When it comes to party planning, some of us love it while others find it stressful and aren’t sure where to start. Whether you love it or find it overwhelming, the common aim for everyone planning a party is to create an event that is exciting, memorable and leaves guests talking for years to come. At Barlens, we are the experts in party hire solutions – from chair and table hire to decorations and catering equipment, we have over 50 years’ experience supplying parties with high quality, affordable event furniture and accessories. From birthdays to weddings and large corporate affairs, we know what makes a party great. Read ahead for our simple tips to give your party WOW factor!
A Unique Venue
When choosing a venue, try to steer away from your standard function centre, hotel or local club. Think outside the box. Choose a park, a beach, an empty warehouse space or even your own backyard. Try picking somewhere with natural beauty or ambience, the nicer the space, the less you have to do in terms of décor to give your event that WOW factor.
Dazzling Decorations and Lighting
Decorations can turn a boring space into something truly spectacular but it can be hard to know where to start. Try choosing a theme, this will give you some direction when purchasing or hiring décor as well as give your guests a reason to get involved and be excited for your event. When it comes to decorations you can go big, bold, quirky and colourful or be subtle with cute centrepieces and cosy candles. Lighting also plays a major role in a space (especially indoors) as it creates a warm, relaxing and inviting ambience. Lighting is what guests often see first so it’s an important part in setting the mood for the whole event.
Exciting and Engaging Entertainment
Nearly every event, from a small gathering to a large party, needs some source of entertainment to ensure guests don’t get bored. It also adds an element that engages the guests, ensuring they want to stay and party the night away. Depending on your type of event, entertainment could include a range of different things from a live band, DJ, magician, dancers or even a comedian. Entertainment, or lack thereof, can make or break an event so be sure to carefully consider your entertainment options and make sure whatever you choose will engage your guests and keep them having fun all event long.
Nothing makes for a memorable event like amazing food and lots of it. The last thing you want is for your guests to walk away hungry or talking about how awful the food was or how bad the wine was–because that truly is all they will remember. For a unique and special event, be creative with catering and don’t serve stock standard finger food or a sit down meal. Why not have some interactive food stations where guests can create their own dishes or a couple of fun food trucks serving different cuisines from around the world. Create a signature cocktail, hire an ice cream cart, dessert bar or a trendy champagne fountain. There are so many options you can include to make your party truly memorable.
While every event needs tables and chairs for the comfort of guests, don’t just throw around a few plastic chairs and hope for the best. There is an abundance of stunning furniture and table options available for hire to create a truly unique event space – from illuminated LED tables to trendy New York bar tables and beautiful Tiffany chairs. Furniture and table hire is an easy way to create a unique look while ensuing guests have somewhere to rest their legs, leave their drinks and a spot to gather and mingle with other party-goers.
To make your event memorable and give it the ultimate WOW factor that will leave your guests talking long after the party has finished, you need to create an event that looks amazing, has guests engaged, has flowing food and drinks, a comfortable place to rest and an amazing space to dance the night away. Importantly, you need engage a trusted event hire company that has a range of bespoke furniture and styling items for hire to make your party stand out from the crowd. For the best decorations, chair and table hire there’s no better place than Barlens. Browse our range now and get in touch with us online for more information on pricing and availability.