THE PARENTING BIZ – Windsor Essex Businesses Get The Party Started

From birthdays to graduations and holidays, parties are a staple of our lives.

Whether you want the party to come to you — or you go to a facility — we have you covered! Birthdays, graduations, family functions and more!

The businesses we feature in this edition have everything you need from plates and napkins, tents and inflatables to lawn signs, food machines, games and more, if you are hosting a party — for the little ones, teenagers or adults — indoors or outdoors.

And many of them can even help with any big public events you might be involved with as well.

In addition, after reading this story you will learn that local party suppliers are not just about selling products, but also about providing inspiration and making your party-planning process easier!

It’s All Fun & Games And Inflatables Too

Started in 2018 by Jeremy Pillon and his son Lyndon, Castle Kings Windsor — working out of a LaSalle location — specializes in inflatables for private parties and corporate events (not open to the general public) as well as providing tables, chairs, heaters, games, costume characters and food machines.

Castle Kings Windsor rents out front yard inflatables to celebrate milestones, including bouncy castles, large waterslides, combo units with a bouncy castle and slide together, and slip n’ slides. They also carry games such as an inflatable axe throw, soccer darts, cornhole, giant Connect Four, ladder ball and more. They offer tables and chairs, heaters, small tents and shelters, and a wide variety of friendly mascot costumes.

In addition, they rent out food equipment like popcorn makers, snow cone makers, and cotton candy makers. And we can’t forget their backyard movie packages for large scale events!

“We are always adding more products so it’s best to check our website or reach out to see if we have what you need,” Pillon indicates. “Castle Kings offers something for everyone age two to 90. So, if you’re having a party and want to add something fun, check us out!”

As a family run business, the father and son team have built their business on word-of-mouth and they love to be involved in helping people make memories fun and easy.

“This means we are really focused on making sure each customer has a great experience when they rent from us,” Pillon tells Biz X. “Offering a wide range of unique products is another way we stand out from the competition.”

Pillon always ensures customers get a top-notch delivery experience that is on time, professional, stress-free, and friendly.

“Many people are of the opinion that all rental companies are alike, but we like to think that Castle Kings is a cut above — and our customers agree,” says Pillon. “We have clean, new products and we keep our inventory up to date. We use the latest technology to schedule rentals, track deliveries and communicate with our clients, which ensures a smooth and easy rental experience; we truly believe that great customer service is the backbone of our business.”

Tents And More For Every Special Occasion

Located at 4595 County Road 46, RR#3 in Maidstone, Festival Tent & Party Rentals has offered event rental equipment for any occasion you can imagine, since 1987.

According to Lea-Ann Suzor, President of Festival Tent & Party Rentals: “For 36 years in business, honesty, integrity and the quality people that work at Festival have made us the number one choice for party rental in Essex County. But, what really separates our staff from our competitors is unparalleled experience and our reputation for outstanding service.”

Suzor is a Certified Event Rental Professional, as designated by the Canadian Rental Association and the American Rental Association. The company is also the 2015 Biz X Award winner for the category, Tent Rental Company Which Covers All The Bases.

Festival Tent & Party Rentals has two distinct divisions: The Party Division — providing tents and event equipment, and the Portable Toilet Division — servicing the residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors.

“The anchor of the Party Division is our tent rental, ranging in size from 100 square feet to 18,000 square feet,” Suzor explains. “They are professionally installed to meet all provincial and municipal regulations. Tent accessories include tent flooring, lighting, heating, cooling and exit signs. We also carry a complete line of tables, chairs, and linens.”

And since all gatherings require tableware, they offer china, glassware, flatware, serving pieces and charger plates — all can be returned clean or dirty.

They also carry coffee urns, chafing dishes, BBQs, champagne fountains, and draft beer dispensers.

“The fun never ends with our volleyball nets, putting greens, big Jenga games, three-in-one poker mats and the new giant PLINKO,” Suzor adds. “For children’s parties we have the favourites like candy floss machines, snow cone makers, popcorn poppers and nacho cheese machines. Don’t forget red carpets and stanchions with ropes, crazy pink lawn flamingos, microphones with speakers and our 18-foot-high wind dancers, available in several colours and seasonal characters.”

The Portable Toilet Division offers basic porta john units, units with sinks and units with flush toilets and sinks.

They also offer wheelchair accessible units and provide service to weekend events and monthly contracts for long-term rentals. Monthly contracts include weekly cleaning, and they can also provide pumping and maintenance of client-owned temporary sites.

“We strive to assist our clients in overcoming any obstacles that may arise while planning a milestone event,” points out Suzor. “As we recognize that all of life’s milestones are important and worth celebrating, we want to make the experience as pleasant and stress free as possible for the host.”