When having large events, from a family reunion to a wedding reception, it’s important to put your best foot forward. In planning parties like this, it’s easy to get caught up in the major issues, such as caterers, tent rentals, and making sure the guest list is full, that people forget the little details. It’s just that little details are where a party goes from good to great. For instance, you should have 200 napkins for a party of 15 people. Having fewer than that ratio could lead to potential issues. There are more than a few details worth paying attention to, but below are three decorations that will improve a backyard party.
Find the Right Chair Cover for the Party
A seemingly small detail, it is important to find the right chair cover, and order enough chair covers, for rental chairs. These help to tie together the theme of a party, and without a chair cover, there is a tendency for the rented chairs to not look as elegant as they otherwise could. There are a few different styles of chair cover available, but no matter which one a person chooses it helps create a great atmosphere during backyard parties.
Pick a Good Colored Table Linen
It’s easy to overlook table linens, and simply choose to get white ones. Maybe add a runner to spruce it up, but white still has a tendency to be more standard and stain more easily. That can be an issue if you’re trying to stand out or have children liable to spill food. Even an off white, like ivory, can add a lot of elegance to a party. In other cases, a brightly colored tablecloth can be part of a thematic choice for the party. For instance, an orange table linen can make a Halloween party stand out.
Make Sure the Tent is the Right Size
For backyard parties, people tend to spend a lot of time under the tent. It’s where they eat and sit down to socialize with family. A gift table is kept under the tent, along with anything like a dance floor that is in place. For that reason, more than just having a tent, it’s important to have a tent rental that offers people plenty of space underneath the tent. It’s also nice to have a space outside the tent to take advantage of good weather and play games as a group. This means the backyard should have open space that isn’t just taken up by the tent. This detail, if overlooked, limits the activities that can go on during a party, and in the case of family reunions you may well need that space to entertain children.
Whatever your needs, from the major to the minor, it’s important to check with rental companies to see what they have available. In many cases, their options are extensive, and their expertise can help make sure that your event goes off without a hitch.