Posted on | April 19, 2017 | No Comments
Things to do with… Wine/Whiskey Barrels
Let’s get down right country by using rented wine barrels for your next party whether it’s rolling over the hay or posh French wine country theme. Barrels give a rustic feel to any party and since these are rented out, they don’t have to be stuck in your yard or garage gathering dust. Wine/Whiskey barrels are great as entertainment pieces, makeshift bar, buffet table, end tables for flower arrangements, decors or even as guest registry but then you have to buy the barrel.
Here are a few ideas in using wine/whiskey barrels. These are random thoughts on fun and some crazy ways to use rented barrels in an event or party:
• Wine barrels for a wine tasting event. These are wide enough to hold a few wine bottles, glasses and a plate of cheeses or bite size canapes. Each barrel has designated wine and your guests can move from one barrel to another.
• An insane idea is riding a wine or whiskey barrel in the pool. This is great for summer cookouts by the pool, when everybody’s drunk and aren’t afraid to try something new. Place a barrel into the pool, make sure that it floats though, and then let your guests try to climb up the barrel and sit on top of it for say 30 seconds without going under.
• Barrels are great makeshift buffet tables or serving tables, just line them up with different dishes and drinks. You can be creative on how you put each dish on the barrel or go rustic and just put the whole pot on top of the barrel and let your guests serve themselves. If you want a more formal and classic set up, place a flat slab of driftwood or glass over the barrels as your table. Use these anyway you want, be creative.
• Barrel race, anyone? If the area is big enough to have a barrel race, and I mean a really large area with a slope or hill, it would be fun to play this game. Just push the barrel and maneuver going up and down the slope and back to base. This is a fun team building exercise or family game to heat up the competition.
Get creative with different party rentals such as wine barrels to make your events lively and unforgettable. Whenever you have a gathering or event, remember that crazy is fun. Wine barrels aren’t just decors and makeshift table, these are also props for games that will keep the party rolling.
Posted on | March 6, 2013 | Comments Off
This segment of “Things You Could” features all the things you could do with a creepy African tribal mask. Yes, you could obviously hang them up as room decoration, but would you rather do something more entertaining?
1.) Scare your mom. Imagine how hilarious it would be in you grabbed one of these babies and strapped it on your face, waited until Mom was absentmindedly watching a rerun of “The Golden Girls” and you jumped out from the closet. Word of caution, make sure you can run very fast.
2.) Plaster the entire outside of your home with them. How awesomely creepy would be be to freak out your entire neighborhood and scare all the children away from your house?
3.) Convert them to candy jars during Halloween. This makeover is completely doable and probably involves a bit of plastic wrap and tape, but isn’t this way more interesting than the boring plastic jack-o-lantern?
Posted on | February 14, 2013 | Comments Off
This week’s segment of “Things You Could” features an adorably cute My Little Pony piñata that is sure to make you feel like the world’s most heinous murderer after the piñata beating is over. Here’s a couple of alternatives to the destruction.
1.) Get a bunch of these babies and use them as lawn flamingo alternatives. People will wonder what kind of weirdo lives in that pinkified residence and you’ll get a rise of out of the community. Cute!
2.) Hate your ex-boyfriend? Stuff some decomposing fish and other sea creatures and let Pinkie Pie stew in his garage. Just make sure no one knows, or you will be labeled as the psycho ex girlfriend/attention seeker. No judgements!
3.) Use it to store valuables. No thief would ever think of stealing a piñata, much less a crazily cute pink one. What kind of thief would want to be caught dead running out of a house with a pinkp horse piñata? That’s right. No one.
Posted on | February 6, 2013 | Comments Off
This week’s “Things You Could Do” features the overused staple of fairs, boardwalk amusements, and a cavity waiting to happen — the cotton candy machine! What sort of bizarre (nearly stupid) things can you do with a cotton candy machine rental? All sorts of brainless things, actually!
1.) Instead of putting sugar in the bowl, what if you put pop rocks in it? What oddly bizarre or maybe even anticlimatic surprise would come from your experiment? Only one way to find out! Don’t forget to wear safety goggles just in case. We wouldn’t want any pop rock projectile taking out your right eye.
2.) Make a giant cotton candy ball and try to break the Guinness records. This is probably the most boring suggestion.
3.) Take said giant cotton candy ball leave it in a public parking lot in the dead of the night. Be sure to be back in the morning with your foldable chair and do some people watching. Place bets to see which stranger would try to eat it first.
4.) Or, take that gigantic ball of cotton candy and put a few fireworks in it. Light it up and watch the magic.
5.) Since Valentine’s is coming up, maybe that gigantic cotton ball could be a substitute for the dozen roses. (That is, if you have a s/o with a great sense of humor. This post is not responsible for any subsequent break ups that ensue.)
Posted on | January 30, 2013 | Comments Off
This week’s “Things You Could” features the seemingly unassuming Tropical Umbrella Rental and all the crafty things you could do with one if you really tried.
1.) Imaginary trip to Hawaii: Say you’re strapped for cash and you really want a tropical vacation. Rent one of these tropical sunbrellas, download “50 Sounds of Hawaii”, steal sand from a playground, and spread out your towel. Bring out that old fan to blow salt in your face. For maximum imitation, invest in a water misting sprayer to go off in intervals.
2.) Gigantic Tiki Torch (but you should probably buy it instead of renting it). This will show all your neighbors that you are a criminally insane pyromaniac and show them who’s really the boss in your community. As an added bonus, you can scare those pesky neighborhood children. (Or inspire them, but let’s hope that’s not the case)
3.) Jazz up your otherwise boring living space and trick people into thinking you’re actually fun to be with. Stick one in your kitchen, one in your bathroom, and one next to the TV for ultimate eccentricity.
4.) Rent 50 of them and live in perpetual shade. Perfect if you’re afraid of sunlight or have an unnatural obsession with vampires. (Or if you are one, no judgement)
5.) String Christmas lights on a couple to create some sort of light show. Perfect for someone who desires to be the center of attention and doesn’t mind paying an atrocious electricity bill.
Posted on | January 23, 2013 | Comments Off
“Things You Could” is a new weekly blog that features an item on RC that’s available to rent and some of the possible things you could do with it.
1.) If you’re not in California, you could rent a bunch, lay out on a towel, and turn on that portable tanning contraption.
2.) Annoying in-laws heading your way? No problem! Rent a couple for decoration and if you’re desperate to escape, maybe you could crouch and hide behind some of the trees.
3.) Perhaps you are feeling the Christmas blues in June, but can’t find a suitable Christmas tree. Drown out your sorrows by decorating a palm tree! Much, much more pizazz.
4.) If you’ve got that perverted peeping tom who likes to help himself, rent a couple of palm trees to cover your windows!
5.) Or, if you’re a self-proclaimed hermit who needs some nature in your life, rent a couple of these babies to double as window blockers and as your taste of the outside world.
Posted on | January 16, 2013 | Comments Off
This week’s weird rentals borders upon the morbid and creepy. Don’t judge!
1. Body Parts
Lease Your Body in Miami brings together advertisers and people who are a little short on cash for a collaboration that is just a tiny bit creepy. One woman even auctioned off her forehead and traded her noggin for ten thousand dollars! Of course, she had to walk around with a forehead tattoo for the rest of her life, but to each our own, right? If you’ve got less gusto, the option to get a temporary tattoo is still on the table, but for a meager $200 compensation. If you’ve got a less than flattering forehead, you’ve still got a plethora of other parts for advertisers to abuse.
This may sound a bit morbid, but the day has come where caskets can finally be rented. Before you shriek obscenities about desecrating the dead or disturbing some thousand year old curse, keep in mind that the economy nowadays is also a kind of death trap. Aunt Suzy is in another world anyway so having that ornate cherrywood with the pearl lining is probably not one of her concerns.
A (dead) woman was recently evicted from her tomb in Brazil when her relatives couldn’t keep up with the grave payments. Perhaps a slight plus about grave renting is that one wouldn’t have to worry about clearing out the loved one for the next guest. If it’s not yours, it’s not your responsibility!
Posted on | December 19, 2012 | Comments Off
This week’s Weird Rentals pays tribute to our friends in the animal kingdom and all the four legged or two legged creatures who are here to make your life a little easier for you.
Recently dumped? Not sure if you have enough responsibility for a dog? Rent one to soothe your aching heart or maternal instincts! FlexPetz offers well trained dogs for animal lovers and commitment phobes alike, helping to convince you that you’re either ready for your own canine companion or that you have the responsibility of a two year old. Each dog is well trained and provides the most excellent of companionship.
In dire need of a weedwhacker and fertilizer? Tackle both conundrums by renting one (or many) live goats! These hardy little creatures will eat through all the unwanted pesky weeds and even deliver a little extra fertilizer on top.
Have some weird, unexplainable urge to own a cow? Farmers in Switzerland have conquered that market, offering their cows for hire. Spend a week on the farm, milk your cow of choice, and at the end of your trip, you get a shipment of cheese and all sorts of cow related goodies for keepsakes.
Posted on | December 14, 2012 | Comments Off
RentalCompare is happy to announce that we are having a contest where the winner will win $250 cash! Whether it be that you want to get yourself something extra this season or share with others, this is a great opportunity so don’t miss out! Click on the poster for details and submission! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment. Good luck and happy holidays!
Posted on | December 12, 2012 | Comments Off
The holidays are just around the corner and perhaps you’re scrambling for those last minute holiday preparations or lazily snoozing through the busiest time of the year. This week’s Weird Rentals focuses on the holidays and some of the things you can rent to be in the holiday spirit or get away from it all.
1. Christmas Tree
If you are set out to buy a Christmas tree every year, you are well aware of how time consuming and costly the whole tree-shopping experience is. Not only that, the clean up is tedious. “I have a fake tree!” you say? Perhaps you remember the setting up of the tree, matching the pieces, putting them in appropriate tiers and what a catastrophic mess that entails. Not to mention, there’s that whole clean-up process that is a potential disaster waiting to happen.
The best case scenario? Rent a tree! Imagine the ease of having a tree delivered to your home and picked up after the holidays. Nearly stress free, with very minimal stress involving where the ornaments go (and other trivial first world problems)
Hate mall crowds but want to cater to Little Timmy’s incessant whining about meeting Santa and his reindeers? Hire your own set of Santa and his reindeers! Fall in love with those furry critters? Some sites even have reindeer available for purchase so you can make up a little white lie about how Prancer mysteriously was sent to live with your family as a Christmas present (use your imagination)
If a snowy Christmas doesn’t fill your fancy, then perhaps a private island in the middle of tropical nowhere will get your excited. For a steep price, escape the throngs of humanity and relax on a tropical beach in a Trump-esque splendor. Who says money can’t buy happiness?
4. Camping Trip
If you’re short on cash, but don’t want to be harassed by bell ringing Salvation Army Santas, then maybe a camping trip in the forest would suffice your escape from humanity. Pack your (rented) gear, head off deep into a forest, and eat canned beans. Guaranteed you will return to civilization very appreciative of the bare necessities. And the best part? Return everything when you’re done and forget about the time you didn’t shower for a week and used leaves as a napkin.