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The summer has come to a close, the traditional wedding season is fizzling out and the dog days of winter are upon us.  What does the crew at PPC do in the winter?  Well we are very busy in the spring, summer and early fall with tent installs and rental deliveries, but the pace of production doesn’t let up come late fall and winter.  During our “Off Season” we are nearly as busy cleaning, inspecting, maintaining and repairing any and all equipment in our inventory.  We service, count and purchase new equipment to fulfill needs we’ve established over the past rental season.  Maintenance of our equipment is crucial to meeting our clients’ expectations that we provide clean, quality party rental equipment at a competitive rate.

Valentine’s Day Showroom + Crafts

To spruce up the Pacific Party Canopies’ Bellingham showroom, I worked on a few crafts this week.

First off, I spray painted some cheap wooden hearts  and a heart frame from Michael’s. I had some spray painted wine bottles from an earlier display that I wanted to hang them on. I also sprayed the insert for the wooden heart so it would be a solid color instead of a photo. However, you could put a photo of you and your beloved in the frame for your Valentine’s table.

I spray painted this frame and these wooden hearts for a rustic inspired Valentine's Day table. The hearts will hang on painted wine bottles I created for an earlier project. The frame will be the centerpiece of the grouping.

I spray painted this frame and these wooden hearts for a rustic inspired Valentine’s Day table. The hearts will hang on painted wine bottles I created for an earlier project. The frame will be the centerpiece of the grouping.

The finished table looked pretty good. Add soft music and candlelight and it would be the perfect setting for a rustic Valentine’s Day. Check out those chair sashes. I love the gold and the way it’s tied.

To achieve this look use our red pintuck linens, a white solid linen underlay, gold satin sashes, gold chargers, and white wooden chairs.

Valentine's table with rustic accents, painted wine bottles, wooden hearts and frame, and a burnt read decor with gold sashes.

Valentine’s table with rustic accents, painted wine bottles, wooden hearts and frame, and a burnt read decor with gold sashes.

For our main table, I wanted to create some interest in the ceiling. I decided to hang a few decorations and a few sashes as a color swag. Unfortunately, this took me the most time, mainly because I had never done it before. I went through a few iterations. If I just tucked the ends of the fabric into the ceiling, the other fabric would fall down, plus the ends got dirty. Next, I tried rubber banding them together and making sort of a braid. This pseudo worked, but still did not capture the look I was wanting. Plus, it left a gap in the ceiling tiles. Finally, I realized I needed some hardware. We had some rounded metal clasps from Walmart that we hang our napkins with that I used as a ring to thread each end of the sashes through. I tied a small amount of fishing wire around the circle and the other end to a paper clip. I bent the paper clip into a hook and slid it under the ceiling tile. This worked nicely. The paperclip wasn’t altogether necessary, but worked well with heavier items like the glitter heart hang in the center of the table.

How to make fabric hangs for fun, bright Valentine's Day table.

To make a valentine’s table, you just need some decorations, a round item to thread fabric through and fishing wire to hang the fabric from the ceiling.

This was the final look!

The back of the chiavari chair is threaded with a pale pink table runner and a cherry sash.

Bright red and pink Valentine's Day table setting

Bright red and pink table for Valentine’s Day.

 

New products: Lounge furniture!

Rachel Vos Photography took some images of our new lounge furniture at a recent bridal shoot. We have couches, loveseats, chairs, coffee tables, and side tables available for your next event. Check them out at either of our convenient locations!

Bellingham event rental store celebrates grand opening

Bellingham-rental-store-grand-opening Clients past and present joined our team Thursday night to celebrate the opening of our Bellingham rental store.

Visitors entered through the elegant showroom, collected a drink from the bar and proceeded into the warehouse. There guests clustered around cocktail tables and gathered on a four-leaf clover of ottomans. Haggen Market Street Catering brought several spreads — bread and dips, cookies and bars, pulled pork, beans and salads — and a professional, accommodating team to serve it all.

Greg Greenfield, owner and president of Pacific Party Canopies, cut the ceremonial red ribbon with the biggest pair of scissors you’ve ever seen (thanks to the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber). Everyone had a blast.

Thank you to all who helped us celebrate our new store!