The table is set, it’s perfect. The silverware shines nearly as brightly as the smile on the graduate’s face. The chocolate fountain bubbles over and the music issuing forth from the Quebbie, a cool “DJ in a Box” is hip and contemporary. Guest are dazzled by the rotating disco ball that you worked so hard to affix to your ceiling. Your graduate has worked their entire life to get to this point. In a dual-culmination of parent and child achievements, a graduation is something to be celebrated. But, how did your party get to this point? Well, that magic is best left to the experts, and thankfully you were wise enough to know that Celebrations Event and Party Rental had everything you needed.
Celebrations, “The Party Store,” south sound’s foremost event and party rental outfitter, has been assisting our community in throwing dream parties for over 37 years. Dave Light, Celebrations store manager for the past 15 years, says the starting point for most graduation parties can depend on theme. “We can do anything from a glamorous event to a birthday party style,” Dave shares. “It Just depends on what you are looking for. We can do all of it.”
And he truly means it. From the first steps of obtaining a quote, (which can be done online) or just popping into the showroom to rent a few things, Dave and his staff take care of you from start to finish. Celebrations will even deliver your items for a per-mile fee, well worth it if you don’t have access to a truck to haul your goods. Item pick-up is also an option, and Dave says a lot of rentals are for a “backyard party where you do-it-yourself” and going this route can help you stay within your party budget since the delivery fee is avoided.
Celebrations customer, Jessica Bradley, shares her perspective, and points out a great reason to utilize a party rental service, “I don’t waste my time and money anymore buying a sub-standard version of a party item I may never use again,” Jessica explains. “I prefer to rent a quality item for the dates I need, and then return it! I don’t want to worry about storing it or re-selling it. Really, it is a brilliant model that is convenient and reduces unnecessary purchases and waste.”
Renting at Celebrations is an easy process and their rental period is generous. “For a weekend event you pick up on Friday and return on Monday for a one-day rental charge. You get 72 hours,” Dave explains. “If your time is tight, because I know a lot of people will have [family] coming in from out of town for graduation parties; if you need to pick up on a Thursday, we’d be glad to let you do that for no extra charge as long as we’re not getting in to another rental period,” he said.
Doing it this way alleviates some of the stress in hosting an event, and Dave feels that one of the things that sets Celebrations apart from the rest is the caring flexibility that this local, family-owned business offers.
In addition to being flexible, Dave also highlighted the company’s safety. When it comes to tent rentals, the company takes their rentals seriously and sends their entire set-up crew to a regional training provided by a tent manufacturer on proper tenting. Dave also mentioned that unlike other party rental outfits, they don’t charge for set-up by the hour, it’s by a flat fee, and his crew doesn’t leave until the job is complete. Celebrations will be covering the upcoming Commencement for Saint Martin’s University and will be setting up a 50-foot by 155-foot tent, and, according to Dave, “that’s not something you want just anyone to do.” It takes a true professional, and you’ll certainly find them at Celebrations.
From Forks to Tacoma, to Ocean Shores, and even right here at home, Celebrations Event and Party Rental can help you honor your graduate. Whether you’re after decorative serve ware for a backyard fiesta theme, or need the full supplies to create an all-out discotheque, the team at Celebrations are ready to get your graduation party started.
Maryanne Byrne, from Byrne & Byrne Solutions is a longtime customer of Celebrations. “Celebrations is our go-to,” she says. “We’ve used them professionally and personally for many events. I love the wide variety of items they have, and they are always so understanding when our schedule gets crazy-busy. They have great customer service and we wouldn’t be able to pull these events off without them.”
Make your graduation party a success. Here are a few of Dave’s favorite grad party items:
- Candybar Set–Sweeten up your guests with all of your graduate’s favorite candies.
- Decorative Serveware–Jazz up your table and save space in tight quarters by going vertical!
Sound System–Make your speeches and play your music so all can hear.
- Projector & Screen–Obligatory baby-photo slideshow. A must at every grad party.
- Concession Equipment–Popcorn, Sno Kones, cotton candy, hotdogs, yipee!
- Quebbie, DJ in a Box–11,000+ radio edited songs (and more), appropriate for the whole family
- Patio Heater–Pacific Northwest canned heat.
- Tents, Tables and Chairs–Give everybody somewhere to park it.
If you’re ready to elevate your graduate (and your party) just a little bit, or a lot, get in touch with the staff at Celebrations, “The Party Store” online, or call 360-754-RENT (7368).