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Christmas Past, Christmas Future

Posted: Dec 24, 11:18 AM Permanent Link

It’s that time of year again, malls are filled with busy shoppers, wrapping paper swallows the inside of your house, the tree is decorated, the lights are up, and Christmas music is playing on every radio station. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

In my Christmas past, it has always been an important family holiday. I saw all the cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Santa filled my stocking with a toothbrush, a fruit, and goodies any kid would want, before leaving a surprise for myself and my brothers around the Christmas tree. Every year we held the same traditions and every year was just as great as the last.

With changing times traditions began to fade; cousins getting married and grandparents passing away. Instead of two Christmases – Christmas Day and Boxing Day – it has gone down to one, but family still joins us for Christmas morning.

As time goes on, traditions change. And although we may be sad to see the old ones go, we can watch new ones come to life. What are your Christmas traditions? What were your Christmas traditions as a child? Traditions make great memories, and they are perfect to pass down to a family of your own.

Merry Christmas from Mclean Sherwood Event Rental!

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Winter Wedding

Posted: Dec 5, 03:29 PM Permanent Link

Ever dreamt of a winter wonderland wedding? As it is getting colder out, snow is falling and the brides that dream of a perfect winter wedding are excited, and obviously stressed as any bride would be, especially if there is no snow.

Whenever the wedding may be, keep your fingers crossed the weather is willing.
To all brides: you cannot control the weather on the day of your wedding. It may rain, snow, or even storm, but that does not have to take away from the true event of the day, your wedding. Poor weather does not make for a poor wedding.

Because weather is unpredictable, summer or winter, make sure you have a plan. Make sure to have several umbrellas available for the bridal party, because it can rain at the most unexpected time. Two more must haves, sunscreen and insect repellent. If you are doing outdoor photos in the middle of summer, it is most likely going to be fairly warm and it would not be ideal to see all the bridesmaids and groomsmen, along with the bride and groom, with rosy red faces from a sunburn. Insect repellent, although it may smell bad, (mind you they are getting better – try Avon’s Skin-So-Soft) it would look better if everyone could stand still to get the photos taken instead of swatting bugs and getting little red welts.

If it is a winter wedding, as silly as it may sound, bring boots. As the bride, I am sure you do not want to be walking around in wet feet and heels, because you had to walk through a little bit of slush or snow. Wet shoes is never a comfortable feeling. My parents got married on December 28. One thing they did to protect against the weather was to rent fur shawls for the girls. It turned out to be a mild day, but what an elegant touch for the wedding!

Weather is not predictable, no matter what the weatherman says. It is better to over prepared for your special day – summer or winter – and have the weather exactly as you had hoped, than to be under prepared and scrambling for solutions. Happy Wedding!

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THE TENT Venue @ McLean Sherwood

Posted: Nov 17, 12:01 PM Permanent Link

McLean Sherwood is proud to now offer clients a venue site to host their next event. THE TENT @ McLean Sherwood is the only indoor tent venue that hosts groups of up to 100 people for weddings, Christmas dinners, corporate gatherings or any other type of event you come up with!
Two things make THE TENT more unique than any other venue in Brampton… the beauty of having a fully decorated tent, complete with ruffled liner, chandeliers and specialty lighting with the comfort of being indoors – in the middle of winter…. and the ability to customize your decor by selecting any chair style, dinnerware and linen pattern from our extensive rental stock! All for one inclusive price! You don’t get that at any other venue around!

Call us or simply drop in to view the venue or book your dates!

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Halloween Fun Facts

Posted: Oct 28, 01:20 PM Permanent Link

Halloween is fast approaching. Orange and black line shelves at Dollarama and Walmart, costume shops are in their busiest season, and candy is in large displays at any grocery store. For some people, it is one of the most crucial holidays. It’s the opportunity to dress up as whatever or whoever you choose and eat all the candy, chocolate and junk food you want without anyone telling you not to. Houses are decorated with jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, and spiders. People really get into this spooky holiday, some even more so than Christmas.
Here are a few fun facts to consider around the parties and the trick-or-treating:
- Pumpkins contain about 500 seeds each
- Pumpkins are also an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin B, potassium, protein and iron
- 90% of parents admit to sneaking treats from their kids
- In Mexico and other Latin American countries, Halloween is known as Dίa de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead
- October 31st is also known as All Saints Eve or All Hallows Eve
Are you ready for Halloween? Is your costume perfected? Have you bought candy to hand out? Is the exterior of your house decorated to instil fear in young trick-or-treaters? Halloween is not observed by all, but these ancient traditions of costumes and the handing out of food has followed several generations. Be prepared this October 31st for some ghostly fun.

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Thanksgiving Ideas

Posted: Oct 8, 03:16 PM Permanent Link

Thanksgiving is almost here! Are you hosting this year? Stressed about making this family holiday look nice without breaking your budget?

Do not let this Thanksgiving get you down. Host your holiday meal with autumn colours like red and orange to add a warm and welcoming glow to the atmosphere of your feast. Avoid worrying about the younger children by using battery operated candles as centrepiece decorations and let Mclean Sherwood Event Rental save you the stress of doing dishes. Small pumpkins make excellent decorations on mantles or tables, and they come in several shapes, colours and sizes, so do not be afraid to mix and match. Use earthy tones to decorate inside your home and brighter shades of orange and red on the exterior to add life to the whole event. If you are unsure of how to fix up the tables to add a more sophisticated look, napkin rings always add a cleaner appeal to the table, or if you have the time, fold the napkins into a specific pattern or design on each guests’ plate. Fabric napkins save garbage and add a more sophisticated appeal, and renting them would save you the extra load of laundry. And, as every adult wishes, do not forget to keep the kids occupied to make the evening even more stress-free. Printing out colouring pages for the kids, leaving out a few easy-to-clean games, and some outdoor toys should keep the youngsters occupied for a little while, hopefully long enough for you adults to have a good conversation.

Events do not have to be complicated to be extravagant.* Happy Thanksgiving!_*

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Simple Party Decor

Posted: Sep 26, 11:02 PM Permanent Link

Have you ever been to event with so much going on it makes you dizzy? There is no one place to settle your eyes. The host has chosen too many colours, patterns, decorations, etc. for the event to be relaxing to the eyes of the guests. Let’s face it, if they had chosen to stick to something simple maybe the event would be more enjoyable. Simplicity goes a long way.
When planning an event, choose one piece to be the main focus. This piece could be anything from the centrepiece on the tables, to the chandeliers, to the drapery. Having one main focus in your décor allows the guests to feel more at ease, because they are not trying to concentrate on too many things at once.
The same goes for colours. Choosing several colours for your event can give it a tacky or childish look. Pick one or two main colours to focus on, selecting a few different shades of each, and placing them on a black or white backdrop.
Keeping your decorating simple helps bring down the risk of complication and overall decrease the risk of a stressful you. Everyone deserves to enjoy the event, especially the host. Sometimes less is more, so keep it simple.

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