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For my day job, I work in a natural history museum. Not that you asked to know or anything, but I promise this is relevant. At the museum where I work, we host a ton of large events for colleges, private parties, weddings, memorials, and everything in between. The museum has lots of great spaces for rent, and it is a great way to get people into the museum even in an unconventional way.

 

With that being said, you might assume that because of all these events, there are a ton of tables and chairs moving around and all that great jazz. We have an entire events room that operates as our storage closet for all of our event things like tables and chairs.

 

We recently improved our storage closet organization though. Now what could that be? Well, it was none other than the EvenTrux™ Table Trucks.

 

 

The event coordinator at the museum was just beyond thrilled to order these because trust me, anything you can get to make moving tables and chairs easier is a gift from above. Not only was our storage closet a mess without them, it made the event set-up take so much longer.

 

The day she received the EvenTrux™ Table Trucks, we knew that our event setup struggles were over!

 

These table trucks are fantastic for several reasons. They keep everything extremely organized, tables and chairs fit perfectly on them, and the wheels are so smooth that it allows them to glide effortlessly for your event setup.

 

 

When we set up events and do tear down, we know we are no longer having to struggle to put everything back together like a game of Tetris. It allows us to be extremely efficient, put together, and better event hosters! We can offer a much higher quality of service to our clients because we have the table trucks to back us up.

 

If you have been on the fence about getting these table trucks for your business, do not be! These will change the way you do events forever.

 

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The Econolite Plastic Folding Tables are truly a fantastic option for any business or organization for almost any event.

My day job is at a natural history museum, and we do a lot of public programs. These are mostly geared towards children with different activities pertaining to various departments in our museum, but we also do some programs specifically targeted at the adult crowd.

I say this because for these public programs, we set up a lot of tables like these Econolite Plastic Folding Tables to signify the different departments, activities, and booths we are offering at the program.

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I deal a lot with the setting up and cleaning up of these events, so it is imperative we have tables that are a breeze to store, get out, and set up for events. At this point, the events team has it down to a science on how quickly we can get things done. I can tell you for sure the efficiency and timeliness of event set up and cleanup is a result of having tables like the Econolite Plastic Folding Tables.

So, if you are looking for sleek, stackable, and folding tables that are versatile for nearly anything, these are the ones for you. These do not break the budget, but their quality is unmatched. These are durable, lightweight tables that are impact-resistant and made for handling all sorts of events.

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All in all, these are the way to go if you have events that are full of kids because as we know, even the smallest humans can create the most chaos and produce the most damage. On a different note, if you have events constantly and are always moving around tables and so forth, this is still the best option for you.

Affordable, durable, and made better than ever. Get the Econolite Plastic Folding Tables

 

When I was in high school, which I am suddenly realizing was a very long time ago, we had a winter formal that always around Valentine’s Day. It was a sweet little event, where everyone wore their little cocktail dresses, and we decorated it like a lovey, dovey winter wonderland. Technically, it was never Valentine’s Day themed, but it was close enough.

So, for me to reminisce on one of the sweeter memories of high school, let us plan a cute Valentine’s Day dance for high schoolers. You can also adapt this to be for a sorority date party, some sort of business event, and all that good jazz.

I always loved being on the planning committees for these dances in high school. I never put my name in the hat for prom queen, but I definitely was the decorating queen. That is a fact.

Any good high school dance is not complete without a good balloon backdrop.

Kids these days are obsessed with taking photos to post on their various social medias. Hey, who can blame them? It is pretty much the world we live in today.

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Even though we want a big dance floor at this event, we need to include some tables and chairs for those wanting to take a break, who are not quite as into dancing, and who perhaps just want to rest their feet.

I am once again going to recommend the Chiavari chairs as a staple piece to this event, but I will also say the Gala Resin chairs would be a great option as well. Now for tables, this can be a little more up to you, but I would personally recommend these classic round tables we offer. They are versatile and made for anything and pair well with the chair options I have already stated. These Commercialite tables come in many shapes and sizes, so pick whatever you feel satisfies your event requirements.

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You really do not need much when it comes to a high school dance. You provide the basics like tables and chairs, a photo backdrop, a solid dj, and you are absolutely golden.

Make sure to accentuate the pinks and reds and oh-so many hearts for the decorations.

Contact McCourt Manufacturing for all your event needs, no matter for a business, high school, or something else. We have you covered.

With the spooky season in full swing, I am itching to go to a masquerade party. It just feels right you know? All my favorite movies feature a masquerade, and especially in my favorite Halloween movies, there’s always a mask involved in some way.

This is no Halloween movie, but a good masquerade I think about It a movie is from Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. Such an iconic scene in that movie. All masquerade balls should take notes from it. Another one I like a lot is none other than Phantom of the Opera of course. I love that movie and the original musical. I saw the musical in London, and I nearly cried.

Anyways, enough on all that.

Let’s get into our own version of a magnificent masquerade. I should also mention that I am really in the mood for one because I am going to one in a few weeks. It is Renaissance-themed, so that is totally right up my alley.

For a masquerade ball, you really need a good dance floor. Not just a little roped-off area. I mean a truly distinct area of your venue to make it feel grander and more elaborate!

So, obviously, I am going to recommend the Ovation Portable Dance Floor. Classic, movable, and interchangeable for as big or small as you need it. It will absolutely get the job done.

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Now, for tables and chairs we also have you covered. Obviously, my two picks will be the Chiavari Chairs for a classic look. You can choose tables for what fits best with your venue and party, but I can promise the McCourt selection is wide and a winner all around.

Now, for decorations, you can really take this however you like as long as it is extravagant, over-the-top, and stunning. If you’re going for something haunting, then look for tons of candlesticks and candelabras as well as darker décor and big chandeliers.

You want it to be hauntingly beautiful.

Otherwise, the costumes need to be top-notch as well. Big dresses, killer suits, and unique masks. Don’t think too hard about it, just go for it.

Any questions on any event products? Contact us at 479-783-2593.

I look forward to the Pantone color of the year announcement, well, every year! I am always thrilled to see what they chose and why. I find their reasonings usually quite inspiring and filled with good mantras to take with me throughout the new year.

Pantone’s website states that Peach Fuzz is all about creating that warm and fuzzy feeling inside you. It is the desire for connection, warmth, and peace. I love that.

So, why am I talking about the Pantone color of the year? Well, I think it is a good source of inspiration for events in the new year. Whether you take it literally with Peach Fuzz as the main color in your party palette, or you can just take the vibes of the color to create the perfect party.

For parties and events looking to use Peach Fuzz as an essential color in the event’s color palette, consider the type of event you are hosting. Perhaps a wedding or a large birthday bash? If so, this color is a great choice, and you have many options when it comes to decorations. Consider flowers in pink and orange hues your new best friend. Fill up your entire space with a flower wonderland. Bring in some more texture with various draping fabrics of creams and pinks. It will be swoon worthy.

For a party like this, you will definitely need some chairs.

We consider the Chiavari Stacking Chair the perfect partner for an event like this. Does is not just exude Peach Fuzz energy? Available in a wide range of colors, you cannot go wrong. If you are looking for a chair the same color as Peach Fuzz, the champagne option of the Chiavari line is a pretty close match-up.

Now for the vibe. For parties that are less keen on thinking pink, go for a party that exudes warmth and serenity. I still think the Chiavari Stacking Chair works fantastic for a vibe like this, but the Garden Resin Folding Chairs will definitely do the trick as well.

To exude the Peach Fuzz vibe think garden party or a large outdoor movie event with tons of blankets, pillows, and tons of candles. Make people feel comfortable and at home. That is what Peach Fuzz is all about.

Whatever you decide to do, take Peach Fuzz into consideration all year long.

I spend a lot of my time in the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. You might be asking why, and it is partly because I really enjoy that museum, but it is also because I work there! Yep, I am one of the faces you see upon arriving at the museum.

The museum is stunning. There are tons of really interesting and cool exhibits to see, especially those relating to Oklahoma. In addition to all of our amazing pieces and specimens, we have one heck of a space to entertain and throw special events inside.

I am fortunate to work closely with the events coordinator so I get to see a lot of what goes into everything with events. I see all the tables, chairs, miscellaneous décor, and logistical pieces needed to make every event successful. Also, being that we are a museum, we have a ton of special rules we have to follow to be able to host events in such a special place.

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Now you might be curious as to why I am bringing all of this up to you. Well, it is not only to make you aware of great event space and to think about unconventional spaces like museums for special events but also because McCourt Manufacturing is a great option for supplies for these types of things.

Think about the Flip Top Pedestal Table we have in stock. This is a great option for many reasons as I have stated so many times before, but these are especially great for working with spaces where you might be limited due to exhibits and objects in the space without compromising anything.

Additionally, the ProRent Plywood Serpentine Portable Bar is great for several reasons. Its swooped shape makes it sleek and also conducive to most spaces. If you have two or three of these for your events, this will make food serving and drinking serving go so much smoother and will be great for small or unconventional spaces that need to have special setups.

Lastly, of course, you should invest in the EvenTrux Table Trucks for hauling large loads of event products for large events like what we host in the Great Hall at the museum. This will make event setup much faster and more efficient.

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Stop with boring event spaces when you can support local museums and cultural centers as well as create something magnificent for your guests to experience.

More details about each product can be found online at mccourtmfg.com.

 

With 2024 quickly approaching, we need to make sure all of your company’s event materials, chairs, and tables are up to par. If you are looking for new seating or table products or even just some little replacement parts and so forth, McCourt Manufacturing is the way to go.

We have a round-up of all the essentials in our product offerings for the new year.

  1. Chiavari Chairs

Look, if you have been reading this blog for a while, you know I cannot give a list of the greatest products and not mention the Chiavari chairs. Simply put, I am obsessed with them. I think they are the most perfect seating solution for most any event. Whether it be something formal, indoors, outdoors, a wedding, or even just a fancy company dinner, these chairs can do it all.

If you do not have a set of Chiavari chairs, what are you doing?

  1. Table Replacement Parts

If you do not have the budget to replace chairs, do not fret! Sometimes all you need is to replace the bottom parts of a chair for it to be elevated. People hate a wobbly chair, so give them peace of mind with these bad boys on make your chair legs even again.

  1. Garden Resin Folding Chair

This is another classic. It is giving little garden weddings, fairy tea parties, and everything in between. The Garden Resin Folding Chair is becoming a new favorite of mine, and it really does get the job done well. Easy setup, tear down, and cleaning. Easy. Love it.

  1. Chair Cover

Keep your chairs looking spiffy and in tip-top shape with these storage chair covers. By ensuring less dust build up and no starches during storage/moving, you can be positive your chairs will look brand new for years.

  1. Party Pack

Lastly, maybe all you need is a Party pack. If you are looking to enhance or even begin your event collection, this is a surefire way to do it. By giving you all the basics and supreme storage solutions, the Party Pack is the way to go.

 

 

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.

With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas nearly here, it is time for all the office parties to kick off as well. Office parties are always a toss-up in terms of if they end up being fun or awkward. The biggest factor in an office and workplace party’s level of awkwardness is seating. It might seem slightly silly to say at first, but when you start to think about that, it makes a huge difference.

For example, when people are just standing around or still tied to their desks, they have less of a reason to interact with other guests or feel like it is a welcoming, festive environment. I think about the scene at the Christmas party in The Santa Clause 2 when the teachers are standing quite aloof at the party. Maybe if they would have had some better seating, they wouldn’t have had this issue!

So, there are two solutions to this problem.

The first solution is to host the party in a different location to really make it feel incentivized for your employees. A change of environment can make a massive difference to the vibe of any party, especially an office party. However, even at a local brewery or party room at a local business, you might need some more chairs. So, the second solution also works for this too.

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The second solution is super simple and budget-friendly. If you cannot afford to rent out a whole space for your employees, then get more chairs!

I recommend folding chairs so that you can easily store them when not in use. It can be annoying to only have stackable chairs in small work spaces and so forth.

A classic choice is these Econolite folding chairs that are sturdy, easy to clean, and easy to store.

Another fan favorite is the Alloyfold Fanback Chair. It is a classy option that can be used for anything, and it also is a small, portable chair perfect for office parties.

Furthermore, outside of seating solutions, decorating for the holiday party is a great way to get people more involved. You should also give a theme so that people have something to get excited about for the party.

Holiday parties do not have to be awkward, so do your part as the employer to make it better for all your workers!

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.

  1. Commercial Lite Table

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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  1. Econolite Plastic Folding Table

In the same way as the Commerical Lite table, this does the same thing. We like options around here.

  1. Econolite Folding Chairs

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.

  1. Series 5 Fanback Folding Chair

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.

  1. Fill ‘N Chill Party Table

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!

 

It is nearly time for Thanksgiving, so I want to talk about an over-the-top Thanksgiving extravaganza for all the extra people in the world out there like me. If you are familiar with the dark academia aesthetic, you will surely understand the vibe I am going for with this party. When I say extravaganza I do not mean throwing turkeys and leaves everywhere for a hot mess of a table setting. I mean a dinner party that exudes sophistication, excellence, and more than anything else: luxury.

If you want to talk about the aesthetic, think The Secret History meets Dutch Baroque still life paintings, with a mix of an ancient Roman feast. Yeah, when I say extravaganza I mean opulence everywhere.

It is my dream to throw a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner party like this one day.

Traditionally, when I think of Thanksgiving I think about familial ties, tradition, and warmth. Let’s take those ideas and amplify them with my opulent Roman feast.

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How to achieve this you might ask? Well, let’s get started.

First, you need the most bourgeois, elegant, and unique tableware you can find. Places like Goodwill are the perfect shop to find some stellar pieces for the right price.

All the glass and crystal you can find as well as any type of ceramic dish with an elaborate pattern is a great way to showcase the mismatched but wonderfully put together aesthetic.

More than anything else, however, you need lots of candles. This Thanksgiving should only be lit by candlelight to really get that dark academia, Dutch still life feel.

In addition to that, make the table scape really natural and earthy. Wildflowers, dried fruits, and an assortment of greenery will do the trick.

Lastly, to pull together the academic vibe, you need two more things (ideally): some sort of turntable or of-the-past sound system to play some tunes as well as an assortment of classic literature to help bring levels to your table.

No one needs to be engaged with these books during the party, but they are there to complete the vibe.

Now put on your Baroque classical records or your finest dark academic playlist and you surely will have the most opulent, exuberant, Thanksgiving extravaganza.

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If you need any tables or chairs to help make this event happen, McCourt Manufacturing is the place for you. Whether you are looking for something fancy like this table or more versatile and ready for all types of events, we can get you what you are looking for in a jiffy.

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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.

 

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