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Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tips For Holding A Disco Themed Wedding Reception

If you are getting married in the near future, and you have decided you want your theme to be disco era, you will have a lot of fun making preparations. There are several ideas you can use to incorporate the 70’s into your wedding reception theme, making it an event that will be sure to be appreciated by all who attend. If you are having the wedding reception in your backyard, you will be able to decorate and prepare the event yourself. Here are some ideas you can use to help you make your wedding event one to remember.

Setting Up The Area

Make sure to have a tent large enough to accommodate all of your guests. You will be able to rent large tents from a party rental company. The tents can be as elaborate as you wish, and they can be set up to have chandeliers and lighting incorporated from the interior. Take a look at lighting that will match the era.

Make sure you hang a bunch of disco balls from the top of the tent to give it that disco appeal. You will want to have a large dance area in place, as 70’s disco is one type of music that gets you out on the floor. You can rent light up dance floors that fit the era perfectly.

Furniture Rental

When placing furniture, you will want to have your standard wedding seating for dinnertime, and then have a few social areas for guests to sit back and relax. Consider placing some lounge furniture around the dance floor so guests can relax in between sets. Cushioned chaise lounges or large sofas to seat several will be sure to be a hit.

Rent these in funky colors or purchase some fun 70’s themed pillows to place on top of the seating. You can have some end tables set up around the seating area where people can set their drinks next to lava lamps or lights with fringe shades.

Little Extras

Have a few areas under the tent where strings of beads are hung, representing doorway decor that the era used. You can use bright colors such as orange or green to decorate, giving the entire area a 70’s appeal. You can drape a tie-dyed T-shirt over each seat back, giving the reception a colorful look. Couple this with bright peace signs or flowers on each table and use small disco balls on table tops.

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Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Visiting A Casino For The First Time? Here Are Some Unspoken Rules Of Tipping Etiquette

If you’re planning a trip to the casino like Fort McDowell Casino for the first time, you might think that everything about the experience is all fun and games. While having fun is at the top of your wish list, along with winning some cash at the casino games, there are some unspoken tipping rules that any casino enthusiast should remember. This guide outlines who you should tip and an estimated amount, so that you can have that money set aside you leave the house.

Tips for Table Game Attendants and Dealers

Dealers and attendants of the poker, roulette and craps tables work hard to give you a good experience. They have no control over how the game plays out or whether you win or lose.

These professionals are there to make money, just as you are, so use proper etiquette and tip around five dollars for each session. This means that if you are sitting at a table, and a new dealer relieves the one there, give the dealer leaving a chip or cash as they leave. Likewise, leave the chip or cash on the table if you decide to leave the game.

Tips for Slot Game Attendants

Tip any slot game attendant that you summon to the machine for any reason. Sometimes all you need to tip is a dollar or two, but something is always better than nothing.

You may not need an attendant at all, but if the machine freezes use proper etiquette and tip the person that helps you. Other times you need to tip a slot game attendant include:

  • When they make change for you at the machine or on the floor.
  • When you win a jackpot and they bring you the cash.

Tips for Cocktail Servers

Under regular circumstances, you would tip a server anywhere from 10 percent to 20 percent of your tab. A casino is a bit different. In most of these businesses, you aren’t charged for drinks, or even food as long as you’re playing the games. This can leave a bit of confusion as to how to properly tip.

Tip these professionals at least $1 for each food or beverage item they bring you. Feel free to tip a little more, but try not to tip less than that. If you’re playing a slot game and all of your money is tied up in the game, try to refrain from ordering a drink until you cash out your ticket and have some cash on hand. However, if you just want a little water and the server is walking by, most won’t mind handing you a bottle from their tray and won’t care if you tip or not. Just don’t make a habit of this.

Keep your tip money in a separate section of your wallet and use it generously while visiting a casino. Try not to use it to play the games and treat those that help you with respect. Remember it’s not their fault if you lose and they are there to do a job and make money serving you.

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Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Three Fun Party Rental Ideas For Your Young Child’s Birthday

Are you planning an exciting birthday celebration for your child? For a most memorable event, consider party rentals to delight and entertain the kids. Depending upon the age group, party rentals such as concessions, inflatables and games can enliven the day. Here are three party rental items that you can get from companies like Ken Rent to help you incorporate those aspects into the mix:

1. A Fun-Filled Cotton Candy Maker and Accessories

Here’s one concession you won’t want to pass up when ordering your child’s birthday party rentals. Kids of all ages love colorful cotton candy. The package will generally include everything needed to make and serve cotton candy, including the cotton candy machine with instructions for use.

Be sure the package includes enough cones to supply to all of your child’s guests. Typically, this should include 25 cones, or the option to upgrade. Cotton candy floss sugar and flossine will usually be included, in basic colors such as pink and blue.

Accessories you might rent separately include cotton candy tray holders (to place the finished cones), or even a neon cotton candy sign to attract the guests. Also, ask about cotton candy bags and a “display tree” with clips.

2. Yard Inflatables

This is a great party rental idea for the backyard. If you have enough space, consider renting one or more of the following:

  • Sports themed inflatables: How about an inflatable baseball pitch tent to test a child’s pitching abilities? The popular inflatable basketball shoot is fun for kids and adults alike. An inflatable robotic mechanical “bull” is another fun idea.

  • Water inflatables: If your child celebrates a summer birthday, this is a fun outdoor idea. The water inflatables connect to a water supply and ordinary garden hose for great summertime fun.

  • Bounce House Inflatables: Toddlers and preschoolers especially love these. Some rentals will include play balls, too. Sizes are typically from 12–25 feet in diameter.

  • Inflatable “Castles” and Playhouses: Any theme you choose should make the kids happy. Choose a gender-neutral playhouse if guests include both boys and girls.

3. Party Rental Games

Party rental supplies for the kids include everything from bean bag toss games to bumper ball. How about a clown toss game? The kids try to toss a bean bag into the colorful clown’s “mouth”. The winners receive a prize of your choice.

What You Should Know

It’s a good idea to ask about the electricity requirements for your rentals. Also, if you’re renting bounce houses and inflatables, ask about ground surface requirements. Can you play them on concrete or grass?

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Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

3 Fun Ideas For Wedding Venues

If you are about to get married, you are no doubt looking for a wedding venue in your area that will be a good fit for the occasion. While it’s fine to call around and get quotes from some local possibilities, you may also want to branch out and think of something fun you could do to make the occasion really special. Here are 3 fun ideas you may not have considered.

Go Back to College (Or Where You Met)

If you met your partner while in college, consider taking a look at any unique spots at the university that might be able to host your wedding. You’ll likely have to call and get permission, but imagine getting married in the classroom where you first met, or maybe down on the football field if you are both big fans of the school’s team. If you met your special someone elsewhere, such as at work, consider options to get married nearby that would commemorate how the two of you came together.

A Resort or Amusement Park

Do you want to have your honeymoon at a beach resort or amusement park? Why not get things started immediately by inviting your entire family down for the wedding at the same location. Plenty of beach resorts and amusement parks have special wedding venues that were built specifically for couples who want to get married in a fun, sun-filled environment.

A Public Park

Are you on a budget for your wedding? See if you can get permission from the local government to use a public park to have an outdoor wedding. You will likely be subject to the whims of Mother Nature, but if all goes well, you could have a beautiful wedding without paying a lot of money. Don’t forget that you can still have a traditional reception afterwards at a local banquet hall or other similar place.

When people get married, it’s understandable that they want something unique. There may be a variety of great wedding venues in your area that will be willing to accommodate you, but don’t be afraid to branch out and try something different. Consider getting married at a place that is important to both of you. If you are on a budget, consider a public place, or even a backyard. Remember that even if you do go someplace unique for the actual wedding, you can still hold a party at an indoor hall, like The Lantana.

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