Every week I get questions from customers about our party tent rentals and general outdoor party entertaining, so I thought I’d share some of the most frequently asked questions here with you, in case you’re unsure about renting a tent for your next party.
Q: Does my outdoor space need to be level to install a tent?
A: Yes, as level as possible. Pole and frame tents have solid, one piece poles so they are best installed on level, or close to level ground, since the poles are not adjustable. Installing on a hill will not only look awkward but it lends itself to falling over if it gets windy.
Q: Can I hang decorations or lights inside/underneath the tent?
A: Yes, but never use staples. Staples can rip the tent fabric, which means forfeiting your deposit. Instead of staples, try masking tape, duct tape, thin wire or twine. We also have weight restrictions for decorations so always ask us before hanging something to avoid the tent collapsing during your party.
Q: I’m expecting 50 people at my party. How many chairs should I rent?
A: Generally, you can rent fewer than 50 chairs because not everyone will sit at the same time. I would recommend 40 chairs in this instance as outdoor parties are usually more casual, with people coming and going throughout the day. However, if you’re planning an outdoor wedding with a sit down meal, consider renting enough chairs to accommodate every guest during the ceremony and dinnertime.
One other tip…don’t rent chairs for small children. Babies and toddlers will likely sit in a parent’s lap or a stroller and school-age children will be up and down playing. Try spreading out a large blanket and allow the older children to have a picnic on the grass.
Summertime is right around the corner so NOW is the time to think about your party rental needs for high school graduations, birthdays, family reunions and July 4th.
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