we sell, hire, source & custom-make unique decor for store openings, product launches, expos, venues & corporate events in australia

7 Party Items To Reuse For Your Business Premises

August 18, 2020

While it seems ages away at this point thanks to Covid-19, once we're allowed to celebrate with a product launch, store opening, expo or corporate event, everyone is going to be in the mood to party.

Here's seven items to consider ordering for your party that can do double-duty in your business premises and in many cases, even give you a tax deduction.

Neon signage
Signage is a depreciable asset and is 100% deductible under the instant asset tax write-off for small and medium business.

Many customers want to order neon signage. But why not think carefully about extending your neon sign usage beyond your event towards possible reuse in your premises if the neon sign created is not your actual business name but a party-related message?


For example, if you're a wedding venue, investing in a custom-made "Celebrate" pink neon sign is something you can regularly rent out as part of your venue package after your first event or expo, and similarly, a light-hearted "Enjoy" would be fabulous for a childrenswear or toy shop opening and then displayed permanently afterwards, while a purple "Yummy!" neon sign could go over the dessert cart at the party and then go above your cafe menu wall.

However, neon words like "Celebrate", "Yummy" or "Enjoy" wouldn't be the best choice, if your business was in say, funeral services, dentistry or accounting!

Illuminated advertising
Many retailers use illuminated A1 lightboxes to light up an advertising poster in their store window, on the wall or on a shelf. So why not purchase one for your next party and use it first as a clever, easy-to-see illuminated seating plan placed on an easel at the event?

Seating
You may want to hire themed seating at your event in a corporate lounge area, such as pallet benches and tables for a rustic event, velvet banquettes for a swanky affair, or colourful metal Tolix stools for the bar area. 

If you're planning an event that meshes with your particular branding, you can use them at work too. So why not look at hiring the extra seating you need, and outright owning the seating you can reuse at your premises.

Perhaps you run a homewares or real estate styling business and plan frequent photo shoots. In this case it makes sense to invest in certain chairs outright, such as these Ghost chairs which are a clever choice to create the illusion of extra space. Alternatively, when you need to display something for six weeks or more, you may want to buy it outright, such as our fun Christmas bauble chairs for your premises.

Gifts and guest favours
Do you thank your clients throughout the year, at expos or just at Christmastime?

If you plan to give out thank you gifts to your guests at your event, keep in mind that gifts are regularly left behind. Think strategically what item you can order which allows you to use them in a variety of gift situations. Clearly, it can't be perishable or you run the risk of excess wastage.

Consider non-perishable, non-gender-specific branded products which could be used to treat guests at a product launch or wedding, thank suppliers and/or clients for Christmas, awarded as gift-with-purchase incentives, handed out at expo stands or given as prizes in local raffles.

For example, branded car organisers make a useful incentive for customers to subscribe to your newsletter at an expo, while customisable plant pots with removable inserts make terrific guest favours and goodie bag inclusions.

Dessert displays
Our four-tiered, fairy-lit cupcake dessert stand display will beautifully showcase your sweets, cupcakes, macarons and petit fours at your special event.

But it can also make a fabulous retail and expo stand display for jewellery, purses, soaps, candles and other small-size products.

Foliage walls
Many people use faux foliage walls as the lush leafy background for party champagne walls, seating plans or photo opportunities. If your event is taking place in your own shop, office, venue, lobby, staff room, boardroom, warehouse or studio, could one or more of your walls do with greening up? They make a terrific, no-fuss feature wall and create a fun talking point with none of the ongoing gardening costs.

Lighting
If you're refurbishing your store, office, venue or showroom premises and are looking for new lighting at the same time as you plan your relaunch party, why not order a gorgeous statement pendant or chandelier which really captures your business's branding and is the star of your party?

A beachwear shop would be perfect for a dramatic, large capiz shell chandelier while a Christmas specialist store would suit a bright bauble chandelier and of course you can imagine an antler chandelier at a skiwear or hunting goods emporium.

Enjoyed this? Discover Tips For Cool Corporate Christmas Party Venue Choices




Also in My Event Decor Blog

5 Covid-Related Questions To Ask Your Venue
5 Covid-Related Questions To Ask Your Venue

January 05, 2021

With Covid-19 making it a continuing nightmare for event designers to plan special events, there are a number of situations you may not have considered when it comes to choosing a suitable venue. 

View full article →

Check out the 5 Christmas items you can use well beyond the festive season
5 Christmas Products You Can Use Outside Christmas

December 01, 2020

There are certain Christmas products you might be surprised to discover can offer double-duty well beyond the silly season. Check out these five traditional and very popular Christmas items and their possible applications for other events throughout the year.

View full article →

What are your options when Covid-19 has forced you to cancel your event? Here's 7 to consider
7 Options When Covid-19 Cancels Your Event

October 27, 2020

Thanks to Covid-19 in 2020, businesses have had to postpone product launches, store openings, expos, conferences, festivals, markets, workshops and team days. What do you do when your event's been cancelled? Here's 7 options to consider.

View full article →