Mini Bridal Show 2016


Just recently we had our Mini Bridal Show in our show room. We called it a Mini Bridal Show because it really was mini. We only had 7 vendors including ourselves since we had a really limited space. The day of the show it rained really hard! No one really wanted to get out of their warm house, including me. Although it rained pretty hard, that didn’t stop brides from stopping by and checking out each vendor. We had multiple raffles at the show done by each vendor. We had Nick Hunte at the show, who is a videographer for HunteVision Multimedia. Nick raffled off a coupon for 50% off any video package. This prize was a good one since it can save you anywhere from $350 to $600 depending on the package the winner selected. Sandra Nava who is a hairstylist & Karla Beas, a makeup artist, were at the show doing hair & makeup on 2 models. They raffled off a gift box which included a bottle of wine, a cute mug, a face towel, & a set of lashes! Who wouldn’t want to win that? Have you seen the price of lash extensions? They also made cute garters for the brides-to-be & their models turned out beautiful! Carol who is a representative for May Kay was also at the show handing out mini hand lotions with candy and was also signing up brides for their free facial. Her raffle prize was a gift basket that included lotion, perfume & more! Rita’s of Stockton had Rita’s on Wheels park right outside of the show offering free samples. Did you know they do catering? We didn’t find out until they contacted us about their interest in the show! Unfortunately, the rain was just too much and many brides didn’t want to go outside and get their sample but we guarantee you, their stuff is delicious! Frank from Exclusive DJ was at the show providing us with good music and some pretty nice lighting. He raffled off a great gift card & also handed out coupons for his services. Jay, a event planner, from Superior Events set up a beautiful purple table along with a delicious mini candy table. His raffle prize was a basket with candles, a picture, frame & a few owl goodies. Since we had limited space we were only able to display one table to represent American Event Rentals. We decided to stick with gold and blush as our concept. As our treats to everyone at the show we decided to make cotton candy, decorated candles, and a really helpful wedding guide. Our raffle prize was a really cute tea set from Home Goods & a makeup kit from ulta! We also had marshmallows, Rice Krispy treats, pretzels, a chocolate fountain, & our margarita machine serving strawberry slushies. Everyone enjoyed all the different sweets we had, even the employees! We’d like to thank everyone who fought the rain and made it the show! Hopefully for our next show we’ll have better luck when it comes to the weather. Check out the photos we got to snap at the show!


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Little Mermaid Table

Make a splash with this Little Mermaid inspired table setup!

The Little Mermaid has been many girl’s favorite princess growing up and we wanted to bring out everyone’s inner mermaid with this cute Ariel inspired table. We had a lot of fun putting this table together.

Little Mermaid Table

What we used:

Little Mermaid Napkin

For the napkins we struggled a little bit to find a napkin folding that would match this theme. We went to Pinterest and found a leaf folded napkin and really liked the way it looked. We then realized that we can fold the top and round it off to look just like a shell.

Little Mermaid Table Placecards

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Roses, Linens, & Napkins


For this week’s table we decided to go all out with flowers and roses. We started the concept with just the beautiful rosette linen. Then we added in the crystal candelabra and realized it needed some color. That’s when the little flowers came into place. After adding in the china, glassware, and flatware we noticed that it still needed something to bring the plates and table all together. We then went to Pinterest and found an easy rose folded napkin DIY.


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Garland Table


Lately many people have been using garlands for their big events. Garlands can make any simple table stand out and seem like there was a lot of effort put into it. It’s also an affordable alternative to floral arrangements. Garlands look really nice hanging on backdrops and tables and they even smell really good. Another plus is that they can last pretty long without going bad, meaning you can decorate around the house with them after the big day!

Here is how we set up our garland in our show room. We wanted to go for a fairy theme so we added a lantern and some lights.


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Fourth of July


Fourth of July is almost here. This is the time when many beaches, lakes, and other family friendly places get packed. Why not relax at home during this time and have a barbecue? There is no need to be dealing with a huge crowd and getting stuck in traffic just because you’re trying to get to that special place. Summer is the best time of the year to gather friends and family together over a delicious barbecue meal. We have the best equipment to have at your next barbecue including a barbecue that comes in 2′ by 3′ or 2′ by 5′. We also carry a wide selection of chairs and tables.


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Here is what we used to get this simple look in our showroom:


We will be closed July 2-4

If you need rental items for this Holiday weekend make sure you come in before July 1st to reserve your items. Hope you all have a great 4th of July!

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Fun Pinwheel Table

Pinwheel TableToday is the first day of summer! We decided to celebrate this fun season here at American Event Rentals with a colorful pinwheel table. This table is really fun and affordable to do if you’re on a budget. All we did for the center pieces is buy flower pots, rocks and pinwheels from Dollar Tree, and put them all together. We didn’t spend more than $10 to make these 3 pinwheel pots.

Making the pinwheel napkins was a little tricky at first because there was one step that got confusing. We had to watch a tutorial by Amy Buchanan to finally get the hang of it.

Pinwheel NapkinsHow to get this look at American Event Rentals:

Pinwheel Napkin

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Stripes, Pink, & Gold

Stripe Whole Table

Many people have been really into Kate Spade designs. Crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication is what really makes her designs pop!

For this table our designer, Felicia, didn’t get inspired by Kate Spade. It wasn’t until afterwards that we noticed it that it did look like a Kate Spade inspired table. Felicia first started off with our striped table drape. Next she wanted to use something we already had here in the store for the decorations, that’s where the pink flower balls came in. Afterwards she chose gold as another accent color to bring in the whole table together and make it feel warm. The hot pink and the gold are what really made the striped table stand out!


How to get this look:

Striped Table Overview

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Father’s Day Table

Father's-Day-TableFather’s Day is approaching us fast. Don’t know what to get that special man in your life? Why not make him a special Father’s Day Dinner with his favorite meal? For this dinner you can also incorporate his favorite colors in the table setup. If he doesn’t have a favorite color you can also use colors from his favorite sports team!


What we used:

Come visit our store soon for more colors and ideas!


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Mother’s Day Picture Frame Centerpiece

Simple Table setup

Have you gotten your Mother’s day gifts yet? Mother’s Day is right around the corner and before you know it the day will be here and you will still be left with no gift. This happens many times because one may not know what gift to get. Luckily for you we put together an easy DIY gift. This picture frame centerpiece is the perfect gift because it is personalized and made with love for the one you care about. You can choose whether you want to use quotes like we did or photos for a more personalized look.

Watch how we set up this simple beautiful table here!


  • 4 Picture Frames
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Pictures or quotes
  • Vase preferably the size of the picture frames
  • Flowers


Step 1:

Outline your photo or quote to the size of the the frames and cut them out.



Step 2:

Put all photos or quotes in the picture frames.



Step 3:

Glue the edges of the frames to each other to create a box.



Step 4:

Place vase inside the frame box and place flowers in the vase right after. If the flowers are real add water so they last longer. We chose fake ones so they last even longer.



“A mother is like a flower, each one beautiful and unique.”

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Rosette Linen

Many people have really been into rosette linen because of it’s unique look and texture. When using rosette linen you do not need too much for decoration since the linen alone has a lot going on. It’ll transform any basic event into a beautiful elegant one.

Rosette linen can be rented at American Event Rentals as a custom order which only comes in select colors. It can be ordered as runners, toppers, or table cloth.

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