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Rent What You Need for a Backyard Halloween Party!

Prepare for your backyard Halloween party by renting party equipment.

After so many people took a break from Halloween last year, many of us are looking forward to celebrating this wonderfully spooky holiday once again. If you’ve decided to go all-out and organize backyard Halloween party this year, that’s a great idea! To help you get started, we’ve compiled a quick list of some great items that you can rent for your celebration.


Tents and Accessories

If you’re going to have any type of outdoor party in your backyard, then you need to always consider the comfort of your guests. Since Halloween takes place at the very end of October and your party is likely to be at night, then you need to make sure that everyone can stay warm. In addition to using a tent for cover, it’s also a good idea to consider renting tent accessories such as sidewalls and maybe even heaters.


Basic Party Items

Outdoor Halloween parties must always start with considering the basic items you’ll need for your guest. Depending on the layout of your party, these may include such things as tables, chairs, dinnerware, flatware, and several other items, all of which can be rented instead of purchased. This allows you to have a more uniformed appearance and save you both time and money trying to get these items from multiple sources.


Carving Equipment

A wonderful backyard Halloween party tradition involves visiting a pumpkin patch or local grocery store prior to the party and then organizing a pumpkin carving contest. It’s amazing to see what types of Jack-o’-Lanterns your friends and family can come up with, especially if you have some artists at the party. If you need a full set of knives to do the carving, you can rent those from a local event company, too.


Audio Equipment

One of the easiest ways to put everyone into the Halloween spirit is with the use of spooky and creepy sounds emanating from speakers set up outside. Plus, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to play classic Halloween songs Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Pickett, his two follow-ups Monster Rap and It’s Alive, Warren Zevon’s Werewolves of London, and Rockepella’s Zombie Jamboree. Renting the audio equipment that you need to belt out these tunes will help create an amazing experience.


Dance Floor

Adding a dance floor into the mix will allow your party guests to get their groove on as their favorite characters. If you really want to get the party moving and shaking, start pumping Michael Jackson’s Thriller through the speakers and see if who can emulate the song’s infamous video. If you have enough room, you could always have one dance floor for the adults and a separate one for the kids and teens.


Video Equipment

To add to your Halloween celebration, why not plays movies for people to watch during the festivities? Simply rent a projector and screen, in addition to audio equipment, and you’re all set to go. If you’re looking for a few great films, we suggest family favorites such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, and Ernest Scared Stupid.


Concession Stands

Most Halloween parties don’t typically involve a huge meal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t serve food. In addition to providing candied apples and maybe some Halloween-themed cookies, you should consider renting a few concession options for your guests. This can be anything from a pretzel warmer, popcorn machine, or hot dog rotisserie to a cotton candy, snow cone, or soft serve ice cream machine!


Spooky Lighting

No matter the occasion, it’s always important and you have enough lighting, so your guests are always safe and sound. If you’re trying to set up some frights, lowering the lights in a few places is certainly okay, but you also have plenty of other spooky lighting options. A Halloween bash will look awesome with red and orange lighting in certain spots, along with lights coming out of the ground to put a focus on creepy decorations like skulls and giant spiders.


Items to Purchase

Speaking of Halloween decorations, there are a few things that you probably want to purchase instead of rent. Classic items such as fake spider webs, witch hats for your guests, pumpkin décor, and other items will really sell the party and not cost you a lot of money. If you’re planning to rent any of the other items on our list, you can ask the event rental company for advice on where to find the best Halloween decorations.


Contact Elite Events & Rentals for Your Backyard Halloween Party

Elite Events & Rentals has tons of event rental equipment in Tampa that will make your backyard Halloween party a huge success. If you have any questions about our services or would like some Halloween party rentals, reach by calling (727) 791-7082 today.