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What People are saying about McLean-Sherwood:

“Your team has always gone above and beyond to help answer my questions, or find just the right thing I need. From the girls taking my order, to the guys dropping it off. So a great big thank you to all your amazing team! “

Arlene Callaghan, Sodexho Services

“On behalf of The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, I would like to extend our warmest appreciation for all your help and patience. I spoke to a number of of staff members, all were extremely professional, courteous and helpful. Your team understands the real meaning of service!”

Laurie McVittle – OACETT – Toronto Ontario

Christmas Is Coming!!

Posted: Dec 5, 03:03 PM Permanent Link
Christmas Is Coming!!

We’ve turned the corner on December 2018 and it’s time to start thinking about that turkey dinner! As with most Canadian Christmas traditions, we gather together with family around the table and enjoy a delicious meal to celebrate the holidays. Many times it’s turkey, but you may also see ham, chicken, pheasant and even salmon!

In all cases, you have many mouths to feed and the issues of where everyone will sit and “do we have enough place settings for each invited guest?”, will pop up. Here at McLean Sherwood we can help with that. Extra tables and chairs so everyone has a place to sit and matching china and silverware regardless of how many. We can even supply you with a beautiful Christmas tablecloth or runner to complete the table. Around here we say; “You bring the food and the people, and we can provide the rest!”

And the best part is always….We do the dishes! Just pack everything up in the containers they came in and we’ll pick it up dirty. No more spending extra time in the kitchen washing dishes. Go enjoy your guests knowing that it’s all looked after at our end. Give us a call to see all that we can do for you!

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Want a wedding like Harry and Meghan? Sometimes less is more!

Posted: May 22, 01:52 PM Permanent Link
Want a wedding like Harry and Meghan? Sometimes less is more!

What a stunning day for the royal newlyweds. The weather was perfect, the guests looked lovely, and the loving gaze between Harry and Meghan was undeniably perfect. The perfect fairy tale wedding, but is this attainable as a commoner? Here’s what you need to put together a royal wedding of your own.

Let’s start with the invites. Harry and Meghan had simple, yet elegant invites. The eight-by-six white cards had elegant black writing with the Prince of Wales Three-Feathered Badge in gold. Invited do not have to be over the top, but as simple as white cardstock, black lettering and a little sparkle just for fun.

The wedding party looked a little different at the latest royal wedding. Meghan did not want to choose over her many close friends, and instead of a maid of honor chose a couple friends on the younger side. This wedding party consisted of flower girls and page boys (and Prince William as the best man). This group of ten children included the boys of Meghan’s close friend Jessica Mulroney and her new niece and nephew Prince George and Princess Charlotte. For a wedding like theirs, your bridal party would have to be on the small side, pun intended.

This next feature may be a little harder to come by. The royal choice of transportation is a horse drawn carriage, quite a statement to the standard dressed up cars or limos most of choose. The service can be difficult to find and will not be cheap, but to match this royal wedding it requires a little parade through town in a stunning black and red accented carriage.

Meghan’s more sleek and simple style made for a lovely wedding day. Her tiara stood out against the crisp, flat white dress. Eyes were drawn to the loving faces of Harry and Meghan, rather than over the top decorations. The black gospel choir echoed through the pews of St. George’s Church. Despite the resources attainable for such a wedding, Meghan stuck to her traditional, conservative style for a unique and stunning day.

Congratulations Harry and Meghan! Looking forward to some details from the royal honeymoon.

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The Royal Wedding Just Around the Corner!

Posted: May 17, 12:34 PM Permanent Link
The Royal Wedding Just Around the Corner!

The Royal Wedding is only days away and all the finishing touches are coming together. But what is this wedding going to look like?
On May 19, Prince Harry and fiancé Ms. Meghan Markle will wed in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Decorative details, however, have been kept from the public. But here’s what we do know;
1. The royal wedding bouquet has included myrtle from the royal gardens since Queen Victoria. It is meant to be a symbol of love in marriage. The flowers used in the bouquet are not revealed until the day.
2. After saying their vows, a horse drawn carriage will parade the newlyweds around to celebrate with the public for approximately 25 minutes.
3. The wedding party is comprised of flower girls and page boys. The only adult standing with the couple will be Prince William as the best man.
4. Meghan’s mother will be walking her down the aisle. Thomas Markle, Meghan’s father, is taking time to recover from a recent heart attack said to be triggered by a letter his son, Thomas Jr, wrote to Prince Harry in opposition of the wedding.
These are just a few. If you are looking for more wedding details you may just have to watch it! Vows are set for 7am ET.
Congrats to Harry and Meghan!

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Feeling the Heat!

Posted: May 8, 01:44 PM Permanent Link

It is finally heating up outside and it is obvious that summer is just around the corner! Are you excited? Beating the heat is not always easy, but here at McLean’s we would like to give you a hand in staying cool on those sticky days. So here is a list of our best summer rentals for cooling down:

1.Duck and Fish Pond Games: Grab your rod and take a swing to find a magnetic connection while catching fish in this perfect summertime kids game.
2.Sno-Kone Machine: Make the perfect cold treat with our easy to use machine, just let us know what flavor!
3.Ice Cream Bar: Maybe crushed ice isn’t for you, but ice cream is! Keep the ice cream cold and set up the perfect sundae bar for your next summer party.
4.Dunk Tank: I hope you have practiced your throw and perfected your aim to dunk all your friends. And when you need a break, take a seat and wait for the plunge.
And last, but certainly not least,
5.Tents: This may be the only shade you find nearby depending on your location, so book a tent now to avoid a bright red, sun burnt nose while hosting the party of the year.

Whether you love the heat or need a quick cool down, we’ve got you covered. Let us know how we can help you stay cool this season.

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Pantone 2018 Colour of the Year - Ultra Violet

Posted: Jan 4, 10:48 AM Permanent Link
Pantone 2018 Colour of the Year - Ultra Violet

Pantone has released it’s 2018 Colour of the Year! Ultra Violet is taking the design world by storm. Here’s an excerpt from the Pantone website…

“Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.”

We carry a wide selection of linen styles and colours including shades of Ultra Violet. Come visit us to see the possibilities!

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A Christmas Present!

Posted: Dec 19, 10:48 AM Permanent Link
A Christmas Present!

Merry Christmas from McLean Sherwood Event Rental! There’s still plenty of time to book your holiday rentals. Just imagine… a beautiful red tablecloth covers the table set for the whole family with matching china and cutlery, crisp napkins and sparkling glassware. The smell of turkey is in the air and you can relax, knowing that when it’s all over, there are no dishes to be done – because you’ve rented them all and there’s no washing required! How’s that for a Christmas present!

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