Archive for the ‘Parties’ Category
The success of a well planned party is in the details. The details are what make your party so personal! No matter what the event or occasion, its the little things that make your party fun to attend… and plan.
Here are 5 fresh ideas – you may not have thought of – to personalize your big day.
1. Creative Envelop Addressing
Delight your guests from the moment they open their mailbox!
At Royalty Rentals we offer personalized letter addressing.
2. Creative Sign-in
From birthday parties to baby showers to weddings, a creative sign-in can help you remember your special day for years to come.
At Royalty Rentals we can help you create a sing-in personal and exclusive to your big day.
3. Signature Snack
Do you or your loved one have a favorite treat? Share it with your guests! A “Signature Snack” allows your guests to get to know you better through your taste pallet.
4. Photo Display
Create a darling picture display featuring you or your loved one.
Allow Royalty Rentals to help make it personal to you!
5. Bind Your Cards
After your event is over collect all the congratulations, gift, and best wishes cards given to you by your guests. Bind them together in a book where you can keep them forever.
Royalty Rentals can help! Ask for our event designer.
Does the stress of having to plan the perfect, creative, and unique party for your child’s birthday take away from some of the excitement and happiness of your child’s big day? Well take a breath, because we’ve got some exciting themes and ideas for you for your son or daughter’s next birthday party! Today’s party theme: Bowling Party
Bowling Birthday Party:
-Welcome to (Childs’s Name) Bowling Alley sign
-Balloons with fingers holes drawn on with marker to look like bowling balls
-Cut out bowling pins from paper and hang on walls
-Actual bowling balls, shoes, bags etc can be used as centerpieces on the tables
-Purchase inexpensive shirts, and write each guests name on the left shoulder of a shirt and the child’s bowling team name across the back. The kids can wear them at the party during the rest of the fun!
-Serve the meal in a concession stand style over the counter with a “server” to take their order and hand out the food. Serve foods commonly seen at bowling alleys like pizza, hot dogs, popcorn and french fries. A menu can also be created and posted if you want.
-Bowl in the yard with pins and bowling balls. You can pick some up pretty cheap at most store with kids games or party stores. **You can also take the kids to a bowling alley to bowl if space is limited to play at home
-Making a cake shaped like a bowling ball is easier then it sounds. Pour the cake batter into a greased, oven proof, 2 ½ quart bowl, and bake. Let it cool and turn the bowl over and drop the cake onto the serving plate out of the bowl. Cut out the 3 finger holes, and put tea light candles in the 3 holes. Frost the cake in your child’s favorite frosting. You can add your child’s name using decorator icing or edible letters you can buy at the store.
Once the guest’s arrive, everyone changes into their bowling pre-made shirt, they all eat their meal, bowl in the yard, eat cake, and open gifts time will have flown by and your child will have had a birthday party to remember!
It’s summertime at Royalty Rentals!
As many of you know we are a family owned business. We work hard together but we play hard too! These girls are 3 of our hard working family team members! This 4th of July we invited some friends and had a get together at our daughter Tatums house for a backyard Independence Day BarB Que and swim party.
Summertime Party Essentials
Its pretty dang hot here in the Valley of the Sun in July! Good thing we have all the necessary summertime party supplies. We put up our big outdoor tent and man that shade felt good! A dip in the pool, then a sit under the shade made the Phoenix heat no problem! We used our white resin chairs and 60 in round tables with red, white and blue table linens under the tents and kicked back and enjoyed the day! Happy Birthday America!
It is officially February, the month of hearts, candy, and flowers! It is time to get creative and celebrate with the ones we love. What better way to show your friends and family you love them then by having a Valentines Day Party!
Chocolate Tasting Party. [explanation of why this party would be awesome is not really needed but I'll give one anyways] There are so many fun ideas on chocolate tasting parties. Invites can be delivered on chocolate bars to really put your guests in the chocolate spirit and to emphasize your theme. Set up chocolate fountains, candy bars, homemade fudge, chocolate covered strawberries (the list goes on and on) on bistro tables and let your guests wander about tasting the chocolate and enjoying conversations. Don’t forget to get a bistro table for drinks as well, all that chocolate makes people thirsty.
Office Valentines Day Party. Show your co-workers or employees how appreciated they are by throwing a Valentines Party during or after work. You can go big by having a nice lunch/dinner at the office catered, or simple like Decorations on desks, candy all around, balloons and flowers really brightened the atmosphere.
Affair of the Heart Party. Decorate your house with hearts. Everywhere. Invites can be sent on heart cut out paper. You can make your food into heart shapes. Ask everyone to bring a heart themed gift and have a gift exchange (funny or serious). Give out heart themes party favors. The ideas are endless just enjoy being with the ones you love.
If you want to show cupid who is boss, have a Celebrate the Single Life Party on Valentines Day. Get together with your single friends and enjoy being together and loving the single life. Have a dinner and dessert without a single heart in site. There are a lot of sub themes with this style of party for example: As Single As I Wanna Be, I’d rather be in debt then in love (shopping theme), Matchmaker-Matchmaker theme. Get creative and go all out!
What parties have been successful that you are thrown for Valentines Day? Any fun ideas we are missing?
One great way to really jazz up your event is to add a cloth table linen to your tables. It will add such a nice finished look. Whether you are going for a formal look with the floor length linen or a more casual look with a half drop length the table linen will really make a huge difference.
There are so many different sizes of tables and cloth linens that it is sometimes confusing to know which is the right size and length for the look you are going for. There are hundreds of sizing charts that you can find but a lot of them are hard to understand and switch between metric and american measurement systems. It can turn into a huge mess of numbers.
Royalty Rentals would like to provide to you a break down of linen sizing using the standard table sizes we offer and the standard linen sizes we offer. Of course this will not cover every linen need as some orders are not using standard sizing. This does not include sizing for our toppers, runners and overlays we also offer. Our hope is that this information cuts some of the “I just want a standard size table with a nice linen” confusion.
Table Size — Linen half way to the floor — Linen to the floor
72 inch round — 120 inch round linen — 132 inch round linen
60 inch round — 90 inch round linen — 120 inch round linen
8 foot rectangular — 126in X 60in rec linen — 156in X 90in rec linen
6 foot rectangular — 102in X 60in rec linen — 132in X 90in rec linen
Need a non-standard size or want to get details on linens for bistro tables? Call us today to get more information and a quote for linens for your next event. Mention this blog post when you call and receive 1 linen free with your order of 5 or more linens.
If two former Prime Minister’s from the U.K. didn’t make the royal cut (Gordon Brown and Tony Blair), I guess you shouldn’t worry about not inviting Ned who lives next door. And while your at it, wouldn’t you love to not invite Aunt Sue?
Who to Invite To Sissy’s Wedding
Oh how the parent’s of the bride mull and worry about who to invite to the blessed event. It’s natural and even dictated by ettiquette. But just this once, let’s throw ettiquette out the door. Heck, most people only get married once…or twice. So lets figure out who should be on the invite list and who will not as the knot is tied.
1. Budget – Does budget play a role in the decision; well it does unless your related to the Prince of Wales. So, start with what you can afford and work backwards. If your chapel or site is small; serving dinner and having an open bar, your space and pocket book might both be limited. Do the math and invite accordingly.
2. Family – Friends come and go, but family is always present. If harmony and family peace are valued, ensure everyone from cousin Vinnie to uncle Sal are invited. What’s the saying: “You can choose your friends, but stuck with family” Most of us want to be surrounded by our loved ones and without family would the day really be as special?
The Power of the Gift
1. Large wedding, lot’s of gifts; small wedding , not so many gifts. Remember this important fact: If you have a large wedding and invite the mayor, postman and cashier at the local market, you will spend the rest of your life buying gifts for the mayor, postman and cashier’s family members. I’m bad, and we really shouldn’t be thinking about gifts, but come on, how many crock pots does a newlywed really need?
2. How many of us received the offer from Dad that he would offer the couple thousands of dollars to just elope and forget the pomp? How many Dad’s really meant it?
Bottomline, consider the budget; consider family and friends; and even consider the cashier, this is your wedding and it needs to be perfect for your special day. Do you recall the british actor that plays Mr. Bean? What’s his name? Doesn’t matter because he received an invite to William and Kate’s wedding, while in a snub of major proportions Tony Blair and Gordon Brown munched on T.V. dinners while watching from home.
The Phoenix valley has endured some of the hottest days of the summer here of late. However, at Royalty Rentals, we continue to forge ahead in delivering quality service and products despite the heat index. Since we’re still consistently hitting triple digits, we thought it might be nice to give you some ideas on how you can still party and have fun despite the heat. We’ve collected a number of clever ideas from our customers this summer that we’d love to pass along to you.
Here are a few things we’ve noticed our customers doing to beat the heat:
Hold The Event Indoors!
Just recently we strategically set up eight 60″ round tables and 70 resin chairs into a home that was having a bridal shower. Give Royalty Rentals the opportunity and we will design a floor plan in doors to maximize your space. This generally requires a little moving of furniture, but it is worth it for the bride to be.
Play Misty For Me with a Misting System
Porches and backyards have been transformed into a tropical forest with the advent of the misting system. Whether the misting system is permanently installed or placed temporarily, the temperature can be reduced by 15 to 20 degrees leaving everyone to enjoy the evenings festivities. Lots of ice and liquid refreshments don’t hurt the cause either
Portable Air Conditioning Unit
Placed on both sides of the porch for an outdoor Quinceanera, guests were able to cool off by simply congregating next to the units. The customer had sectioned off the porch area with a large black tarp that created a sort of indoor-outdoor room where the cool air from the units could circulate. What a great idea!
These are just a few examples of things our customers have done to beat the heat. What other ways have you come up with to fight off the rays this summer? We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to drop us a line in the comments section below.
So you’ve hit the big Four – O. You don’t feel any older but you are no longer in your 30′s. Don’t be surprised if the gifts you receive are fun in nature. Here is a list of what you can expect to receive as your friends help you celebrate:
5. Just for Men or Clairol
6. A walker
7. Cheaters from Walgreens
8. Fake bill for a life insurance policy
Party on Grandpa!
Who says there has to be loud music and under aged drinking going on for our teenagers to have fun! We say: “Party on!” With reality TV being all the rage, just take your cues from the producers of Hollywood. Here are 5 ideas that even the most discerning teenager will consider:
1. Survivor Backyard – With everything you need in your backyard create challenges (puzzles, obstacle course, clues, events with balls, balancing acts, etc.) and have teams or everyone compete against everyone. With simple planning of events and elimination rounds the excitement will build while everyone anticipates who will be the ultimate survivor. Don’t forget the reward challenges and have some fun prizes for winners of these challenges. Start thinking now how you can create an immnunity challenge and have the best party this summer or fall.
2. Neighborhood Idol – Breakout that ole singing machine or rent a sound system and create your own Idol showcase that will attract anyone and everyone who ever dreamed of a career in Nashville. With advanced planning, invitations can go out to all those invited to come prepared to sing their hearts out. You can have awards for most talented, to best love songs, and one in need of singing lessons. It’s all fun and a chance for Tommy to break out his Elvis custome and come and rock the jail house. Those that don’t want to sing can come dressed as their favorite artist.
3. So You Think You Can Shake-A-Leg? – Combine a dance contest with invitations to couples to come prepared to do a cha cha or watch Bobby and Sissy hip hop their way into fame. The contest can be only half the fun as you crank up the stereo and play Dance Revolution. Cap the night with using the porch as a dance floor and teach everyone line dance, or if you’re brave enough, invite a caller to come and do a little square dancing. I promise if you can get them to square dance that will be the favorite thing they do all night. It’s just getting them to do it!
4. Hawaii Five – 0 Party - Don’t let on, but this is just a Luau in disguise complete with hula skirts, Tommy Bahama shirts and puka shells and beads around everyones neck. Roast the fatted pig, have some virgin pina coladas and crank up the music Dano! Dust off the neighbors Tiki lamps and teach everyone to hula and slap dance. Their are great instructional videos at your local library.
5. Friday Night Football Glee Party – The game is over, the home team has won and everyone is excited and there is nothing quite like a post celebration after the big game. Decorate the house in school colors, make a cake the shape of the team mascot and celebrate. Dance, listen to music; heck even invite the cheer leaders to do a cheer! I don’t know about you, but I would rather have Junior at home on Friday night than any other place. If you serve good food, they will come.