Party and event
Party and event product showcase 2019
Our annual focus on great new products to make your customer’s events shine.
By Monica Dick
The Center Stage model is a true commercial-grade, CSA-approved, popcorn machine able to stand up to the rigours of the rental industry. This professional popcorn machine produces a powerful 1,664 watts. It has a 300-watt deck heater and a 50-watt warming/presentation bulb, which guarantees hot theatre popcorn. The Center Stage has a stainless-steel cabinet and deck, ensuring years of durability with a hard-coat anodized, high thermal-mass kettle for easy cleaning and dual thermostats for superior performance. The kettle is equipped with a magnetized lid for ease of loading and cleaning. This eight-ounce model works on a standard 120-volt 15-amp circuit. The old-maid drawer will collect any unpopped kernels. The pot stirrer is direct-drive, eliminating jambs and plastic gears. The top canopy is vented to prevent overheating. The thicker-gauge frame makes it rental rugged. The Center Stage will produce approximately the equivalent of 160 small popcorn bags per hour. The machine measures 22 inches long by 16.5 inches wide by 30 inches high and weights 65 pounds. Thick, sturdy, and robust, the Center Stage cart is entirely constructed from metal with antique-style wheels and bearings for smooth operation. It includes convenient storage for all popcorn supplies. It measures 38 inches wide by 23 inches deep by 33 inches high and weighs 55 pounds. The Centre Stage machine comes with a full three-year warranty that covers the pot.
Decorative light bulbs from the Tentwares accessory catalog come in various wattages, shapes and sizes and are available in either incandescent glass or LED shatter-resistant plastic for all styles of lighting. The bulbs are dimmable with the correct dimmer and can be used in candelabra, intermediate or medium based sockets.
Thick metal legs
National Event Supply has introduced its line of aluminum- and steel-frame pop-up festival tents (aluminum version pictured). The aluminum-frame tents feature 50-millimeter hexagonal legs made with two-millimeter-thick aluminum. They fold and unfold with cast alloy joints with quick-release pull pins. The pop-up tents are made with heavy duty, high-quality materials throughout. They have up to five different adjustable height settings. Setup and breakdown is easy and only takes minutes with two people. The aluminum tent includes a 450 grams-per-square-meter waterproof canopy (available in white, black, royal blue and red) and a heavy-duty oxford wheeled carry bag. The frame has a two-year material and manufacturing defect warranty while the top has a six-month warranty (damages sustained from weather issues are not covered).
Elegant curve lines
The high arched ends of Warner Shelter Systems’ Arabesque theatre tent allows generous height over a stage at one end and bleacher seating at the other. Alone or joined together, the tents create a large attractive, clearspan interior. Arabesque Theatres have been used extensively for major fairs, festivals, and exhibitions across North America. By removing one end of the Arabesque it becomes a stage cover. All assembly is at ground level and parts are interchangeable. The Arabesque creates a distinctive look with elegant curved lines on both the frame and cover. The patented framing adjusts to fit a range of ground conditions and stage widths and the curved tension cover delivers efficient sound projection. Safe and dependable, the cover bears low, uniformly distributed tension. The aerodynamic design reduces wind loading. The arch frame is external to the tent providing an obstruction-free interior.
Special Event Sales is the North American supplier of Zown Furniture. All Zown products feature digitally welded joints to withstand heavy loads, a longitudinal table joining system and durable polyethylene construction. Zown furniture is shock-proof, waterproof and will not warp. Rental stores can choose from a selection of round, rectangular and specialty tables as well as seating and storage carts with a 10-year warranty on all Zown tables and a five-year warranty on Zown chairs. Zown manufactures furniture for intensive use that adapts easily and rapidly to multiple and diverse functions. The line is ideal for hotels, restaurants and companies specialized in events such as banquets, conferences and conventions. Zown products use pure, unmixed polyethylene, individually inspected for quality. The furniture is constructed to withstand heavy loads with solid welded joints, nuts and bolts. Metal parts are constructed from powder-coated steel. Zown furniture is great for outdoor use and comes with a five-year warranty on Zown chairs and a 10-year warranty on tables The XL system is a set of tables 30 inches wide, which can be joined and combined to make multiple and diverse configurations. The XXL system offers the same versatility, but with 36-inch-wide tables. The XXL system makes for more elaborate arrangements as well as affording maximum comfort to table guests.
Outfront’s crowd control fence is a 10-by-four-foot galvanized special event fence panel available with a light-duty pipe base or heavy-duty flat base. It uses lighter-gauge welded wire mesh for easy setup and take-down. It’s ideal for crowd control at special events and industrial work area separations.