New Year’s Eve is almost upon us; time for folks in Wilmington, North Carolina to start planning how to ring in the new year. The key to hosting the perfect New Year’s Eve fete is to keep the ambiance in line with the type of guests you will be inviting. If it is a party for parents and kids, then pass on the champagne fountain. If it is a more formal, adult-only affair, the bounce house may be more than a bit out of place.
Whatever your style, Wilmington party rental and supply stores can help you achieve the party of the year. For general party supplies, especially those of the disposable nature, Party City on New Centre Drive is an excellent source. They have paper goods, inexpensive hats and decorations and balloons in a variety of colors and styles all reasonably priced. Additionally, businesses like Costco, Sams Club and Walmart will often carry party supplies. However, selection and availability can be limited, so be sure to shop early.
Anyone with children knows that finding a baby sitter for New Year’s Eve is a like finding a needle in a haystack. A recent trend has been to host “family” parties to ring in the new year, inviting mom, dad and the kids. While this solves the sitter dilemma, it creates a new challenge: how to keep the kids entertained throughout the evening. Thankfully, we in the Cape Fear region enjoy a moderate climate and often the night is chilly but not unbearably cold. Those planning kid-friendly parties may want to consider rentals to help keep the youngsters amused throughout the night. Bouncin Party Rental on Talmore Ct. has some truly nifty bouncers including a giraffe and the Screamer Dry Slide. Prices start at $160. Bounceez Party Rental offers inflatable bouncers as well as cotton candy, popcorn and snow cone machines.
If a more grown-up affair is what you have in mind, L&L Tent & Party Rentals may have just what you are looking for. They carry everything a host could possibly need to create the ideal party setting, from tents, fans and heaters to tables, chairs, china and flatware.
Whatever party style you decide, planning ahead can help to avoid problems that may arise during the actual event. Be sure to purchase enough supplies, food and beverages well in advance. You don’t want to be running out in the middle of your party trying to find more champagne or chips. In addition, make certain that there will be ample parking available for your guests. Prepare a guest room and keep the phone number of a local cab company handy for any party-goers who have had a bit too much to drink. Be safe and enjoy your holiday festivities!
Party City: 397-2667
Bounceez Party Rental: 279-6671
Bouncin Party Rental: 395-1213
L&L Tent & Party Rentals: 791-4141