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Instructions For Cotton Candy Machine

COTTON CANDY MACHINE

Using a damp cloth, moisten the inside of the floss pan. This will cause floss to adhere to the pan.

AFTER FOLLOWING THE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS, you are ready to begin making floss. Pay attention to the direction of the floss as it is spun off the floss head. It should be thrown against and adhere to the side of the floss pan.

Attached to the top plate of the spinner head are two floaters - these give additional air current for floss control. Twisting the leading edge of the floaters down will give more lift and floss will go upward - twisting down, the floss will go down.

TO PICK UP FLOSS:

  1. Pick up the cone, holding it an inch or two from the pointed end between your two fingers and thumb. 
  2. With a light flicking action, break into the web of floss that is building up in the pan. Usually some floss will stick to the cone; if not, brush the cone over a damp sponge first 
  3. Lift up the cone with the ring of floss attached and, by rotating the cone, wind the floss onto it. DO NOT ROLL FLOSS ON THE CONE INSIDE THE FLOSS PAN. ROLL IT ON OUTSIDE OF PAN ONLY.


When you have practiced a bit, you might prefer to lift the ring of floss out of the pan with a flick of the wrist, turn the ring into a figure 8 and whip it around onto the cone. This leaves air pockets making it appear that you are building a larger web. 

WHEN STOPPING operation for the day or any prolonged period, it is a good idea to run all of the sugar out of the floss head. When empty, turn heat to the highest setting for approximately one minute to remove carbon from ribbons. 

NEVER ALLOW WATER TO ENTER THE FLOSS HEAD. A damp cloth will be sufficient to wipe off floss head after use. BE SURE TO UNPLUG MAIN ELECTRICAL SUPPLY CORD FIRST. Make sure all parts are dry before resuming operation.

SUGAR FOR COTTON CANDY can be any 100% pure cane or beet sugar. Regular granulated is recommended, but avoid the Extra Fine Granulated or Bottlers Fine, and the so called "free flowing" as they may contain cornstarch, which will burn and clog the ribbons. Coarser sugars such as "coarse," "medium coarse" or "sanding" sugars can be used but will require a little more voltage to the head for best production.

Premixed sugar, coloring and flavorings are available from the manufacturer. Ask your rental center owner for its availability. If you wish to "mix your own" using the manufacturer's "Flossine" and your sugar, follow directions carefully and mix well. About a tablespoon of water per five pounds of sugar will bring out bright colors. Do not use excess color as it will not deepen the color of floss since cotton candy is 98% air. If you flavor your own candy avoid using flavors that have a gum or starch base, which will burn on the ribbons.

Instructions For Patio Heater

PROPANE PATIO HEATER - LIGHTING AND SHUTDOWN

WARNINGS:

  1. DO NOT use in an explosive atmosphere. Keep heater away from areas where flammable liquids or vapors are stored or used.
  2. TURN OFF LP tank when the heater is not in use.
  3. DO NOT alter unit in any manner or bypass safety valve.
  4. DO NOT operate heater without the reflector.
  5. ALWAYS place heater on a hard and level surface.
  6. DO NOT use if wind velocity is greater than 10 mph because of flame-out possibility.
  7. ALWAYS Wait 5 min. to relight a hot patio heater.

Before Turning the Gas Supply "ON":

  1. INSPECT hose assembly for excessive wear or cuts.
  2. REPLACE a leaking hose prior to use with a hose that meets manufacturer specifications.
  3. CHECK that surrounding area is free of combustible materials.

LP Gas Hookup:

  1. The patio heater holds a 20 lb. gas cylinder in the base.
  2. Remove door, place cylinder into the base and attach regulator.
  3. Let burner cool approximately 20 min. before touching base assembly.
  4. Always ensure that there is ample fresh air ventilation.

To Light:

  1. Check that regulator connections are correct and tight.
  2. Turn tank valve in a counter clockwise direction. Check for leaks by applying soapy water to connections (Teflon tape provides a leakproof fit.)
  3. Turn control knob counter clockwise to the pilot position.
  4. Depress and hold in control knob to begin pilot gas flow: Hold in control knob for 3 minutes on new installations or tank changes to purge air from lines, or 5 seconds for regular relight. While depressing knob, depress ignitor button, which will snap indicating it has produced a spark, which should light the pilot. If not, depress control again and depress the auto pilot ignitor (White heaters) until lit or match light (Silver heaters). Pilot is located behind match hole cover. Rotate disc upward from hole for access. 
  5. Once pilot is lit, continue to hold in control knob for 30 seconds or until pilot remains lit after knob is released.
  6. Turn burner to "ON" position (all the way counter clockwise) and then reduce to desired heat range.

Relighting:

  1. Turn control knob to off position.
  2. Wait 5 minutes before attempting to relight pilot.
  3. Repeat steps beginning with step 4 above.

Shut-Down Instructions:

  1. Turn control knob clockwise to "OFF" position.
  2. Turn tank valve clockwise to "OFF" when heater is not in use.

Instructions For Popcorn Machine

POPCORN MACHINES

Add to your party atmosphere with a popcorn machine!

Operational Tips

SWITCHES

Light and Warmer Switch - turns on heat lamp and optional strip heater under corn pan
Kettle Motor Switch -turns on motor that drives kettle agitator shaft
Kettle Heat Switch - turns on heat element inside kettle

Note: DO NOT COVER AIR VENT HOLES! Motor air intake and exhaust holes at
top of the machine must be clear of any obstruction.

AVOID SERIOUS BURNS! DO NOT TOUCH KETTLE WHILE IT IS HOT!

To Pop

  1. Turn on kettle heat switch and kettle motor and exhaust switch.
  2. "Test pop" a kettle of corn: place oil measure in kettle with three corn kernels; when kernels pop, place remainder of oil, measured corn and flavoring in kettle; close Lid.
  3. When corn has popped, rotate the handle to empty popcorn from kettle: return kettle to upright position.
  4. Repeat the cycle; subsequent batches are always more flavorful than the initial batch.
  5. Turn off the kettle heat switch on the final batch when the popcorn breaks over the lid of the kettle to eliminate smoke and odor.
  6. Turn off kettle heat and kettle motor and exhaust switches.
  7. Wipe exterior of kettle with heavy cloth after cooling of kettle to prevent burn or stain of oil drippings.
  8. Turn off all switches.

To Clean

  1. Allow kettle to cool until warm enough to handle.
  2. Unplug kettle and remove from machine.
  3. Wipe kettle, kettle lids, crossbar and exterior clean. DO NOT IMMERSE KETTLE IN WATER!
  4. Remove poppets corn and pack in bags.
  5. Remove the "old maid" pan, empty unpopped kernels and wipe clean.
  6. Wipe interior of machine clean.
  7. Return the machine clean to the rental center to avoid cleaning charges.

    Consult your rental center for additional equipment and accessories for your event.

Instructions For Snow Cone Machine

Snokone Machines

The SnoKone machine is simple to operate and a great attraction for any event!

The Machine

The machine includes a 110 volt, single phase, 60 cycle. AC current motor with toggle switch, shaving snit, dispensing case, and separate light switch inside THE case. A cuttethead is mounted
on the end of the motor shaft inside the shaver body (gooseneck). The pusher handle presses the ice against the revolving cutterhead to produce the shaved ice.

NOTE: The machine must be properly grounded to prevent electrical shock.

Tips

  1. Start the motor and fill gooseneck an inch from the top with ice cubes or 3" x 4" pieces of ice. (The larger the ice pieces, the better the snow.)
  2. Push ice down against the cutterhead with firm pressure for best sncw (too much - coarse ice; too little - mushy".
  3. DO NOT force the handle.
  4. A surface temperature of 1500 F. is normal
  5. Put only ice in the gooseneck to prevent damage to the blades.
  6. Keep fingers away front shaver body when motor is running to prevent injury.

Cleaning Instructions

  1. Unplug the machine.
  2. Wipe all surfaces clean to avoid cleaning charges.

Consult your rental center for additional equipment and accessories for your event.

Seating Arrangements for Wedding Table

Seating Arrangements By The Editors of RenTrain

Table layouts

The reception room table layout will depend upon the shape of the tables your venue provides and how the tables are best arranged to make the room look balanced for the number of guests to be seated. Round tables, for example, give a much more pleasing and spacious look than two or three long tables that join to the top table. 

A typical reception table layout (shown left) will have one long top table for the bridal party and as many round tables as required for your guests.

A round top table should be avoided if possible because the view of the bride and groom will be obscured by others on the table and several of the bridal party will have their backs to the other guests.

A small table placed to one side of the top table is ideal for displaying the cake in its full glory!


Guest seating arrangements

Your close family and friends should be seated nearest the top table with other relatives and friends sitting further away. If you have round tables, guests with partners are usually seated side by side. If you choose to have long tables, partners are usually seated opposite each other. It is customary to alternate male and female guests. If you decide to split up couples, they should not be too far away from each other. Children should always be seated with their parents.

You should ensure as much as possible that your guests sit with people that are known to each other as this will make them feel more comfortable and facilitate good conversation. Although this will not be possible in all cases, at least try to have similar age groups or guests with similar interests seated together such as aunts and uncles, friends, work collegues etc. Guests may be very uncomfortable if they are seated with people they do not know. It is particularly important to bear this point in mind if you have round tables, because the temptation is to fill up the tables with unconnected guests. 

Printed table plans

So that guests can easily find their places, a printed table plan positioned just inside the reception room will be very helpful. You may also wish to place a printed seating plan in the pre-reception drinks area. The most efficient form of table plan is where guests' names are listed alphabetically with their table number printed alongside their name. An adjacent map showing the physical table layout with the table numbers marked allows guests to locate their table quickly.

As an alternative to numbering your tables, why not give each table a name, particularly if you have a theme running through your wedding. Alternatively, you might wish to name your tables after people or objects relating to an interest or hobby you both share or name each table after a poet and have a love poem written by the poet left on each table. We have a very good selection of poems and readingsassociated with love and marriage from which to choose if this idea appeals to you.

Table place cards

To ensure guests sit at the correct seat, table place cards should be used. They can either be flat for placing in card holders or fold tent-like to be free-standing. The style of address for place cards should match the style written on your wedding invitations. If your invitations were written in the formal, traditional style of, for example, Mr. and Mrs. David Smith, the place cards should show Mr. David Smith on one card and Mrs. David Smith on another. Less formal place cards, where the invitation was written in the style of, say, David and Sarah Smith, should simply have David Smith written on one card and Sarah Smith on another. As with the names on wedding invitations, place cards should be hand written.

Specialist wedding stationery companies can provide printed table plans and table place cards to co-ordinate with your wedding stationery.

The bridal party entrance

Once your guests have passed along your receiving line, they will move into the reception room and make their way to their tables. If you have engaged a master of ceremonies, your entrance will be announced and your guests asked to stand. The bridal party then enters the room to take their places at the top table (even if you are only having a buffet meal, it is usual to have a top table reserved for the bridal party). The bridal party is led by the bride and groom walking side by side, followed by the bride's father with the groom's mother; the bride's mother with the groom's father and the best man with the chief bridesmaid. Your guests are seated once the bridal party are seated.

Top table seating arrangements

Deciding who sits on the top table can be a straight forward matter if both sets of parents have conventional relationships. However, problems can arise when there are separations, divorces or tension between people you would like to include on your top table.

However, by following established tradition, the decision-making process can be simplified. Traditionally, the wedding party, who sit at the top table, comprise the bride and groom, the bride and groom's natural parents, the best man and chief bridesmaid. Even where the parents are separated, remarried or divorced, it is still usual for only the natural parents to sit at the top table. Other family members, such as step-parents, are not part of the traditional bridal party but are treated as honoured guests. As honoured guests, they should be given importance by being seated on a table close to the top table. Having an honoured guests' table also solves the problem of where to sit bridesmaids and ushers. Since these helpers are also honoured guests, they would join step-parents, and partners of separated parents, on this special table - although young bridesmaids
and page boys should sit with their parents.

Top table seating arrangement for the traditional bridal party:

Chief
Bridesmaid Groom's
Father Bride's
Mother Groom Bride Bride's
Father Groom's
Mother Best Man 
Top table

Should you decide, for whatever reason, to have a different seating arrangement to the above, there are a few points worth mentioning. It is usual for the bride and groom to sit in the middle of the top table - with the bride seated to the left of the groom - and for the gender of those seated to alternate. It is also generally accepted that the hosts of the wedding, whoever they are, sit at the top table.

In the case of divorced or separated parents, where you are unsure of their reaction, the best course of action is to first ask them what they would like to happen; 

If the parents of the bride (or groom) are hosting the wedding, despite their separation, they may be happy to sit at the top table without their partners thus avoiding having too many people on the top table. 

If they have not remarried, or do not have a current partner, they may be happy to sit alone or be accompanied by another relative such as a sibling or child.  

If they have a new partner and the relationship is generally recognised, they may like to sit with their new partner. 

In the case of parents whose spouse has died, again ask them what they would prefer to do. They may feel that they would like some moral support at the top table. If the bride is being given away by someone other than her father, that person may be of comfort to the mother of the bride. Otherwise, perhaps a brother, sister or grown-up child of the single guest could be included on
the table. You may find that your wishes and those of your parents and others are similar,

or that everyone is happy to go along with your decisions and the wishes of each other. If this is the case, find a solution you are all happy with and go for it. If a simple agreement cannot be found, it is down to the bride and groom to decide the course of action they would like to take, and then ask the guests to comply. It would not be unreasonable to ask those who have differences to put them aside for just one day!

Always bear in mind that the number of guests on your top table is, ultimately, a matter for you to decide. It is possible that there could be twelve or more people at your top table, if all parents have new partners, or as few as four if you decide to solve the problems by sitting at your top table with just the chief bridesmaid and best man.

There are a variety of ways the bridal party can be arranged on the top table.

Here are a few alternative suggestions:

Bride and groom's parents still married and speaking
(alternative to the traditional seating arrangement): 
Groom's
Mother Bride's
Father Chief
Bridesmaid Groom Bride Best Man Bride's
Mother Groom's
Father 
Top table

Bride's parents divorced and remarried: 
Bride's
Stepfather Chief
Bridesmaid Groom's
Father Bride's
Mother Groom Bride Bride's
Father Groom's
Mother Best
Man Bride's
Stepmother 
Top table

Groom's parents divorced and remarried: 
Best
Man Groom's
Stepmother Groom's
Father Bride's
Mother Groom Bride Bride's
Father Groom's
Mother Groom's
Stepfather Chief
Bridesmaid 
Top table


Both sets of parents divorced and remarried: 
Groom's
Step-
mother Bride's
Step-
father Chief
Bridesmaid Groom's
Father Bride's
Mother Groom Bride Bride's
Father Groom's
Mother Bride's
Step-
mother Groom's
Step-
father 
Top table


Tension between bride and groom's parents: 
Chief
Bridesmaid Bride's
Father Bride's
Mother Groom Bride Groom's
Father Groom's
Mother Best Man 
Top table


If the above examples do not suit your requirements, use them as templates to create a seating arrangement suitable for your particular circumstances.

Top table too complex?

If, because of second spouses, step-parents or inter-family friction, your top table seating arrangement is too complex or impossible to get right, you could consider an alternative seating arrangement where couples from the bridal party each host a separate table (preferably round tables). 

Napkin Folding

The Arum Lily

 The Arum Lily
Fold napkin 1. Fold napkin bringing bottom up to top
Fold napkin 2. Fold corners to top

Fold napkin 3. Fold bottom point up to 1" below top
Fold napkin 4. Fold point back onto itself
Fold napkin 5. Fold down each of points at top and tuck under edge of folded-up bottom. Fold down one layer of top point and tuck under base fold.

6. Turn napkin over and tuck left and right sides into each other
Fold napkin 7. Open base and stand upright

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise
Fold napkin 1. Fold napkin in half, and then half again horizontally
Fold napkin 2. Then fold in half diagonally with points on the top and facing up

Fold napkin 3. Fold left and right sides down along center line, turning their extended points under
Fold napkin 4. Fold points of bottom corners underneath and fold in half on long end
Fold napkin 5. Pull up points and arrange fabric on a surface

Bishop's Mitre

Bishop's Mitre
Fold napkin 1. Fold napkin bringing top to bottom
Fold napkin 2. Fold corners to center line

Fold napkin 3. Turn napkin over and rotate 1/4 turn
Fold napkin 4. Fold bottom edge up to top edge and flip point out from under top fold
Fold napkin 5.Turn left end into pleat at left forming a point on left side

Fold napkin 6. Turn napkin over and turn right end into pleat forming a point on right side
Fold napkin 7. Open base and stand upright

The Candle

The Candle
Fold napkin 1. Fold napkin in half diagonally
Fold napkin 2. Fold down base 1/3 of the way

Fold napkin 3. Turn napkin over and roll from bottom to top
Fold napkin 4. Tuck corners inside cuff at base of fold and stand
Fold napkin 5.Turn one layer of point down and set on base

The Cardinal's Hat

The Cardinal's Hat
Fold napkin 1. Fold napkin in half diagonally
Fold napkin 2. Fold corners to meet at top point

Fold napkin 3. Turn napkin over with points to the top, fold lower corner 2/3 way up
Fold napkin 4. Bring corners together tucking one into the other
Fold napkin 5. Open base of fold and stand upright

The Clown's Hat

The Clown's Hat
Fold napkin 1. Fold napkin in half bringing bottom to top
Fold napkin 2. Holding center of bottom with finger, take lower right corner and loosely roll around center, matching corners, until cone is formed

Fold napkin 3. Turn napkin upside down, then turn hem all around
Fold napkin 4. Turn and stand on base
Fold napkin

The Crown

The Crown
Fold napkin 1. Fold napkin in half diagonally
Fold napkin 2. Fold corners to meet at top point

Fold napkin 3. Fold bottom point 2/3 way to top and fold back onto itself
Fold napkin 4. Turn napkin over bringing together, tucking one into the other
Fold napkin 5. Peel two top corners to make crown

Fold napkin 6.Open base of fold and stand upright

The Goblet Fan

The Goblet Fan
Fold napkin 1. Fold napkin in half
Fold napkin 2. Pleat from bottom to top

Fold napkin 3. Turn napkin back 1/3 of the way on right (folded) end and place into goblet
Fold napkin 4. Spread out pleats at top

Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan
Fold napkin 1. Fold napkin in half
Fold napkin 2. Make 1/2" accordion pleats, 2/3 of the way up from the bottom

Fold napkin 3. Fold in half with pleating on the outside
Fold napkin 4. Fold upper right corner diagonally down to folded base of pleats and turn under edge
Fold napkin 5. Place on table and release pleats to form fan

Pyramid

Pyramid
Fold napkin 1. Fold napkin in half diagonally
Fold napkin 2.Fold corners to meet top point

Fold napkin 3. Turn napkin over and fold in half
Fold napkin 4. Pick up at center and stand on base of triangle

The Rose

The Rose
Fold napkin 1. Fold all 4 corners of open napkin to center
Fold napkin 2. Fold new corners to center

Fold napkin 3. Turn napkin over and fold all corners to center
92001222 4. Holding center firmly, reach each corner and pull up to form petals. Reach petals and pull flaps underneath

Rosebud

Rosebud
Fold napkin 1. Fold napkin in half diagonally
Fold napkin 2. Fold corners to meet at top point

Fold napkin 3. Turn napkin over and fold bottom 2/3 way up
Fold napkin 4. Turn napkin around and bring corners together, tucking one into the other
Fold napkin 5. Turn napkin around and stand on base

Table and Linen Sizes

 30" Round Style

30" Round

30" Round Style

  • 21 inch drop
  • Drop to the floor
  • Top cloth

Your linen size will be:

  • 72" Round
  • 90" Round
  • 54" x 54" Square or 72" x 72" Square

For table skirting use:

  • 8 skirting clips
  • 8 skirting clips
  • 8 skirting clips

 48" Round Style

48" Round

48" Round Style

  • 12 inch drop
  • 21 inch drop
  • 27 inch drop
  • Drop to the floor
  • Top cloth

Your linen size will be:

  • 72" Round
  • 90" Round
  • 102" Round
  • 108" Round
  • 54" x 54" Square or 72" x 72" Square

For table skirting use:

  • 13 feet with 14 skirting clips
  • 13 feet with 14 skirting clips
  • 13 feet with 14 skirting clips
  • 13 feet with 14 skirting clips
  • 13 feet with 14 skirting clips

 54" Round Style

54" Round

54" Round Style

  • 9 inch drop
  • 18 inch drop
  • 24 inch drop
  • 27 inch drop
  • Top cloth

Your linen size will be:

  • 72" Round 15
  • 90" Round 15
  • 102" Round 15
  • 108" Round 15
  • 54" x 54" Square or 72" x 72" Square

For table skirting use:

  • 15 feet with 16 skirting clips
  • 15 feet with 16 skirting clips
  • 15 feet with 16 skirting clips
  • 15 feet with 16 skirting clips
  • 15 feet with 16 skirting clips

60" Round Style

60" Round

60" Round Style

  • 6 inch drop
  • 15 inch drop
  • (Half Down)
  • 21 inch
  • 24 inch
  • Drop to the floor
  • Top cloth

Your linen size will be:

  • 72" Round
  • 90" Round
  • 102" Round
  • 108" Round
  • 120" Round
  • 54" x 54" Square or 72" x 72" Square

For table skirting use:

  • 16 feet with 17 skirting clips
  • 16 feet with 17 skirting clips
  • 16 feet with 17 skirting clips
  • 16 feet with 17 skirting clips
  • 16 feet with 17 skirting clips
  • 16 feet with 17 skirting clips

 66" Round Style

66" Round

66" Round Style

  • 3 inch
  • 12 inch
  • 18 inch
  • 21 inch
  • 27 inch
  • Top cloth

Your linen size will be:

  • 72" Round
  • 90" Round
  • 102" Round
  • 108" Round
  • 120" Round
  • 54" x 54" Square or 72" x 72" Square

For table skirting use:

  • 17 feet with 18 skirting clips
  • 17 feet with 18 skirting clips
  • 17 feet with 18 skirting clips
  • 17 feet with 18 skirting clips
  • 17 feet with 18 skirting clips
  • 17 feet with 18 skirting clips

72" Round Style

72" Round

72" Round Style

  • 12 inch
  • 21 inch
  • 27 inch
  • Drop to the floor
  • Top cloth

Your linen size will be:

  • 72" Round
  • 90" Round
  • 102" Round
  • 108" Round
  • 54" x 54" Square or 72" x 72" Square

For table skirting use:

  • 13 feet with 14 skirting clips
  • 13 feet with 14 skirting clips
  • 13 feet with 14 skirting clips
  • 13 feet with 14 skirting clips
  • 13 feet with 14 skirting clips

 6' Banquet Style

6' Banquet

6' Banquet Style

  • 15 inch drop
  • (Front & Back)
  • Drop to the floor
  • Top cloth

Your linen size will be:

  • 8 ft. Banquet (60" x 96") or
  • 10 ft. Banquet (60" x 120")
  • 6 ft. Table Drape (90" x 132")
  • 72" Round or 90" Round or
  • 54" x 54" Square or 72" x 72" Square

For table skirting use:

  • All Sides: 17 feet with 18 skirting clips
  • 3 Sides: 11 feet with 12 skirting clips
  • All Sides: 17 feet with 18 skirting clips
  • 3 Sides: 11 feet with 12 skirting clips
  • All Sides: 17 feet with 18 skirting clips
  • 3 Sides: 11 feet with 12 skirting clips

 8' Banquet Style

8' Banquet

8' Banquet Style

  • 15 inch drop
  • (Front & Back)
  • 21 inch drop
  • (Front & Back)
  • Drop to the floor
  • Top cloth

Your linen size will be:

  • 10 ft. Banquet (60" x 120")
  • 12 ft. Banquet (72" x 144")
  • 8 ft. Table Drape (90" x 156")
  • 72" Round or 90" Round or
  • 54" x 54" Square or 72" x 72" Square

For table skirting use:

  • All Sides: 21 feet with 22 skirting clips
  • 3 Sides: 13 feet with 14 skirting clips
  • All Sides: 21 feet with 22 skirting clips
  • 3 Sides: 13 feet with 14 skirting clips
  • All Sides: 21 feet with 22 skirting clips
  • 3 Sides: 13 feet with 14 skirting clips
  • 13 feet with 14 skirting clips