Bring the fun of the cinema or carnival to your very own home by renting concessions for your next party. You may not know it, but you can hire professional grade popcorn machines, cotton candy machines, ice cream dispensers and even more. Hiring concessions is super exciting, and brings nostalgic excitement your event. Read on to learn more about hiring concessions for your next event- whatever it may be.
There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly cooked, buttery popcorn. By renting a popcorn machine, you can bring the old-time cinema vibe to your venue. They’re a great novelty, and not only that- they’re essential if you’re wanting to serve popcorn to a large number of guests. There’s no other way to provide groups of 20 or over with fresh popcorn- unless you want to be slaving over the hob all day.
Popcorn machines come in all shapes and sizes, with some being capable of making over 100 portions an hour. This gives you time to mingle with your guests and enjoy the fun. Many companies will even provide somebody to man the machine and ensure things run smoothly. You’ll be able to make your flavor selection depending on whether you want sweet, salty- or a mixture of the two. Some rental companies even offer more funky flavors like toffee, chocolate and strawberry- the possibilities are endless.
The price of hiring a popcorn machine varies depending on their size, the amount of popcorn you need, flavors and length of time needed. You’ll probably be looking at paying around $150 an hour.
Cotton candy machines
Oh, cotton candy. Does anybody else remember how exciting it was as a kid on the rare occasions you’d get to eat it? Everybody loves watching cotton candy being made, it’s so nice to see. Such an intriguing dessert, when cotton candy is on the scene- you know there’d fun to be had. You can pick from a huge list of flavors and colors. You could have pink, blue, green or orange floss- flavored with strawberry, vanilla, apple and even raspberry. Prices of the cotton candy machine rental will depend on the amount of floss you want to make and how many guests will be attending your event. It can be anywhere between $100 and $300 dollars, possibly even more if you’re in an expensive area and have a lot of people to feed.
I don’t know about you, but chocolate fountains give me major Willy Wonka vibes. It’s not often you see a water feature made of chocolate, and hiring a chocolate fountain can bring a unique flair to your event. There are loads of serving options when it comes to chocolate fountains. You could set up a ‘fruit kebab’ station. All you have to do is provide guests with kebab sticks and a variety of fruit, and they can make their own little kebabs that they douse under the chocolate fountain. If you look online, you can find a load of ideas of what to provide for the kebabs: marshmallows, pretzels, mini eclairs, rice crispy treats and peanut brittle.
It’s a simple snack that’ll go down a storm at your party. Since guests can customize what they eat, it’s really easy to please everybody with a chocolate fountain.
You may be thinking ‘why would I hire a chocolate fountain when I can get one pretty cheap’- but there are downsides to buying a cheap fountain. You run the risk of getting ripped off, and most of the low-end fountains don’t give you the best results. There’s nothing worse than a chocolate fountain that turns to lumpy brown mush. By hiring a professional fountain, you have the peace of mind that all will go smoothly. Some companies will offer to do the clean-up for you, too- which saves you a lot of time.
Hot dog and fast food carts
Hiring a hot dog or fast food cart is a really simple way to get all of your guests fed. Not only that, they’re a really cool novelty that you don’t see very often! There are not many people who won’t eat hot dogs, burgers, fries and other fast food items. It’s a great idea for outdoor events and can bring a festival, summertime atmosphere for your party. Hot dog cart businesses are very profitable for one reason- people love them! So get on board and rent one for your next event.
The prices of food cart hire can vary widely and depend on numerous things. Most notably the quality of the food and length of time hired. There’s a big difference between your regular, cheap fast food and quality sourced ingredients. It all depends on how much you’re wanting to splash out, and what kind of event it is.
Whether you’re organizing a kids birthday party, a wedding or a huge corporate gathering- hiring concessions can be a great way to ramp up your event
If you’re wondering whether renting is right for you- as opposed to buying the machines yourself, you need to take a few things into consideration. The most important thing to think about is how often you’ll need the machine. If it’s for one time or irregular events- definitely go for the hire. If you are running weekly or monthly events that need the concessions, consider buying your own. By hiring concessions, you don’t have to worry about sourcing staff and hoping they’ll stick to food hygiene standards. However, if you’ve already got trusted staff who can run the machine- you might be more inclined to buy your own.
Many people get the impression that popcorn machines and cotton candy can only be enjoyed by kids- but that’s far from the truth. Using concession food rental companies is super easy, and most of the time- it takes no effort at all on your part. It can bring ease to your already stressful event organization and give you time to actually enjoy your event. After all- you’ve put the hard work in, so why not reap the rewards? We hope that this article has helped you learn a little bit more about your options when it comes to concession hire.