Blog posts from June, 2016

Special Event Articles of Interest

The special event industry is booming as seen by the amount of event equipment sales we’ve seen in the past few months. It is good to see the industry in full swing and business revenues coming in for our customers. I know we’re all busy but we also need to remain up to date on industry news. Because I know it can be a cumbersome process to find all the news I’ve compiled some of the recent articles I think are the most relevant to caterers and special event professionals. Read on below for a short synopsis of each article and their links through to the full articles.

13 Wedding Trends Happening Right Now

Here’s a look at the top trends, latest concepts and ideas from weddings, receptions, and after-parties that could be incorporated into any gathering. For full article, click here.

13 Glamorous Tabletop Ideas for Summer Events

See this Los Angeles designers showcase with bold designs including linens, flowers, and other tabletop decor looks. For full article, click here.

Best Practices in Drapery

Incorporating drapery into an event can transform a venue into a magical space in just minutes. Learn best practices in colours, fabrics, styles, placement, care and treatment for drapery. For full article, click here.

10 New Toronto Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

Looking for new venues to win exclusive catering rights to? Want to be added to their preferred partner list for party rentals? Here's a look at new Toronto hotels, conference centers, restaurants, private rooms, and other spaces to open for events this summer. For full article, click here.

Goodbye, Kids Table: Events for Children Feature Grown-up Menus

Hear how caterers are bridging the great divide between menus for adults and kids with fantastic food for all ages. For full article, click here.

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Coming Soon: New Brown Rustic Cross Back Chair

Back in March, we introduced Rustic Wood Cross Back Chairs and Dark Brown Wood Cross Back Chairs. They have been a huge success for us and we’ve already got another container on order. Because of the feedback we received in the spring – at both the Rental Show and in day to day customer conversations we decided to expand our colour offerings of these wholesale event chairs.

I’m pleased to announce that Brown Rustic Crossback Chairs are coming soon and available for pre-order now.

Brown Rustic Cross Back Chairs

Available mid-September 2016, the National Event Supply Wood Cross Back Chairs are a fantastic addition to your rental inventory, banquet hall or restaurant. Available for purchase with or without a cushion depending on the look you desire, these Brown Rustic Wood crossback chairs are the perfect accent to a variety of event themes. Because of their design, they hug the back of a person’s body making for a comfortable seating experience.

Additional Details:

  • Constructed of Elm wood
  • Commercial Quality
  • Non-marring floor glides
  • Available with or without a natural cushion
  • Stackable up to 8 chairs high
  • Solid wood seat
  • Curved back that molds to the body
  • Weight: 10lbs
  • Dimensions: chair from bottom of legs to top of chair back: 35.5” high, seat is: 16.25” deep x 17.5”wide

If you’re interested in a quote including shipping of our new brown rustic cross back chairs:


New 11 inch Pasta Plate in Stock

We have been expanding our tabletop selection with a new pieces in our melamine serveware and new stemmed water glass as well as new spun polyester linens. I’m pleased to announce a new addition to our restaurant-quality porcelain dinnerware: a new 11 inch Shallow Pasta Plate.

Shallow Pasta Plate

This restaurant-quality porcelain pasta bowl is sophisticated enough for a fine dining establishment yet sturdy enough for a fast-casual atmosphere.

Perfect for serving appetizer salads as well as pasta, this versatile 11 inch shallow pasta bowl also offers a fantastic presentation for expertly plated steak, chicken or fish entrees. The clean, simple lines of the bowl and pristine white colour coordinates seamlessly with other dinnerware and serving pieces.

It is oven safe to 400F, dishwasher / commercial dishwasher safe, microwave safe and made in China. It measures 11 inches diameter and 2.25 inches high. It is available in inner packs of 3 or a full case of 18 pieces.

For a quote including shipping to your location of our new 11 inch pasta plate:

Cruiser Tables Back in Stock!

Cruiser Tables in Field

We have been out of stock on our cruiser tables and the cruiser table components including the cruiser table base, cruiser table connectors and cruiser table poles. The cruiser tables were a hot commodity for us during the winter and spring season and customers have been waiting patiently for stock replenishment.

I’m pleased to announce we received our container of cruiser tables into our warehouse! We are back in stock Guys and Gals!!

To refresh your knowledge, we have 24”, 30” and 36” round wood tabletops. We also have two different size poles – our low pole is 28” and provides a table that is 30” high when set up – perfect dining height! Our tall pole is 40” and provides a table that is 42” high when set up – perfect for standing cocktail receptions.

To request a quote for our cruiser tables including shipping:

Do Spandex Folding Chair Covers fit Blow Mold Folding Chairs?

We had a customer ask us a very good question about whether our spandex folding chair cover fits a blow mold folding chair. We suspected we knew the answer but we weren’t positive so we immediately had to test this out to be able to give our customer a prompt response. I thought it made sense to blog about this question too so that any other prospects or customer’s interested in the answer could find it for themselves.

The Spandex Folding Chair covers fit perfectly on a chair that is 17.5”w x 15.25”d x 31”h as you can see by the picture below:

Spandex Folding Chair Cover on Plastic Folding Chair

The blow mold folding chair is 20.5"w x 18.75"d x 34"h as you can see by the picture below:

Blow Mold Folding Chair

Here’s what the spandex folding chair cover looks like on the blow mold folding chair:

Spandex Chair Cover on Blow Mold Folding Chair

The spandex folding chair cover fits a blow mold folding chair quite nicely. I’d recommend being gentle with it the first time you put it on as it does do some stretching to accommodate the chair. I’d also recommend that if you use it interchangeably on blow mold folding chairs or plastic folding chairs that you give it a wash before you use it on the plastic folding chair after use on a blow mold folding chair. It would look a little saggy if it goes from the blow mold folding chair (which is a larger chair) to a plastic folding chair. Alternatively you can purchase spandex folding chair covers that are only used on one chair style.

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