Winston Churchill said, "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan," which is why he ruled England's party-planning committee for many years. Maintain a statesman's resolve with today's Groupon: for $49, you get $150 worth of party-planning goods at Better Party Rentals, located in Deerfield Beach.
Better Party Rentals stocks the supplies and expertise necessary to enliven celebrations, from tables to linens to chafers. Party hosts can pick up 9-foot market umbrellas that can shield eyes from the sun's light ($32), plus wooden tiki torches for their warm glow when the sun goes down ($3.50). Guests can nosh on Law & Order-themed cookies on shell, pearl, or arbor-rose flatware ($0.40 each) while sipping down drinks in elegant stemware ($0.50 each). Pump up the party by setting up a dance floor ($1.20 per square foot) and fuel dancers' energy with an antique-style cotton-candy machine ($75) or other carnival-style item. The red-carpet runner serves as a means of honoring special guests ($30), and the chrome stanchion and rope ($10.75+) serves as a fence to keep out bow-tie-wearing deer that weren't on the guest list.
In addition to offering event-planning advising for parties, charity events, and more, Better Party Rentals also rents out longer-term guest accommodations, such as the roll-a-way bed ($6 daily) and entertainment for children in the form of a play gym ($2 daily).