Event hosts have really stepped up the cocktail hour game and it makes me very happy. I love the cocktail hour because it is a great way for guests to relax and talk amongst themselves at an event before the main event gets going. Pinterest is full of great cocktail hour ideas for all event types. Here are a few of my favorites:

All things in the event rental business continue to point to customization and personalization. Gone are the days of doing things just because that is how they’ve always been done. Clients are looking for anything from the rustic look and farm-style tables to minimalist and everything in between. The underlying theme is that they are looking for unique products to make their event personal and unique. McCourt Manufacturing offers many products to give you the ability to offer your clients those unique products.

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A new decade is upon us, so what will be the biggest event trends in 2020? According to Michael Brenner of Marketing Insider Group, a bestselling author and globally-recognized keynote speaker on leadership, culture, and marketing, there are some exciting things to keep an eye on in the events industry. Two big event influencers will be sustainability and personalization.

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Football season is upon us and that means tailgating! Tailgating has come a long way from the days of inviting a few friends over before the game and throwing some burgers on the grill. These days it is quite the event involving bringing out the big screen to watch all the pre-game festivities and lots of great table set-ups for 50 or so of your best friends. Sometimes the tailgate is more eventful than the game. Tailgating has also become big business for many rental companies expanding their business models to not only supplying the tables and chairs, but also setting the tailgate up for fans. If your rental company is looking for an additional income stream, this may be just what you’ve been looking for.

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The holiday parties are booked and soon your venues and rental companies will be abuzz with holiday activity. Before you even have a second to catch your breath after the last piece of holiday glitter is swept up, brides will be calling you for summer weddings. We did a little research about upcoming wedding color trends for summer 2020 and thought we would share a few of our favorite color combinations to give you a jump start on your wedding season.

Gone are the days of sitting through school performances or assemblies in hard, uncomfortable chairs thanks to McCourt Manufacturing’s padded auditorium chair. No more squirming around trying to reposition yourself during the assembly, because these auditorium chairs feature seat and back cushions. The seat cushion is 2.75” thick and the back offers padded lumbar support.

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It’s not a party without a dance floor! Have you ever been to an event where there really wasn’t a designated dance floor? It seems like it’s hard to get the party started even with a great DJ or band. When people attend an event and have a great time, it stays with them. Whether your clients are wedding couples, fundraising organizations, corporations and everything in between, they want their guests to have a memorable and fun time and that starts with good music and a great dance floor. McCourt Manufacturing has the answer, the Ovation™ Portable Dance Floor. Adding this dance floor to your line-up is sure to become a popular rental item.

It seems as if every commercial lately has something to do with Christmas in July. You may be thinking that Christmas is a long ways off, but if you do the math, it is only five months away--that is approximately 20 weeks out. In all reality, now is the perfect time to book Christmas events. Companies are already thinking about Christmas parties and getting event locations and dates nailed down. Some companies may want to stick with the same thing they have done in years past, because it is easy to book and they know the venue staff will take care of their needs. You know, the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This is all well and good, if you are that venue, but what if you are not. How do you convince the company to give your venue a try this year?

As an event venue space, you are deep into the holiday party season, but after the glitter settles from the last New Year’s Eve celebration how do you utilize the off-season? The off–season often finds event planners and venue owners exhausted and ready for a break. While breaks are necessary to take a breather from the business to refresh your mind and spirit, using the off-season after your break will help get things organized to make those busy seasons easier and more profitable. Here are a few off-season tips for your venue:

McCourt Manufacturing offers a selection of kids chairs to compliment your venue space and give you a competitive edge over your competitors. Many of your clients may want to set up a specific location for kids to enjoy the event with things of interest to them allowing their parents the freedom to enjoy the event knowing their kids are happy and safe.

McCourt offers the Kids Klassic Folding Chair and the lovely Kids Chiavari Chair.  

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The temperatures are finally cooling down and that means fall has finally arrived. I like to refer to the period beginning with Labor Day to New Year’s Day as the holidays. Once Labor Day arrives there are very few weekends left during this time for consumers to host holiday-related parties. As a service provider, it is your time to capitalize on the parties by offering consumers a wide variety of products to assist in easy party planning allowing them to enjoy the event. Offering clients a variety of products also allows them to spend their budget dollars more efficiently by keeping them from shelling out their money to purchase party equipment like tables, chairs and other hospitality items.

Often times when people are coordinating all the little details for a special event, they either completely forget the chairs or they get hung up on wanting something that is completely out of their budget. McCourt Manufacturing offers a wide variety of chairs from the beautiful Chiavari to the Econolite® plastic folding chair. There are a number of other options as well, including the Custom Color Series 5™ line.

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McCourt Manufacturing 
1001 North 3rd St 
Fort Smith, AR 72901