The Advantages of High Top Tables
When planning a party, figuring out how and where people will sit or stand is a major consideration. You want everyone to have a good time, socialize, and maybe meet new people. Often, you need to rent tables and chairs to accommodate the expected guests. Choosing high top tables eliminates the need for chairs, saves space and encourages mingling among your guests.
High Top Tables: What Are They?
High top tables, also called bar tables, cocktail tables, or pub tables (or sometimes even bistro tables), are taller than their traditional counterparts. Standard height tables are usually about 28-30 inches tall, where high tops are typically between 36-42 inches high. Typically you find these types of tables in bars and restaurants, but they are also a popular choice for grad parties, private events, and wedding receptions. High top tables usually do not have chairs, especially when they are used for cocktail parties. If you’re serving food sometimes its simply nice to have a place to set your beverage down while you hold your plate to eat!
Considerations When Renting High Top Tables
The popularity of high top tables is on the rise, and you may want to consider renting this type of table for your next event. Should you go with this higher height or a standard height table? According to HighTopTables.com , among the things to consider are:
- How many guests are you inviting?
- What is the age of the guests?
- Will guests be sitting or standing?
- What food or drink will you be serving?
If you want to encourage people to mingle, meet and start conversations with others, then high top tables may be the best choice for your party. Cocktail parties are best with less chairs, and high top bar tables are the best option. This gives people more space to dance and get acquainted with the attendees.
Also consider the average age of your guests. Elderly guests may appreciate having a few chairs available for them to sit in, and small children may not be able to reach the surface of a high top table. You can certainly opt to have both standard and high top tables at one event if that makes the most sense.
If the host or hostess isn’t serving a full meal, instead offering drinks and appetizers, high top tables would also be the perfect choice. Intimate parties, like tea parties would also be a good opportunity to rent high top table sets. They encourage people to converse with each other and huddle closer together. Cute higher chairs and bar stools may also create a good match to these tables. It doesn’t matter whether you are renting for an indoor or outdoor event; high top tables can be used in any setting.
Advantages of High Top Tables
The good thing about renting high top tables is that you can select the shape you need for your specific occasion to create an intimate surface for 2-4 people to gather closely around. We carry 30” round or 30” square high top tables. Round tops are probably the most popular!
Most rentals, especially the slim high top bar tables, are pretty much standard when it comes to their features. This gives the party organizer freedom to design the layout and décor to fit the theme of the party. You can select a style, or cover them with tablecloths, in the color or material that makes them look elegant and formal, or fun and casual, for whatever atmosphere you want to create.
If you’re torn between wanting to rent high top tables and standard height tables, you should think about the purpose of the event and the look and feel you desire.
High top tables also break down into 3 pieces, making them easy to transport in any size vehicle!
Make The Table Pretty!
For a 30” round high top table, a 90” round linen will drop within 12” from the floor. A 108” round linen will drop to within 3” from the floor. A 120” round linen will drop with a 3” puddle on the floor (a sash can be added to tie a bow cinching it up slightly). And a 132” round linen will drop with a 9” puddle on the floor so you can cinch it up tight around the pedestal with a contrasting colored linen sash. If you want to go a little more casual, we sell 30” round Kwik Covers that are disposable and fitted! A few finishing touches to your high top tables like a sash/bow or centerpieces adds to your party’s décor.
Call the experts at Broadway Party and Tent Rental to reserve everything you need for your next party. Tables, chairs, linens, dinnerware and more can be found in our online catalog. Contact us today for an estimate.