Fun -n- Games

The family is coming for the “family reunion” or was it “graduation”, or what of your daughters “wedding” coming up.  How do you keep everyone engaged and entertained?  Add some “Fun -n- Games” to your next event!

A Bounce House is a great way to keep the kids occupied and happy bouncing to their hearts content.  when the party gets into full swing the adults can join in too.

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A “Dunk Tank

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or “Beat the Bucket” will engage the whole party taking in the competition of trying to dunk or dowse someone…great fun!

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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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Farm Tables

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If you’re seeking a rustic farm setting for your wedding locale you may want to go further and rent farm tables.  We now have 8′ Farm Tables which can seat 8-10.  Visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pacificpartycanopies to see some photo’s of them on display in our show room and at EDASC’s “Schmooze Fair.”

In our search for the right pairing of seating options we selected a new “Fruitwood” wooden chair.  The chairs are a dark chocolaty brown color with a nice wood grain finish. The chairs complement the rustic feel of the large family style wooden tables.

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The nice thing about these new tables and matching chairs is that you can forgo linen toppers for colorful runners , napkins, place settings and flowers that complement your scheme.  Come visit us at our warehouse location in Burlington; we’d love to show you our tables and more.

Pipe-N-Drape and you

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Pipe-N-Drape is used primarily for convention booths as pictured in bottom photo at the Whatcom Home & Garden Show March 6-8.  However you can use pipe-n-drape for décor in a party setting and it works well to soften a room for a wedding too (top photo).  We’ll be installing pipe-n-drape for the Skagit / Island Counties Builders Association Home Show March 27th, 28th and 29th at the Skagit Fair Grounds in Mount Vernon.  Visit our web site to see color options, pricing and more photos of pipe-n-drape in use.  Contact us for any quotes.