Tent Rentals- How to Enhance Your Outdoor Event

Tent Rentals- How to Enhance Your Outdoor Event

Warm weather means that outdoor events are back! The great thing about outdoor party tents is that they are available in different sizes, so you have no problem accommodating a variety of group sizes. There are many ways to enhance your tent and with the right design, you can transform your outdoor space into a great corporate gathering spot.

Ceiling Draping

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Drapery helps you soften the overall look of the tent by hiding its framework. Adding fabric to the tent makes it look professional and personalized. You could include your company colors or keep it neutral.

Lanterns

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Lanterns are a great way to add decoration to the free space at the top of the tent. If your event is going into the evening hours, add lights into the lanterns to create a warm glow.

Flooring

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Flooring options can range from wood panels to carpeting. Adding a floor eliminates the uneven ground as well as the possibility of walking on soggy grass.

Greenery Wrapped Poles

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Tent poles build the framework of the tent, however in some cases they can be a bit of an eye sore. Greenery is a great enhancement for a corporate event because it pairs well with a lot of colors. You don’t have to worry about it clashing with your table linens or centerpieces.

Projectors

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Projectors can create an opportunity for company branding. You can choose to display your company logo, event name, or display an image relating to your theme!

 

When it comes to customizing your tent, your options are limitless! When choosing to host your event outdoors there is always the uncontrollable aspect of weather. Renting a tent can eliminate the stress of canceling because rain or shine the event can still go on. These enhancements can help elevate a basic tent rental and personalize it to fit your next corporate event!

 

 

3 Reasons to Add Greenery to Your Event Space

3 Reasons to Add Greenery to Your Event Space

Adding greenery to your event space can transform a dreary, dull room into one with vibrant color, warmth and energy. You can mix and match with a variety of color palettes and designs. Here are our top 3 reasons to add some greenery to your event space:

1. It’s versatile.

Adding greenery of any kind to your space is always a great idea and the nice thing is you are not locked into how you use it. It can match with any color and be used in various ways. As in the photo below, in addition to the pops of blue and pink we added natural green tones by utilizing the living walls provided by the venue as a backdrop to our beautiful outdoor lounge and pairing that with a grass rug. Both of these elements help to create a visually appealing space and add texture, making this a picture-perfect spot at your event! I mean, who wouldn’t want to relax in this lounge?

 

2. It instantly warms up your space.

Adding planters to a large room instantly fills the space, and sets a warm, intimate setting for your event. If the group is small and the space is large, this is also a great décor option to help make the vast area work for smaller groups.

 

3. It creates a unique space.  

Using planters or hedge walls to divide your space is a great option for indoor and outdoor events. Putting multiple walls together allow you to create a unique, private space to be used for a multitude of purposes. You can even enhance the walls by adding custom logos and signage.

 

Of course, there are several reasons for you to add greenery into your event design. Nobody wants a dull space, and plants are a great way to add vibrant color, texture, and aesthetic to your event. No matter the venue you can always find a way to incorporate greenery!

 

5 Fall Cocktails for your Next Event

5 Fall Cocktails for your Next Event

 5 Fall Cocktails for your Next Event

We love a good cocktail made with Prosecco. It can be combined with seasonal ingredients to make the perfect drink anytime of the year. We’ve pulled together a list of our favorite Fall Prosecco Cocktails in case you also like the occasional bubbly refresher. 

 

Harvest Punch 

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1 bottle of Prosecco (chilled)
6 cups ice
½ gallon apple cider
1 cup vodka
2 cans Ginger Beer (12-ounce cans)
3 apples (sliced)
2 oranges (sliced)
8 cinnamon sticks
<add cinnamon sugar for rimming> 

Serve this delicious cocktail in a large bowl. Be as creative as you would like, even a punchbowl can add to your overall event theme and décor. To add more flavor, use an orange wedge to wet the rim of the glass then dip it into the cinnamon sugar.
 

Cranberry Prosecco Cocktail 

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1 bottle of Prosecco
1 ounce Cointreau (divided)
add cranberry gingerale
add cranberries (frozen) 

This cocktail is a refreshing cocktail to serve at your next event. The warm red tones of the drink scream fall.  

Spiced Apple Prosecco 

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6 ounces Prosecco
2 ounces Spiced Rum
4 ounces Apple Cider
add slice of apple on rim to garnish  

This is packed full of flavor. The prosecco gives your classic apple cider that bubbly feel. A picture-perfect cocktail! 

Prosecco Royale Cocktail

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1 bottle of Prosecco (chilled)
3 teaspoons Crème De Casses  

The bright orange color of this drink is perfect to match an Autumn themed event.  

 

Enjoy! 

Meet Ashley Masson – Our New Assistant Event Planner!

Meet Ashley Masson – Our New Assistant Event Planner!

Ashley is a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management and Policy: Program and Event Management with a Minor in Tourism. She was able to complete her schooling in just three years. We are very excited to have her join our team with her fresh and new perspective on the events industry. Ashley has worked as Event Staff throughout her years in college, which has given her exposure to a wide variety of events. They have ranged from recreation, high school proms, music venues, and corporate outings. She recently finished her internship with Chatham Bars Inn working corporate events and recreation. In Ashley’s free time she is an avid movie watcher, loves going to concerts, and traveling to visit her hometown and college friends.


Please help Swank Events Boston welcome Ashley!

What Makes a Successful Event Planner?  

What Makes a Successful Event Planner?  

Event planning is a delicate art. It may seem straightforward – see if a venue is available on your date, find a caterer you like, pick out some flowers, and send the invitations. But there is so much more to it than that and it takes someone with specific skills to pull off a seamless event. 

As event planners, we wear many different hats on a daily basis. We are a therapist (of sorts) to overwhelmed clients trying to plan a corporate outing while handling the day-to-day tasks of their job and family life. We are a seasoned negotiator with the best of the best vendors, helping clients get the most for their money, or a special menu item or pro bono service the public might not have access to. We are tour guides to out of state or out of town clients, introducing them to venues off the beaten path that a Google search won’t present. We are accountants toying and tinkering with budgets to get the most bang for your buck. We are carpenters taking a staple gun to a pallet of wood to secure table assignments and welcome signs. We are master jugglers and professional entertainers the day of – fielding phone calls from every vendor and exhibitor, guiding guests and sweeping away trash all while keeping our clients in the loop, setting up intricate centerpieces, sponsor activations, and stepping in to help the catering staff so every detail of the event goes off without a hitch so that attendees, and oftentimes the client, never knew there was even an issue.  

The secret is that we are mega-organized, efficient and extroverted people by nature. We love to form connections with area businesses and know collaboration better than competition. We must be flexible, smile in times of stress, take a step back and come up with quick solutions and most importantly keep the show running. It’s someone who can anticipate an issue before it even becomes a problem. We’re always thinking 10 steps ahead, and ready to pivot at any time. Sure, it’s high stakes and high stress at times, but the reward of seeing our clients and attendees walk through the doors, jaws dropped, gushing at all our hard work, is pretty awesome.   

We know our strengths lie in planning and execution, and know exactly who to ask for help when we need it — be it for a custom designed cake, to a bartender who can whip up seasonal cocktails, to designers who can bring your company logo to life in a big space, and even balloon specialists — we’re tapped into the local network of professionals and have forged excellent working relationships and friendships with so many of them.  

It’s not rocket science, or surgery, but it’s a skill set honed over many late nights, spreadsheets, sticky situations, last-minute hiccups, and a passion for helping people celebrate life’s little and big moments. So what are you waiting for?! Let’s take your event to the next level together.