for a fun and creative entrance to your next event
or tradeshow booth?
The words, messages and pictures spray-painted
on walls and buildings are referred to as "Graffiti".
Once considered the work of vandals, graffiti
has evolved into an elaborate and colorful avenue
Many people now appreciate it as a form of urban
The Party Pals Graffiti Wall lets your guests
"Leave Their Mark" with an assortment
of water-soluble paint pens.
After the event the 4'x8' tagged foam core panels
can be removed from the walls and saved or displayed.
Power everywhere but not enough amps to go around…
you asked us “What’s the number one
problem you encounter at your events?”
We would likely answer...power distribution.
As an event planner you have a lot
details to take care of. One of the most important
but least glamorous, is power distribution. Compared
to décor, menu, centerpieces, etc., knowing
where and how much power your event needs probably
rates at the bottom of the “fun” scale.
However, not knowing that your triple-decker ice
cream sundae cart needs 15 amps @ 110 volts could
make the difference in a dessert they will remember
or a runny sundae.
Often times, when we ask if power
is available on site, we are told there is more
than enough power to handle the event. Most clients
know, some are not quite sure, and some have no
idea…but the answer is often exactly the
of power”. Guess what?...there’s absolutely
nothing wrong with not knowing exactly what power
is available at a particular venue. While we would
certainly prefer you know, we much prefer to hear,
“I’m not sure… I’ll check…how
much do you need?”. There is no embarrassment
in letting your vendors know you don’t know
everything. On the other hand, whether Party Pals
or any of your other vendors, we should be making
sure you understand what our power requirements
are. But remember, once you sign off on our Event
Info Sheet as providing the power, we have taken
it off our radar and, generally speaking, are
not going to be concerned with that aspect of
the event or venue. We’re more than happy
to help any client who’s not sure. In fact,
where logistics permit, we will even meet you
on site for an inspection. Or, if time and logistics
don’t allow, we can also speak with an on-site
engineer or facilities manager. We’d rather
take the additional time and make the extra effort
weeks in advance than end up stressing everyone
out the day of an event trying to solve a problem
that proper planning would have avoided.
And, don’t let this become
a financial issue. In other words, if the total
power needs are not fully considered before hand,
you may end up having to provide emergency power
whether through the rental of a generator or pulling
additional power from the venue at the last minute…usually
at a significant cost. Or worse, additional power
from any source is unavailable at the last minute
and games, food stations, music, etc. has to be
scratched from the event…something the end
client will never tolerate.
If you do need to rent generators,
the question of aesthetics can become an issue.
Some generators are just plain loud and obnoxious.
While they might cost a little more, we feel it’s
in your (and your client’s) best interest
to get reliable but quiet generators. Who wants
to be at a nice park picnic with 3 or 4 loud,
smoky generators blasting in the background. You
might as well have lawn mower races as part of
your event…at least that would provide some
entertainment with the noise. Fortunately, if
needed, Party Pals provides fully enclosed quiet
Honda generators. While much more expensive than
the typical generator used by many game and equipment
rental companies, we feel they are worth the investment
to help make your event as enjoyable as possible.
To sum it up, don’t cut corners, especially
when it comes to power. Get your vendors involved
early…get all the electrical requirements
for their equipment and then check availability
with your venue. Again, when in doubt, ask questions…there’s
nothing wrong with not knowing…there’s
a lot wrong with not asking!