About Portland PartyWorks

In the 20 years that PartyWorks has been in business, we've developed systems, knowledge and relationships that make us a leader in the entertainment industry. It is our desire to share that experience with you and to bring our cutting edge concepts to your events!

We are here to share some tips on producing successful events along with some time-tested facts about party planning. We're also going to throw in a funny story from time to time because we're serious about fun!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Portland PartyWorks will be at the Oregon Convention Center this Thursday through Sunday. Bring the kids and come out for some fun. This show has something for everyone. From Wine Tasting to a Golf Putting Challenge, from Climbing Walls to Electric Cars its all here. PartyWorks will be in the KID ZONE!
PartyWorks Inflatable Cars Giant Slide

Kid Zones and Family Day

The Portland Auto Show is incredibly fun family entertainment. From Radio Disney's fun play zone, to face painting, the shriners clowns, remote control test drives, kids will have more fun beyond pushing the buttons in the latest trucks and autos. New this year the Camp Jeep exhibit has a Kids Course so they can take their own test drives in the Power Wheels Jeeps. No matter what size family, there's no better way to spend a January Portland day.

Click the photo to enter the show website

Oregon Convention Center 
777 Northeast M L King Boulevard 
Portland, OR 97232 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sadie Hawkins and Other High School Dance Ideas

Spring Fling, Sadie Hawkins, Valentines Dance & Your In Charge
Dances can be the talk of the second term for better or worse. Below we have compiled a couple of tips to help make your dance a success. The timing of this dance can be the kick-off to the count down to summer and everyone looks forward to that. So if your lament sounds like: "I am planning the Sadie Hawkins dance at school. The last five years the dance was really lame and not many people went. How do i get people to come? Also how do i make it less lame?" Follow a few of our suggestions and look forward to a full crowd on the dance floor.

The most important element of any dance is the music. 
  • A professional DJ can work out great if getting the gang out on the floor requires encouragement. They can target the music to help the wall flowers forget their shyness and join in the fun.
  • A DJ can announce different events during the course of the dance as well so if you are planning on crowning a King and Queen or Line Dancing, DJ's tend to have more experience in speaking as well as spinning.
  • Professional Disc Jockey
  • There is truly nothing like live music, which can energize the crowd and get people more excited for dancing and the sound is likely to be better than a DJ. The trouble with hiring a band is they can be expensive, limiting in the music they play and can sometimes take breaks that stop a party in its tracks.
Food and Drinks can save a party.

  • Dancers and Wall Flowers alike will be looking for water and plenty of it as the dance Hall heats up. Soda often comes in second place as it increases thirst.
  • If you are planning on a punch using a 7-up or Ginger Ale base is much preferred to a red color. Many a night has been ruined by an accidental spill of Very Berry Kool Aid on a crisp white T-shirt.
  • Photo Booths
  • Refreshments can be kept lite. A big hit is Mini Cup Cakes decorated to the theme of your dance. Brownies are also gobbled up but many dances nix food as part of the planning and isn't really necessary.
Pictures, Pictures, Pictures.

  • Formal photography is becoming a thing of the past with Photo Booths, Photo Props taking its place. With so many smart phones snapping away, these new interactive booths help make the night memorable.
Finally, if you need help, or this dance is a fundraiser, why not call Portland PartyWorks and meet with our Event Planners. All our activities are offered to schools, churches and non-profits at a deep discount and with our commitment to excellence and “Best Price Guarantee” you know you are in great hands and your event is a sure fire success. offer a “Best Price Guarantee” when you are shopping for your event

Monday, January 2, 2012


Ducks in the ROSE BOWL = Football Toss at HOME
2012 NEW ADDITION to Our Collection
Ringing in the New Year doesn't get any better than that! Well, unless your a Beaver Fan. 
But fear not football fans of all teams; PartyWorks has got a New Inflatable so 
Get Ready For Some Football!
Act fast and you might be able to book this for your Super Bowl Party.
Your guests will be able to test their accuracy with this  Inflatable Football Game. By half-time everyone will be ready to give it a go. This interactive game of skill easily sets up in minutes and the top is covered so rain or shine football fanatics can show off their mad crazy Football skills. Our new Inflatable Interactive Game is appropriate for ages 6 and up. This is the perfect activity this month at a Super Bowl Party or any sport-themed event on your calendar and wild and crazy fans attending. There probably isn’t a kid -of any age who’s not drawn like a magnet to inflatables. There’s just something about these bouncy, colorful, billowy attractions that’s irresistible. As the inflatable industry matures, changes are occurring in the design, construction, and themes of these attractions. Football Fun incorporates the best of what Interactive Fun has to offer ~ Interaction, indoor/outdoor sturdy construction and FIANLLY...and I saved the best till last...
This attraction can be custom designed with
your schools team's colors!

Don't wait to long to order...this won't be on the shelves very often.

Dear Beaver Fans, we haven't forgotten you and we know your up next year for a Winning Season!