If you are throwing a party to celebrate a graduation, birthday, anniversary, christening – or just because it’s summer – then your main aim will be making it as memorable as possible.
Television shows and the internet are full of proof that these days, if you are going to throw a party, there are opportunities galore to make it lavish, quirky or outstanding in some other way. However, not everyone has hundreds of thousands of pounds to splash on celebrity appearances, gold-plated party favours or making an entrance via a helicopter.
So how can you make your party special and different on a restricted budget?
Space – the biggest frontier
Before we get to the creative stuff, how much room you have to hold your celebration is crucial. There is no point seeking inspiration and getting all artistic with this party if your guests are going to be bumping elbows all day or night.
Investing in marquee hire makes a great deal of sense if you don’t have a palatial home or limited space at a community venue. By opening up your party area, you can let your imagination run wild without breaking the bank.
Getting in the zone
Having the extra room that a marquee provides means you can make your party more inclusive and fun for a variety of ages or interests, by having different “zones”.
For example, children’s toys, colourings and big soft cushions can be placed to keep the littlies occupied, not too far away from a DJ dance area where parents can go wild.
Away from the main buffet queue, you can create space for an ice-cream sundae or chocolate pizza bar.
Or how about creating a chilled zone, with bean bags and quieter music, for people who want to socialise and relax, away from the hustle and bustle.
Photo booths are great fun at all kinds of parties, so one area of the marquee could be filled with props and equipment to go selfie crazy.
Room for imagination
Having the completely “blank slate” provided by marquee hire means you can be far more creative in your decorations and themes too. Blue drapes and a few easy to come by props and you can have an underwater party. Darker drapes, low lighting and twinkling lights and it’s a timelessly elegant backdrop for some dancing and singing in the vogue of La La Land.
You could even project onto the wall of your hired marquee, using a sound system and some low- cost props to have a sing-and-dance-along party. You can bring your guests right into the middle of a scene from Mamma Mia, Grease, Dirty Dancing or Sound of Music. And if your guests are young – or simply young at heart – plenty of white, pale blue and glittery decorations can transform your
marquee into the perfect backdrop for a Frozen party.
Another idea for using the space provided by hiring a marquee is creating a performance area. This could be the perfect spot to site an illusionist, close up magician, drag artist or caricaturist.
To hire a marquee that matches your size requirements and budget, give us a call. And if you want to brainstorm some creative party ideas, we always have time for that!