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5 Questions with…Jackie Torres, Event Specialist at A&B Partytime Rentals

Meet the people behind A&B that make all the magic happen! Our blog series, “5 Questions with…” introduces our team of event experts. Today’s post features Jackie Torres. Jackie joined the A&B team in the Fall of 2014.  Having previously worked in the hospitality industry, Jackie is used to working in a fast-paced environment.

What does your typical workday look like?

Similar to that of Wonder Woman! 😉 It involves a lot of typing, answering phones, handling client inquiries and occasionally humming random tunes in the showroom when it’s not busy.

What are some of your favourite events that you have worked on?

The Brock House Wedding Show and Crème de la Crème Wedding Show have been some of my favourite events.

What are some new rental items that you are coveting right now?

I love our new Evolution Stoneware, as well as our Crown Gold Flatware.

Finish this sentence. They key to a successful event is…

…lots and lots of food!

If you had an unlimited budget to plan the ultimate event of your dreams, what kind of party would you throw?

I would throw The Ultimate Grammy Awards After Party! Talented artists, delicious food, and entertainment are all a part of my dream party.

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Top 3 Tips for Corporate Event Planning

Corporate events such as conferences, tradeshows, or employee recognition events, can require a lot of planning. At A&B Partytime Rentals, we work with businesses and event planners to ensure these events have everything they need to run smoothly. Today, we wanted to share some corporate event planning tips, including examples of rental items regularly used for corporate events.

Determine goals and create a plan

As with most projects, determining goals is often the first step. Ask yourself: What is the event trying to achieve? How will success of the event be measured? Keep these goals in mind throughout the event planning process. Another essential first step is creating a comprehensive event plan that includes every detail from task delegation, deadlines, budgets, and invite management.

Carefully select vendors

From venues, caterers, and of course event rental suppliers, carefully select partners that will help make the event run without a hitch. Regularly communicate updates and changes to your suppliers, and have key contacts handy on the event day.

Make it memorable

What are some ways to leave a lasting impression on attendees? Whether through entertainment, a take-away, or a creative theme, think of ways to make the event really stand out from the rest.

Planning a corporate event this year? Let us help you determine what rentals you might need for the occasion. Browse through the examples below in our Catalogue, and Contact Us directly for more information.

Chair, Black Stacking
Easel, Brass
Coat Rack
Plexi Podium
Plexi Podium
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What’s New in our Event Rental Catalogue

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At A&B Partytime Rentals, we are always expanding our rental inventory. For 2016, we have added to our Charger Plate collection. Also new to our Catalogue are Bellini Bar Stools and Plexi Podiums and Plexi Bars. Photos and information below.

New Charger Plates

Charger plates add style and sophistication to any table setting. Our new Diamante and Gold/Silver Bead Charger Plates are already becoming a popular choice for our clients.

charger plate diamante
14″ round diamante style glass charger plate
14″ clear glass charger plate with gold bead trim or silver bead trim
14″ clear glass charger plate with gold bead trim or silver bead trim








Bellini Bar Stools

Our stacking Bellini Chairs are also now available as Bellini Bar Stools. The stools create a modern, clean look in a cocktail setting.


Plexi Podium and Plexi Bars

Check out our new clear Plexiglass Podium.

Photos and more information on our new Plexi Bars (come in White, Black, and Wood Laminate) will be available soon.

For more information on any of these new items, please contact us.