Stage Deck with Clear Acrylic Lectern (Podium)

Clear Acrylic Lectern (Podium)

Clear Acrylic Lectern (Podium)

After last weekends stage and acrylic lectern rentals we worked out the bugs. The issue of course was to have a nearly invisible lectern for the presenter but how do we deal with the microphone?

Well last weekend at The Toronto Hunt, a lavalier microphone was attached to the cupholder.

As  a backup we can supply a wireless lavalier microphone for the presenter with a handheld wireless microphone for a guest speaker.

 

 

City of Vaughan Press Conference

City of Vaughan Press Conference with Acrylic Lectern

Another option of course is to use a microphone stand. This photo taken at the press conference at the city of Vaughan Tuesday January 29, 2013.

This photo is a great example showing a stage deck with stairs, a microphone and a portable PA system.

With the clear acrylic lectern the microphone stand is nearly invisible and does not detract from the presenter.

All this can be supplied by ASAP Tent and Party Rentals. Call for a quote for your next press conference.

Acrylic Lectern Rental

Acrylic Lectern Rental in Toronto

 

 

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Party Planning Tips : How to Hire an Event Planner


Tips to Hiring an Event Planner

So many details – so many decisions.

Picking a date may seem like the first step – but, caution – is the venue you chose available for your special day?

A flexible couple is a happy couple.  Many party rentals venues have event planners to assist you with the million and one little details on staff.  Some locations include a certain amount of advice and organizing some do not.  Be careful here.

Let’s not forget to ask our Maid of Honour and Best Man if they are available to help with details.  Such as event rentals, decorations, audio visual equipment, music etc.

Mothers in Law to be are also willing to assist you with out of town hotel room bookings, airline meet and greets as well as handling last minute little emergencies.  It is okay to enlist the help of anyone who has offered.  Yes this is your day – don’t make the mistake of wearing yourself out.

Sit down with your partner first – what would you both like to see happen?  Create an outline to work with – make copies – make notes – share your outline with the people who will be helping you – this includes your event planner.

Event planners can either handle the entire wedding right down to honeymoon arrangements – to as simple as confirming your venue date.  There is a vast spread in this spectrum – you decide which one suits you and your budget.

The professionals you will be hiring for your day generally come with a wealth of knowledge, experience and most important – ideas.

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Make the most of fall’s last hurrah with a patio party

Stainless Steel Patio Heater

Outdoor entertaining

Liz Bruckner Special to Yourhome.ca

Party planners, take heart: Just because the weather is cooling doesn’t mean you’re relegated indoors until Christmas.

With an estimated 60 per cent of Canadians not socializing with their neighbours during the last six months, Janette Ewen, Toronto-based lifestyle expert and co-host of W Network’s Inside the Box with Ty Pennington, is on a mission to change all that.

via Make the most of fall’s last hurrah with a patio party – thestar.com.

The Toronto Star misses the obvious in their article…. Party Rentals or “Event Rentals” from ASAP Tent and Party Rentals can be an important part of your event planning. Renting patio heaters and chafing dishes from your local party supply can keep the event costs down. As a full service tent rental ASAP Tent and Party Rentals has substantial experience at doing event planning where electrical cords don’t reach

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Party Planning 101 – Have fun with your party this year!

Party Tray

Party Tray

Let’s have a look at a few ideas and tips to make your party the event you would want to attend.

Your guests would love to enjoy your company – a relaxed host/hostess = happy guests.

  • What’s your meal plan? There are so many different types of holiday themes to choose from – just finding the one that suits your life style can be an adventure yet to be found.  A trip to your local farmer’s market will show you what is new and what has lasted the test of time.  Don’t be afraid to ask for a taste test or advice. Make notes – or carry a mini tape recorder. Remember, have fun with this excursion – don’t do anything else on your fact-finding day – just enjoy the experience.  Combine comfort food with the WOW factor.  Not sure of what to do for a WOW?  Purchase one your first time out – bakery – caterer – specialty food store – use your decorations and china to make it your own.
  • How Long will this take? Do you have enough time with all your other holiday obligations to pull this off in time for your party? Try to choose some food items that can be made well in advance and simply re-heated on the big day.  Draw up a food prep/shopping time line schedule the week before your event – make sure to include time for yourself – and stick to it.  Play happy/relaxed music while working in the kitchen. Ask your family/friends for help – there is no law that says you must do this on your own.  Your children would be happy to help, if asked – or simply post a notice – GENIUS AT WORK – QUIET PLEASE
  • Making a List and checking it twice. Shopping lists can make you or break you.  Spending time on your list will save you time, last minute panic shopping, etc. etc. Carry it with you at all times – save a copy for your next party. The list can be separated into as many categories as you want.  For example, dry goods – napkins, linens and so on.  Canned or packaged products.  Fresh foods to be bought a day or two before the party.  Fresh flowers or garlands.  Don’t forget! Cross off each item as purchased – feels good doesn’t it?
  • Relax and Enjoy Mum’s the word.  No show and tell required of what you forgot or what didn’t get pulled off as planned.  No one will know the difference.  Keep it light – keep it fun. (for you too)
  • Oh No!! Washing Up!  Not a problem. Rent everything you need and leave the washing up to ASAP Tent and Party Rentals.  You can rent china, cutlery, glasses and linens.  But…here’s the best part of all – don’t wash pots and pans – rent chafing dishes.  These little beauties have two sizes of inserts one large or two small – keeps your food warm without the bother of pots and pans.  Chafing dishes are also made to hold aluminium foil pans – so if your food came from a caterer – in to the chafing dish they go – no fuss no muss.  Also great for those dishes you made ahead. You see chafers are not only for buffets they can be used anywhere – especially in your kitchen.  Ta Da!

Make a copy of these ideas and keep them with you to read while waiting in line – or when you need a reminder to relax and enjoy yourself.  Pass this along to friends and family to make their lives stress free also.
Enjoy!

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New Item – Party Rental Packages

Napkin and Silverware Roll

Napkin and Silverware Roll

New Party Rental Product… Party Packages  from basic knife, fork napkin roll up to formal dinner packages including almost anything you need.

Make your life easy and let ASAP Tent and Party Rentals supply all your rental needs from tents to tables to place settings. We deliver, pick-up and clean. You just get to have fun.

Basic Party Packages

10″ Dinner plate, dinner fork and knife, water glass, paper napkin $2.45

Linen Roll Ups:
Dinner fork and knife rolled in linen napkin $1.80

Paper Roll Ups:
Dinner fork and knife rolled in paper napkin $1.35

Water and Wine Glasses:
One of each, includes ice and water $1.45

Buffet Packages

Basic Buffet Package:
Dinner fork and knife, dessert fork, teaspoon, dessert plate, 10″ dinner plate, water glass, coffee mug, paper napkin, 85″ x 85″ square white tablecloth. $5.60

Full Buffet Package:
Dinner fork and knife, dessert fork, teaspoon, 10″ dinner plate, dessert plate, coffee mug, linen napkin, 85″ x 85″ square white tablecloth, salt and pepper shakers, cream and sugar bowls, water glass, wineglass, water jug with ice. $7.95

Formal Buffet Package:
Dinner fork and knife, dessert fork, teaspoon, 10″ dinner plate, tea cup and saucer, damask napkin, 120″ damask round white tablecloth, salt and pepper shakers, cream and sugar bowls, water glass, wineglass, water jug with ice. $10.25

Sit Down Dinner Packages

Basic Sit-down Package:
Dinner fork and knife, salad fork, dessert fork, teaspoon, side plate, salad plate, appetizer plate, 10″ dinner plate, tea cup and saucer, linen napkin, 85″ x 85″ square white tablecloth, salt and pepper shakers, cream and sugar bowls, water glass, wineglass, water jug with ice. $9.40

Full Sit-down Package:
Dinner fork and knife, salad fork, soup spoon, dessert fork, teaspoon, side plate, appetizer plate, butter plate, butter knife, 10″ dinner plate, soup bowl and plate, dessert plate, tea cup and saucer, specialty napkin, 120″ round white tablecloth, silver salt and pepper shakers,  cream and sugar bowls, water glass, wineglass, water jug and ice. $14.50

Formal Sit-down Package:
Dinner fork and knife, salad fork, soup spoon, dessert fork, dessert spoon, demitasse spoon, side plate, butter plate, butter knife, 10″ dinner plate, appetizer plate, soup bowl and plate, dessert plate, tea cup and saucer, specialty napkin, 120″ round white tablecloth, overlay, salt & pepper shakers, cream and sugar bowls, water glass, wineglass, water jug with ice. $20.50

Appetizer Packages

Cocktail party package includes a 6″ china plates, cocktail napkins and toothpicks. $2.25

Tailgate Party Packages

Tailgate Party Package for less than 75 includes the chaffing dishes, serving platters, serving ware, disposables and plastic table cloth for buffet service. $1.80

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