What is a Heat Wave?

Does it feel like temperatures outside are getting hotter and hotter? It’s not just you — a heat wave has swept the United States, with cities all along the east coast earning records for the hottest temperatures of the decade. 

But what exactly is a heat wave, what causes it, and how can you protect yourself?

A heat wave is a period of unusually high temperatures that lasts for at least two days. Heat waves are usually caused by a segment of air that gets trapped in a certain area. When air isn’t allowed to move and flow, the rays of the sun naturally heat the air, causing it to become hotter and hotter. That heat is then transferred to the ground, resulting in high temperatures. Continue reading »

Recognizing the Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

If you’re planning an outdoor event during the summer, you need to consider local temperatures. In Philadelphia, the summer season is synonymous with intense heat—the average high temperature for July in the City of Brotherly Love is a whopping 87 degrees. Continue reading »

4 Summer Wedding Dos and Don’t

From the warm sunshine that characterizes June, July, and August to the gorgeous petunias and marigolds that blossom as soon as the weather gets warmer, there are an endless number of reasons to host a summer wedding. If you’re planning on tying the knot this summer, use these four simple dos and don’ts for a better ceremony! Continue reading »

5 Food Safety Tips for Warm Weather Outdoor Events

Nothing says “summer” quite like an outdoor block party, picnic in the park, or backyard barbeque. While these events may be fun and exciting, they also present opportunities for food safety issues to arise. Keep your guests safer this summer season by using these five quick tips for better outdoor food handling. Continue reading »

5 Tips for a More Successful Company Picnic

A picnic in the warm spring weather can be a perfect way to promote bonding between team members and coworkers. If you’re planning a picnic for your office this spring, use these five fun tips for a memorable and fun afternoon! Continue reading »

4 Graduation Party Planning Do’s and Don’ts

No matter if your student is celebrating the end of their high school career or they’re coming home with a college degree, a graduation is something to celebrate! If you’re planning a party for a son or daughter graduating this spring, use our graduation do’s and don’ts to get started! Continue reading »

Enchanting Winter Wedding Ideas & Trends

Dreaming of a white winter wedding but don’t know how to put it together? Here are some romantic winter wedding ideas by Tent & Events, the top party supply and tent rental company in the Philadelphia area, to convince you to tie the knot in the cold!

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3 Ways To Throw a Successful Winter Outdoor Party

Just because it’s the winter season, that doesn’t mean you can’t host your next party or event outdoors. Planning an outdoor winter party may seem like a stressful task, but when you work with Tents & Events, you’ll be amazed at how simple we make the coordination process. Continue reading »

How to Host a Holiday Party to Remember in 5 Simple Steps

Is your annual holiday party something you dread planning every year, turning you into a Scrooge? Don’t let a boring party dampen your spirit – consider moving beyond the ordinary by holding your event inside a beautiful Tents & Event tent! You can even adopt these tips below so your guests will remember the party for years to come.  Continue reading »

5 Fall Food Safety Tips for Outdoor Parties

The changing leaves, the crisp and cool winds…fall is the perfect season to host an outdoor gathering with friends and family! However, uninvited guests like bacteria, dirt, and insects may also find their way into your party—and they’re not shy about helping themselves to your food! Use these five quick tips to protect your health and your snacks when partying outdoors. Continue reading »