Fall is the greatest time to throw a dinner party. I know I talk about dinner parties a lot, but I really do love them. I am about to start my own supper club for friends and family once a month now that I have a much bigger space and one heck of a dinner table. I know a lot of people only think of Thanksgiving being the time to throw a dinner party in the autumn season but I strongly disagree.
I think with the weather chilling down, the fun decorations, all the great scents and flavors that come back into usage, and all those good things make fall the most incredible time to actually throw some sick dinner parties or to start a supper club.
It doesn’t even have to be a full blown dinner party or supper club. You can make it as casual or intense as you want. For example, part of the things I do for my friends and this supper club is a host a casual wine night.
People generally come in their comfy clothes, we get out a good bottle of wine, set up a small charcuterie board and just enjoy our time together.
Last night we started getting out the fall-themed napkins and plates as well as bringing in those fall flavors like I mentioned earlier. It was great, and it was totally a hit with them!
What tied it all together, a big table where we could all enjoy each other’s company, the food, and great conversation.
So, with all this being said, surely I have convinced you to start hosting more dinner events. Now, the real question is whether or not you have the perfect table to host with or not?
Luckily for you, McCourt Manufacturing offers one stunning Rustic Farmhouse table and chairs set that is not only great quality but truly a versatile, and well-loved piece. Short on space? No problem, this table and chairs set are foldable and easy to store if you need that extra floor space,
Make memories at a table that can host many and last a lifetime.
The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and it is time to start planning those parties for sure.
Nothing is better than spending the Fourth in the water, listening to music, chilling with friends, and having a huge cookout! These parties tend to be an all-day endeavor. So, that being said, there has to be a better way of keeping drinks cold and food fresh than just letting it sit out there all day long.
Well, there totally is a way! If I have said it once, I have said it so many times! The Fill ‘N Chill Party Table is the answer to all of your summer, outdoor party problems. Seriously.
This table is made to keep things chilled (as you can guess from the name, probably) and it does so without there being so much hoopla and a mess to clean up! The table is deep enough to fit 75-100 lbs of ice, but not so much so that you’re having to dig around to find what you want.
You can preserve the aesthetic of the appearance of your party setting without sacrificing functionality.
The clean-up is also extremely easy, as it has a two-stage drainage system. It also folds up just as easily as a regular folding table, and the product is fabricated with an insane material that ensures the longevity of the Fill ‘N Chill table!
Trust me when I say you will regret not having one of these for the Fourth of July and honestly for every other party you throw this summer. It is a game changer and rightfully so.
Get those tunes blasting, crack open the beer, and do a cannonball into the pool. Oh, and don’t forget the patriotic decorations. Let’s celebrate this Fourth in style.
With football season upon us, it is time to get prepped and ready for tailgating. I like to say that the tailgate is one of the most important parts of football season. I know it is not a competition, but I like to think that the more you put into your tailgate setup, the more you are respected by the other fans.
Truth be told, I just like to see all of the different fancy setups that are around every game day. I love to see how into it people get!
That being said, maybe you are new to the whole tailgate thing or looking to revamp your set up. McCourt Manufacturing has all of the essentials to make your tailgate setup as awesome as it can be.
A great tailgate set up starts with great basics like good quality tables and chairs. Lucky for you, this is the McCourt Manufacturing specialty. Here is a list of all the great finds on our website that will make your tailgate shine.
There is no better basic than the Commercial Lite Table. This will take you far and wide for any tailgate set up, and it really is the foundation for all tailgates. Think about how many amazing food setups you can have on such a wonderful, sturdy, and portable table.
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In the same way as the Commerical Lite table, this does the same thing. We like options around here.
Want some matching chairs to go with that table? We have just the thing. These are great basics that will last a lifetime and will do you so much good this football season and beyond.
If you want something with slightly more pizazz and fun than other chairs, go with this one! It is just as portable, sturdy, and versatile as the other, but it has some lovely detailing on the back.
There is no better showstopping tailgate table than this one. If you want to be the tailgate with the best set up and the most practical, this is absolutely the table to get. Fill it up with all the goods, and I’m telling you, you’ll win that fake competition I was talking about.
That’s all you need to get the proper setup going. Have fun, and happy football!
I love summer. I love the long nights that seemingly never end and are filled with great conversation, yummy drinks, and good company. Everything feels right in the world if you know what I mean. Oh, and with a pool involved? Do not even get me started. There is something so wonderful about it all.
Anyways, I think this summer my main goal is to have a bunch of fun parties! They do not need to be anything too intense, I think just any event that brings people together is a great way to spend the summer. Here are my top three summer party ideas that I want to do this year!
Even with offices, venues, and other such places that maybe deal with bigger and more involved events, you can use some of these party themes.
Something else I love is definitely a good movie night—especially when outdoors. There is just something so magnificent about the warmth of the night, little lights, popcorn, blankets, and a good ol’ movie.
Some items that would be good for this night: a projector, projector screen or wall, and these Garden Chairs.
Think pool party but fancy. Not too fancy though because obviously people are going to want to be swimming. I only say fancy because instead of a barbecue (which is great) let’s use a full on table setting and more finger food, small dishes. This one is definitely for the girlies, and with some bottles of champagne or pitchers of sangria, it is sure to win the hearts.
I love a charcuterie or grazing board. Have everything make one that involves different food items/themes and get crazy! Not only does that take the pressure off of you to get food together, but it is a ton of fun for everyone else too!
I hope everyone has a ton of fun this summer and looks into some of these ideas!
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With the new Barbie movie, the whole world has turned pink. I love it! I find it so fun, refreshing, and wholesome to see this happen. Everyone wants to throw a Barbie party because it is all the rage. So, let’s take it to the next level and throw a children’s tea party in the style of Barbie (so very pink). As a kid, I loved tea parties. I felt so fancy and special, and it brought a simple joy to my life that I will always be grateful to have had.
Anyways, lucky for you, this tea party can be even more pink because McCourt Manufacturing has the most the perfect chairs. The beloved Chiavari chair strikes again, but this time, it is a Kids Pink Resin Chiavari Chair. How stunning!
I know as a little girl I would’ve simply died if I would’ve had these chairs for my tea parties. Anyways, they really set the tone for the vibe of the tea party which is great. Now you need to get a table to set up the remainder of the party. If you are looking for something new, definitely check out all the tables McCourt Manufacturing has to offer here.
This table setup is so on trend with the new Barbie movie, so I think it is a great one to follow for something super funky, fun, and fresh. Peep the Kids Pink Resin Chiavari Chair in the back!
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This one below is also totally awesome and really uses light pink hearts as its main decorative pattern. Love it.
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It is easy to throw a Barbie party when everything just needs to be pink. The little ones will love it, and if you throw in a Barbie movie marathon (Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses is my all-time favorite) the party is sure to be a hit!
Get started with planning the perfect tea party by calling McCourt Manufacturing at 479-793-2593.
From late May to the end of August, hundreds of couples every year tie the knot. Wedding ceremonies and receptions are aplenty during the summer season and for good reason too. The weather is nice, and plenty of people nowadays go for that outdoor wedding vibe.
Every year there are tons of new trends and ideas to make your special day the best, but it can get overwhelming to try and sift through all of them.
I am here to help you out! I have put together a list of my favorite trends for the upcoming wedding season.
Let us get this party started.
The first trend I love is the “living wall.” I had not heard of this until very recently, but okay guys I love it!
My favorite example is this one that is covered with glasses of champagne. Talk about getting the party started. I like the idea of foliage covering the base of the wall for outdoor weddings, but if you are working with an indoor venue, then maybe a nice solid color will do the trick.
To me, this is an updated and much more reliable version of the champagne tower. Just you know, less spills.
The second trend is one that is near and dear to my heart: custom dancefloors.
What is even more perfect is that McCourt Manufacturing can help put together a stunning dancefloor for your wedding. Take a look at our portable dancefloor, and we can talk about the best ways to spice up the floor so people can get down.
The last trend that I think is so fun for a bride looking for a way to add some color to their wedding day look: statement veils.
I love a good veil. If you choose to wear a veil, I think that they can make or break the look. If you want to ensure that wow factor, go for a statement veil. This could be sequined, fringed, embroidered, and everything in between.
Those are my top three favorite trends for this upcoming season. I think they are all stellar ways of making the day even better while following trends but keeping your wedding décor relevant for years to come.
We know the winter blues, but no one talks about the summer blues! Maybe I made that term up, but I think it is a real thing. It is the same as when we constantly complain about the cold in the winter, we feel sad because the weather is bad, and all those things. However, once we get that first taste of heat and sunshine, all is well again. Well, at least for a little while. Summer blues are when it is simply too hot to exist outside or anywhere without adequate air conditioning and all you can wish for are cooler days!
So, how do we solve this? Um, you host a garden party of course.
There are few things in this world I enjoy more than a garden party. True story. They are relaxed, fun, beautiful, and just the best parties to plan.
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I like the low-maintenance aspect of them. Really all you have to do is set up a table with chairs, make some snacks, and bring the alcohol. Oh, and do not forget the music! People love to be outside, and I am telling you, an outdoor party with food and drinks, surrounded by flowers and people they love… yeah, they will be happy.
The perfect addition to a garden party is making sure you have the perfect chairs. McCourt Manufacturing has the most incredible set of Garden Resin Folding Chairs made for your small (or large!) garden parties. What could be cuter than these?
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Along with a long table or two that have some fresh, crisp linens atop them and tons of flowers on the table, you’re golden. Again, keep it simple. Make the company of the people you invite the focus of this. Get rid of the summer blues and take in the lovely chill of the summer’s evening air. Host a garden party. It will make things 100x better.
With graduation season approaching, schools are surely looking for some solutions for the plethora of people about to be present for such a special ceremony. Furthermore, I am positive tons of families will be coming in to celebrate their loved ones and this moment in their lives. So, you are probably looking for some seating solutions for yourself. No need to look any further, McCourt Manufacturing has all the seating and table solutions you could possibly need.
Here are my top picks for graduation ceremonies, parties, and dinners.
For the ceremony:
If the ceremony is outdoors, then definitely my first picks are going to anything from the Alloyfold Series. These white chairs looks super clean, fun, and sleek without being too much to move around. They are simple solutions that offer a lot, especially for their size.
The Alloyfold Fanback Chair is great for a smaller ceremony that is perhaps in a more sophisticated outdoor space like a garden or any such thing.
The Alloyfold Series A6 is a great all around solution that is made for anything and more. It is a simpler choice than the Fanback, but it does the job just as well.
There is no better chair for a sophisticated event like a graduation that the Gala Resin Folding chair. She is the classic choice for an outdoor or indoor event. It feels nicer than a plastic folding chair but holds up just as well.
For the Party:
Gala Resin Folding
This is my first choice for any party or dinner because of the sophisticated but casual qualities of the chair.
We all know this is my favorite chair from McCourt. I talk about it all the time, and it truly is the party chair. The options are endless with this chair, and just look at any other blog post to see what I mean.
I have previously talked about how much I love a pedestal table for parties like this. They are great for parties that will require you to be pretty mobile and shifting around. Guests feel less restricted and so do the hosts! If you are looking to host a lot of people, then go for this.
The best party table out there for keeping drinks cool and food fresh. Need I say more.
Well, that is the definitive guide for graduation solutions. Call McCourt today and get it rolling!
I love art. I have basically dedicated my life to the craft and the field in general. I just completed a MA in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London for example. I say this not to boast but moreover prove that I am an art girlie (as the kids would say, I can barely keep up nowadays).
So, that being said, I know a few things about throwing a small exhibition opening, planning one, and you know, making art. I do not think enough people in the world are throwing enough art shows and hosting openings. We often get so stuck in our mind in how art exhibitions and so forth “ought” to be and end up missing out on all sorts of fun. It does not take that much to really pull something great together. Let the art do the talking, provide some drinks, and enjoy the night.
Fort Smith and the River Valley has some amazing local artists that you can feature and help sell their work. If you’re looking for a list of artists to contact, definitely check out the Gallery of Garrison Ave, Fort Smith Coffee Company, and the Bakery District. I am sure they would be more than happy to help you get in contact with artists and help set up some shows!
Okay, so I think every great art event needs some tables to ponder the art and take a sip of wine just like any sophisticated art critic would do. You know, like the movies.
There is no better table for this than the trustworthy Flip Top Pedestal table! We all know how I feel about this table. It is perfect for events when you do not want to be tied down to the constraints of a formal table. It invites mingling, and it invites people to discuss the art.
Just remember to keep the tables and drinks further away from the art to prevent any accidental damage from occurring.
People will want to sit a bit too. Perhaps not at a table, but just to rest their legs. Go for something classy and understated like the Alloyfold Fanback Chair so people can move them around and still get the best view of the art while seated.
In regard to the space to host the art exhibition at, look for something spacious, open, and airy. It does not need to be huge, but it should not feel too small or confined. We want it to be inviting and draw people in. Again, the Bakery District is a great place to look into for this.
If you want additional help in curating artwork, give me a call. I would be happy to help. Happy art days!
Look, I know the title is a bit cheesy and a tad corny, but it is totally true. The Superb Chair is a fantastic choice for people looking for something extremely versatile and for making events look professional and finished. Even more so, the Superb Chair is great for an office, conference rooms, banquet halls, doctor waiting rooms, and even more (like a restaurant!).
This is a welded metal chair with a lovely cushioned base and back of the chair.
If you want to go with the classic option, you can do the black chair with a vinyl covering. However, there are several color options for those looking for a chair with a fabric backing and cushion. It honestly is completely up to you and for whatever your needs are with the chairs, I would suggest the plain black vinyl for those using these in a restaurant or any other banquet/event center that uses a lot of food or drinks. This way, it will be extremely easy for you to clean up any spills or accidents that occur.
I love to live life simply and take it easy when I can. I know that after planning any large event, I want the easiest clean-up process available. It makes the process go much smoother. Plus, I can assure you would be less stressed as well. It also adds longevity to the chair’s life and therefore saves you money.
However, I do not want to turn you away from the fabric chairs if this strikes your fancy. There are so many different solutions and fabric cleaners that will keep your chairs looking the best, and well, superb!
I think when you want something that is classic without feeling too fancy, this is a good option. Not to mention that these chairs can easily be covered with proper coverings to change their look for events requiring something a little more unique.
Sorry, that was the last bad joke!
I love the Chiavari Chair. It is a classic choice for most events after all. We talk about the chair a lot, and we do so for good reason! Additionally, we have talked about their add-on cushions that can be purchased separately.
The Chiavari Cushions are fantastic for adding comfort to your chairs, and they are made for elevating your events, especially those dinner banquets and wedding receptions.
However, have you ever thought about how else you can put these amazing cushions to work?
If you answered no there is no need to worry or apologize. Why? Well, I am going to tell you how to use these cushions for other types of events and how to get all your money’s worth out of these guys.
I love a picnic. I love a backyard social, outdoor dinner, and everything in between. There is something about a lovely summer night with the bistro lights strung, drinks open, friends and family about, and a casual dinner. I love it.
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For a true picnic-type dinner, I think there is no need for a table or chairs. You know what I mean? Yes, of course, you do!
So, that being said, let us use the Chiavari Cushions as our sole seating option for this outdoor picnic party! The ground can get quite uncomfortable after awhile, so improve comfort and aesthetic by using these as floor cushions!
Set up your space with the Chiavari Cushions like this!
With a sheet or picnic blanket on the ground, these cushions around the base, and then a small pallet or table to set up the food and you’ve got it!
With three classic color options—black, white, and ivory—you can be sure your cushions go with whatever color palette your party is to be.
The world is your oyster, and it is important to realize just how multifaceted McCourt Manufacturing products can be and prove to be! Make the best out of your buck, and get creative. Also, just enjoy these lovely summer nights with great company and great food. It is easy to have a great time.
Easter is such a cute holiday. The pastels, the florals, the eggs, and not to mention the adorable
little bunnies! I think it is the epitome of spring in full swing in many ways, which means better
weather, more outdoor time, etc. What is not to love about that? This is why I propose
an excellent garden brunch for Easter this year. With tables and chairs from McCourt Manufacturing, you can make a brunch come true!
Oh, did I mention, I love brunch? I know I am submitting to the “basic brunch
girlie” vibe, but I do not care! I love the idea of brunch in general. The food choices, the drinks,
the cute restaurants, the entire vibe! It just gets everyone buzzing in the best way possible.
So, let’s go ahead and emulate that for Easter this year.
Definitely create a fun little tablescape to get the vibe together. I have one of my favorite examples below.
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Now, let's get onto chairs. I have three suggestions for this year’s Easter brunch.
All of these are great choices to create one awesome garden brunch.
As for a menu, think of something fun and sweet! Think about things like French toast,
pancakes, chicken & waffles, fruit sides, mimosas, and other such dishes. This will really add to the pastel and springtime vibes, so go for it. If you are not into cooking all of this yourself, either check out some local brunch restaurants to see if you can either decorate a few tables at the restaurant or get them to cater for you!
Oh, and don’t forget the Easter egg hunt afterward!