The 10 most unique Restaurant Opening, Soft Opening, Grand Opening & Promotional Ideas Near Me that draw a crowd in Virginia, Washington DC and Baltimore, Maryland 

Planning for the next big Grand Opening of a restaurant or business in DC, Virginia or Maryland can be challenging, there are many styles to choose from. You will need to select a promotional / grand opening rental company that can help with event rentals & decor rentals. 

Unlike a grand opening – the day your doors open to the public – a soft opening or soft launch happens days or weeks before. It's the trial run for your operations, made up of an invite-only event or events. ... A soft launch is not a requirement for all restaurants, but there are major benefits to them.  


We can help you with your next big promotion or grand opening with ideas. grand opening rentals, branding items, event web pages, tent rentals and crowd control! Call ARS Events 410-215-6507

Grand Opening Ideas & Rentals

Keep In Mind The Details of your Grand Opening Event that we can most help with -

1. Have a soft opening with friends and family - red carpet, ribbon cutting 

2. Partner with charity 

3. Offer free perks - lemonade stand, cotton candy, and funnel cakes to draw them in

4. Have a series of events -drive in movie night, live entertainment

5. Invite Influencers - entertainers, live music

6. Be Involved with the community - host a community family day

7. Social Media

8. Party Supplies











5 Star Customer Reviews - What Are Clients Say

My agency was tasked with putting on a major event within a short turn around and ARS was there to support. Their professionalism and promptness was great and their gaming equipment provided was enjoyable. The attendees enjoyed everything!!!

Kelly White



I had a great experience with ARS for our company picnic. They were responsive and professional. As we got closer to our event, we communicated more often which was very helpful. They were flexible in working with me in the event that the weather was unfavorable.

On the day of the event, they arrived timely, were available and visible throughout the day.


S Willis

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The 8 Most Popular attractions and party rentals for grand openings in Virginia, DC Baltimore, Maryland area -

1. Entrance Way - Beautiful Red carpet rentals with ropes and stanchions.

2. Remember Us Novelties -Step & Repeat Photography with custom backdrop

3. Client Attractions For The Community - Drive In Movie Night Rental with free concessions - cotton candy, popcorn, etc.

4. Grand Opening Search Lights for rent to create curiosity

5. 22' Grand Opening Blimp with custom sign high above your new business attracting tons of new clients

6. Giant Sky Dancer Party rental attraction

7. Giant Ceremonial Scissors & ribbon for rent in MD, DC, VA

8. Balloon Decor & Balloon Arches and other decor for rent for grand openings

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Grand Opening Ideas, Promotions, Goals, Marketing Budget, And More!

A successful grand opening needs to promote excitement and curiosity to new clients. Go big & network with local businesses to form local partnerships that will attract more clients.

Your grand opening plan can involve any number of advertising and promotional strategies. Our rooftop advertising balloons, advertising searchlight rentals, and helium balloons will really dress up you grand opening promotion to attract people.

Our giant grand opening balloons and jumbo character shaped balloons will provide attention to your grand opening, company picnic, school carnival, college party, street fair, church or synagogue event, outdoor festival, neighborhood block party, or any other special event.


Set Your Goals & Create Awareness - The promotion of your grand opening is your first marketing impression. You need to reach your clients with advertisements, coupons, promotions, radio & press coverage along with word-of-mouth to everyone about your company. 

Create excitement with a bang - we offer a arsenal of promotional products to do just that. Call ARS Events 410-215-6507 to help you with your grand opening ideas and promotions.

Create a memory - with a keepsake photo in our photo booth and your logo. Want the booth branded? We can do it! We can brand many of our products and services to promote your business. Invite friends and family to promote a fun, friendly for you new guests. 

Set a budget & book a date - with ARS Events you can use our interactive Dj Services, giant advertising balloons, Giant ceremonial ribbon cutting scissors, giant ribbon and giant bows to promote your new business grand opening.

Promote your grand opening & promotional event - use facebook, twitter, flyers, radio, newspaper, coupons, sign spinning, & the local press. Make sure you have a promotion or contest to build you mailing list at the event. 

After The Grand Opening & Promotion - send a thank you along with a marketing promotion to all your guests.

We offer so many grand opening party ideas and rental for you to browse that are you can rent in the Baltimore, Maryland, DC, and Virginia area. 

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