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A Few Rental Ideas for a Graduation Party

Graduation is almost here. Here are a few ideas for your graduation party.

We’ve been talking a lot about summer coming up, but more importantly, it’s the time of year when people will be graduating. That means thousands of graduates and their friends and family members will be heading out to celebrate. To help you get the most out of this glorious event, we’ve put together some simple rental ideas for a graduation party that will help ensure everyone has a great time.


Tents and Accessories

There are many great rental ideas for a graduation party, but you may want to start with the biggest. We’re talking about the tent, of course! Whether you’re having the party indoors or outdoors, we’re guessing that you’ll need to cover a sizable area.


This is especially true outdoors, where you want to protect guests from the Florida sun. Don’t forget tent accessories such as cooling equipment and sidewalls, as needed.


Tables and Chairs

Next up, you’ll need to rent some tables and chairs. Renting is much better than purchasing because you don’t need to worry about asking friends or family members to gather them up for you. Plus, a rental company will make sure that all of the tables and chairs are in great condition and that they’ll all be matched up properly. This will automatically improve the look and feel of the graduation party.


Dance Floor and Audio

Since graduates love to dance—at least many of them—you should consider renting a dance floor and audio equipment. Dance floors come in a variety of sizes, and you may want to consider getting more than one so that you can split up the festivities. You can also rent audio equipment, such as a powerful sound system, to crank out everyone’s favorite tunes.



We know that concessions sound a little bit like they’re only for kids, but they’re really not. Everyone loves snacks from concession stands like popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, and ice cream. You can also pick up units such as a soft pretzel maker, nacho cheese dispenser, hot dog warmer, etc. All of these stands can be rented for a nominal fee, and you can purchase extra supplies from the party rental company.


Dinnerware and Glassware

This is another situation where it’s a lot easier to get everything to match by renting dinnerware and glassware rather than borrowing them from someone. You’ll also save a lot of money by renting instead of purchasing. There are multiple styles available, so choose the ones that best fit the party personality that you’re going for.


Giant Games

Remember, this is a graduation party. That means you need to have as much fun as possible! Bringing out giant party games is one of the best ways to make that happen. We’re talking giant checkers, giant chess, giant Connect Four, and even giant Yahtzee.


Of course, they call it YardZee because it’s a fun play on words. These giant yard games are a real crowd-pleaser. Get a few people involved, and everyone will jump in.


Catering Equipment

If you’re planning on having a somewhat sizable graduation party but will be bringing in food yourself, then you’ll need some catering equipment. You can rent items such as chafing dishes, large stainless steel bowls, buffet trays, multi-tier serving trays, drink dispensers, speed racks, etc. There are multiple items available for rent that are easy to use and will make your party go a lot smoother.



With everyone using phones and tablets these days, many of your guests might start running low on battery power. You can help them out by providing them with charging stations. Yes, this is something you can rent as well. In fact, there are multiple designs to choose from that will blend in with your graduation party’s décor so that nothing will feel out of place.


A guest can enjoy the festivities while charging up their Samsung Galaxy or whatever version of the iPhone is on now.


Cooling Equipment

Florida is a great state to hold a graduation party, but it might be a little warm outside. We touched on grabbing some cooling equipment at the beginning, but it deserves some special consideration, so that’s how we’re going to end the discussion. If the weather is mildly warm, you may only need some clip-on fans for the tent poles. But if it’s really hot, we’d suggest renting some cooling units.


Contact Elite Events & Rentals for More Rental Ideas for a Graduation Party

Elite Events & Rentals offers many different types of event rental equipment in Tampa. If you need more rental ideas for a graduation party, reach out to us at (727) 791-7082.