Welcome our new designer Theo

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AceTheo is here to help you design an awesome party!

Theo comes to American Event Rentals with over 25 years of event planning and customer service. He’ll be using these skills to help you plan and design your event large or small.

Theo’s great eye for design gives him the ability to help you keep your event simple or lavish.  We are very excited and happy that Theo has joined our team and can’t wait to see what he does with our clients and events.

Make sure to stop by and meet Theo and see what he can do for you!.

Elegant use of Gold Chiavaris

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Look at this elegant use of golden Chiavari chairs! Long rows mean lot’s of elegance. This photo is from a wedding in San Francisco that you can see at the Knot.com

This look works well when you have large amounts of guests and looks great with a muted pallete. On these tables they used gold and white, keeping it simple.

We have great prices on Gold Chiavaris and we also rent the seat cushions you see in the photo.

For more ideas stop by the store!

Photograph by: Janae Shields Photography

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Ginger Snap Crust… Perfect for Thanksgiving

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Everyone loves Pumpkin Pie and everyone loves Cheesecake right? Right?!? Thanksgiving is almost upon us and here is a recipe that combines both Pumpkin and Cheesecake.

Now I can’t take credit for this recipe, a friend gave it to me and couldn’t remember where she got it from, but I can take credit for them coming out delicious and for the photos!

Ingredients

1 package (8 oz) Original Philadelphia Cream Cheese, room temperature
½ c. pumpkin puree
¼ c. + 2 tbsp. sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. heavy cream
¼ tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or allspice)
¹⁄₈ tsp. nutmeg

For the crust:
8 gingersnap cookies
1 graham cracker
1½  tbsp. melted butter
1½ tsp. brown sugar
¼ c. pecans
pinch of salt

For the vanilla bean whipped cream:
1 c. heavy cream
1 tbsp. granulated sugar
Seeds from ¼ a vanilla bean

Crumbled Ginger Snaps for the crust
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DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a mini cheesecake pan with baking spray. Set aside.

2. In the bowl of a food processor, grind all ingredients for crust, except for the melted butter. The mixture should resemble slightly coarse crumbs. Remove mixture and pour melted butter over. Mix until crumbs are wet. Press into the bottom of each hole. Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes.

3. While crust is baking prepare filling beating together cream cheese, sugar and pumpkin puree until smooth. Add spices, vanilla, heavy cream and egg. Mix until just combined.

4. Pour filling over each crust, dividing evenly. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing cheesecakes (yes your cheesecakes will sink a little, this is normal).

5. Remove cheesecakes from pan using the bottom of a wooden spoon. Using a butter knife, remove metal bottoms and place cheesecakes in an airtight container. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

6. While cheesecakes are cooling, prepare vanilla bean whipped cream by fitting a chilled mixing bowl into your stand mixer. Add heavy cream, sugar and scraped vanilla bean seeds. Using the whisk attachment beat on high for 2-3 minutes until stiff peaks begin to form. Return to refrigerator until cheesecakes are ready to be served.

7. To assemble, using a mesh sieve, lightly dust cheesecakes with pumpkin pie spice before or after topping with a swirl of whipped cream. Enjoy!

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Deals to help you save this Thanksgiving

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We’ve got some deals to help you out on Thanksgiving!

Save on Delivery*

Want to make prepping for the dinner easy?

We can deliver (and pick up) straight to your door and right now you can save $10 on the delivery for orders over $150.

Call us to reserve your order today.

Save with our Thanksgiving packages*

We’ve designed Thanksgiving package that will help you put together your dinner and save you money. Need more than whats included in the package? You can order multiple packages and if it’s not included, call us and reserve what you need.

Thanksgiving Package $25 (a $35 value)

1: 8′ Banquet table.
8: Chairs, wedding white
1: 10′ Linen, your choice of White, Ivory, Black or Chocolate**
8: Linen Napkins, your choice of Almond, black, chocolate, ivory or red**
** Dependent on availability. Reserve early for better selection.
* Delivery special and Thanksgiving pre-made packages offers are exclusive and cannot be combined. You either use one or the other.

Offer good until November 28th 2013

Halloween Wedding

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The love of Halloween and your significant other can be combined to make the perfect wedding! A couple from California decided to tie the knot with a Halloween themed wedding. The standard wedding wasn’t on the mind of this couple. Spooky skeletons and a large collection of pumpkins filled the tables. Beautiful flowers and pumpkins gave this wedding the romantic details it needed. Continue reading »