Summer festivities are in full swing and calendars are being marked as we speak. Now is the opportunity to plan an elaborate extravaganza for your closest friends and family. Whether it be a birthday party or 4th of July bash, party rentals aid in the planning process. Select a location, theme and approximate party size, then stand back and allow the professionals to provide support with proper equipment and knowledge – saving you valuable time and money. There are a number of reliable full-service party rental companies in Washington, DC and surrounding areas, each with a specialty of their own. Time to start making the guest list.
AAA Party Rentals
4817-A Eisenhower Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304
AAA Party Rentals has furnished party needs in the DC area for over three decades. “We maintain an extensive inventory to satisfy our clients’ needs both large and small. Our rental products are available for events from intimate dinner parties, weddings, bridal/baby showers, cookouts, children’s parties to large corporate events,” said Alex Smith. The helpful online catalog makes viewing all available options simple, and customers can reserve items online with just the click of a button. AAA specializes in all types of events, from general parties to catering business meetings and weddings. The AAA Party Rentals warehouse is in Landover, MD. If that is too far, pop into one of the two showrooms in Waldorf, MD and Alexandria, VA. AAA is a one-stop shop. For example, one can rent all necessary food and drink supplies – barware, glassware, china, flatware, linens and table accessories. Accessible party aids include lighting, tables and trays. If you are keen on throwing an extreme outdoor party, like a summer picnic at the local park, AAA has everything you need, from grills and coolers to moon bounces and tents. “We strive to offer outstanding service by providing clean, sanitized and inspected equipment, delivered with friendly, knowledgeable party consultants and staff,” said Smith.
Allied Party Rentals
5640 Sunnyside Ave., Suite J
Beltsville, MD 20705
Allied Party Rentals, in business for 50 years and counting, has excellent credentials and is an honored member of the American Rental Association. All rental services are listed on the website with photos and descriptions. Popular rentals for purchase include tents, banquet tables, all types of chairs and a full line of linens. Allied happily delivers all items if the rental is over $40 and a credit card must be given to hold goods. Rental options are segmented – one day, one week or one month. For information about pricing, request a quote online.
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12354 Wilkins Ave.
Rockville, MD 20852
Amusements Unlimited is ideal if you are looking to throw a carnival. The game rentals are endless – arcade and carnival games, bingo, casino and even oversized old fashioned games like a giant Connect Four or checkers set up. Entertainment is a unique feature to please guests. Clowns, face painters, balloon sculptors, magicians and caricature artists are offered. To make life easier on parents with indecisive kids, Amusements Unlimited offers a number of full party packages geared toward children and teenagers. For instance, the Ruby Package for 1st to 6th graders starts at $520 and includes a regular sized moon bounce, cotton candy machine with 75 servings and 100 balloons. Most packages are equipped with delivery, set up and break down by an Amusements Unlimited employee, as well as an attendant for two hours. With Amusements Unlimited, it’s hard not to have a great time.
2625 S. Shirlington Road
Arlington, VA 22206
DC Rental has been a go-to party service in DC for nearly three decades, with a following that spans the political circuit and sporting event productions to at-home rentals. “We carry many different and fine quality tabletop items such as glassware, flatware, china, tablecloths, napkins, chairs, tables and specialty tables, event and lounge furniture, mobile kitchen equipment, buffet service items, etc,” said General Manager Joe Valente of the DC Rental selection. Unlike other rental companies, DC Rentals prices on a customer-by-customer basis, so you aren’t overcharged but rather charged for your exact needs. The DC Rentals team experience ranges from large golf tournaments to small dinner parties, lavish weddings and children’s birthday parties. Contact DC Rentals at least three weeks in advance, the earlier the better. Most rentals span a three-day period. Valente says DC Rental employees and their overall customer service makes them stand out among the rest. “We pride ourselves in offering personal service to each client for each event. We have a receptionist who answers each call, a sales team with over 50 years of event experience and a warehouse staff that ensures the rental equipment is clean and is delivered by drivers who take the extra step in making our clients satisfied.”
Rockville, MD 20850
“We didn’t invent the party, we event it” is Ultimate Amusements’ motto, and this company sticks to it. The party rental service is known for ultimate customer service and satisfaction. Party options are endless and equipment is suitable for those of all ages. Adults can enjoy rentals to make any dance party – DJs, karaoke, live bands, jukeboxes and audio equipment. Children can choose from a wide variety of inflatable games and play areas – one of the largest selections of inflatable rentals in DC. To get the best of both worlds, adults can enjoy a casino night, while children play video and arcade games – fun for all. In true 2013 fashion, virtual games are a hit at any party, allowing guests to be interactive and work as a team. To answer any questions and receive more detailed information, download Ultimate Amusements’ impressive catalog online.
Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.