Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Bat Decorations

It's always fun to make your own Halloween decorations; it's just hard to figure out what to make. Making bats out of egg cartons is a simple and fun decoration to make. There is practically no cost, depending on how fancy you want to make them. Here are the easy steps:

Take an egg carton and cut into sections so that each piece has three egg holders to make one bat. Then, the two sides on the egg holders are supposed to be the wings, so you'll need to cut a half circle on the front and back of each sides. Make a hole in the middle egg holder so you can hang it up later. The next step is to paint the egg holders black. Once the paint has fully dried, glue on eyes (or glue on white paper with black dots for eyes). That's as simple as it can get. If you want to get creative, you can add fangs or decorate the wings with glitter, etc. You can hang them up inside or outside!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Play for Pride

Do you think you know everything there is to know about Fall?! See how many of the following questions you can answer correctly! There's a reward if you know them ALL!

1) What is a sign of a bad winter?
a. cold Fall
b. hot Summer
c. warm November
d. they're all bad signs

2) Thunder in the Fall foretells what?
a. warm Winter
b. rainy Fall
c. cold Winter
d. hot Summer

3) In what year did Americans celebrate two Thanksgivings?
a. 1800
b. 1815
c. 1939
d. 1962

4) Leaves have just as much red and yellow pigment as green.
a. true
b. false

5) Why do Evergreens stay green all year?
a. because it is their name
b. their leaves are stronger
c. they don't shed all their leaves at once
d. they are genetically engineered

6) The color of leaves depends on what?
a. the temperature
b. the type of tree
c. the season
d. it is totally random

7) Which one(s) is associated with Fall?
a. witches
b. scarecrows
c. fireworks
d. bunny rabbits

8) What color(s) is associated with Fall?
a. pink
b. black
c. orange
d. red

9) Where did Jack o' lanterns originate?
a. Spain
b. America
c. Ireland
d. Germany

10) What year was the first Thanksgiving held?
a. 1605
b. 1621
c. 1760
d. 1800

11) Where did the name 'Halloween" come from?
a. Ireland
b. Scotland
c. Canada
d. Germany

If you can guess these trivia questions correctly, you will be entered into our sweepstakes for a chance to receive a $200 gift certificate. All you have to do is email your answers to Kristen at

Good luck!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Trivia

Here's some fun Halloween trivia... see how many you know!

1Q: At what haunted site has the ghost of Abraham Lincoln often been felt?
1A: The White House

2Q: What west coast island would be a creepy place to visit?
2A: Alcatraz

3Q: Executions, imprisonment, torture. Is it any wonder this UK building is haunted?
3A: Tower of London

4Q: 50,000 Civil War troops died outside of what haunted Pennsylvania town?
4A: Gettysburg

5Q: Where can you see the ghostly form of a maid walking to and from work?
5A: Old Louisville

6Q: What Kentucky hospital has been called one of the scariest places on Earth?
6A: Waverly Hills Sanatorium

7Q: Which 1979 film had everybody freaking out about buying a new home?
7A: Amityville, New York haunting

8Q: In what hotel do thrill seekers request to stay in "Kate Morgan's room?"
8A: Haunted Del Coronado Hotel

Friday, October 22, 2010

Book Now, Save Later!

Thinking about having a Holiday party? Trying to plan ahead for your wedding next year? Don't forget our Customer Appreciation Sweepstakes starts November 1st! If you book your event in the month of November, you are automatically entered into a drawing for a $200 gift card. Why wait any longer? Let us ACE your next event!

Email with any questions.

Happy Planning :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Engaged and Confused?!

Join us November 2nd from 5:30- 7:30 for our Girls Just Wanna Have Fun; Girls Night Out extravaganza!

Food, fashion, and fun! We're here for all your wedding needs...
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Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Meet our new TALENT!!!

Kelly (also known here as Kristen) started with Ace this October she has been with us about a month now and we wanted to introduce you to her in a fun way since she'll be working closely with our corporate clients and brides to be. Here are 25 things you didn't know about her, in her words!
1. I love sushi
2. I hate cats
3. I use my hands a lot when I talk
4. I was born in Salzburg, Austria
5. I like to be introduced to new music
6. I love peanut butter and apples
7. I have a crush on Paul Walker
8. I always wear a scarf
9. I'm obsessed w/ shoes
10. I express my wild side through my nail polish
11. I'm 5'9"
12. I want to marry a pro athlete
13. I want 5 kids- all boys
14. I eat a lot of sweets
15. I change my mind a lot
16. I drive a jeep
17. I'm a morning person
18. I like awkward situations & attention
19. I'm open and will tell you anything
20. My eye twitches when I pour pop
21. My favorite color changes with my mood
22. I have a tattoo
23. I'm going to London to ring in 2011
24. I work for a music production company in my spare time
25. I brush my teeth every chance I get, wisp don't work!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Outdoor Wedding Dress

Whatever your style, outdoor weddings can be dressed up or can be kept very casual. Outdoor weddings are very intimate and beautiful, therefore your dress should say the same thing. This dress is more casual because it's short, but perfect for an outdoor setting. It's simple yet elegant and would go with any decor. Although pictured here with a bouquet, this would be a dress to match a one stem lily or orchid. Not only are both these flowers heat resistant, but also go well when paired with bouquets.
A nice thing about an outdoor wedding is that you can save on flowers because of nature's gift of natural beauty. Depending on the location, you can use the natural sunlight and landscaping to add to your decor. Choosing decorative lighting in your tent will also enhance the ambiance. If you go with a simple dress, you have more room to play up your lighting and decor.

Monday, October 18, 2010

10 Fall Wedding Favor Ideas

Fall by the numbers...
14% of weddings take place in September, the most popular month for weddings. 12% of weddings take place in October , the third most popular month; while only 6% take place in November.

Send your guests home with these unique Fall-inspired wedding favors ideas.
1. caramel apples- have them packaged individually and tied off with a ribbon that matches your colors

2. soy candles- they can double as place cards, to save money, or pack them in a cute box that matches your color palette

3. chocolates- offering this treat in the shape of autumn leaves or acorns can be a neat way to tie in the autumn feel

4. mini maple syrup bottles- this can be given to your guests as a sweet thank-you

5. apple cider mix- these can be individually packaged with personal sayings

6. pumpkin spice soap- making pumpkin- shaped soaps add a cute touch

7. apple tarts- you don't want to upstage your cake, but individual apple tarts are an easy treat

8. sunflower seeds- both for eating and planting, this can add a rustic feel to your wedding. Display the packets alongside sunflowers in vases on the table or simply place little pouches filled with seeds at each setting.

9. fresh candied pecans- ask your caterer to walk around with a pecan cart to pass out towards the end of the night

10. apple butter- this is a unique wedding favor that you can either purchase or make yourself

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall Centerpieces

OK so answer this question honestly... how many times have you wanted to put together a centerpiece but had no idea what to make or where to start? If you're anything like me, you keep telling yourself that you'll do it next year, or when the kids are older, or when you have more time. Well honey, the time is now! With a few simple steps, you can make your own Fall centerpieces that you can use year after year.

The pumpkin centerpiece can be made in any color (although the picture shows only blues and purples). Pumpkins usually come in either orange or white, so picking the candle colors may depend on your color choice for pumpkins. The first step is to break off the stem and take a small cookie cutter, pounding it down into the pumpkin with a mallet. Carve out the plug by cutting around it with a paring knife. Insert a votive or tall taper candle, wedging these into place if necessary and securing with museum wax. Paring the candle colors with the table linens, or beads inside the candle holder, is a nice added final touch. If you really wanted to get fancy you could put sashes on each chair, alternating designs or colors.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

November Sweepstakes

November is almost here and we've decided to celebrate! It's our customer appreciation month here at Ace Party Rental!! Enter for your chance to win a $200 gift card! Enticing? Keep reading...

If you're looking to book an event and need a little motivation, would $200 be enough?! If you book your event during the month of November, you'll be entered into our sweepstakes for a chance to win a gift certificate. Don't wait another minute or you'll miss out!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Trivia & Fun Facts

Here is some fun Halloween trivia and facts that you can share with you friends and family! Enjoy!

* Halloween is the second most commercially successful Holiday, with Christmas being the first

* Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy with trick-or-treaters with Snickers as #1

* Vampires are mythical beings who defy death by sucking the blood of humans (to this day, there are clubs and societies with people claiming to be real vampires)

* Many people still believe that gargoyles were created by medieval architects and stone carvers to ward off evil spirits

* The movie "Halloween" was made in only 21 days in 1978 on a limited budget

* The mask used in the movie was actually William Shatner's face painted white

* The movie was shot in the Spring and used fake autumn leaves. It is also set in Illinois, but all the cars had California license plates

* If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you

* Worldwide, bats are vital natural enemies of other night-flying insects

*Halloween use to be referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Party Planning Tips

Are you trying to plan the best Halloween party and don't know where to start? If you want your party to be talked about for weeks and weeks after it's over, then just follow these simple tips for a spook-tacular event!

1. Send out your invitations 2 weeks in advance. Be sure to specify any theme, costumes, etc to avoid any confusion.

2. Have adult supervision (if need be).

3. Have a camera ready. This way you can take pictures and put them in a photo album; especially if you have an annual bash each year. It's funny to see how costumes evolve over time. Another idea is to give a disposable camera to each guest as they arrive.

4. Have a backup plan. If you're planning on an outdoor party, make sure you're fully covered with a large tent and siding. Give us a call and we can help with any questions. There are also companies that sell indoor heaters (if you live in Indiana and can't depend on the weather)!

5. Supply food and treats. Get in the spirit and dress up your food to resemble gross or scary things like eye balls, fingers, and other body parts.

6. Hand out party favors. If you had a costume contest, make sure you follow through with some sort of gift. Passing out candy can be fun and super easy!

Lastly, have fun and enjoy the Holiday. It only comes around once a year...

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pumpkin Pie-sicles

Did someone say Pumpkin Pie?! This yummy treat is perfect for a Halloween party or Thanksgiving gathering. Eating the same sweets year after year can get really boring, so why not spice it up a bit. Kids love popsicles; you can't go wrong with this treat. They are super easy to make and oh so delicious! Made out of butternut squash, these ice pops taste just like the classic Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Even better... you only need the following 4 ingredients:

2 1/2 lbs. butternut squash
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2/3 cup light cream
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

To make a batch, cut the butternut squash into quarters and scoop out the seeds. Then boil, bake, or microwave the squash until soft. Let it cool before scooping it's flesh into a medium-size bowl. Add the pure maple syrup, light cream, and pumpkin spice to the bowl. Use a potato masher to mush the squash and blend all ingredients. Spoon the mixture into ice pop molds (should be able to fill aout 10), add sticks, and freeze for at least 6 hours before serving.

That's it! Trust us, if we can do it, so can you! Feel free to post a comment and let us know how they turn out. ENJOY!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Inexpensive Invitations

Making your own invitations may seem a bit daunting at first, but getting your creative juices flowing can be a lot of fun! Whether you're making Christmas cards, Holiday invitations, or simple 'Thank you' cards, you'll be surprised when the final product turns out to be more than you ever expected. Just have faith in yourself. You can do this! There are many ways to get ideas for embellishments to add to the invitations. Take a look around on the internet or go to your local gift shop to get ideas that would be easy to imitate. The next step once you have the jewels, beads, stickers, etc. is to let your imagination run wild and start glueing! Using pre-cut paper will also help make the process easier and allow for the invitations to look the same. The best part about making your own invitations is the freedom to write your own poems, catchy phrases, and wording! Keep in mind, the season or theme of your party will help guide you in the decorations you choose. Matching the embellishments with your linens and tablecloths will make everything come together in the end! And remember: if you get stuck or can't think of a design, no one will know since it's your own personal invitation. Have fun with it!