To properly plan any outdoor gathering, you must consider how to protect guests from sudden changes in weather. Party tents are the perfect answer to temporary outdoor coverage. Choosing the correct event tent may seem like a daunting task at first but in actuality the selection process can not only be simplified but fun as well.
There are three basic elements that need to be considered when selecting and purchasing a party canopy. The first element is coverage. Does the party tent need to be completely enclosed or is the top cover adequate coverage? Available for both rent and purchase, the price of a party tent can vary greatly depending on which accessories items are selected. Open-ended event tents come with the basic frame and top cover. For further protection, additional side panels can be purchased to fully enclose the tent. Aside from protection, fully enclosed party canopies provide privacy, warmth and can enhance the overall elegance of the event. There is no right or wrong decision when choosing between open-ended or enclosed tent structures. Both weather and budget will be key factors in the decision.
The second element to consider when selecting a party tent is size and shape. How many guests will be attending the event? Will the tent be used for standing room only or will table space need to be accounted for? Party tents are available in a variety of sizes and deciding on the correct square footage is important. The broad span of sizes is actually an advantage in the fact that multiple units of different dimensions can be selected to achieve the desired coverage. The smallest party tents for sale are 10′ x 10′ and can be purchased as large as 20′ x 40′. To give an example of the size capacity of the larger party tents, the 20′ x 40′ can accommodate up to eight 60″ round tables. Each 60″ table can seat approximately 10 people.
The final element to consider when choosing a tent for an event is the color scheme. Is the structure going to be used for a more intimate gathering such as a wedding or is the tent being used for an entertainment type gathering where brighter colors can be used? Party canopies are available in a wide range of colors and patterns. Solid colors, such as white, can be chosen for elegant parties and wedding receptions. Brighter colors and striped patterns will give the party some flare and add fun and excitement. Choose a color that will compliment the mood of the party and the decision will be easy.
Once you have found a party tent that is a perfect fit for your occasion you can decide on decorations. Decorating your tent is entirely optional and can be accomplished with minimal investment. By incorporating small decorating details, the party canopy will blend in with the other elements and give the entire venue a unified look. Decorations can be as simple as flowers and balloons or can be more detailed with the use of string lighting and drape cloths for the canopy legs. Be creative and make the planning of your next event fun. Have others help in the coordination efforts and do not pass on the opportunity to make even the simplest adjustments like decorating your party tent.