Hosting parties can sometimes be a challenge, especially when space is limited. Then, there is the decorating and the dreaded clean-up afterward. But what if you could have the party come and go without the fuss?
One of Statesboro’s newest party venues is mobile. Lydia Riner will bring the fun to you with Park and Party, a versatile and customizable way to throw a party that won’t disturb your home.
Park and Party is a 22-passenger Ford 350 shuttle bus that has been remodeled into a mobile party venue that can be moved anywhere – a park, your yard, a parking lot, near a lake or river – any private property where you would like to celebrate.
It isn’t the type of party bus that is driven around while people inside have a good time. It parks, Riner said.
“There is no transportation. Park and Party just brings the party venue to you.”
Riner came up with the idea as a busy mother planning parties for her son. Also, a makeup artist, she thought having makeovers, bridal makeup sessions or “little girl makeup parties” would be great in a mobile form. The possibilities are endless, and only limited to the imagination.
“We can do children’s parties from Spiderman to Cinderella, high school graduation parties, engagement parties, or promotional events,” she said. Senior centers and special needs programs can use the Park and Party bus because it has a working wheel chair lift and is handicap accessible.
While there are counters with space to seat 16 inside, with additional waling space for adults who may accompany kids, the party venue can be expanded to include tables set up outside the bus as well, she said. For instance, activities for kids’ parties can take place inside the bus while other fun and games are enjoyed outside.
“You can have cake and refreshments inside, or put them outside on tables and have the inside for activities,” she said. The bus is especially handy for hosting children’s crafts or other creative hands-on party fun.
A really popular feature is using Park and Party for “paint the bus” parties. The white bus “is a blank canvas:” and kids can get creative by painting the outside of the bus with washable paints, Riner said. “Paint the Bus” parties are very popular and the activity is enjoyable and relaxing for adults as well, she said.
Riner is busy developing party packages, but will customize any party to your specifications. “You can just rent the bus and do it yourself, or we can plan activities, decorate, work with you to provide what you want,” she said. “We can do the whole nine yards.”
The Park and Party option offers more flexible room than some homes, and you don’t have to rearrange furniture or bother with cleaning up afterward, she said. “The mess goes with the bus.”
Businesses can also rent the Park and Party bus for promotional events such as customer appreciation days or informational events. Again, the theme can be adjusted to fit individual needs and tastes, while Riner provides the space.
The Park and Party bus was seen in the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade, and will be available for rent in December. Party packages start at $200.
For more information, check out Park and Party’s Facebook page. Its website will be available soon at www.park-and-party.com and Riner may be reached at (912) 659 7808.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.