The restrictions that have been placed on getting out and about due to the global pandemic have left many parents frazzled, to say the least. Being confined to home, with limited contact has left many with a 21st-century version of cabin fever. Those with very young children have been particularly hard hit. It can be tremendously challenging to entertain the very young – and ensure that they can get rid of some of that pent-up energy.
Thankfully these restrictions seem to be easing somewhat – and when it comes time for planning that extra special birthday party caregivers are looking for solutions that will get rid of some of that energy – and provide kids with a healthy helping of fun and the ability to kickstart long-delayed social interaction. These are some of the reasons that the evergreen ‘Bounce House’ is seeing a resurgence in popularity.
However, prior to booking that perfect bounce house, there are some considerations to be taken into account – and some other activities that will complement the bounce house experience and keep young minds and bodies active during party time.
Firstly, choosing the right bounce house can be a challenge. Make sure that you take into account just how much space you have in the yard for the bounce house. You need to make sure that there is adequate space around the periphery of the installation. Excitement can lead to trips and falls – and you want to make sure that the space is clear of any obstructions related to the installation of the bounce house (such as ensuring that the air compressor is far enough away not to present a danger). Make sure that the rental company you select will have an experienced employee present on party day to ensure that the experience is safe and goes off without a hitch.
Then choose the type of bounce house that you prefer. The ere are houses with multiple levels, those that offer wet and dry slide and even those with obstacle courses. The larger and more complex the greater the cost – keep your budget and your space in mind when making your decision.
Activities come next. Match your bounce house to a theme – it makes it much more fun for the kids and opens up a whole world of possibilities for activites. For instance, a castle can serve as the centerpiece for a fairy tale party – and dress-up is then the order of the day. the same applies to a pirate ship. Go with tried and proven activities such as a treasure hunt which can use the bounce house as a focal point. Design goodie bags around your theme.
Lastly, make sure that the rental company you select has a great reputation for providing quality equipment and has been in the business for a while. Go online and peruse the review sites. You’ll find feedback from ordinary people – that feedback can be a lot more reliable than the marketing blurb on a company website.
Once you’ve done your research speak to someone at the company. It’s much more rewarding to have a chat than simply ordering using an online form – and they will have some great ideas when it comes to themes and activities.
Then simply sit back and wait for the smiles and sounds of laughter.