How to Keep Your Tent Cool During the Summer

The beautiful weather in July is perfect for an outdoor party. But, sometimes, it can also be just a little too hot to handle! Don’t let the heat ruin your party. When the thermometer starts getting high, use these tips to keep your tent cool and comfortable.

Here’s how to keep your tent cool during the summer:

Select a cooling device.

To keep the inside of your tent cool (and to keep you and your guests from sweating!), use a cooling device. Check out some options:

Cool boxes

Cool boxes are large, stand-up boxes that you can put in the corner of your tent to keep the whole atmosphere cool.

What makes this different than a traditional fan?

The tank evaporates water and makes your tent like an ocean breeze: the air above remains a bit cooler, since the water is evaporating and cooling it down. Though cool boxes do not help against humidity, they oscillate and create a very generous breeze of air that is 10 degrees cooler than room temperature. To see some of the cool boxes available at Atent For Rent, click here.

Fans

When it comes to fans, you have a few options. With smaller, hanging fans, you can position these on the tent’s posts throughout the tent for distributed cooling. Or, you can use bigger, stand-up fans in the tent’s corners for maximum, powerful air circulation. To see some of the fans available at Atent For Rent, click here.

A/C rentals

If you have an extra large tent that you want to keep exceptionally cool, consider an A/C rental.  A/C will pack a more powerful punch than most cool boxes and fans. With A/C rentals from Atent For Rent, we can pump air-conditioning directly into your tent, creating a perfectly cool environment so that you can enjoy your party, no matter the heat.  To see some of the A/C rentals available at Atent For Rent, click here.

Add an element of water to your party.

A cooling device will definitely get the job done, but if you want to keep your tent cool and add a bit of flair to your party, consider adding an element of water. (Particularly, if you’re hosting an event with children, a little bit of water is great way to keep them cool and entertained.)

Sprinklers

If you’re putting up a tent in your backyard, try positioning a few sprinklers around the tent. The misting water will not only help to keep everyone cool, but it will also give the kids a chance to run around outside and play and burn off some energy (so that the adults can finally have a moment to relax!). Just remember, don’t put the sprinklers too close to the tent, or suddenly all of the guests will get splashed!

Water inflatables

Another great way to keep cool during an outdoor, summer event is with water inflatables. Use these in conjunction with your tent to complete the party experience. Find great water inflatables, like the Big Kahuna or the Double Splash from our friends at Busy Bee JumpersFor a party with kids, a water inflatable will help to keep them cool and it will act as an extra party delight!

Pick the right tent to stay cool.

While adding cooling devices and elements of water will help to keep your tent cool on these hot, summer days, it is also important to pay attention to what kind of tent you are using to begin with. At Atent For Rent, we offer specific styles of tents that are designed to help keep you cool: the Canopy, Victorian, and Frame style tents. All of these tents employ blockout fabric. This special material does just what it claims: it “blocks out” the sun, thus, significantly reducing the amount of heat entering your tent. To browse all of the tents available at Atent for Rent, click here.

 

Are you cool enough?

July is the perfect time to rent a tent for an outdoor party. But you’re also going to want to find ways to beat the heat on these hot, summer days. First, find the best tent for a summer, outdoor party. Then, to keep your tent cool, check out the available cooling devices at Atent For Rent. 

To reserve a tent and supplies for your upcoming party, contact us!

Turn Your Backyard Into a Party With a Tent Rental

The month of June is a big party season. There are graduation parties, weddings, and summer cookouts. Sick of searching for the perfect venue for your event? Rent a tent and you can host your next summer party right at home in your own backyard!

Here’s how to turn your backyard into a party with a tent rental:

How can you decorate your backyard?

To turn your backyard into a great, summer party, it’s not just about the tent, but also about the decorations. Pay attention to colors, textures, and layout to create the ideal landscape for your special event.

 Lights - Backyard Party Tent Rentals - ATent for Rent

Lights

Lighting is the key for setting the mood for your party. Think about your options:

Christmas lights

First, think about your colors: do you want elegant, all-white lights or a fun strands of multi-colored bulbs?

Christmas lights are a great option for many different kinds of events because they are extremely versatile and inexpensive.

Try hanging these sparkling strands from the ceiling or along the walls. They also look great spiraled around tent poles or tree trunks. Or, you can even mix strands of Christmas lights among flowers in a table setting.

Paper Lanterns - Backyard Party Tent Rental - ATent for Rent

Paper lanterns

To make a bold statement with lighting, try using paper lanterns. They come in a variety of different shapes and colors, so you can have anything from soft, white globes to flashy, blue star-shapes.

To illuminate the tent, hang rows of paper lanterns from the ceiling. In lieu of candles, place a couple of paper lanterns on each table as a unique centerpiece. Or, create an enticing entrance to your rented tent by lining a pathway with paper lanterns.

 

Furnishings

When you rent a tent, you can transform your backyard into any kind of party you desire. It also ensures protections from the elements whether it be the sun or rain. One of the first things to consider is how you will furnish your tent.

 

Dance floor

If you plan to spend your party dancing the night away with your guests, then you’ll need a proper dance floor.

At Atent for Rent, you can choose from two different kinds of dance floors, a traditional wooden parquet floor or a New England style plank floor.

Don’t have a dance party without a proper place for you and your guests to show off your moves! Visit Atent for Rent to browse the available dance floors for your backyard party.

 

Tables and chairs

The tables and chairs that you choose will greatly affect the landscape and ambience of your party.

Do you want lots of small, intimate tables where guests can enjoy quieter conversations? Or do you want a long, communal table where everyone is seated together?

Next, when it comes to decorating your tables and chairs, remember that this your chance to really get creative! You can use traditional, white tablecloths and candles if you’re seeking a classic, elegant style. Or, add color and texture with hundreds of linens to choose from neon colors to burlap runners from 80s parties to rustic weddings.

To find the tables and chairs that you need, visit Atent for Rent.

 

Which tent should you choose?

When planning your backyard party, the style of tent that you choose is extremely important. This will set the tone for your whole event. Here are some of your options:

 Red & White Canopy Tent for Backyard - ATent for Rent

Canopy tent

The canopy tent is a tension tent support by center poles with guy lines along the perimeter. This type of tent is the most cost effective and it is available for customer pick up as well as installed by Atent for Rent.

Take a look at the types of canopy tents available at Atent for Rent here.

 

Sailcloth tent

The sailcloth tent is a pole tent with rounded edges and a transparent top. To make a bold statement for you backyard party, the sailcloth tent is an excellent choice. With its wooden poles and high peaks in the ceiling, it will be a striking figure in your backyard.

Learn more about the sailcloth tents at Atent for Rent here.

 

Victorian tent

Like the canopy tent, the Victorian tent is supported by a center pole with guy lines along the perimeter. But this style of tent offers a little something extra and is available in larger sizes.

The Victorian tent features tall, white peaks with an exaggerated pitch. Erected in your backyard, this style of tent will create a setting of elegance and grandeur for your party.

Click here to check out the victorian tents available at Atent for Rent.

 

Frame tent

The frame tent is the most versatile tent and is offered in a number of unique sizes to fit in just about any space imaginable. This tent has a frame inside that supports the tent eliminating the need for center poles and out guys.

The frame tent can also be secured with weights so it can be installed over patios, pavements, cement or brick. It is a great option when staking is not permitted or when the site is narrow or limited in size.

Click here to check out the frame tents available at Atent for Rent.

 

More tips for renting a tent:

Of course, decorating the tent for your backyard event is the most fun part of the party-planning process. But there are a few more things to think about along the way.

 

Save money

Planning a party can sometimes end up being an expensive undertaking. Fortunately, there are some easy ways for you to cut costs.

When it comes to renting a tent, save money by picking it up yourself! If you are close to your tent supplier and have room in your car to manage the load, this is a quick and easy way to avoid delivery fees and save a little extra money.  

 

Plan ahead

When planning a special event, there are a lot of little details that need to come together. One thing that you do not want to leave until the last minute is the tent.

Many people think that they can put off reserving their tent until only a month before the event. Unfortunately (especially in the month of June when it is the height of party season), tents will be booked up very quickly. To ensure that you have the tent you want for your special event, make a reservation at least four months in advance.

Do you have a special event coming up? Contact Atent for Rent to reserve your tent now.

 

The beautiful weather in June makes it the perfect time to plan a party.

Instead of spending time looking for a decent venue for your special event, rent a tent and host your party in your very own backyard! With a bit of creative, DIY decoration, you can turn your backyard into party central – and save money along the way.

Find the perfect tent to rent for your backyard party at Atent for Rent! Browse our different styles of tents and our available lighting, tables, chairs, and dance floors.

To reserve a tent for your upcoming event, click here.

Summer is Here!

It may have taken a while to arrive, but summer is now in full swing! From summer weddings, to graduation parties, to clambakes on the beach, the summer is a perfect time of year to have an outdoor function.

These tents have custom scaffolding/flooring that allowed the bride and groom to place their tent over the rocky cliff, quite literally ocean-side.
These tents have custom scaffolding/flooring that allowed the bride and groom to place their tent over the rocky cliff, quite literally ocean-side.

The ocean is an ideal backdrop to any function, but there are things to keep in mind when planning a tented event ocean-side. First, consider your land. Will you be on the beach with soft sand? Will you be on a rocky ledge overlooking the water? Varying factors like these will affect the installation of your tent.

Beach Frame Tents
Here are frame tents installed directly on the sand. These tents are are a good choice if placed on soft sand.

This fundraising event decided to place their tent on the beach. Installing on the beach can present some logistical considerations but it certainly makes for an unforgettable event! Take into considerations the ground—Is it a hard, packed sand? Or perhaps it’s soft sand? Also take into consideration the wind. Installing a tent oceanfront usually requires using extra long (60”!) stakes to secure it. It may even require a Frame Tent, which will provide additional support in case of high winds. All that said, even best-laid plans can need changing—so keep an eye on that weather forecast, confer with your tenting specialists, and be prepared to adjust plans accordingly!

Speaking of high winds, don’t forget the fast passing, stormy weather that New England summers often bring. In this area, especially towards the Cape and Islands, we are known for short lived but strong, and sometimes dangerous, storms. While it may interrupt your party, keep everyone’s safety in mind when it comes to stormy weather. A heavy rain, or even gusty winds, should not affect your event (some of our tents are engineered for winds as high as 50mph) but if thunder and lightning rolls around, best to move indoors until it passes.  We do not recommend holding the tent in place while the storm passes, like these party-goers did here.

While your land and weather may determine the style tent you need, you will still be able to customize many other things. Consider a cleartop tent and clear sidewall to take in the amazing views and ocean side sunsets.

Take advantage of amazing views with a ClearTop tent, beautiful both in day and at night.
Take advantage of amazing views with a ClearTop tent, beautiful both in day and at night.

And of course, there is the ever-popular Sailcloth Tent, perfect for summer or beach functions.

32' x 40' Sailcloth Tent
32′ x 40′ Sailcloth Tent

Perhaps you are just too afraid of what your hair might look like if you do have an outdoor function in the summer (Massachusetts does average 88% humidity during summer days, after all). If this is the case, we have solutions for you. First, consider leaving that sidewall off the tent completely. An enclosed tent will act like a greenhouse and trap the hot air. It is usually best to leave the wall off to allow the air to move. Another option is to use mesh sidewall, which will allow some airflow but will help keep out those pesky mosquitoes! You may also consider adding pedestal fans. These 30” industrial fans will get the air moving and help everyone stay cool. And did you know it’s possible to cool a tent using air conditioning? Though it can be costly, it is often a worthwhile luxury to complete your perfect wedding or function.

So whether you planning your wedding, a summer clambake (you might even be serving the best oysters around), or just a party on the beach, we can help you make it beautiful and unforgettable.Clear Tent