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  • Make a List, Check it Twice

    It's so frustrating to forget your checklist at home, we completely understand.  With Holidays coming, you won't want to forget anything and what better way to remember everything, than on a checklist?

    Christimas ClipboardClick the photo above to print out your own checklist. Take it with you to our EXPO Showroom so you wont forget a thing to make your celebration perfect.

    First and foremost, don't stress!  I can almost guarantee that none of your visitors are expecting a perfectly styled holiday party.  By taking a little bit of time to prepare, and adding a few special touches, you can make your home and holiday celebration an inviting destination for guests.

    Your Holiday Party
    Make your biggest area the dining area
    If you're having a formal dinner, you need space for chairs and tables, plus walking room all the way around.  EXPO offers a wide variety of chairs and linens to seat all of your guest.  All that extra furniture can go in your garage.
    Turn your garage into a comfy lounge.
    Any furniture you clear out to make room can go in your garage, and it makes a convenient place for guests to escape the fray.
    Set up stations and decor to direct traffic
    If you have rooms or areas of your home that you don't want your guests to access, find a way to silently but beautifully convey the message.  Place the buffet station or a cocktail table in front of doors that you don't want accessed, or an arrangement of tall vases filled with floating candles or flowers from Kiku Floral on the staircase landing to deter guests from going upstairs.  Sometimes you need to hide part of a room when moving items isn't practical - say, if the den opens up to your office space. Our pipe and drape curtain panels that come in a variety of colors are a festive way to keep your items hidden and separate from the party area.
    Make sure your buffet is big enough
    If you don't have an ample bar to use as a serving station, make one.  Don't despair if your makeshift bar looks ugly — just cover it with a linen.
    Keep the drinks away from the entrance
    It's important to avoid bottlenecks. People congregate around where drinks are served, even if they're nonalcoholic, so keep your drink serving station off to the side.
    Make some areas standing room only
    Cocktail tables are perfect for standing room only.  Drape a linen over the top, add a chair tie around the table neck and even add a small floral arrangement.

    We wish you all the happiest of holidays filled with no stress.  We can help you with your event from start to finish.  We even wash all the dished for you.

    Call us today to reserve everything you need for your holiday party.

    EXPO BLACK LOGOAddress3714 N Valentine Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
    Hours: 9AM–5PM
    Phone559.495.3300

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  • Loyal Customer Shares

    What girl growing up didn't pretend to have a "Tea" party? I know I did. I would get all of my stuffed animals and dolls set up at the table. Then I’d set out all of my grandma's tea cups and saucers—although I never really understood why we had to have a mini plate to hold our cups. I pretend to have "tea time" like the Queen of England would do. I would even stick my pinky out and everything.

    Recently I was called to be an activities day leader with someone who instantly became a dear friend. We planned out the rest of this year with so many fun activities that, won’t only be fun, but will also help our young women pass off their Faith in God award.

    One of the activities we planned was a "Tea" party. So, we partnered up with Expo Party Rentals and transformed the nursery room. We draped the walls with beautiful draping and some pink accent lights to bring more warmth and color to the room. Nobody could have known under the beautiful decorations there was a church’s nursery room.

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    We decorated the tables beautifully with lilac table clothes and a lace overlay. What tea party doesn't have lace? We set the tables with a formal table setting using Expo's double rimmed gold china and flatware and water goblets for a modern twist.  Of course we had to have some kind of pink in there somewhere, so we tied pink in with the napkins and the chair sashes.

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    Flower, oh the flowers! We got to try out the new florist at expo. She did amazing putting together different vintage glass bottle pieces. Her arrangements added just the right amount of classic to a modern tea party. They were just beautiful.

    Now, one can not have a tea party with out good food. We had beautiful cake pops, chocolate covered oreos, a cherry salad, tea sandwiches, and of course strawberries.

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    We had a lot of fun designing our event, learning about etiquette with the girls, and put together cute hats. But my favorite memory from our event was seeing the reaction of the girls when we finally let them come into the room to see the amazing set up we had put together for them. They could tell their leaders truly cared for them and wanted to make sure they had a great time.

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