Spring is here 2015

Spring is here! As temperatures start to rise and the days get longer, it’s time to start thinking about all the parties and events that you’ve been dreaming up over winter.  Whether it is a small gathering in the back yard or a full blown wedding, there is plenty going on.


Farmers markets are always a good time, but even better when the sun is out shining, and it’s always a great feeling knowing you are supporting sustainable, local business.


School holidays start next week and should be a blast with the weather like it is. There are also plenty of school fairs to attend over October/November.

October also marks the annual 12hr mountain bike race out at Mclean’s Island. I’m sure you will see a few of our marquees and gazebos out that way. I will be racing in this (socially) as well.

18041334839_f376f82603_zPhoto by Arthur Machado

In November Show week is on and we have a massive number of marquees involved with the Canterbury Show. We are also catering for plenty of other stalls at the show too.


It’s not all shows and fairs for us though, as we begin to get busy busy busy also catering for work parties, festivals, conferences, business events, birthday parties and of course weddings!

Spring marks the beginning of wedding season which runs from October to April so get in quick for all your wedding supplies.

Looking at our bookings, October is already extremely busy and filling up very fast, November is heading the same way and the summer months are following suit. If you are having (or thinking of having) an upcoming event and need some assistance with ideas, venues or anything party related, then let us know.

15772430788_70efda19f7photo by Arthur Machado

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Spring has Sprung!

Isn’t it wonderful to be having warmer days and it being so light in the evenings. It is a sure sign the summer is just around the corner. And with daylight savings this weekend it just gets better.

Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung

At Party Warehouse spring means the start of our busy season. Over the next few weeks we are gearing up to cater for numerous conferences, shows, fairs, work parties and events, not to mention birthday parties and the all-important weddings!

Marquee Events Hire Wedding Arch and Topiary Trees 2

Wedding season usually runs from about Labour Weekend until Easter so we are expecting an extremely busy time of it.

If you are planning a function over the coming months now would be a great time to book in with us if you haven’t already to ensure you don’t miss out on the equipment you require.

We look forward to helping you organise your next event soon.

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AgFest West Coast

Wow, what a busy couple of weeks. Usually at this time of year in the Event Hire industry, things tend to slow down due to the colder weather and we can enjoy a well deserved break.

Not this year. Our staff have just returned from a week and a half in Hokitika setting up and then dismantling 50 marquees for the Biennual AgFest West Coast.

AgFest Picture from Greymouth Star

AgFest Picture from Greymouth Star

This is an event dedicated to the importance of the Agricultural sector on the West Coast. This year was the second time Party Warehouse has been involved with this great event and by all accounts it went really well.

Even the weather behaved, which certainly isn’t a given on the Coast. There was a huge tent city including a massive 12m x 54m Marquee.

Marquees at Agfest

Marquees at Agfest

It was a huge undertaking from our end, with months of work going into the planning and then a good solid two weeks work to load, transport and then erect and dismantle all the equipment. It’s fair to say we are all glad it went well and the job now complete.

Our staff deserve a massive thank you for going above and beyond the usual workload to get the job done, especially being away from home so such a long time. You did an awesome job and we are really grateful.

Check out the West Coast AgFest facebook page for more information and photos of the event.

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Winter Parties

Winter is nearly here! That doesn’t mean that the parties have to stop though! At Party Warehouse, we have a huge range of heaters for hire, suitable for any size function. One of the most popular heaters we have is the gas brazier which is great for outdoor use and put out 10.5kw of heat. This is perfect for keeping the people around it toasty warm.

LPG Brazier Hire Christchurch

Another side effect of the colder weather is that parties tend to move indoors and what better way to liven up an indoor function than to set up some disco lights. Party Warehouse hire a great selection of disco lights, laser lights, smoke and bubble machines to provide an awesome backdrop to your party. Check out our website for details on what is on offer, plus some videos of the lights in action!

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I hope all our friends and customers enjoyed a relaxing Easter Weekend and received some treats from the Easter Bunny. At Party Warehouse we are enjoying a short week between the two long weekends and are easing into our quieter time as the wedding and events season is coming to a close. That means a bit less pressure for our staff and a chance to take some well earned leave.

We will be closed tomorrow for ANZAC Day to allow our staff to commemorate the day in their own ways and to send time with their families. We will be open again on Saturday for all your last minute party needs.


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Great Kiwi Beer Festival

There is only just over a week to go until the Great Kiwi Beer Festival for 2014.

Party Warehouse are proud to be a part of this awesome Christchurch event for the 3rd year running.

This year promises to be even better, featuring music from iconic kiwi bands such as Dragon, Mi-Sex and Tahuna Breaks along with a range of interesting speakers giving seminars in the Beer Academy and delicious delicacies being concocted in the Chef’s Kitchen.

GKBF Seminar Great Kiwi Beer Festival Great Kiwi Beer Festival Crowd

There is even a home brew competition this year. This is all in addition to the 100s of brewery and food stalls selling their wares, giving you a chance to try a huge range of beers and ciders throughout the day.

There are some tickets still available but you had better be quick.

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City 2 Surf

Not long now!

City To Surf Christchurch

The Star City 2 Surf is on Sunday 23rd March this year. Party Warehouse is proud to be a longtime sponsor for this iconic Christchurch event. This year, as for the last few years, the course runs from Centennial Park, near Pioneer Stadium, to Ferrymead where the Party Warehouse corporate village will be set up.

You can choose to run or walk either the whole 14km or a 6km course. On finishing you can even go in the draw to win a party for you and 40 friends, sponsored by Party Warehouse!

City to Surf (25)

You still have time to enter so why not give it a go!

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Wild Weather

Wow, what a storm. I hope all our customers and friends are ok after the awful weather of the last few days. None of the Party Warehouse team had any major damage, and all managed to make it in to work, so we were very lucky.

We were also lucky that we didn’t have damage to any of our marquees thank goodness, as after last September’s storm, our insurance company probably wouldn’t welcome anymore claims.

It is certainly nice to see the sun today, and hopefully it will stay that way for a few days at least. There are still many weddings happening each weekend and if you are getting married this weekend, it hope the weather plays ball for you.

Christchurch Marquee Weddings

If you aren’t getting married this weekend, the Sumner Street Party is on on Sunday, and that is always a great event. Party Warehouse will have a presence there again this year and it is well worth the trip out.

Sumner Street Party

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Star Marquees

The latest edition to the Party Warehouse marquee range are these awesome star marquees. Below is one in action at the New Zealand Golf Open on this weekend in Queenstown.


Star Marquee

We are thrilled with the response we are receiving about these marquees, they are great for large events and provide shade and shelter, but still allow you to see everything that is going on.

If you aren’t lucky enough to be in Queenstown this weekend, you will still be able to check out these new marquees at the Great Kiwi Beer Festival in Hagley Park  on the 29th of March. There are still tickets available to this awesome event so grab them while you can.

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Waitangi Day

Since we Cantabrians have missed out on the long weekends that most of the North Island have been enjoying recently, I for one am really looking forward to Waitangi Day next week. A day off in the middle of the week? Sounds great!

If the weather is fine, a really great idea to celebrate Waitangi Day is to gather your friends and Whanau for a BBQ. At Party Warehouse, we hire everything you need for BBQs including the BBQs themselves. Tables, chairs, plates cutlery and glassware are all av  ailable plus we sell a wide range of disposable plates, cutlery and napkins to make the occasion easy on you and avoid any washing up!

BBQ HireSpit Roast Hire

So make the most of this coming Waitangi Day and enjoy the simple pleasures in life with family and friends.

Umbrella Hire

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