Ok my friends, we are totally spoiled with how many amazing mobile services that we have available to us in the Valley of the Sun. I’m really excited to share this post with you today because I can guarantee you that after reading this you will know of at least 2 new services available for your party planning needs!
It’s the beginning of the year and I already have event planning on my mind for events that don’t even exist yet. Totally normal right? If only someone would give me free reign and an endless budget, I’d be able to pull off the best party ever. I just know it!
In the mean time, how about I share with you some of the coolest mobile concepts that are zipping around the Phoenix area? I’ve got 18 services and local companies that will be a hit at your next event!
Be the event planning hero & book some of the services I’ve listed below. And then invite me to the party! Ha, but seriously….
Party in Style
The first company I’m recommending is Prim Rentals. Prim offers an array of stylish and chic furniture to rent for your next event. Their rentals range from elegant sofas and chairs, benches and ottomans, tables, arbors, and smaller details. View most of their selection online, or you can view their inventory in person at their Tempe warehouse (by appointment only).
The Peach is a restored ’62 Chevy Van, with a pop-out serving window designed to make your private party, special event, or corporate gathering much sweeter. The Peach happens to be a creative side project by Jenny of Sonora Handmade, whose weaving workshop I highlighted in this post. The Peach is available for private renters as well as companies wanting to use it to sell out of. I saw the Peach out and about at Phoenix Flea with a juice vendor selling out of it- it was so cute!
Tremaine Ranch is a local specialty rentals company & décor for weddings, events, tv/film, photo shoots & more. Leah and Matt Theodosis are a creative husband and wife team who are available for styling & design services, and custom projects & installations. Plus they have an uber inspiring gallery of events that they’ve helped style if you’re looking for design inspiration. Check out their rentals inventory here.
Interactive Experiences for your guests:
Everyone loves a good photo booth, in fact people go crazy for it. I’ve seen it with my own eyes! Rent Millie or Milo for your next event! These VW buses are full functioning photo booths inside and will WOW your guests!
If you’re looking for a unique experience that will have leave your lady guests feeling gorgeous and feminine, you’ve got to check out the Hainsworth & Co Braid Bar concept. I’ve seen them out and about at select events through social media and have always loved this idea! This is perfect for a baby or bridal shower, or for your wedding day. You can request to have the braid bar come to you here.
Local artist, Paige Poppe, recently took her social media followers through the process of performing a live painting. Prior to the event taking place, she worked with her clients to determine a design and then she painted it live during their event. She took the painting home to touch it up a bit, but said she was going to send it off to them after sealing it. How cool is that?
You know I love color! Paige’s colorful art style is whimsical and dreamy, don’t take my word for it though! See some of her art for yourself here.
This is not your average photo booth! The MisGIF allows your guests to capture memories in motion, creating branded boomerang style and GIF-like social media friendly content that can be sent to them in real time. I experienced the MisGIF for myself at a Standard Wax event a few months ago!
Wine & Dine Them
This is one of the best concepts. EVER. You may have to do a little travel yourself, however their service is mobile so that’s why I’m sharing them with you in this post.
Cloth & Flame is a local company serving up gourmet family style meals in wild places! Literally, you can dine out in the desert, under the stars, on the edge of a mountain…no place is off limits! Well, there probably are, but you catch my drift. Cloth & Flame is sister companies to Float Balloon Tours and guests can often experience both in one day. Cloth & Flame is available for private events as well, or check their website to see where their next hosted dinner will be at!
Pretzels should be a main food group, I mean seriously. Mustache Pretzels is the coolest pretzel around- especially in Phoenix! Catch these guys out and about or hire them for an event! If the truck isn’t available they also offer good old fashioned catering. No one can have a bad time when you’re serving mustache shaped pretzels.
You may have seen this pretty lady out and about but The Gypsy Cup is a chic traveling cafe on wheels with an 8 tap system that rotates through flavored cold brews, nitro’s, and lemonades and kombuchas. Delicious and easy on the eyes!
This wedding donkey will be the cutest thing that will have ever served you a beer.
This royal cocktail truck is sure to delight your guests no matter what the occasion! Serve your guests through a unique bar-on-wheels concept (bartenders included of course). The Duke Truck has a hip vintage look and one-of-a-kind personality that your guests will talk about for months to come. This truck serves the Napa Valley and Phoenix area so contact for more info!
Treat yoself!…and your guests
Treats don’t always have to come in the form of sugar and carbs, but let’s be honest they should most of the time. Nothing will impress your guests / event attendees more than a gorgeous flower shop on wheels. The Local Stem is ran by a mother & daughter duo who love to lend their services through floral services, flower arranging, flower crown & wreath workshops, and not to mention an amazing prop to have at your corporate event or wedding!
“Mamma Toledo’s will shut your pie hole!” Ha, another slogan I love.
Last year we went to a wedding where Mamma Toledo’s food truck was passing out individual pies to the guests. That was by far one of the most memorable wedding desserts I’ve ever experienced.
For those occasions where you want a unique experience for guests, why not hire Phoenix Flower Crowns to come set up a flower crown bar!? If the flower crown bar isn’t a good fit, you can always order crowns ahead of time! Brought to you by the lovely ladies at Hoot & Holler.
If you’re on the hunt for an extra special dessert situation to impress your guests with, you should definitely order the Macaron Cart complete with an array of uniquely flavored macarons from Ruze Cake House.
Recently, our company had Paleta’s Betty cater at an event and it was not only really delicious, but a fun experience! They had their “carrito” set up so that we could choose from a mountain of hand crafted treats. You can order their mobile cart for your next event here.
Hot off the press! Hot Strike is a new service that will take care of the least exciting part of YOUR night- tearing the event down. Not only will they tear down your event, but they’ll drive all of your supplies back to your home or business. WHAT?! That’s amazing!
As someone who planned their own wedding and was one of the last people to leave the venue because they were cleaning up their own event…. LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES. Book someone to come take the responsibility out of your hands, so everyone’s not waiting on you to show up to your own afterparty too. Ha!
Phoenix is up and coming with so many great local services, I really can’t name them all in one post! If you like me sharing this type of information, feel free to leave a comment below and let me know! I’m also always looking for new and exciting concepts so please send them my way!
Here’s to being kick ass event planners this year! I hope you get the chance to use one of these amazing services, you really can’t go wrong with any of them.