• Check Out Our New Carnival Games!

    Party supplies come in many forms for many different types of events. When you look through the selection at American Party Rental, you’ll find a variety of event rentals and accessories to help you plan an unforgettable celebration. If you want to throw your very own carnival, it’s easy with the new carnival games available here at American Party Rental!

    If you love sports, then you’ll love our selection of sports-themed games, including 2 Minute Drill, Strike ‘Em Out, and the Golf Challenge Frame Game. You can also choose from fun games and activities like Plinko, horseshoes, Dunk Tank, and air castles! With our wonderful selection of party supplies and event rentals, you’re sure to find something to entertain guests of all ages that will attend your event.

    Get the party started with American Party Rental! If you’d like to learn more about our new carnival games and other party equipment in Austin, TX, you can take a look at our party supply website or call us at (512) 236-5773.

  • Wedding Linen Rentals 101

    Table linens are a foundational element for your décor. Choose linens in a neutral palette to complement your décor, rather than distract from it. When you watch this featured video, you’ll hear a professional wedding planner explain her top choices in neutral palettes.

    She strongly recommends table linens with a slight blush, which she says goes well with just about any color of flowers. Crushed taffeta and crushed satins are favorites of hers because they are elegant without being overstated. Keep watching to hear her recommendations for table linens for outdoor weddings.

    You can find beautiful table linen rentals in Austin, TX at American Party Rental, along with all the other wedding accessories you’ll need for your big day. Call us today at 512-837-6500 or make your selection online.

  • What Kinds of Glasses Should I Rent for a Full Bar Wedding?

    If your wedding budget permits it, your guests will greatly appreciate the choices available at a full bar. A full bar offers the greatest variety, with beer, wine, liquor, and cocktails available. And of course, you’ll need champagne for the wedding toasts. If you’re unsure exactly what you’ll need, you can always consult the wedding rental company representative for guidance.

    You’ll need enough champagne flutes for every adult guest, plus a few extra in case of unexpected attendees. You’ll also need wine glasses or wine goblets, and pub glasses for beer. If you’re having an outdoor wedding, consider serving beer in something a little more rustic, like a handled mason jar. Lastly, you’ll need classic martini glasses, highball glasses, and lowball glasses. Most weddings don’t feature specialty glassware like Irish coffee glasses, but a unique choice like this might work for your wedding, depending on the theme.

    You’ll find all of these specialty types of wedding glassware , plus much more at American Party Rental! We have all sorts of wedding rentals available in Austin, TX. Call 512-837-6500.

  • Party Tent Safety 101

    Tents are a popular event rental , suitable for weddings, anniversary dinners, galas, and countless other celebrations. When you rent the tent, ask the company for their safety guidelines and read them carefully. They’ll help you safely set up the tent and keep your guests safe during your special event. To minimize any potential safety issues, consider requesting a professional set up. This will also save you valuable time that you can use for last-minute party preparations.

    Setting off Fireworks

    Before you purchase fireworks, make sure the location you’ve chosen can safely accommodate both fireworks and a tent. Know that burning embers can travel far on the wind. Only set off fireworks at a safe distance away from the tent, and make sure the fireworks display is set up and lit by professionals.

    Grilling Safely

    You can keep your guests well fed with rented party equipment like grills and smokers, but never have these items inside the tent. Charcoal grills, gas grills, propane tanks, and generators should all be kept at least 100 feet away from the tent—and well away from any fireworks displays. Make sure there are no flammable decorations near the grills, and never leave them unattended when hot.

    Setting up Lighting

    You’ll need to set up lighting if you plan to host the celebration into the evening hours. It’s strongly recommended that you hire a professional electrician to set up your lighting safely. Electrical fires can be deadly. Additionally, be mindful of the risks of candles inside the tent. Use the flameless variety.

    Evacuating in the Event of a Severe Storm

    Keep an eye on the weather forecast as your event gets underway. You should have an evacuation plan in place, just in case severe weather strikes. The tent can handle some light rain and wind, but it’s never a good idea to stay in a tent during a thunderstorm.

    American Party Rental offers top-quality tent rentals in the Austin, TX area. Choose from our professional setup tents or choose a self-setup option. Call 512-837-6500 to make arrangements, and be sure to check out our product catalog for all of the other special event rentals you’ll need.

  • A Guide to Planning the Perfect Surprise Party

    It’s fun to celebrate special occasions with friends and family, especially when everyone comes together to throw a surprise party. Give yourself at least a few weeks to plan. You’ll need to select the venue, surreptitiously send out invitations (and make sure everyone keeps the secret), and pick up party supplies .

    Maintaining the Element of Surprise

    If you want your guest of honor to be genuinely surprised, you’ll need to make plans with all the secrecy of a super spy. Don’t tell young children about the party. Even if they’re capable of keeping the secret, they might inadvertently let something slip. Surprise birthday parties are popular, but one big mistake people make is to ignore the guest of honor’s birthday completely. This has the unintended effect of either hurting the individual’s feelings or giving the person a big hint that a surprise party is in the works. Instead, ask the guest of honor to join you for a quiet lunch on the big day. He or she will definitely still be surprised when the party is revealed .

    Sending the Invitations

    Emailed invitations can be easier to hide than mailed ones. Emphasize that it’s a surprise party, and ask the guests to get there well ahead of when the guest of honor is due to arrive. Depending on your venue, you may need to ask the guests to park in a certain place, out of sight of the guest of honor when he or she arrives.

    Renting Party Supplies

    Renting party supplies is preferable to purchasing them not only because of cost, but because you won’t have to pick them up until shortly before the party. This means you won’t have to worry about hiding party supplies in your home somewhere, and hoping that the guest of honor won’t find them. The supplies you’ll need depend on the size, theme, and level of formality of the party. Consider renting any of the following:

    • Buffet pieces
    • Tables and chairs
    • China
    • Flatware
    • Glassware
    • Table linens
    • Beverage tubs
    • Cupcake tier stand
    • Grill

    Don’t forget the serving utensils and napkins!

    At American Party Rental , we have everything you need to throw the perfect surprise party. From table linens to birthday accessories, you’ll find beautiful and themed items available to rent for a fraction of the cost of purchasing them. Begin your party planning process today and call our party store near Austin, TX at 512-837-6500.

  • Solving Common Wedding Seating Problems

    One of the toughest parts of planning a wedding is dealing with the seating. The easy part is selecting the chair rentals and adding them to your wedding rental list. The hard part comes in when you have to decide who is actually doing to sit in which chair, where they are going to sit, and who they are going to sit near. If you have a small wedding, you can simply let guests choose their seats, but larger affairs require a seating chart. Here is a look at some common wedding seating problems and how you can deal with them peacefully.

    Problem: Where should remarried parents and stepparents sit?

    As a rule of thumb, spouses should not be separated at a wedding, and what you do for one set of parents should be done for all of the parents involved. If your parents and their new partners can sit together peacefully and there is enough room at the head table, them put everyone together. If not, then opt for a sweetheart table for the bride and groom and let parents sit with their spouses at other tables.

    Problem: What happens if someone brings an unexpected guest?

    An unexpected guest can throw a seating chart into havoc. When you order your chair rentals, get a few spare seats so you’re ready to deal with this issue. You should also get extras of things like name cards and place settings. From there, turn the job over to a bridesmaid or groomsman. Your chosen representative can monitor last-minute guests and throw an extra chair and setting at the appropriate table.

    Problem: What if family members don’t get along?

    For extended family, simply seat people who don’t see eye-to-eye at different tables. If parents are involved, follow the all-or-nothing rule. Either all parents sit together at a special table, or they are all scattered throughout the room with the other guests.

    American Party Rental can’t help with the seating chart, but we can ensure that you have the right wedding rentals in Austin, TX , for your big day. Dial 512-837-6500 to reserve the chair rentals and other items you need.

  • Do I Have to Pay for Stains on Rented Table Linens?

    Stains are almost inevitable when you’re using table linens at a party. The question many people have about table linen rental is whether these stains are going to cost them extra when the party is over. The answer depends on the type of stain.

    In the vast majority of cases, stains will come out of linens easily, in which case you will not be charged. Issues only arise when stains require special treatments or are permanent. If special cleaning treatments are needed to remove the stains or if the stains cannot be removed, then you may face a fee to replace the table linens. Check your rental agreement for the rules regarding the specific linens you’re using, or ask the party store rep when you make your rental reservation for more information.

    Whether you want table linens for a small company party or a huge wedding, American Party Rental has everything you need to make your event special. To learn more, call our party supply store in Austin, TX, at 512-837-6500.

  • Planning a Bridal Shower Luncheon

    A luncheon is a popular choice for bridal showers, since it’s a good time of day for a multigenerational gathering. If you’re hosting a luncheon, there are many different options for décor and themes, depending on the bride’s style and the size of the guest list. With party supply rentals, you can get everything you need for the event without the added expense of purchasing everything. Here are some tips for planning a bridal shower luncheon to remember.

    Make a Guest List

    The guest list will inform many of your other decisions, so start by deciding who will make the cut. The wedding party and mothers of the bride and groom should naturally be invited, as well as close friends of the bride. Family and friends who are out of town may not be able to travel for the shower, but ask the bride if they should still receive invitations, so that they can be included. Remember that you’re not trying to recreate the wedding guest list. Instead, focus on a smaller circle of people who have meaningful relationships with the bride.

    Plan the Menu

    Before you can rent party supplies, you need to plan your menu, as it will dictate the kinds of dishes, flatware, and glasses you will need. Many people opt for a selection of salads for bridal luncheons, but you can also think outside the box and serve up a favorite meal of the brides or takeout from her favorite restaurant. Don’t forget to add a selection of drinks and desserts, and make accommodations for any guests’ food allergies.

    Rent Party Supplies

    Once you know how many guests you’ll have and what you’ll be serving, you can rent party supplies for the event. Choose the appropriate dishes, glasses, and flatware for the food you’re serving, and don’t forget serving dishes and utensils. Table linens are also a must-have for a bridal luncheon. Go for a seasonal look or opt for similar colors to the wedding.

    American Party Rental has everything you need for the perfect bridal luncheon, from chairs and tables to linens and glasses . Contact our party store in Austin, TX, to reserve your rentals by calling 512-837-6500.

  • What Glassware Do You Need for Your Party?

    When you’re making your party supplies list, glassware is an essential item. However, deciding exactly what kind of glasses to get can be confusing, especially if your event is going to have a full bar. This video will help you decide what party rentals you need.

    Aside from the usual soda, beer, and wine glasses, you need specific glasses for cocktails if you have a full bar. Four glasses will help you serve up a huge array of cocktails, so be sure they are among the party equipment you rent.

    American Party Rental makes it easy and affordable to get the party supplies you need in Austin, TX, for events of all sizes. To reserve your party rentals or to learn more about our selection, call 512-837-6500.

  • Chair Décor Ideas for Sweet 16 Parties

    The right party rentals can make any Sweet 16 birthday party a memorable occasion. In this video, find out how to use your chair rentals and linens to create seating that stands out.

    Using Chiavari chairs in a color that matches your décor, tie linens around the backs of the chairs in a large bow. Use some inexpensive ornaments that match your décor and attach them to the chair draping using twist ties, which will hold them in place for your event without damaging your linen rentals.

    No matter what kind of event you’re planning, American Party Rental has everything you need to make it special. To learn more about our selection of party supplies in Austin, TX, please call (512) 236-5773.

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