is especially true if you are cooking a tricky dish or preparing food for a specialty diet. Simply ask a friend to offer tips or help you prepare the dish ahead of time.

You can save time and effort this Thanksgiving by renting your service materials from American Party Rental. We can provide formal dishware, table linens, and more. Call us at (512) 837-6500 if you have questions about our diverse inventory. 

Watch: A Guide to Your Wedding Linen Rentals

Linens act as the color base for your entire wedding reception, and clashing colors can be a huge distraction for your guests. That’s why you should be careful in choosing your linens. This video shows you how to select between linen colors, shapes, and styles.

The video begins by explaining why linens in neutral colors are such a popular choice for wedding planners. Next, the hostess reviews attractive linen textures. You can learn all about tablecloth overlays and how to reduce costs by watching this clip.

You can rent wedding linens and much more from American Party Rental. Our rates and inventory can help make your wedding planning easier. We can be reached by phone at (512) 837-6500 for more information.

5 Helpful Sites for Halloween Party Planning and Other Events

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Parties and events are always fun, but planning them can be stressful if you don’t have access to the right rental equipment. Visit the following websites for advice and tips on planning great events in the upcoming season.

  • No Halloween party is complete without a spooky playlist. Find some great Halloween music ideas on this page from Nerdist.com.
  • You can get everyone into the haunting mood at your Halloween party by playing a classic Halloween movie on a projection screen. This page from FearfulFilms.com has movie suggestions for partygoers of all ages.
  • Add the perfect spin to your next event by renting a mirrored disco ball. Learn about the history of mirror balls in this article from GulfCoastLivingOnline.com.

Whether you are getting ready to throw a memorable Halloween party or planning your dream wedding, you can rely on American Party Rental for your party equipment needs. Check out our website or call our friendly staff at (512) 837-6500 to learn more about our party rentals options and services. 

Get Great Event Ideas With These 5 Resources

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From graduations to cocktail parties, the professionals at American Party Rental have the necessary party rental equipment to satisfy all of your needs.

  • Weddings, graduations, and other big events can always benefit from a well-arranged buffet table.
  • Find out more about renting a tent for your wedding ceremony with this guide from MarthaStewartWeddings.com.

 If you’re in the Austin area, give us a call at (512) 837-6500 today to find out more. Next, be sure to check out these additional event planning resources.

3 Great Audio/Visual Ideas to Incorporate into Your Next Halloween Party

With Austin’s fall season comes pumpkin pies, a break from the hot weather, brightly-colored leaves, and excited preparations for the holidays, beginning with Halloween. If you love the festive spirit of Halloween and are planning on throwing a Halloween bash for your family, friends, or colleagues, consider renting audio/visual equipment and incorporating these ideas into your event to enhance the eerie atmosphere.

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  • Set up a Huge Screen: Do you want to show spooky images or a classic scary movie at your Halloween party? Renting a projection screen and showing a slideshow, movie, or spooky graphics is a great way to enhance your event. If you are having a family-friendly party, consider setting up a separate space for the children and projecting a kid-appropriate Halloween movie on the giant screen.
  • Rent a Slide Projector or LCD Data Projector: If you decide to rent a projection screen, you will also need a slide projector or an LCD data projector. With a slide projector, you can create a fun slideshow of scary images or pictures from past Halloween parties to show your guests. With an LCD data projector, you can project movies or images from your computer onto the screen.
  • Create a Spooky Playlist: Enhance the vibe of your Halloween party by renting speakers and creating a great Halloween playlist. Whether you want your guests to get out on the dance floor or want to create a spooky setting with eerie noises, speakers are a great rental choice for your Halloween party.

If you are trying to throw the best party in Austin this Halloween, rely on American Party Rental for all of your party rental needs, including different types of audio/visual equipment. Visit us online or call our helpful staff at (512) 837-6500 to learn more about our party equipment rentals. 

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