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How to Save Smart Money on a Party Tent Rental

Celebrating big achievements is a happy necessity in life. However, it is also necessary to plan your party with a budget in mind. Here are some tips from Salina's party rental experts on how to optimize your event budget and save money on your tent:
 
#1 Consider Space for Entertainment
If you plan on having a a dance floor, it's a lot easier to accommodate the dance floor inside the tent. Some choose to set up the buffet over the dance floor, and afterwards take the buffet down and have the dance floor open. You can do the same thing for a DJ. If you plan on eating earlier and having the DJ later, you can plan on using the same area for both.
 
#2 Order Fewer Tables and Chairs
So often, we see a huge tent packed with empty tables and chairs with just a few scattered guests sitting together at each one. Unless you plan on having a sit down dinner with everyone eating together at one time, you do not necessarily need seating for every guest. People will be up and moving around. You must consider guests may use your outside patio furniture or be in and out of the house. Some guests often prefer to stay inside to escape the heat. It is better to have fewer tables and chairs under the tent to provide more space while encouraging people to sit together. 
#3 Think about What Kind of Party You are Throwing
If you are having a wedding, you will need extra room. You will want to make sure you have seating for every guest under the tent in case of bad weather. You will want extra room to walk around and socialize. You may need space for a bar, DJ, band, or dance floor. It is necessary to consider how much space you will need for a head table, gift table, card table, desserts, and beverages.If you are having a graduation party, people will most likely arrive and depart at various times. People will be eating at different times. In this instance, it is not as crucial to have seating for every guest you have invited. 
 
After examining these details regarding your event, you should be able to better determine the size of tent and number of tables and chairs you will need to rent. As always, Salina's catering experts are happy to help you determine exactly what you need to make your event a success. Call today at (708)614-9100.
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How Big of a Party Tent Rental Do I Need for My Graduation Party?

One of the most common questions our experts get from customers is, "How big of a tent do I need?" The best way to determine what size tent to order is to consider how many people you are having at your event. It is also essential to account for additional space you possibly may need for a dance floor, bar, or DJ. 
 
It is helpful to decide if you will be serving buffet-style or family-style. If you are having a buffet, you may need extra room in the tent to set up tables for that. If you are having a sit down dinner, you will need seating for all guests all at one time. Bigger tents are more forgiving than smaller tents.
 
Thus, the more activities you're planning to do in the tent will require more space.
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Orland Park Catering Tips on Planning Outdoor Parties

Orland Park Catering Tips on Planning Outdoor Parties

 

Planning on outdoor party? Need some helpful advice and tips on securing rentals and ordering food? Your Orland Park catering company is ready and waiting to help you plan your special events. Follow these tips on planning a successful outdoor party to make sure your guests have a memorable time for all the right reasons.

 

Tip #1 Having too much of something is always better than not having enough.

 

The age old adage is true. It is always better to have too much food than not enough. This doesn’t mean that you have to order enough food to feed a dozen extra guests but you should take some time in making your menu selections and ask your Orland Park catering company for help with deciding portions. Keep in mind that the event’s time of day and the type of guests you are hosting should factor into your menu portioning. Guests will tend to eat more at a party hosted during the dinner hours. Kids will eat less than adults. Your caterer will help ensure that you don’t run out of food for your hungry guests.

 

Tip #2 When it rains, it pours.

 

Planning a backyard party or outdoor graduation ceremony? If you are hosting a party with a large number of guests that can not comfortably all be seated inside of your house you will need to secure party rentals providing them a comfortable seating area outdoors under the protection of a tent. Talk to your Orland Park catering company directly to see what size tent you will need to accommodate your guests.

 

You will also need to consider renting tables and chairs for your guests. If you will be setting up your food outdoors rent extra tables for your serving stations. Always be prepared for a few extra guests and some rain and your guests will enjoy your party regardless of the weather.

 

Tip #3 Be prepared for hot or cold temperatures.

 

Living in the Chicagoland areas leaves you vulnerable to unseasonable temperatures. While it is easy for your guests to bundle up and add on extra layers, you will need to make plans for your food to make sure that it stays the correct temperature. Ask your Orland Park catering company how you can make sure your food stays warm or cold at an outdoor party.

 

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Oak Forest catering

Oak Forest catering

Oak Forest, Illinois is a lovely city that resides in Cook County Illinois. Homewood is a southwestern suburb of Chicago that is located approximately 20 miles southwest of Chicago’s Loop. As of the 2010 census, Oak Forest  is home to just over 27,000 residents. Oak Forest is an affluent area in which most families earn somewhere around the village’s median family income of $70,711. The majority of Oak Forest residents are gainfully employed. Being so close to Chicago, Oak Forest has attracted prime businesses and hospitality industry development. Oak Forest is also home to several shopping areas that serve our growing community and the surrounding region. Oak Forest is home to a strong, local, diverse economy full of retail, office, industry, and entertainment.It’s these wonderful businesses and amazing families that inspire Salina’s Catering to provide the best catering option in Oak Forest. Salina’s Catering is available to cater any events you might have. From business lunches to graduation parties and even Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, Salina’s Catering can be there. Salina’s Catering has a wide and diverse catering menu with several packaging options. Salina’s Catering even provides a “Create Your Own Menu” option so you can customize your catering any way you want to. Our business catering can either come to your place of business or meet at an outside location of your choice. Whether it’s a luncheon, a retirement party, or just employee appreciation, Salina’s Catering has your business covered. Salina’s Catering personal catering business is just as well prepared. Salina’s Catering can do everything from family dinners, reunions, graduation parties, or even engagement parties. Aside from the delicious food, Salina’s Catering can also provide your family or business with a wait staff, tents, tables, chairs, or anything you might need. Salina’s Catering can even bring an ice cream cart or bounce house. When it comes down to it, Salina’s Catering is perfect for Oak Forest Illinois’ businesses and families.

 

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