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How to Host the Ultimate Party

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 09:00 | by PEAK Team

Looking to design an event that will impress all of your guests? From backyard gatherings to company outings, we’ve put together tips to help you throw an unforgettable celebration.

Choose your Colors

Choosing a color scheme is more important than you think! For starters, color can have a positive influence on the tone of your event and your guests’ moods. Pantone’s Color of the Year, Living Coral, for example, is a cheerful hue that encourages people to be more outgoing and is perfect for summer gatherings – whether you’re hosting a garden party or grand gala. Add subtle pops of coral by way of colored napkins and pretty blooms, or feature the shade throughout your event with a patterned table cloth, like our Zoey Coral linen, a custom inlay on our Versa Bar, or chair covers for Fanfare Chameleon Chairs. Beyond the emotional impact your color scheme has on your attendees, choosing your palette early helps making rental decisions (like linen and chinaware) a breeze.

The purpose and style of your event will ultimately determine which direction you take with your color scheme. If you’re hosting a backyard summer barbecue, you may opt for a casual design that includes popular summer hues (think neutrals and coastal colors). For a patriotic or picnic-themed party, feature a palette of reds, whites and blues, and choose rental items like our Picnic White or Heirloom Linen china, Ibiza or Waves Navy Blue linens, and colored glassware. For a fancier garden-themed fête, incorporate a palette of light pink, greens and white and choose rentals like White Farm Tables, Cheerful China, Infinity White Chairs and Arezzo Rose Gold Flatware for an elevated look.

Add Accents

Don’t forget about metallic accents! One of our favorite current trends is mercury glass. Understated, yet glamorous, our new Mercury Glass Chargers are the perfect way to add a touch of shimmer and shine to your event, without going overboard.

Lounge Around

Practical, stylish and accommodating, a lounge area is the perfect place to allow your guests to sit back and relax at your event. It’s also a great way to break up an event space, add an extra spot for photo ops, and tie together the overall aesthetic. Create an elegant entertaining space with our Mod Boho furniture, available in neutral beige and grey colors. For a more casual setup, use our Island Sectional, which comes in separate pieces so you can arrange your space as you please. Complete the look with any of our stylish pillow packages.

Sip Pretty

It’s no secret that the bar is one of the most popular places for guests to congregate at an event. Elevate this high-traffic serving station by creating an original scene featuring one of our unique bars. We offer bars in a variety of shapes and styles that match classically elegant, modern and bohemian event design.

Want to create a one-of-a-kind bar setup? Craft a special cocktail and serve in any number of our colored glasses. Our Morph and Versa Bars can also be custom tailored to fit your unique event theme. Our team can create a personalized inlay featuring a pattern, monogram or even photos. And whether you want a semicircle bar, a standalone piece or a large decked out round or square bar in the center of your event space, our Morph Bar opens the door to virtually endless possibilities.

Design Your Venue

Tents are not only a practical option for keeping your guests protected from inclement weather, they offer a blank slate to decorate a truly one-of-a-kind event. Whether you’re looking to expand your entertaining space with a patio tent or want a beautiful sailcloth tent for a backyard wedding, our Tent Team can offer custom solutions to fit your specific event needs.

Pictured: Sailcloth Tent with full floor over pool.

Build a Backdrop

Our modern world revolves around who’s posting what on social media. Make your event memorable with a place for your guests to pose for photos. With oversized wood walls and faux boxwood Hedge Walls available to rent, we offer several options to create the perfect photo backdrop or selfie station. Take your design one step further with a custom-designed wood sign featuring a personalized event hashtag!

Don’t Forget About the Food!

Create the ultimate culinary spread with stylish serving ware. Our extensive variety of platters and bowls, plus unique single-serving pieces will elevate the look of your food, whether you’re serving passed hors d’oeuvres or buffet-style fare. 

Hot Trend: Experiential food displays are the perfect way to keep your guests entertained - and full! No food station is more tried and true than charcuterie boards. Adding a table specifically for this tasty spread is a great addition to any event, allowing your guests to build their own appetizer and interact with one another!


Why Rent With PEAK?

  • We offer convenient customer pick up and returns at our Stoughton & Woburn locations.

  • Worry-free cleanup (We'll never make you wash your own dishes!)

  • Our Event Rental Consultants will assist you with your design.

  • Add extra place settings for those last-minute RSVPs.

Vendor Credits
Hero Image: Photography by Dani. Fine Photography @danifinephotography

Image 1 (Choose Your Colors):  Event Concept + Design by The Prism House @theprismhouse | Photography by Rodeo & Co. Photography @rodeoandcophoto | Menu Cards + Paper Products by Fink Prints  @finkprints | Custom Glasses by Cat Studio Designs @catstudiodesigns  | Venue Warehouse XI @warehouse_xi 

Image 5 (Sip Pretty): Photography by Person + Killian Photography @personkillianphoto  | Cocktails by Capers Catering @capers_catering + Olive and Twist Bar @olivetwistbar 

Image 6 (Tents Are for More than Just Camping): Photography by Joe Mikos Photographers @joemikos | Event Design by KG Events & Design @kgeventsdesign