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Guys, you know how much I love the Chiavari Chair. I almost always recommend it for events because of its sleek design and versatility. The Chair can jazz up any event venue, and it is perfect for weddings, galas, and so much more!
So, what are we talking about today? The Chiavari Chair? Yes, but with a twist.
I have now been informed of the oh-so-cool Chiavari Illusion Chair.
Yes! There is a new style. I know, how fun is that?
This clear resin frame chair is perfect for those super hip, trendy, and one-of-a-kind events.
This version is just as durable, high-quality, and incredible as the other ones I have previously written about. Honestly, its weight capacity really speaks to the durability of these awesome chairs. The static weight capacity is 1,000 lbs. Amazing!
Additionally, I know one thing I always worry about with clear resin products such as these is the problem of yellowing and fading. It can happen with exposure to different elements, but the biggest instigator of this issue is the sun!
So, fret not. These chairs have been treated with a UV protectant so that discoloration is not an issue. Cold temperatures can also make an impact on this, but no need to worry on that as these are cold weather resistant. I think that really just amplifies how incredible the Chiavari Chair is and why all event holders should invest in these.
If you are looking for something that can be used indoors or outdoors and a unique product that will set your events apart, then you seriously do not need to look any further. I cannot recommend these enough, and that is the truth.
Transportation is also easy with these because you can actually stack them 10 chairs high for storage and transport. They also have floor guides placed on the leg of the chairs, making their moving painless and non-damaging.
Get a fun and unique look with the Chiavari Illusion Chair.
I love New Year’s Eve. It is a great time to just have fun and think about what you want to do in the next year. However, first and foremost we need to throw a good party.
Now, if you want to throw your own personal party or this is a party on a bigger scale—whether for companies, charities, and anything else, I am telling you right now that these chairs will be a gamechanger for you.
The Elle Bar Stool is a sleek and suave option that definitely emotes the New Year’s Eve vibes.
This bar stool comes in two color options: white and black. Whichever one you want to choose will fit the vibe of New Year’s Eve guaranteed. Both have the same sophistication and stunning quality that really pulls together the entire party.
When these chairs are centered around some pedestal tables or a cool open bar, they are perfect. These are versatile but eye-catching chairs that deserve all the the hype they can get.
These chairs store well bot just in terms of space but also with time and age. These are made of a high quality polypropylene frame with glass fiber which is made to last and endure. They also stack 30 chairs high on a dolly which makes party set up and tear down a breeze.
I think any New Year’s Eve Party that features some sitting locations or even a small tasting menu setting will greatly benefit from the Elle Bar Stool. These go with none New Year’s Eve events too. We just think it is fitting to talk about these chairs when the holiday is coming up, and they fit the NYE vibe perfectly.
Anything that is going for elegance, these chairs have you. They are not fussy and they hold their ground without being too much.
Go for the gold and get the Elle Bar Stools for your next event.
With the weather finally warming up, we can start hanging outside again. I love a good kickback or outdoor party. They feel relaxed and less crazy, and I just love to spend time outside.
So, with that in mind, it is time to talk about one of my favorite products offered by McCourt Manufacturing: the Chillin’ Products.
They do more than just let bottles, drinks, and dishes sit atop them. Instead, these products can actually keep your items chilled, ready to go, and in their best condition. Both the Fill N’ Chill Party Table and the Little Chiller Table offer a deep basin made for putting ice directly into the main compartment of the table. So, no need to try and pre-chill your drinks, let the table do the work for you!
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They can hold up to 30-50 pounds of ice, and the tables have super large weight capacity in addition to this! Even better, these tables are easy to clean up, and you will not feel frustrated by them as you would with a more conventional ice chest. The tables feature a two-stage drain system, so seriously, it could not possibly be easier to clean up after a party.
Now that I have hyped up these two products, what are you waiting for?
Go ahead and contact McCourt Manufacturing about how you can get your hands on some of these before the weather is super warm, and it is too late! Improve your parties, take out the hassle of trying to get together tons of ice chests and other methods for your events.
Sleek, cool, and efficient. Let’s bring that into the outdoor party season this year.
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I love Christmas movies. They are always so happy, fun, and just downright cute. Maybe they aren’t cinematic masterpieces, but honestly, that is never what I am looking for when I watch a Christmas movie.
I just want that feel-good festive fun. The movies are totally cheesy, and I couldn’t love it more.
I propose a fun night-in party situation that is a Christmas movie marathon! With hot chocolate, popcorn, and the other appropriate Christmas snacks, you’ll be able to have a blast!
In order to set up the best hot chocolate and popcorn bar for ultimate fun, use the McCourt Laminate Table to host all these great food and drinks. This table is incredibly versatile, easy to handle and store, as well as clean! This is easily one of the best staple party objects you could have in your corner for any event throwing.
Here are a few photos for inspiration for popcorn and hot chocolate bar setups. Go ahead and head down to Creative Kitchen in Downtown Fort Smith to get some high quality materials, accoutrements, and decorations.
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Trust me, they have helped me decorate and set up tons of parties before, and they always have the most adorable ideas and delicious desserts.
Now, this movie marathon can be anything you want it to be. However, I suggest picking a certain type of Christmas movie theme to go for and make bingo cards relating to it. You can also find several premade cards on Pinterest and Etsy. For example, if you are watching Christmas rom-coms, then your bingo card could have something about how the character falls into the love interest’s arms, the location of their first kiss, and so much more.
Feel free to decide whatever you like as a prize for the bingo! Again, if you want to do a Christmas basket, then go to Creative Kitchen and they will fix you right up.
My only requirement is that your movie marathon must include Christmas with the Kranks, because that is my favorite classic Christmas movie.
As we inch closer to springtime, I am fiending for the temperatures to rise. I currently live in London, so you can imagine my Oklahoma-raised self was shocked at the freezing temperatures coming early and staying late in the seasons. Anyhow, this just makes the urge for springtime to come even faster!
One of my favorite things about spring is that it takes the blues out of people, and everyone is ready to party! In fact, I am going to a spring gala in London in March, and I am so excited. However, it got me thinking about how someone else could throw their own gala. Immediately I started thinking about chairs and tables that fit the vibe, and of course, I knew McCourt Manufacturing would have the answers.
A spring gala to me is an event that is light, airy, and sophisticated, but not too fussy. It just exudes understated elegance. That being said, the Chiavari Stacking Chair is simply the only answer.
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I know I talk a big talk with this chair style, but it really is out here doing the most. It is understated and extremely versatile. It is perfect for so many different types of events, and it is definitely perfect for a spring gala.
For tables, I would choose something suitable for large groups of people so definitely check the website for options.
A gala would not be complete without some dancing, so definitely think about your venue space and if the Ovation Dancing Floor is a good fit for you. We suggest it for smaller venues looking to have some definite space separation to create cohesion and airiness.
For decorations, go with pastels and fresh flowers. It will make everything feel springy, airy, and fun. Plus, fresh flowers are so elegant, and they are a tried and true method for making a space look great.
Be sure to include a dress code on your invites and let people know what is expected of them. Get to planning these spring galas now before venues sell out and calendars fill up!
Hey, if you and your family are tired of the traditional meal for Thanksgiving, then this post is definitely for you. I mean if you are not wanting to sit down, dressed fancy, and so forth, then this definitely is for you.
For a few years I have always wondered what a buffet style Thanksgiving dinner would be like and how it would be maybe better for really big family gatherings. I know that when all of my family comes over, trying to serve everyone is a little chaotic. So, why not try out the McCourt Manufacturing ProRent Plywood Serpentine Portable Bar!
I know, it sounds a tad weird at first maybe, but think about it… the same great food but super accessible! No need to be ashamed to go for thirds on that mac and cheese, just get out there and do it!
By using this incredible buffet/bar table you can get double the space for one table! This is ideal for huge families that struggle to fit all the dishes on the table or even on the kitchen counter.
Especially if you like to do an outdoor gathering, this table is a perfect addition to any outdoor meal.
Even if you are not into the buffet-style meal, this table is still a great thing to have. Think about it as an old school buffet where the dishes simply sit there! So, again, there is more room at the table for your great-great-great aunt, cousin, or anyone else!
The food may be the star of the show, but let’s clear the table and make room for all of our loved ones. Is that not what Thanksgiving is all about? Giving thanks for family and friends!
Yes, I love apple pie as much as the next person, but surely we can agree family is the real reason for the season. However, I don’t want to miss my apple pie, so again, the double decker buffet/bar table gives you the best of both worlds.
I love Italy. In fact, I am in Italy right now! This is my fourth time now, and everyone time I fall more in love with Italy than ever before. It is a fantastic country with incredible people, food, culture, art, and so much more. If you ever get the chance to visit Italy, please do it! Definitely come to the big cities like Rome and Florence, but do not be afraid to explore the smaller towns and get that true cultural experience!
Everyone deserves a little Italy in their life. So, why not throw one awesome Italian dinner party to really get into the Italian spirit? Cue the Italian love songs.
You might be thinking, how do I make an Italian dinner party something sophisticated and suitable for a company event or something bigger like a charity event? Well, it goes back to how you set up the party. Tables, chairs, and you know, the whole works!
In terms of decorations, you can really get into it and make your venue look like an old-school Italian restaurant. Obviously, you must have Italian music playing in the background, but you also need those great red and white checkered tablecloths! I think going for big family-style dishes is definitely a way to please larger groups of people without feeling super overwhelmed.
Since we are going old-school-Italian-nonna-cooking style then we need big tables. Especially with large events, you’ll want to use your space efficiently and create a good atmosphere.
Use the McCourt Manufacturing Commercialite Table or the Laminate Table to get that really long, expansive table meant for feeding tons of people. This gives that old-school vibe without breaking the bank.
These tables invite conversation with table mates and make food accessible for all guests, which is a great way to really get people mingling. I think any event like this needs to be personal, intimate touch like this to really be successful.
If you’re doing a charity event, definitely just charge a $20 ticket or so forth to come into the venue or whatever price fits your needs.
Look for McCourt Manufacturing chairs as well if those also fit your needs. We have tons for every Italian restaurant vibe you could possibly want.
I am a big charcuterie fan. No, actually I am the biggest charcuterie fan. I love nothing more than a good grazing board or anything with an abundance of cheese and bread on it. Literally my two favorite things: cheese and wine. The only thing that I probably love more is wine. Oh but how perfect… wine goes PERFECTLY with charcuterie.
No, it is not coincidental that I am writing about this as I drink a glass of red wine. Perhaps I was influenced…
Anyways, none of that is too important. What is important is convincing each and every one to throw a lovely little charcuterie party.
Another area of influence for me that really got me thinking about this, is absolutely the most perfect table for a grazing-centric party: the Flip Top Pedestal Table. I know, you wish you would have thought about that first.
Just kidding. However, I am not kidding about this table being perfect. You can put a different grazing board on each of the tables and have a fun variety of things. Grazing boards require tables that are easy to graze. Therefore, the flip top pedestal table is the most perfect choice. It allows mobility of guests without sacrificing table space.
Go ahead and tell those guests to each bring a different type of grazing board. As much as I was hyping up the cheese and bread, I love a good dessert board or even something with pickles or genuinely anything else you want. It would be wise to have a sign-up sheet for the guests so that no one brings a duplicate. You will also want to suggest bringing different drinks, whether that be wine or the ever-trending Negroni Sbagliato.
No one is limited by what they can bring, which makes this even more fun. Get your guests to be creative! This not only takes off the pressure to cook a phenomenal 10-course meal off the host, but it really does let the guests be part of the party!
Trust me, everyone will be plenty full after snacking all night and drinking their fun little drinks. This is guaranteed to be a good time.
Get a few of the the Flip Top Pedestal Tables and get rolling!
With Mardi Gras coming up, there are bound to be a few parties and events revolving around the holiday. So, why not go all out and get crazy with a Mardi Gras Masquerade! People love a themed party, well, I love a themed party. So, I just assume that everyone else feels the same as me!
Just kidding, but I do think people love to have a cute little theme to follow and get excited about for any sort of event.
With a Mardi Gras Masquerade, it may seem intensive and super involved, but in reality it is pretty simple. Especially with McCourt Manufacturing products to simplify the big parts of the party… it could not be easier!
We have you covered from chairs to tables and even a dance floor for anything you need. Speaking of dance floors, I think we should absolutely use that for the Mardi Gras Masquerade.
I picture a big brass band, very New Orleans style, to kick off the event and get everyone dancing up a storm!
Be sure to also set a dress code for guests so everyone can be on theme. Any time I throw a party like this, I definitely strive for a clear dressc ode. It also makes people more comfortable when wearing things that might be out of their comfort zone. Create a safe space! The ideal dress code for a Mardi Gras masquerade in my opinion are beads, a mask, and some opulent dress, suit, or other such attire. Let people get wild with it. I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised.
A Mardi Gras Masquerade would not be what it is without a good bar and food set up. For the bar, the easy choice is to use the McCourt ProRent Portable Bar.
For food, if you’re doing buffest style, any of our plywood tables would do the trick, but once again, I am suggesting the Flip Top Pedestal Table. It allows for mobility and food to be spread throughout the event. Give it a try!
With good music, fun outfits, and the help of McCourt Manufacturing, you are sure to have a stellar event. Call us to get the full details on how to use our products and throw one heck of a party.
I love autumn! I will say it over and over again, and I seriously do not care. Judge me all you want! Just kidding, I will eventually stop talking about fall, but as soon as that happens, I will just move onto Christmas.
Regardless of any of that, let’s talk about a wonderful autumn harvest party that will have your guests swooning!
Any time is a good time for a harvest in my opinion. I am talking breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three!
You can do tons of things for each meal with the flavor bases of what I consider fall flavors.
Apples, pumpkins, and just oh-so much more!
This harvest can be anything you want it to be, and that is what makes it great. IF you choose a breakfast harvest, why not make some delicious apple crumble muffins or some pumpkin bread! A delicious pumpkin spice latte will be a fan favorite for sure.
Even if you mix it and make that a brunch situation, those still work, and you can even include some spiked cider or mimosas for some extra fun.
Another great thing about a brunch harvest is that there is so much overlap in between the early day versus later day foods that you can surely have something pleases each and every person. If you choose to do a dinner, then you could easily make some delicious mulled wine, pumpkin pie, and you know, the whole works.
For decorations think fun and fresh! I’m talking get all the gourds, pumpkins, and greenery you can find! Throw in a little plaid table runner, and you are golden. Some fabulous candles are also worth putting in there. Trust me it will be stunning.
Last but not least, we need a table! I keep talking about all these things we should get for this autumn harvest, but I never mentioned the most perfect table for an autumn harvest.
Meet the Rustic Farmhouse Table and Chairs.
It is the perfect edition to any autumn harvest, you will not regret it. It gives that airy and simple feel we are looking for with some true craftmanship sophistication. Go crazy, and get wild with your ideas for an autumn harvest this year. Get the perfect table from McCourt Manufacturing and live those fall dreams.
We are well on our way to a great year of events, parties, and straight up good times for 2023. I fully believe that!
The year started out well for me, and I am taking in the energy to manifest it stays that way.
One way I will keep manifesting the good vibes? Throwing some cool parties for real!
Since it is the new year though, you might be looking for some new products to ramp up the events. So, that is what I have done for you today. I have put together the ultimate list of McCourt Manufacturing products that will elevate your events and parties as you go into 2023.
Let’s start off strong and throw events of a lifetime.
One of my all-time favorite products that I think is super versatile and great for weddings, galas, and everything in between is the Chiavari Stacking Chair. If you do not already have a set of these on standby, then what are you doing?
These are made for elevating events more than any other chair in my opinion. They set you apart from just regular stacking chairs and they can easily adapt to various different events. We offer several different options, so check out that link and get some of these.
The Flip Top Pedestal Table is another favorite of mine. This is another versatile piece made for great things and lots of different events. You can easily pull on some chic table covers on these tables and create something elegant and high-end. No need to try and find any other type of bar table, these are the answer! They are easy to store, set up, tear down, and everything in between. 10/10 we recommend.
Lastly, to round off this line up of cool products to invest in for killer events, we have chosen the Ovation Portable Dance Floor. This can be particularly helpful for wedding venues that might not have the most room or a particular place to designate as the dance floor. With this, you can make anywhere the place to be and party all night! It is fully functional and solid while also being extremely easy to store and transport from venue to venue if that is your jam.
Now that you have a solid list of varied party and event materials… let’s get planning the best parties we can for 2023.
Cheers to that!
Oh goody, we are getting into my very favorite time of the year! Fall! This means pumpkin patch visits, all the pumpkin flavored anything you could ever want, and of course, those wonderful autumnal weddings!
There is no other type of wedding I love more than a fall wedding. The colors are always stunning, the texture of autumn flowers fulfills everything and more for me, and just gah! I love it all. I love a good long sleeve wedding dress, plus all those darker neutrals mixed with those delicious fall colors we all know and love are simply a recipe for amazing wedding photos. I also practice photography, so of course, color palettes mean a lot to me to get some good shots!
So, let’s say you’re doing a fall wedding. You’re going to need chairs for the service, reception, or both pending how/where you are getting married. The good thing for you is that McCourt Manufacturing has tons of chair options for you to make your special day absolutely perfect.
Today, we are focusing on chairs I think fit the best with an autumnal wedding that is sure to dazzle your guests. Whether you’re going for simplicity or opulence, we’ve got you covered. Chairs can go a long way for your lovely little wedding scene, and we want to make sure you get what you want.
Now, first chair: The Chiavari Stacking Chair.
This chair is a classic go-to for me and any event. You can buy this chair in multiple colors, and my favorites for a classic, sophisticated fall wedding are the gold, mahogany, white, and champagne colors. This chair is stunning and can fit most any wedding reception or service.
My second favorite chair for fall weddings is the Gala Resin Chair. This is great for outdoor weddings because it is casual but pulls off a fun and flirty vibe that is so totally the thing for fall weddings.
If neither of these are your preferred aesthetic for your wedding, go to the chair section of our website or contact someone directly to get assistance so that your wedding day can be more than perfect!