Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Fan Napkin Fold

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Only a month left until Christmas!!! YAY!

I've been searching far and wide for unique- but easy- napkin folds for our new tablescapes in our showroom. I came up with one that I thought was elegant and classy, yet simple enough for me to do by myself. Here are the quick and easy steps:

1. Lay the napkin face-down in front of you.

2. Fold the napkin in half and re-open it, leaving a crease in the center.

3. Accordion-fold the napkin up the crease, ensuring that the final fold rests nicely on the crease. This will help keep the fan folds uniform.

4. Finish accordion-folding the napkin, then fold in half.

5. Insert the folded napkin into a napkin ring, or tie it will ribbon as I did. Then I added a dyed piece of branch and placed it on top for a nice wintery look!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I am thankful for...

I am thankful for...

my family

my friends

my health

life in general

aaaaand my new pair of shoes I just bought- haha just kidding!

I just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010


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Friday, November 19, 2010

Holiday Table Decoration Tips

Before you begin decorating your tables for the holidays, you should measure the tables in order to get the accurate sizes for the linens. Not only measure the length, but measure the width as well, especially if you're planning to use a table runner. There are different sizes that will fall at different lengths on the table. Some go half way down and others will touch the floor. Another helpful hint- don't forget to measure the leaf if you're planning on adding additional guests.

Holidays can be expensive enough as it is! Make sure to check for things you may already have or things that you can get creative with. If you're planning on having an adult-only feast then you can count on little or no casualties, so you can splurge and go with the more expensive linens. If there will be kids at the table, you should consider using disposable linens or ones that won't break the bank trying to clean. Save yourself the hassle of using the expensive china as well!

Making simple yet elegant centerpieces is a fun and easy way to save money during the holidays. Searching online for ideas can help get your creative juices flowing. All you need to do is figure out what color scheme you want to use and everything will fall into place. Give us a call for any table, chairs, or linen needs! Let us ACE your next event.

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Indianapolis, IN 46268
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Thanksgiving Quotes

While you're chatting with family over the Holidays and sharing stories of thanks, I thought you might take a moment to really listen to what others are thankful for. Most people are thankful that time seems to almost stop so that everyone could get together and stuff themselves with a wonderful meal. Others are thankful for the beautiful tables and linens that Ace Party Rental have provided for them (hehe). That's why I've decided to take a moment and list a few quotes about Thanksgiving that I really like.

Each year I am thankful for something new that I was not aware of the year before. Whether it be a physical item, or an emotion, or a new friend, there is always something that I am grateful for. I wish I took more time to really "give thanks" to those I love. Therefore I have vowed to do so this Thanksgiving. After reading and rereading a few of the quotes I'm about to list below, I realized that I'm blessed in more ways than meets the eye. I hope this makes you feel good too and you have something to be grateful for!

"We give thanks to unknown blessings already on their way" - unknown

"Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants" -Kevin James

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it" -William Arthur Ward

"If you're not thankful for what you've already got; it's highly unlikely you'll be thankful for what you're going to get" -unknown

"He who does not thank for little will not thank for much" - unknown proverb

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Graduation Parties

Next spring I will be attending a few different graduation parties- ranging from high school to graduate school and I'm already looking forward to planning a few of them for my friends. One of my friends will be graduating from nursing school and my cousin will be graduating from Carmel high school. Both will more than likely require a little pre-planning thought. Little do they know, I've already been 'googling' ideas and tablescapes.
I came across a few ideas that I really liked
and wanted to share with you all.

By the time graduation rolls around, most high schoolers will know where they're planning on going to college. Embrace their decision and plan the party theme around that of that school. You can make your own banners by cutting out block letters and hanging the sign with the school name on display. Coordinating the school colors with the theme of the party, as well as hanging neat photos of campus, will allow the guests to become familiarized with that particular school (especially if it's out of state).

Since most graduations are held during the Spring, outdoor graduation parties are very popular and super easy to plan. Ace Party Rental has all your outdoor needs such as tents, tables, chairs, linens, frozen drink machines, etc. The list goes on! Having an intimate BBQ style buffet is a yummy way to feed your guests while retaining the casual atmosphere. There's nothing better than catching up with friends and watching someone embark on a new chapter in their life. Let us help plan your party and we'll take care of everything!

Ace Party Rental
7768 Zionsville Rd Ste. 100
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 872- 8368

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Open House December 4th from

Need help planning your wedding or corporate event but can't stop in
during the week? Take advantage of our extended Saturday hours on
December 4th from 9a- 12p.

Check out our showroom for centerpiece ideas and other decor!

We're here just for YOU to answer any questions you may
have about tents, tables, linens, etc.

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7768 Zionsville Rd. Ste 100
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 872- 8368

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Turkey Day for Vegetarians

I'm kinda, sorta, a little bit of a vegetarian (although I enjoy a good steak every once in a blue moon). Therefore, I'm always looking for new recipes around the holidays since my family serves turkey and ham for dinner. I don't ever eat either of those, but fortunately enough, my family makes some killer side dishes.

Anyway, I came across a scrumptious looking meatless lasagna that would be perfect for Thanksgiving and felt like I couldn't keep this secret to myself. If you like Butternut Squash then you're in luck!

Ingredients: (serves 8)

3 1/2 lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

1 lb whole milk ricotta cheese

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 large egg yolks

1/2 lb fresh mozzarella cheese, coarsely grated

freshly grated nutmeg

2 tbsp unsalted butter

1/3 cup loosely packed fresh sage leaves, coarsely chopped

1 1/4 cup homemade (or store bought) low-sodium chicken stock

fresh lasagna noodles (you'll only need 1/2 the batch) cut into 4-by-13 inch strips and cooked, or store bought dried noodles, cooked

1 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 425. Toss squash, oil, and 1 tsp salt on a baking sheet. Season with pepper. Bake until light gold and tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool.

2. Reduce oven to 375. Combine ricotta, cream, yolks, mozzarella and a pinch of nutmeg in a medium bowl. Season with salt.

3. Melt butter in a small saute pan over medium-high heat. As soon as it starts to sizzle, add sage, and cook until light gold and slightly crisp at edges, 3 to 4 minutes.

4. Place squash in a medium bowl, and mash 1/2 of it with the back of a wooden spoon, leaving the other 1/2 in whole pieces. Gently stir in sage-butter mixture and stock. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Spread 3/4 cup of ricotta mixture in a 9-cup baking dish. Top with a layer of noodles. Spread 1/2 the butternut squash mixture over noodles. Top with a layer of noodles. Spread 1 cup of ricotta mixture over noodles. Repeat layering once more (noodles, squash, noodles, ricotta). Sprinkle parmesan over ricotta mixture.

6. Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until cheese is golden and bubbling, 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

I hope you enjoy this yummy vegetarian dish. Because it's lasagna, it doesn't have to just be prepared during the holidays! It's simple to make and tastes like gold!

*Add a cute centerpiece and your family will think you've paid someone to do all the hard work. An informal arrangement of kumquats, squashes, pumpkins, and any other orange vegetables or fruits you can find, prepared in a small compote, will look nicely put together.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Open House Dec. 4th 9am- 12pm

Yes it's that time again! Join us for another exciting Open House on
December 4th from 9am- 12pm.

We will have fun games and prizes for each guest, along with a few light snacks
to munch on.
Our main purpose of this Open House is to answer any questions you may have
in regards to outdoor weddings. We'd be happy to take care of all the tent,
tables, chairs, linens, etc.
Stop by and check out our showroom for suggestions and ideas! We know
it's not always easy to make appointments during the week, so drop
in for a casual Saturday morning gathering.
RSVP to Kristen at kristen@acepartyandtents.com
Ace Party Rental
7768 Zionsville Rd. Ste 100
Indpls, IN 46268
(317) 872- 8368

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Baby Shower Tree Decorations

I came across this really cute tree decoration for a baby shower and felt like I just had to share it with everyone. All it consists of is a tree branch with several baby themed decorations on each branch. It's fairly simple to make and only requires your creativity to get it done!

Here's how to do it: find a tree branch and paint it whatever color you'd like. Make sure to do it well in advance so it's dry when you start putting things on it. Next thing you want to do is secure it to a table. Use moss or grass to hide however you secure it and place a baby blanket around the perimeter if needed. After that, start placing whatever items you feel fit your theme. Some ideas are gifts, photos, ultrasounds, pacifiers, etc.

What you'll need to get started: a tree branch, paint (spray paint works well), something to secure the branch to the table, clothes pins, baby trinkets, baby booties, baby photos, etc.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bright Colors FALL into a New Season

Most people associate bright colors with Summer and warmer weather. What you may not know is that these popular bright colors are quickly turning into the newest Fall trends. Expect to see lots of bright colors, just slightly toned down for the (much) cooler weather.
What's great about bright colors is that they're extremely versatile and can be used in different ways to create a different, yet similar ambiance. It comes down to each individual and how bold you're willing to be. If you want to be bold and go with lots of bright colors, the best rooms for that are kitchens and bedrooms.
If you aren't ready to make such an impact or domestic commitment, you can simply accent those rooms with these bright colors. Purples and reds are my favorite colors, especially since they're bold enough to make a statement, yet tend to go well with your more traditional colors.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Bridesmaid Hairstyle Trends

Oh my gosh Becky, look at her hair! It is like so big and awful...

You never want to hear those words come out of someone's mouth when they're talking about your hair. One of the most important decisions to make about your wedding day, besides the dress of course, is your hairstyle... and your bridesmaids' hairstyles. Usually the biggest decision to make concerning your bridesmaids is whether they will have updos or if they will wear their hair down. Although most people think updos are fitting for a formal wedding, that hairstyle doesn't fit everyone's face and isn't always the right way to go. I suggest doing a trial run to see what you like and dislike. Don't freak out if your trial run doesn't result in a decision right off the bat. You may even end going in the opposite direction. Look through magazines to get ideas of what you like so you can add a little twist to it. No matter what you go with, you'll have lots of options to choose from!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Elegant Fall Table Decor

As you can see, there are many different styles to choose from when it comes to table centerpieces and decor. Whether you're feeling Fall-ish, or leaning more towards the Holidays, most candle centerpieces are universal. Sticking with reds, oranges, and golds will enhance the Fall colors and still leave you with a remarkable Holiday ambiance. An unexpected color like copper addes a stunning element when paired with the more traditional golds and greens. Votives or bowls of fruit can be placed on top of a table runner, giving it a layered effect. Keep in mind, candles always establish a warm and inviting atmosphere so you can't go wrong! Embellishing your accent colors with leaves or acorns is a warm added touch as well. Clean lines, vibrant hues, and subtle details combine for a casual yet chic appearance- perfect for a simple look. Play with different colors to find ones that bring out your individual personality!

Monday, November 1, 2010


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