One of the most popular party attractions for children are inflatables, a great way to bounce into fun. One major problem though is that with so many different sizes, shapes and types to choose from, it can get a little overwhelming to choose the best one for your event. Below we've put together some facts that will make choosing the perfect inflatable much easier.
Inflatables can be anything from slides and games to bounce houses and movie screens. Bouncy houses are some of the most popular devices and are known under many other names like bounce house, moonwalk, jolly jump and moon bounce just to name a few. If you an inflatable your looking at is called a combo, that means it comes with additional features like slides, basketball hoops, climbing walls, or others inside.
Inflatables first became popular in the late 1980's with the creation of the world's first all inflatable indoor play park. Since then, the popularity of inflatables has gained over the years, becoming some of the most popular outside party attractions in the world. They are entertaining, easy to setup, and affordable.
In the US, most inflatables are for the use of children only, due to safety and liability concerns. In some states moonwalks and other similar devices need to be registered with your local Department of Public Safety. Renters may also need to purchase insurance before using an inflatable device. You should always check with your rental company, which will have all the information you need to run these devices safely and responsibly such as making sure that you have the right kind of device that meets the age and weight requirements of your children and guests. Each device has a unique weight limit which your local rental store will know.
Inflatables are typically composed of thick vinyl and nylon, and are inflated using an electric or gas-powered blowers. Netting is used on some of the devices such as bounce houses and slides. More unique inflatables like bungee runs use bungee cords and harnesses to help prevent injury.
Set up is simple, and with a few precautions you can ensure the safety of all people bouncing.
There is no limit to the types, designs and colors that you can choose from for inflatable fun! There are thousands of types of inflatables to choose from. There are standalone bouncy castles or bounce houses paired with slides called combos. You can also rent games like water tag, hockey, basketball or even boxing. Some of the most popular devices or older kids are bungee run and Velcro walls.
These are just a few of the many types that are available for any kind of event! You can choose from designs painted with your child's favorite cartoon characters to a fairy tale castle or even a giant ocean wave. With a few simple rules and a lot of imagination, you can create a fantastic party that your children and guests will remember for years.