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Summer Party Ideas: Rent What You Need this Summer!

Rent the equipment you need for a fantastic summer party this year!

Now that summer is closing in on us, you might be thinking of different ways to celebrate and have fun. There are many different activities that you can share with friends and family, and having a summer party should be at the top of your list. Today, we’re going to share with you some of the party items available for rental along with some awesome summer party ideas.


Party Items to Rent

If you’re planning to throw a party, then you’ll need to make a list of essentials. Certain items will need to be purchased, but there are many different things that you can rent for a small fee. To help you get started, we’ve come up with some nifty summer party ideas, and we’re going to start with a few items that you can rent at your local party rental company:


Outdoor Tents

When hosting a somewhat sizable summer party in an outdoor space, you may want to consider renting an outdoor tent or two. Tent rentals are a great idea for where the weather gets warm are especially useful because they’ll protect your guests from the Sun. You can even equip the tents with sidewalls and fans for extra comfort and protection. You can also rent a number of tent accessories to enhance your tent rentals further.



Whether or not you need tables and chairs for your summer event will depend on what the guests will be doing. If you plan your summer party to be casual, then you may need several tables for food but only a limited number of chairs for people who might not want to stand for the entire event. Either way, renting will allow you to match styles and not rely on friends cobbling together what you’ll need.



Concessions are great all year round, but there’s just something special about summer that screams hot dogs and cotton candy. In fact, you might not even realize that concession stands can be rented for a nominal fee. Some of the most popular choices include hot dog rotisseries, cotton candy machines, popcorn carts, snow cone machines, and nacho cheese dispensers.


Kids’ Stuff

We’re guessing that you plan to have children at this summer party, so make sure that you’re properly prepared. You can rent something unique such as an oversized game of Connect Four or checkers. The most popular item of all time, however, is a bounce house. This will not only keep children entertained, but it’ll also get rid of some of that extra energy they have from eating cotton candy and snow cones.


Catering Items

If you’re planning to have a variety of food available, then you may want to rent some catering equipment. You can rent items such as food pans, serving trays, drink dispensers, chafing dishes, carving stations, glass pitchers, sets of bowls, flatware, and more. Getting all these of items in one place will make your party go much more smoothly.


Dance Items

A summer party is the perfect time for people to get their groove on. In addition to renting audio equipment that will let you crank out some tunes, you should also consider a dance floor. This is a wonderful way to keep people entertained. You may even be able to get a dance-off going.


Special Party Events

As you can see, there are many different types of items that you can rent – and we’ve barely scratched the surface. There are also many summer party themes to choose from, some of which will dictate the items that you need to pick up. Take a look at these awesome summer party ideaand you’ll understand what we mean:


Hawaiian Luau

If you can’t take your family and friends to Hawaii, then perhaps it’s time to bring Hawaii to them. You can give out leis to all of the guests, hire hula dancers, and give everything a beach theme. When you send out invitations, encourage everyone to wear a Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops or sandals to fit the atmosphere.


Pool Party

If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, summer is obviously the best time to put it to good use. People love a pool party, even if they’re only planning to sit out by the pool and chat with their loved ones. This is especially great for kids who absolutely love to jump into the pool every chance they get.


Movie Night

It’s easier than you think to set up a movie night outside. You can rent a projector and projection screen, both of which can be set up within minutes. The type of movie you put on will depend on who’s attending, but as a general rule, you’ll want to make it family-friendly since we’re guessing at least a few kids will be at the party.


4th of July

Summer parties and the 4th of July go hand-in-hand. When you’re planning the event, ask everyone if they would prefer to have the party on Independence Day or on the closest weekend. This is a good idea because many people might be going to a fireworks show on the 4th and would prefer to attend a party on a different day.


Dance Party

As we mentioned above, renting a dance floor and some audio equipment is a great way to celebrate the summer. You can also go much further by creating a dance party theme. You can even make it a costume party and encourage people to dress up as their favorite musician or something related to music in some way.


Ice Cream Party

On those hot summer days, ice cream can really hit the spot. Instead of serving ice cream straight out of the gallon, you may want to consider renting an ice cream concessions stand. Another great option is to have an ice cream truck come by with one treat prepaid for each guest.


Contact Elite Events & Rentals for More Summer Party Ideas and Equipment Rentals

Elite Events & Rentals has been providing party rentals in Tampa and the surrounding areas for more than a decade. If you’d like more summer party ideas or have questions about our products, give us a call at (727) 791-7082 today.