Parties Tips

Tips When Preparing For A Big Event Without Being Too Stressed

You have planned and prepared everything for a party to make sure it is a success. The drinks are ready to be mixed and the DJ is only waiting for your signal to start the music. You have sent out invitations to hundreds of guests and made sure there are enough tables and chairs to accommodate everyone. Your party attracted a very large crowd that you have to entertain but you have to check the food and beverages and see to it that everyone is enjoying. How about yourself? You are too tired and stressed to enjoy your own party.

The amount of preparation for a large event is different from the simple birthday party of your kids where the invited guests are mostly family and close friends that do not need to be entertained. When planning for an event it is important to consider the venue whether it will be held outdoors or inside a hotel events room. If it is an open-air event, you have to consider a one-stop shop for your party needs. Aside from the marquee, they can also provide furniture, equipment and décor ideas so that the space will look as nice as possible.

Once you have found a venue to your liking, make sure a contract is drawn and a date decided on. Make sure to book the venue in advance particularly during peak season. If you are holding an outdoor event, make sure it is not too far from the roads and there is ample space for parking. Guests will be discouraged if they have to walk miles to reach the venue. Remember to put everything down into paper particularly the costs involved in rent, lighting, sound system, security, cleaning and generator to have peace of mind that the event will not go over the budget.

An option for those planning for an event is Party Hire in Melbourne that is well equipped and prepared to ensure that the event will be a success. Party hire can cater parties of all sizes whether it is a simple birthday party, wedding reception, anniversary or a corporate event.

Business Parties

What Are The Rental Equipment Your Party Needs

Before booking anything, make sure that you have visualized what your set-up will be during the wedding and reception. In order to do this, all you have to do is take a sheet of paper and sketch what you have in mind in order to get a better picture. This way you will be able to organize what you want and need before checking on a rental company.

Create a list of items that you need to rent. To make sure that you will have everything before the wedding day, book as early as possible. The ideal time recommended is three months before the wedding date. If you are getting married on peak wedding season such as the month of June then you might have to make a booking six months prior to the wedding to make sure that the equipment you need is available.

Majority of the rental companies will require you to pay a non-refundable deposit which is equivalent to a third of the total package price of the equipment you will rent. This amount should be paid on the actual date of booking. The remaining balance is required to be paid before the items are delivered on your wedding day.

The equipment you book for your wedding should be in perfect condition and it is important that you know more about the rental company you are working with. Before the first appointment, make sure to check the background of the company you are interested in. Check the rating of the company when it comes to national industry trade associations. Inquire whether you can talk to their previous clients. If they are not willing to give any reference, it is a warning sign that you should not make a deal with them. Before booking, ask if it is possible to see the equipment in order to check its current condition.

If you are renting a lot of items and you find them all in a single Party Equipment for Hire in Perth then you might be able to avail of the company’s package price or discount on deals.


Adventure Parties

How To Hire A Jumping Castle

Special occasions such as birthdays, parties and family gatherings are more fun when the kids are around. The only problem is that you have to keep them occupied and never let them get bored or else the adults will not be able to enjoy as much as they want. The best way to do this is to hire a jumping castle for rent. The key is finding the right company where you are going to get one. There are a number of factors you need to keep in mind when hiring:

The size of the jumping castle is not really an issue since most companies will be able to provide various sizes and structures depending on what you want. The price will be adjusted according to how simple or complex the structure is. The key is finding the right local company that will be able to provide not just any jumping castle but the best one.

  • Determine the ages of the kids that will be playing on the jumping castles in order for you to pick one that will be suitable for their age and will have enough space for them. This way they will be able to jump around and play without hurting one another in the process.
  • The design of the structure should also be considered to add excitement. There are complex one with mazes and slides for older children while small kids may be occupied will smaller ones but comes with cartoon designs that will keep them entertained. Choose the character that is appropriate and popular for all ages.
  • The most important thing you should keep in mind when hiring a jumping castle is the safety of the kids who will be playing on it. Do not hire structures that use unsafe equipment and those that are obviously made with cheap materials. Make sure that the material will be able to handle the weight of the children and know the limit to keep the structure from deflating.

Ask around people you know who have tried Jumping Castle for Hire in Perth before and take note of their recommendations.


Fashion Parties

Dressing Up For Halloween 2016

Halloween is no longer just for kids. Some adults dress in hilarious costumes and parade the streets on October 31st. This day has been a tradition but it is really a bit odd if you think about it.

Halloween folklore is a combination of Celtic, Pagan, Catholic and Roman traditions. It was thought to go back as early as the Iron Age which was around 800 to 600 BC when the Gauls and Celts ruled some parts of North France and Great Britain. In the Celtic calendar, October 31 is its last day. Halloween was a celebration before the coming of winter. They thought of winter as the one that brought death of nature and life.

Gaelic people called this holiday, Samhain. They believed in honoring the dead on their New Year’s. When Gaul (modern France) and Britain were invaded by the Romans, many Roman festivals got mixed with Samhain. An ancient Roman festival was held in November 1 celebrating harvest of apples.

All Saints’ Day, also called All Hallows or called Hallowmas, is celebrated on the 1st of November in the Roman Catholic Church. This is when saints and departed ones are honored. Traditions also included practices warding off the spirits and honoring the dead in the countries of Europe. British churches bought candles and held bonfires to ward off evil spirits. The tradition of trick or treating was started by the Irish. Halloween got to America in the mid 19th century from the Irish immigrants.

Today, Halloween influenced multiple countries around the world. For the French’s La Fete D’ Halloween, people collect candies by going to store after store. Mexico has strong Catholic influences, and Mexicans visit cemeteries in order to offer prayers and bless graves.

The wearing of costumes have also been associated with Halloween. It was traditionally based on scary folklore beings. By the 1930s, people were dressing up in Movie Costumes. It was not only until the mid 20th century when adults have worn costumes too as these were previously worn mostly by kids.

The evolution from the usual scary costumes to the cute Halloween costumes.

Food Parties

How To Throw The Perfect Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

During the Christmas season, you will find numerous people wearing hideous looking sweaters called ugly Christmas sweaters which can be bought from the local store, online shops like and can even be found inside your grandmother’s old trunk. You would be surprised, or not, to find out that these atrocious clothing is actually a thing during the Christmas season. In fact, wearing them has become such a trend because of the so-called Ugly Christmas Sweater parties.

You should know that without these parties, ugly Christmas sweaters would not have been as popular as they are today. These parties allow everyone who participates to go all out and let loose without having to think about the limits that society has placed upon the people. During parties like this, the ridiculous becomes the cool.

Now, if you want to be cool during the Christmas season, why not throw the coolest ugly Christmas sweater? Planning and throwing the party is just easy! But if you really want to turn the party up, you can follow these simple tips below.

For the invitations, make sure to make them fun and even exciting. Remember, ugly Christmas sweater parties stray from the norm so make sure to make the invitations as crazy as you can so that your guests would have inkling on how fun your party is going to be. Do not forget to encourage your guests to go over the top. You can even create a Facebook page for your party.

For the decorations, you can visit the local Wal-Mart and find the most colorful lights and the gaudiest decorations you can find. Stockings and garlands could work. As for the food, you can bake Christmas cupcakes and cookies.