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!
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.
If you host events in large centers, whether it be a conference center, company dinner, wedding, or other such matter, the hardest thing to get together are the chairs. These large scale events require tons of seating, and sometimes it feels impossible on how to properly get all of the chairs to the event without breaking your back or running out of time.
So, what can we do about that?
The first answer might be to just get some nice foldable chairs that are easy to store and carry a (relatively) good amount of them at a time.
My answer: NO!
That is absolutely making the work way harder for you! Foldable chairs are a great idea, and I highly recommend using them for storage purposes, however there is another reason to!
You can fit tons of foldable chairs on our Chair Truck!
You are able to safely and securely stack lots of chairs on the classic Chair Truck. There is no reason or chance of breaking your back with this chair truck because it is efficient and trustworthy.
You’ll use this once and realize how much you have been missing out on! The mobility of these large wheels is unmatched, and it will provide such ease with movement that you will surely be impressed.
This is the most efficient and easiest way to transfer chairs to and fro the storage area to the event location. Combined with our Gala Resin Folding Chairs, Econolite Plastic Folding Chairs, or even the Series 5 Folding Chairs, you are going to get the best results with the most chairs able to be transported on the chair truck.
No matter which chairs you choose, make your life easier for all these large events you host! Why do extra work when the Chair Truck has you covered from loading to unloading and setting up a killer event.
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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.
It is September which means that college football season is right around the corner! If you like to tailgate and throw parties for football season, then you’re in the right place.
It is important to keep all your party and tailgating supplies up to date and ready to roll. So, it might be worth seeing if it is time to retire those tired lawn chairs and upgrade to something a little sturdier!
McCourt can offer you several foldable chair options that can be easily stored and kept in tip-top shape for years.
Take a look at our Econolite Plastic Folding Chairs for a classic look and comfort.
If you want to get something with a little more razzle dazzle in the folding chair department, go for the Alloyfold Series A6 Chair. It even could double for nicer events like a wedding or outdoor gala!
Either of these chairs would be perfect for kicking back and relaxing while enjoying the football game. Plus you can easily store several of these chairs for all your guests without trying to figure out how you’ll fit enough chairs in the car for your whole crew!
Easy set-up, easy storage, and great versatility, what could be better than that?
Now, for more specific to those tailgating Saturdays, let’s talk about our Fill N Chill Party Table. There could not be a more perfect table than this one for college football season. Instead of trying to carry several coolers around and some tables for food. Why not kill two birds with one stone with this great Fill N Chill Party Table!
This allows you to do both drinks and food on one table with no doubt that they will stay chilled and ready to serve! It not only serves a great functional purpose, but it also is a fantastic way to get up that aesthetic value for all your parties. Top it off with some cute football décor, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a tailgate!
Upgrade your tailgate supplies with McCourt Manufacturing today.
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 staying in hotels. I think because it usually signifies I am traveling to really exciting places, but whatever, I still love a good hotel even if I am going an hour away. There is something so special about walking into a new space… like a hotel. Maybe no one else feels this way, but I sure do!
(However, someone please tell me I am not the only one… please!)
Okay, anyways, let’s get started.
The McCourt Manufacturing ProRent Plywood Pedestal Table is absolutely perfect for places like a hotel lobby. If you work in or manage a hotel then this is the post for you. If your hotel is looking for a way to revamp the lobby with something more accessible and movable for the incoming guests, and even those just looking to hang in the lobby a bit, consider these tables.
The ProRent Plywood Pedestal Table is a durable pedestal style table that is perfect for spaces that may not always need seating. For example, if I am checking into a hotel, and I have all of my luggage with me and so forth, I am not necessarily looking to sit everything down then seat myself.
So, the pedestal table allows me to do paperwork, properly check in, or whatever else it may be, without it being a hassle.
Same for those in the lobby that are looking to chill before dinner, perhaps wait on another person, or just having a drink. These tables are great for that as they are not really limiting one on their movement or restricting what they can do. It feels fluid, and in a hotel lobby that is what we want.
These are also knock down tables that require no assembly. So, they are perfect for quick and easy storing or moving. Buy a few of these tables today and revamp your lobby that is more ergonomic and fluid for the guests.