My Favorite Thing in Business

One of my favorite things in business is seeing friends help with each other’s businesses. This past weekend I had the privilege of servicing two friend’s parties.

For one party, a fellow co worker and firefighter, rented a single bowl frozen drink machine. He was celebrating finishing up with a big week of training and wanted to cut loose with some of his friends. So, John ended up going with the Lemonade flavor, which pairs excellent with Vodka.

The other party was for a friend I’ve known since JMU. We went to school there together and had the same circle of friends. They were celebrating their son’s 7th birthday. And since COVID ruined everyone’s birthday last year, she decided to go all out. Jo-lyn rented the photo booth and since their son loves the WWE right now, I put the WWE logo on the photo booth layout.

It was a great weekend for these reasons, but also a few more. Summer is getting closer, the weather is getting warmer and COVID appears to be under control. I am glad to be getting back to the grind of my summer job.

How the Reservation Process Works

How Cost is Determined

One of the most frequent questions we get is how the process of reservation works. While email and text are both great ways to let us know what you’re looking for and when, a phone call is usually the best means of contact. The cost of equipment is largely based on the location of the event and is the single biggest factor is determining the cost of the rental. The other factor is the date of the event. Summer is the most popular season and weekends are in strong demand.

Reservation How to

Once you let us know what you’re looking for, your location, party times, contact information and approve of our proposed delivery times, we’ll e-mail you an invoice with all of the information captured. All of our invoicing and credit card transactions are handled through Square. Once the invoice is paid, your reservation is complete and the next time you’ll hear from us is typically to confirm your delivery time a couple of days before your event. The reservation process is actually quite easy. Make sure to check your junk or spam folder in you don’t see your reservation invoice.

Payment Stuff

The last two years there has been a steady uptick in customers who prefer to make a deposit and have the balance due closer to the date of the event. In this scenario, Life of the Party, LLC will send your invoice with an automated payment schedule. All major credit cards, checks and cash are accepted. There is usually a $50 due to hold the reservation on the date you choose. The balance of that invoice will then become due 2-3 weeks prior to the event.

If you’re hosting an upcoming party, check out what we have to offer and give us a call. The Margarita Machines are always a great hit. However, there are also popcorn, snow cone and cotton candy machines that are great for birthday parties or special occasions.