Halloween Party



The chill is in the air and harvest season is upon us.  So why not get in touch with your inner character and throw that Halloween party you’ve always wanted to have.  This is one of the few times in a year we get to let ourselves escape into a world of fun and imagination, if only for an evening.  So, create a space as spooky or fun as you desire in a tent.  You can rent dance floors, sound systems, tables, chairs and food service items to add to your party.  We all know this holiday is supposed to be for the children and we have tables and chairs to fit the little ones too.  So, go get your candy bowls, costumes and decorations out and have a Happy Halloween!

Tent Sidewalls

A tent is a canopy, but a canopy isn’t a tent!  People use the terms interchangeably, but in the industry we consider a canopy a cover that provides shelter, but to make it a tent you need to add sidewalls!  Canopies work fine most of the time, and are preferred, but what about when the weather comes up? Wind, rain, sun and cold can be a hindrance to any event. Grizzly (7)

Sidewall options are available for you to create a controlled, comfortable space for your festivities.  They come in various heights, lengths and styles.  Your sidewalls should be matched to your tents height and fit properly.  Sidewalls can be added to any or all walls as you see fit, but don’t forget your access.  Your tent installer can secure the bottom of your sidewalls with stakes or a cable system to keep the sidewall in place.  Unsecure sidewalls can be hazardous and will fly around in windy conditions. 40x90F-Riverside Health-3

The most cost effective sidewalls are “Solid” white and are used to enclose, inexpensively, or hide some thing unsightly from view.  You can retain a view with “Clear” sidewalls but still have a wind buffer while maintaining an outdoor feel.  “French window‘ sidewalls typically have a simulated segmented window panes with square or arched window shapes.  They offer a “peekaboo view” inside a tent which can draw interest and has a more elegant look. 40x100-Korthuis-3

Sidewall styles can be mixed and matched as needed for your tent, event and site.  Your event rental professional should have options for you to consider.

Choosing the Right Tent

There is a multitude of options for where you might set up a tent for your wedding day from a park to a parking lot.  However, not all tents are suited for all potential set-up locations.  There are two distinctly different tent types; Frame and Pole and each has it’s pro’s and con’s.

Frame Tents

If you have chosen a site that has hard surfaces, limited space or needs to be abutted to a building or another tent, you’ll want to use a “Frame” tent.  Frame tent consists of an aluminum framework constructed in the prescribed dimensions and then the vinyl (skin) is pulled over the frame work and secured to it.  Frame tents can be adapted more easily to fit a restricted site, un-level or multi-level sites.  Frame tents can be anchored with weights or stakes.  They are clear span inside and are the standard style used in our region by most rental companies.

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Pros: very adaptable, adjustable height and length, clear span, exposed framework for hanging points and décor.  Can be set up on hard or earthen surfaces and can be leveled when set on sloped or tiered surfaces.

Cons: Exposed frame work on underside, building-like sight lines, industrial

Pole Tents

When you have wide open access and space, you might want to rent a “Pole” style tent.  Pole tents require stakes be pounded into the ground around the entire perimeter of the tent, in predetermined spacing (7.5′ or 10′ between legs).  The stakes typically extend at least 6′-8′ off each side pole of the tent with a rope or ratchet attached to each.  Pole tents have center pole to hold them up.  The pole tops offer a clean smooth underside and dramatic site lines from outside.  Pole tents require a site that can be staked; earthen or even some asphalt sites can be accommodated.

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Pros: Less expensive, pleasing exterior sight lines, clean taught vinyl underside, elegant swooping lines, vaulted ceiling feel.

Cons: Stake lines around tent, center pole can be an obstruction, requires 6′ – 8′ buffer around the entire tent for staking.

Wedding Linen Colors

The big decisions have been made, the date selected, your dress purchased, the location booked.  What are your wedding colors?  Are you on the cutting edge of fashion or do you just want to create a nice warm intimate feel for your wedding?  Linens, their sizes and colors, are a very personal choice and we here at Pacific Party Canopies have an extensive linen inventory to help you create colorful and textured table scape’s.  Fabric swatches are available here in the office to take with when looking to match colors of the dress, cake or other decore elements.  Whether napkins, runners, round, square or rectangle linens we can serve your rental needs.  Visit our web-site and check out the options or call us to arrange a meeting today.

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Make an Epic Impression






“You never get a second chance to make a first impression!” So why not start with an Epic beginning?  The Epic Designer pole tent is eye catching with it’s 19′ – 23′ tall swooped tension, and sculptured cut of the tent tops presents dramatic sight lines and wonderful photo backdrops.  This elegant tent provides a vaulted ceiling feel inside and can be lighted, heated, enclosed and floored.  The unique design draws attention to any event; yours will be no exception.