Ringing in the New Year with a Party

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Ah, out with the old, in with the new. We are quickly approaching the end of the year. It’s time to reflect on all that we did – or didn’t do – in the ending year and set our sights on hope for the upcoming, fresh opportunity in the new year. Superstition says that whatever you spend your new year doing is what you will be doing the whole year through. So, rather than sleeping your new year away, resulting in potentially no forward movement in life for the upcoming year, perhaps you should throw a party and spend your time ringing in the new year with your favorite people making memories. Sounds like a good way to spend a year, right? From planning a special surprise to choosing tent rentals, you can plan the perfect party to ring in the new year.

If you are looking for the best ideas for creating your new year’s party, you have come to the right place.

Tent Rentals for the Perfect Party Space

The first thing you will want to determine for your party is where you are going to have it. Sure, you could always ring in the New Year in your house, but, let’s face it – no one wants to kick off the New Year with a party-damaged home.

There are other options. For starters, you could look for a hall or other rental space. Of course, you must be aware of noise ordinances, decorate within the parameters of the owner’s guidelines, and hope that the space can accommodate all your needs. Here is a better option – rent a tent and find a place to put it. Whether in your own backyard or in an empty lot, tent rentals allow you the opportunity to build your party from the ground up, so-to-speak.

Tent rentals can be customized to meet all your needs. Depending on the theme of your party, you may want to go formal with flooring and lights throughout, with a dance floor. You may choose to let the earth be your flooring and use tiki torches. Tent rentals can be completely climate controlled and have sides, as well.

Basically, it is your best option for creating the perfect space for your party.

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What type of theme will you have? Of course, you can decide to just call it a party. But what fun is that? You want to make an impression and have fun. You are closing out one year and running straight into a new one. Do something grand. If you have a great imagination, then your options are endless. Here are a few ideas:

  • Black-light party. Ask your guests to get all decked out in their whitest whites. Also, decorate in whites and use black-lights to create a glow.
  • Black and White Ball. This is perfect for those who want a classy and elegant way to ring in the New Year. Make it a black-tie affair or just a black and white one.
  • Masquerade Ball. This is a secret way to end your year. You and your guests can sport your masks while dressed up, heel to toe. Masquerade balls do not necessarily have to be fancy, but why would you want it any other way?
  • Disco party. If you feel like you want to get down and boogie, perhaps a disco party will be more up your ally. Music, a dance floor, and a mirror ball. Have your guests dress in disco-era attire to make it more fun!
  • Last Hurrah party. You know a huge percent of people say they are starting the first day of the New Year with a healthy lifestyle. Why not kiss the year goodbye with all the food you and your guests won’t be enjoying for a while? e. fried foods, sweets, and any other junk food.
  • Casino party. Turn your space into Las Vegas. Set up poker tables, roulette, and black jack.


Did you ever wonder why everyone has always been taught to make a lot of noise at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s? Superstition says that this noise will scare evil spirits away. Yep, they won’t get to follow you into the New Year.

Whether you are superstitious or not, no New Year’s party is complete without noisemakers. You can stick to the traditional party horns, blowouts, or ratchets. You could create unique noisemakers such as the bubble jump (jumping on bubble wrap), jingle sticks (adding bells to popsicle sticks), or placing raw beans inside decorated glass jars or half-folded paper plates.

However you decide to do it – make it loud!

Food and Beverage

You have some fun friends, a stellar venue – but what are you going to serve to eat? You can continue with the superstitions for the New Year. For instance, serving a pork dish, holding that pigs root forward meaning progression in life. Also, anything round – donuts, Bundt cake, etc. symbolizing the year coming full circle. Let’s not forget noodles which symbolize a long life or beans which are thought to resemble money.

Separately the superstitious New Year’s foods seem odd. However, a quick search online can lead you to recipes to combine these items into something delicious.

If you aren’t feeling like sticking with the common New Year foods, use your imagination and create a menu that matches the theme of the night!

Even though it isn’t food – don’t forget the champagne!

Plan Something Special

This is the very last night of the year. You will never again be in this same moment. Do that something special that is going to make headlines. In other words, send the old year away with a bang.

Here are a couple ideas or create your own!

  • Writing wishes, hopes, and dreams for the coming year on mini scrolls and placing them inside balloons. When the clock strikes midnight, release the balloons into the sky!
  • Create a hashtag for the event and ask everyone to take a ton of pictures, upload them to your favorite social media site using the specified hashtag.
  • Buy fireworks and set them off at midnight, literally starting the year off with a bang.

However you choose to ring in the New Year, do it bold and make memories that will last a lifetime. Decorate your tent rental, stick to a theme, add a dash of food and champagne and rehearse a fantastic toast. Cheers!

How Long do Temporary Structures Last?

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Sometimes in life permanency is not required. In fact, you may find temporary things to work out better for you; you know, make your life a bit easier. Paper plates, for instance. You use them and get rid of them – no washing, drying, or putting away the dishes. Shoes are another example. They are your shoes when you need them, but they are only temporary – as you grow or as your needs change, so will your shoes.

Buildings can be temporary, too. Say you only need a temporary structure for a day or two to host a wedding or a special event. Or maybe you need one for a summer athletic training center. Or you could just be starting out your business and need a temporary building to use for an undetermined amount of time. You will be amazed of all the things these temporary structures can do. They can go up quickly, be relocated with ease, and leave virtually no trace of itself.

So, who uses temporary structures and how long do they last? Keep reading!

Airline Industry

The airline industry uses temporary structures, most often clearspan tents. Primarily used by smaller aircraft as temporary hangars, they are also often used by airport emergency crews. Clearspan tents have no center beams or poles, the entire space under the structure is usable. In addition, they are open and well ventilated naturally, not requiring intricate exhaust systems. These reasons, among others, provide great space at a lower cost.

Sports Industry and Equestrian Facilities

Training facilities and sport complexes also utilize temporary structures. For example, Olympic athletes, college and high school teams need an open space for training and conditioning. These structures can be customized to house training for many athletes, including those of soccer, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, etc.

Equestrian facilities generally include stables and a riding hall, used for the protection and shelter of horses. Riding halls or arenas require large open spaces, no poles or standing beams, high ceilings and large doors. In addition, they require natural sunlight. Temporary structures seem to meet every demand of those in the equestrian industry and are widely used.

Trade shows

Antique shows, art shows, home shows, car shows – you name it! They travel throughout the year to various cities, setting up at each location in a temporary structure. These free-standing structures allow for the display of items and booths in an uninterrupted manner, as the space is completely 100% usable. In addition, because they are customizable, temporary structures can meet all the requirements and needs of those involved with the trade show – such as providing climate control, open layout, wide entrances for unloading, cornered off storage space, etc.

Farming Industry

Depending on the type of farming, farmers may find themselves using temporary structures. Some farmers will use these temporary structures to house animals such as cattle or as coops for chickens and turkeys. They will, perhaps, need another structure for storage of feed and possibly maintenance supplies.

Other farmers may use the temporary structures as a greenhouse or storage facility. They can create the perfect environment for growing plants, vegetables, and flowers by customizing their structure with climate control, etc.

In addition, because these temporary structures come in many sizes, farmers can also use them for storing tractors and other field equipment.

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Our military requires some very secure storage areas. They need durable structures that they can set up at any location and relocate upon demand. These structures are needed to act as storage warehouses, military vehicle garages, a mess hall, and even dormitories!

Construction workers use so many types of equipment to do their job. From handheld tools to huge cranes, they need to have a place for storage and feel confident that when they leave the job site for the night, their supplies will be secure enough to be there upon their return in the morning. Temporary structures allow this confidence. In addition, they provide a dry, shaded area for workers to take shelter throughout the day.

Now – how long do temporary structures last?

So by now you know who uses these temporary structures, but you are probably still asking yourself – “Are they really that strong?” The answer is yes! Of course, temporary structures are not built with the same specifications and materials as permanent structures. After all, no matter how strong they are – they are still temporary. They are, however, built strong and durable. In fact, most temporary structures are built to meet the national building codes.

Temporary structures such as clearspan tents are made for both short-term and long-term use. They can be used for events such as a wedding or concert or they can stay up for months or even years! They do not require a lot of maintenance, as they are made with durable fabric. For example, temporary structures are generally all resistant to:

  • Water – the structures are leak-proof and have panels that are welded and sealed for protection from rain.
  • Mold and/or mildew
  • Fire – the fabric of these structures is coated in a fire-retardant, decreasing any safety hazards at events.
  • Ice – the fabric is also coated with a chemical that prevents ice from forming on the temporary structure.

Not to mention that there are also UV light inhibitors protecting the structure from damage caused by the sun. So, in other words, the weather should not deter you from purchasing a temporary structure.

Years ago, temporary structures were not as strong as those today. Through engineering, advances in technology, and testing, the quality of temporary structures on the market today can be used in place of permanent structures for years to come. Your customized structure can typically be assembled quickly and effortlessly. When, or if, you decide you need it removed or moved, you can do so without much fuss. The best part? The temporary structure will leave no trace that it was ever erected in that location.



Construction Tents Protect Workers and Projects Year Round

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Every job is important. But what happens if you can’t work? Not because of illness or disability, but because of weather. Yes, of course, almost all of us who work in warm, cozy offices would love to call in sick from work on the coldest day in February and stay nestled in our beds. But life doesn’t work that way. You need the money and your employer needs you. But what about those construction workers who subject their bodies to conditions the rest of us run from? It’s snowing, they are working. It’s raining, they are working. It’s windy, they are working. It’s freezing and icy, they are working.

Due to all their deadlines and huge projects to complete on a timeline, construction crews cannot stop working. Plus, as consumers, we need them! They take care of many jobs that keep our society functioning, such as roadways, bridges, homes, office buildings, various transportation methods, etc. Thankfully, the construction industry has perfected methods to beat Mother Nature at her own game!

Construction Tents as Temporary Shelter

Umbrellas, ponchos, raincoats, galoshes – all protect us when we head out in wet weather. But what protects construction workers? Have you ever seen a construction crew decked out in raincoats or holding umbrellas? Likely not. Since they have big jobs to do and rain doesn’t last all day, they generally find a place to take cover until they can get back to work.

Job sites don’t always come with shelter. Some are even in remote or very open areas. In cases such as this, workers may have to take shelter in their cars or call it at day – immediately putting the job behind schedule.

Good news for construction companies, though – it doesn’t have to be that way! Construction tents can serve as a temporary shelter on a wet day and allow the crew to return to work once the weather dries up.

Surviving the Summer Heat

Although it depends on where you live, most of the country struggles with brutal heat each summer. Add the lack of cool breeze to the heat and you have a stagnant summer heat that has caused fatalities for some and sent countless others to the hospital for things such as heat stroke and dehydration.

Now, think about construction workers – in the north especially, summertime is the best time for construction crews to knock out pending work. They do this while many of us are relaxing comfortably in our air-conditioned offices or homes.

What do construction crews do to keep cool? How do they avoid dealing with the detrimental heat? Water and shade. Drinking water is a must for working outdoors under the summer sun. However, having a place to cool down and rest your body from the rays is just as important.

Many crew members must struggle to find a shady tree or overhang while others may be lucky enough to have a construction tent. Yes, a tent that provides shelter. Many construction companies use them for storage or protection for equipment, but they have a dual purpose of protecting workers, as well.

Falling Leaves and Temperatures

Fall is beautiful and it may just be the most beautiful season of work for construction workers too. Sure, it starts getting a bit chilly, but nothing a few extra layers of clothes or socks can’t fix!

However, depending on your construction project, falling leaves could get in the way a bit. Construction tents are customizable in size and may be able to cover your project in its entirety, blocking out the pesky leaves. Not to mention, it would help keep the chill out of the air for your crew, as well.

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It is so hard to get moving in the early morning during winter time. However, construction crews are typically some of the first risers, many starting work before the sun is even up! Layered up for warmth, they head out to face the wintry cold.

Winter conditions can leave construction workers subjected to ice, snow, sleet, and hail. Many winter days bring only gray skies – no sunshine for warmth. Construction crews should, of course, be wearing the proper gear for working outdoors in freezing weather. For example:

  • Thermal undergarments
  • Thermal socks (more than one pair)
  • Gloves (two pair if necessary)
  • Waterproof boots that will keep your feet warm
  • Thermal coveralls
  • Helmet liners or snowcaps under hardhat
  • Scarves

Having a place to warm up can be beneficial for many reasons. For one, it can reduce the risk for hypothermia and frost bite. In addition, it can help to keep muscles warm, which, in turn, reduces the risk of injury.

Construction Tents for the Job Site

Construction tents are like superheroes for the job site. They are much needed and openly welcomed by crews everywhere. These tents are completely customizable based on your needs. This includes sizing, flooring, and walls – or lack thereof.

Construction tents can even be climate controlled which can assist crews during the coldest and hottest months. During the winter, heaters can provide great warmth to your freezing crew. During the summer months, fans and cooling systems can keep your construction crew content, healthy, and happy.

Even the basic construction tent without all the perks can still provide shade and shelter. When subjected to outdoor weather conditions, every little bit of protection helps! Rain or shine, cold or hot, construction tents serve a purpose far greater than you can imagine. While they can be used to help complete your job, they are also able to protect your crew. Without your crew, you have no completed project, right? Take care of them!



Watch the Super Bowl in the Ultimate Man-Cave

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Now is the time in football season when every lover of the game begins putting together his or her picks for the infamous Super Bowl matchup. Will it be the New England Patriots and the Dallas Cowboys? Or maybe the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers? Or how about the Denver Broncos and the Minnesota Vikings? Whoever you are rooting for – in the NFC or the AFC – you are going to want to watch the game. Why? Because even if you don’t like the winning teams, it’s still football! And – let’s not forget the commercials and halftime show!

The real question, then, is where are you going to watch it? You could always watch it on your mom’s couch. Or your best friend’s house – with his wife and six daughters. Since watching by yourself isn’t an option, the best thing to do would be to throw a super bowl party at your place!

With a little time and planning, you can create the ultimate man-cave for you and all your buddies to watch the big game. Here are a just a few of the essentials:

Rent a Tent for Extra Space

Decide where you are going to create your man cave. Do you have an empty room in your house? Can you transform your living room? The size of the space you need will be dependent on the number of guests you have at your Super Bowl party, especially since all of your guy friends will not want to be bumping into one another or watching the game in oddly, squished positions.

If you decide to use a space you already have in use, make sure you clear it out to make room for the transformation. You may find it easier to use an empty space or, if you have a large enough outdoor space, you may want to consider renting a tent. This will give you a clean, empty slate to decorate and convert into your ultimate man cave. And, who cares if Super Bowl falls during some of the coldest months of the year? You can totally customize your tent – including floors, side walls, and climate control! Correct – you and your dudes will stay warm and cozy.

Choose Seating

When you think of sitting in a man-cave, what do you imagine? Recliners, of course! Every man loves a recliner. While this may not be the easiest choice to pull off, make sure you have enough seating for everyone and make sure it is comfortable! Once the game starts there is too much to see on the TV to get up and move around, so those seats will be well-used.

Make sure the furniture is accident proof – so much drinking, eating, hootin’, hollerin’, and jumping during touchdowns could get a bit messy.

Build, Buy or Rent a Bar

No man cave will be complete without a refrigerator and a bar. Keeping drinks and snacks handy so you don’t have to use much effort to get them is what a man cave is all about. No more leaving the TV to walk through the house and into the kitchen to crack open that next beer. Create your man cave and keep the drinks and snacks nearby.

You can build, buy, or rent a bar. Or, you can just use a table near an ice cooler. Make sure you have a selection of beverages for your guests – including some non-alcoholic drinks for those sober folks.

Stock up on snacks. Salty snacks such as popcorn, peanuts, chips, and pretzels – with various dips. Or you can get creative and cook for your guests –hot dips, gourmet pizzas, chicken wings, etc. You can do a search online and see what matches your taste buds.

Here is the most important part: do not place any food or beverage outside of the TV viewing area!! Keep everything in reach and keep it stocked. No one – let’s repeat – no one wants to be that guy who had to leave the man cave during the game to get more beer.

Set Up the Television

There is nothing worse than having a whole crew of people over to watch the Super Bowl game and either your TV doesn’t work properly, is too small to make out who the players are, or your cable is questionable. And no, booting up your old laptop for everyone to huddle around is not a good idea.

Whether you choose to use a television or a wall projector, make sure it can be seen from all areas in the room. In fact, adding a sound bar or two for the full effect of truly being at the game would be very welcomed.

Keep in mind that if you do decide to rent a tent, you want to make sure you have adequate electricity to run all the appliances – most importantly the TV.

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It is likely that most guests will arrive prior to the game and many may linger for a bit afterwards – you know, to discuss the terrible calls of the officials or the remarkable, game-winning interception. That means you must have activities to pass the time.

A few ideas:

  • Cornhole
  • Dart board
  • Pool table
  • Footballs to toss
  • Playing cards
  • Video games

Guys like to stay busy and keep moving. You do not need any coordinated team games, just something for the guys to do as they chug their beer and talk about guy stuff.

All Things Football

Decorate your space to match the event. Add football memorabilia and decorations. Surround yourself with the team colors. You are taking the time to create your own Super Bowl man cave, you may as well make sure you immerse yourself in the event!

In short, only you can design a man cave that meets your likings and vision. The key is to stick to the essentials and make sure it is a place for you and your bros to feel comfortable, to be able to kick your shoes off and put your feet up – and not ever want to leave.


Why Temporary Buildings Create the Perfect Gallery Space

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You have worked hard at producing and collecting all of your pieces together for your art show. All that you have left to do is to find a place to open an art gallery to display your hard work! Because the viewing of the art is almost as important as the art itself, you will want to make sure you find the perfect space.

It is hard to make something new out of something old. This applies to almost anything – you cannot make melted ice cream taste fresh again, you cannot make worn leather look new, and you have most likely heard the saying, ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.’ Having to create a new, customized space out of an old building can lead to many headaches, especially when you already have design ideas in mind.

When a building is constructed, the window/door placement, the wall layout, and room location etc. are decided. To change these things would not only require a great amount of funds, but also a great amount of time. Let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t have time to waste. The only alternative would be to work around the initial build and make it work. Unless, of course, you choose to use a temporary building.

Temporary buildings can be used for a multitude of things – Community events, fairs or trade shows, temporary housing, or storage, etc. These buildings are also perfect for use as gallery space. Why? Keep reading!

Location Setup and Design

Temporary buildings offer the ability to set up your gallery at any location that meets your size requirements. Many cities are overflowing with vacant lots that are just waiting for you to utilize them for your gallery.

New advances in the field make temporary buildings easy to set up. Once you know your location, the size, and design specifications or customizations, you can place your order. Temporary buildings are a quick way to obtain your gallery space – cutting out any delay in displaying your work.

While it is being created, delivered, and set up, you can get to work on the layout and décor for your building.


Because this is a new building, you will have complete control over the layout and authority over the flow of traffic. You have spent so much time on creating your artwork and you likely want to make sure guests see it as you have envisioned it.

Some artists prefer using arrows on the floor or signs directing patrons, others use velvet rope or ribbon. You may even choose to use small display shelves or decorative pillars to carve a path. Use a method that is comfortable for you and benefits your art display.

The temporary building removes the task of having to work around walls and odd, difficult layouts.

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While designing your gallery, you will need to keep in mind the major spaces that need to be included. For example – restrooms, an office, storage area, and a lounge/cocktail area. You will not want to have the flow of the art viewers disrupted by patrons trying to get a beverage or use the facilities. Have restrooms and mingling areas in a centralized area, aside from the way the current is moving.

Most temporary buildings come as a wide-open space, giving you the opportunity to set the location for your feature segmented spaces. Just do not forget to include them!

Climate Control in Temporary Buildings

When you think of a temporary building, you may wonder just how controlled the inside climate can be. After all, art can be extremely delicate and must be housed in a specific environment. Today’s temporary buildings are built to include effective and efficient climate control. In fact, it does not matter what the weather is like in the region you decide to open your gallery, nor does it matter what time of year it is. These sturdy, temporary buildings maintain temperatures and humidity levels to keep your art safe and your patrons comfortably content.


If you decide to choose a temporary building, then you have many choices to make when it comes to decorating. Think of the inside of the building as a blank canvas. Use your artsy side to find your design style and get creative. Here are a few popular style ideas:

  • Contemporary – This style is clean cut and smooth. These designs tend to take on a minimalistic approach. Many are bright in color, including bright whites. Contemporary designs can sometimes feel cold and institutional-like, but adding a little color can make them more inviting.
  • Chic –This type of decorating style uses old furniture or objects painted or treated to look updated and new. Or uses new items made to look distressed or aged. In other words, a chic designer can revive old items and make a room fresh and welcoming.
  • Traditional – A traditional design style is elegant. Mixed patterns from different time periods, floral or antique, dark wood. Very conservative.
  • Industrial – This type of design style incorporates a sort of warehouse feel. It uses simple materials, such as wood and metal or stainless steel. In addition, industrial design tends to bring on an unfinished look that can still be basic yet comforting.
  • Eclectic – This design type uses pieces from all over the grid. It tears down the so-called decorating rules and combines funky items of various textures and colors. Eclectic designs can bring a sense of freedom and be very welcoming. A surefire way to break the chains of your bold side!

You are an artist. It doesn’t matter what your style is if it matches the feel you are trying to present. Make it uniform or make it spunky. Just welcome it as a space for you to design all your own.

So now you know why a temporary building can make the perfect gallery space. These buildings offer convenience of location, the freedom to design the structure, create the layout, and come up with a décor that matches the feel your art is trying to communicate. Don’t waste time trying to re-design old space.



Clearspan Tents: Your Ultimate Event Tool

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Many ideas are behind every great event, and even more time and thought. Whether you are planning a networking event for work, a wedding for your sister, or a birthday party for your son – you want your guests to arrive in a state of awe and leave with a barrel chock full of memories. In other words, you want to create the ultimate party or event. Of course, who doesn’t?

Who Uses Clearspan Tents?

Everybody! Better question is – who wouldn’t use a tent? You may think it would seem odd or a bit much to hold a party in a tent, rather than at a home or an indoor venue. I assure you that it is very, very common, and for good reason! After you find out all the benefits of using a clearspan tent below, we will come back to this question!

Freedom to Choose Location

Finding a location to hold an event can, at times, be tricky – especially if the event needs to be held in a specific area. Be honest, you don’t really want to host a house full of people, do you? Moving the party or event outdoors can take away a lot of frustrations.

Clearspan tents can be used anywhere.  They can be assembled in vacant lots, parking lots, backyards, parks, or any other open space. This is a convenience that will decrease the worry of finding the perfect venue.

Custom Design

Make it yours! Clearspan tents allow for much customization. Depending on the event, you could have 15 people or 500! You can design the tent for what you need. Other ways to tailor your tent rental is to decide what amenities your guests will require. For example, are you looking for flooring or do you prefer the grass under your feet?

When planning your event under the tent, make sure you design a space for all that you will need. For instance, if it is a networking event, you will want to ensure there is enough space for vendor tables in the layout. If it is a dinner and a show, you will need room for tables, a stage, and possibly a dance floor.

Clearspan tents give you a wide-open area to design your party or event specifically for your needs. Customize the space just how you imagine it to look.

Don’t forget your furniture, lighting choices, and decorations!

No Inside Poles

Guess what? These tents have no poles in the middle of the tent. Poles can be dangerous. They can be a safety hazard for rambunctious kids, creating another obstacle to dodge or, unfortunately, run in to. In addition, if you are hosting a concert or speaking engagement, poles can tend to obstruct the view of guests.

Having to create a layout for vendors at a craft show or line up cages in a petting zoo and do so around poles can be a hassle.

Clearspan tents allow for an open floor space with which you can design and create your ultimate hotspot.

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Parties and events don’t just happen on perfectly beautiful days. They happen when it’s hot, cold, rainy, storming, windy, snowing, sleeting. You name it! But the party must go on. Offering your guests protection from any weather condition is just the polite thing to do.

Likely, when you think about hosting an outdoor tent party, you may worry about unexpected weather. Lucky for you, clearspan tents offer all the amenities of an indoor space and keep your guests comfortable. In addition, side walls are an option, keeping guests dry and the wind at bay, too.

Guests will be delighted with effective and efficient temperature control within the tent – warmth on a cold day and cool air on a hot day.

Now, Who Uses Clearspan Tents?

Now that you know all the benefits that using a clearspan tent can provide and the secrets as to why people love to use them, here are a few ideas to get you thinking. Remember, clearspan tents can be used for any occasion, big or small.

  • Networking – Using a tent for a networking event provides ample room. You can designate food and mingling areas, as well as have room for vendors to set up displays and do a meet and greet.
  • Kids parties – Think about it – do you really want 30 of your eight-year-old daughter’s friends running and yelling through your house? I didn’t think so. Clearspan tents provide a place for you to let kids be kids and protect the inside of your home.
  • Fundraisers – Set up a petting zoo or a small carnival. Find a few local bands and hold a benefit for someone in need. Renting a tent would make this a cost-effective venture, as well as providing the perfect space, too.
  • Weddings – Who hasn’t dreamed of getting married under delicate, sparkling lights on a dance floor under a huge tent? Whether you hold the nuptials there or just the reception, a tent can provide the perfect setting for a sit-down dinner or a buffet style luau on your big day. Not to mention that the wide-open space of the tent allows the bride and groom to create their dream space, rather than working around the design of an over-used wedding venue.
  • Holiday parties – Because clearspan tents can be used at any time of the year (thanks to the climate control) you can send your family straight to your backyard for their next holiday feast!
  • Sports events – Whether it’s the end of the season baseball party or the ultimate man-cave for a Super Bowl party, you can transform a tent to fulfill your needs.

Clearspan tents can provide the ultimate party location. Protection from the outdoor elements and fully customized to match your ideas and dreams, you can dismiss the worry of finding a venue and focus on what is truly important – your guests. With so many reasons to have a party – what are you waiting for?


How to Tailgate in Style at Sporting Events

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If you are going to a football game, you are likely going to make sure you are there early enough to tailgate. After all, tailgating can be an awesome experience, filled with games, drinks, friends, and lots of food! There are several ways to prepare for a tailgate, from choosing the right food to serve to renting a clear span tent.

Want to know how to be the most hip and stylish tailgater in the parking lot? Keep reading to find out.


It’s all about presentation, presentation, presentation. You can make anything look sophisticated and delectable if you present it right. Scrap the paper plates and Styrofoam containers and splurge for real table wear. Well, wooden or metal, that is (stay away from glass). For instance, using a silver metal platter to display the hotdogs, burgers or whatever you choose to make can take the display factor up about 10 notches. So, no need to stray from your normal food course if you aren’t ready to or if it would mess with your superstitions!

If you do decide you want to make your munchies a bit more grown up, try ideas like making beer brats and gouda stuffed turkey burgers. Or, take your tailgating menu to a whole new level by picking a theme and creating a menu. For example, have tacos, guacamole, black bean dip, etc. Or a shrimp boil with crab cakes and fish dip. Even get fancy and set up a fondue feast. Your choices are endless!

Drink up!

Red solo cup? Not for a stylin’ tailgater! Who says you need to use plastic glasses or even drink out of cans or bottles? There is nothing written in the playbook that requires this. In fact, you are free to drink whatever your heart desires. Make it classy. Party and restaurant stores sell plastic barware, including margarita, highball, and martini glasses that lift you a step above those other plastic cup drinkers.

Instead of drinking beer, pick a drink of the day. Make it something fun to match the game you are tailgating for or your specific team. You can match it to the name of the mascot or pick a drink that has your team’s colors. Have fun with it, but don’t make it boring! You can even bring a blender and make it a frozen drink. Don’t forget to bring cut, fresh fruit for a garnish!

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You are there to have a good time. Let everyone around you know this by decorating your space to reflect the same. First, because you cannot predict the weather, renting or buying a clear span tent would be an extremely good idea. This will keep out the elements and protect your food and drinks from wind and rain, as well. Clear span tents come in all shapes and sizes, so choose the best one to meet your needs and match the look you are going for. If you want to go all out, have the tent rental customized! Get your team’s logo, or color, or even have sides added for extra protection.

Then, decorate, decorate, decorate!

Things To Do

If you decide you want to watch other games or you like to watch the sports talk prior to a game, bring a TV, laptop, or other device that you can hookup and stream live feeds. Better yet – hook this up to a sound bar if you have one so that your whole gang doesn’t have to squeeze close together to get near the speaker.

Bring games to pass the time and increase the fun factor. Sure, you could play beer pong or cornhole, but everyone does that! How about a game of football trivia, travel table tennis or card games? Choose anything to keep your friends entertained and active – in an adult like, civilized manner, of course.


Depending on your location, the time of year, and the time of the game, there are a few things that you may want to include to top off your stylish tailgate experience.

  • During the evening, use lanterns or solar/battery operated string lights to set a soft mood for your space.
  • During peak sunlight hours, make sure you have shades for your eyes available – and some extras for those who may forget.
  • For chilly weather, it is always a good idea to have blankets or throws to keep warm.
  • Ponchos are a necessity if it rains. Don’t forget baggies to protect important items such as cell phones and wallets.
  • Goody bags. No, it isn’t a kid’s birthday, but creating a unique item for you and your guests to sport while you tailgate – and even at the game – is a thoughtful gesture.
  • And a first-aid kit because you just never know what could happen.

Whether you are a sports nut or not, tailgating is about coming together in support of a team with drinks, food, games, and laughter all under one clear span tent. It is up to you to tweak a regular tailgate to make it classy, stylish, and memorable. Set the bar high. But, whatever you do, do not blare 80’s music or surround yourself with screaming, half-naked, drunk football fans. There is no amount of style or class that can override that tailgate experience! Good luck!


How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

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We do not always know when a natural disaster is coming. Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis are all capable of doing massive amounts of devastating damage. While we cannot always prevent natural disasters, we can be prepared for the before and after. Between organizing your own emergency kit and seeking out industrial tents for shelter, there are several ways to prepare for a potential disaster.

Each geographical region has different threats than others. For example, earthquakes are found more along the pacific coast of the U.S. while tornadoes are a greater threat in the Midwest. Understand the weather and possible threats in your area and follow these steps to assist with your safety.

Emergency Kit

Before the disaster strikes, you will want to make sure you have an emergency kit prepared. These can be as big or as small as you would like, but be careful when considering the container. For instance, if you reside in a flood-prone area, then you would benefit more from a waterproof container, rather than one that will be destroyed if it gets wet. Likewise, if you live in an area prone to fires, a fire-proof container will be a better bet.

Things to include in your emergency kit can vary from person to person, dependent on specific needs. However, here are a few of the most important items:

  • Food (non-perishable)
  • Water
  • Medications
  • First Aid kit
  • A change of clothes
  • Blankets
  • Important papers such as insurance, passports, birth/marriage certificates, deeds
  • Radio
  • Flashlights
  • Backup phone chargers
  • Batteries

Because you never know how long a disaster can affect you and your family, you will want to make sure you have enough supplies in your emergency kit to last at least 3-5 days. Your disaster may affect you longer, but this will allow enough time for emergency help to arrive and start to assist.

Make sure to keep your emergency kit in a handy spot that you will always remember. Sometimes, when faced with a threatening danger, our thoughts may turn to panic. If you have a clear plan and a designated spot for your emergency supplies, this can make your dash for survival a bit easier.


Certain natural disasters give us advanced warning. If you live in an evacuation zone or are advised to evacuate, then do so! Disobeying the evacuation requests can put your life in danger, as well as the lives of the emergency crews that may need to come rescue you. You are given advanced warning for good reason. Use that time to grab your family, your emergency kit and hit the road!

Now would be a good time to learn your evacuation route if you don’t already know it.

A Contact Plan

Keep a list of contact information for loved ones. During times of disaster, electricity and cell phone service may be interrupted. Nowadays, with cell phones being so common, many people do not have phone numbers memorized. This can create an issue should you find yourself with a dead phone battery and no power to charge it.

An alternative to phone numbers is the use of social media. For example, Facebook has recently started a “safety check” feature. If you are in an area affected by a natural disaster, Facebook will give you the option to check in as safe, allowing your friends and family to rest assured that you are OK, even if they cannot get hold of you by phone. However, keep in mind that this may not work if power or services are down. Always have a backup plan.

Industrial Tents for Emergencies
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The good news is that most cities have an emergency plan in place. You do what you need to do to protect yourself before the storm, your government officials and other city leaders will do what they need to do to ensure your safety and well-being after.

Many communities will have a point of contact or a command center set up. Industrial tents work to house basic needs for those affected. These industrial tents are large enough to serve as storage centers, temporary government offices to process emergency requests, and for food and water distribution. Most officials opt for these industrial tents because they allow aid workers to quickly set up a location in the heart of where they are needed most.

It’s Over, I Survived, Now What?

After storms, floods, fires, or any other natural disaster, the cleanup begins. Be prepared to get to work and get your hands dirty. Make sure to reach out to your community. It is during these times that people tend to come together, providing much needed relief and support. Depending on the extent of the disaster, there are a few things you will want to address or pay attention to.

  • Contaminated water supply – make sure you listen for boil water notices or other advisories concerning your water supply before consuming. (This is where your bottled water in your emergency kit will come in handy).
  • Downed electrical wires – these can cause electric shock if you encounter a live wire.
  • Puddles of water – electrical wires can find themselves located in puddles of water. If you decide to walk – or let your kids play in the puddles – you are putting yourself and them at risk for getting electrocuted. It is not safe, just don’t do it!
  • Debris – Most disasters can leave debris behind. Keep an eye out for debris found in roads, blocking access for emergency crews
  • Damaged buildings or homes – never enter a building or structure of any type that shows signs of damage. The structural walls may be jeopardized and could lead to devastating, or fatal, results.
  • Mold – If you home or office was subjected to flood waters, make sure you thoroughly clean the area and dry it well to ensure that harmful mold does not develop.

Clean up after a natural disaster can take time, leading to many frustrations for those affected. Knowing the possibility of the disaster and being prepared before it happens can ease the burden. Don’t wait for a moment of crisis to occur before getting prepared – it may be too late!