Party rental businesses are generally known for their vast assortment of offerings. Both prospective and existing customers are often surprised and delighted at the ability of these establishments to cover even the smallest details, and provide just about any item or service imaginable in order for planners to successfully pull off an event.
With such a wide variety of events for which these outfits are asked to provide equipment and services, it is almost a necessity for them to be universal in nature. Graduations, weddings, birthday parties, family reunions, awards banquets and office gatherings make up only a portion of the list of occasions that party rental companies service, each with its own unique theme and requirements. However, there is always one constant at any party, event or gathering: Food!
Catering, Concessions or Both?
Food and drink choices of course differ according to the event. Banquets and “formal” gatherings such as weddings typically call for entire meals to be catered, whereas the eats at birthday parties and occasions that lean more toward the casual are often snack-oriented.
Party rental outfits can usually provide most of the catering supplies needed for an event, including the tools and equipment necessary for cooking and serving meals, not to mention china and silverware. And, if concession-style foods are desired by party planners, many party rental companies are capable of facilitating those needs, too.
Concession foods are many times chosen for “festive” gatherings, and they are especially popular for events involving children and teens, such as birthday parties. It’s not uncommon for a party rental company to have popcorn machines, cotton candy machines, nacho warmers, snow cone or shaved ice machines and other concession equipment available for rent. Rental outfits that carry concession equipment will also usually have snack supplies, mixes and containers available.
Regardless of whether an occasion requires gourmet meals or “fun foods,” a full-service party rental company will normally be able to furnish all that is needed to serve up the desired fare. And if for some reason it’s not practical to hold an event at a banquet hall or in someone’s home, tent rental is often an option that party rental sources offer, some of which can even provide stages and lighting for the entertainment!