Tag: Bounce House

Turtle Power!
Turtle Power!

It has finally arrived!  After a long wait our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Combo Bounce House is here.  Some of you are probably thinking “what’s the big deal?”  Well it’s a huge deal.  Sir Bounce-A-Lot Party rentals is the first in the area to offer a Ninja Turtle Bounce House.  Now your little Ninja’s can party with their favorite mutants from TMNT.  This 4 in 1 combo unit let’s your party goers jump, climb, slide, and shoot hoops in the attached basketball hoop inside the bounce area!  This is sure to be a popular unit so please call ahead to reserve it for your party.  Cowabunga dudes!

Indoor Bounce House Rentals
Indoor Bounce House Rentals

“You can set these up indoors?”  I get asked that question every time I tell people that we can set up a bounce house indoors provided there is enough ceiling height.  Your probably thinking to yourself where in the world am I going to find somewhere to have a party that has enough ceiling height to set up a bounce house?  We thought the same thing until we discovered there are some amazing local places you can rent for a party.

My daughter, like myself and my wife, has a winter birthday.  Our house is pretty small, so inviting people here is not going to work.  Those fast food restaurant parties like when we were kids just aren’t the same since they removed their playground (and since a lot of people try to avoid fast food).   She is not into bowling.  Swimming parties are ok, but they exclude those who can’t swim or those who don’t want to swim from having fun.  We can go to one of those party places, but the parties are very rushed (like assembly line rushed), they are a bit pricey, and I swear she gets sick every time we go to one.  We started looking around and realized there was a large gymnasium down the road that we could rent for her party, and we could set up bounce houses inside.  The great thing is you are not charged per person, and you are not limited to a 2 hour window for your party.

We booked a 3 hour block at the gymnasium,  set up a bounce house, some games, a pinata, and ordered a bunch of pizza.  Best party ever!  The younger kids played in the bounce house.  The older kids and some of the adults played basketball because there was still another half court of basketball area left after the party set up.  We had roughly about 60 friends and family attend.  Because we weren’t paying per person, and we weren’t in a cramped space with a bunch of strangers, the whole family was able to attend.  Added bonus; No separate family party needed!

Now you read all of this and your thinking “sounds good, but how much am I looking at?”  The price of the Gymnasium for 3 hours, bounce house, and food and drinks for 60 people is right around the same as a 2 hour party at a party place for 15 kids.  Did I mention No Separate family party needed?  That’s right one and done.  No need for a cramped family party at home woohoo!

So if this party idea sounds like something that you might be interested in give us a call.  If you plan on calling around for a gymnasium, make sure they have a minimum ceiling height of 14 ft.  That will fit our Funhouse, and both of the Obstacle Courses.  Or you can reach out to us and we can give you tips on some places we have set up for indoor bounce house rentals.  Hope to hear from you soon 🙂

Bounce House Rental Tips
Bounce House Rental Tips

Hello everyone and thank you for checking out our new blog. We will post here from time to time to share with you some of our stuff, and some tips to help you out as well. I guess for the first post we will share with you what you should look for when renting a bounce house. These bounce house rental tips will ensure that you and your children will have a great experience with inflatables.

First and foremost you should always go with a reputable company. Inflatables are heavily regulated in Pennsylvania. The company you choose must be licensed, insured, and inspected by a state certified inspector. The guy renting the box store bounce house on Craigslist and Facebook is none of these. Those units are not approved for commercial use, and pose a greater risk for injury than a commercial unit. The state actually has inspectors out in the field that will fine and confiscate their equipment if they are caught. So if you know one of these people, make them aware of the risks.

Second, cleanliness of the inflatables is a must. We clean and sanitize all of our units either immediately before or immediately after a rental depending on the time constraints. There is no excuse for receiving a dirty bounce house other than laziness. Granted with heavy use scuff marks and stains will happen, but those will not transfer to your clothes or skin. So how will you know if a company keeps their equipment clean before you call? Ask around. No doubt someone you know has rented one before. By the way, wet leaves are like kryptonite to vinyl. Occasionally they get stuck somewhere in the bounce house when rolling it up. If they sit any more than a few hours, they leave brown stains that only come out after repeated exposure to the sun. This has happened to us twice, and it is definitely a pain in the backside.

Third, always make sure the person setting up the inflatable either stakes it down or weighs it down with sandbags. This is another no excuse situation. Always let the person you are renting from know if you are setting up on grass, or a hard smooth surface so they have the correct equipment with them to secure it.

Fourth, always always always follow the safety instructions given to you. If you don’t receive them from the business you are renting from, I would question whether that company is reputable. Contrary to popular belief inflatables are not great “baby sitters.” I have seen companies advertise them as such, and I cringe when I see it. An adult should be present at all times supervising the participants. The majority of incidents that occur are from operator error which includes lack of supervision. I know, I know, I know. It’s getting late, you ran around all day with the party, and you just want to relax. I hear you. I have kids too. Unfortunately this is when the incidents happen. Pull up a lawn chair next to the bounce house and put your feet up there. It’s not going to kill you, and it will prevent the kids from getting out of hand.

Finally, have some fun! Bounce houses are a blast. Your kids will thank you for renting one. Besides the physical aspect and lack of weekend time with my family, the hardest part of my job is coming to pick up a rental and there is a child bouncing away inside. I hate being the bad guy, but hey it comes with the territory I guess.

So if you have read this post through and still aren’t sure who to call for a bounce house, just give us a call. Sir Bounce-A-Lot will deliver and set up all of our bounce houses for free within 20 miles of 18517.  We are conveniently located between Scranton PA and Wilkes Barre PA to cover most of the area.  If we don’t have the equipment you are looking for, we will refer you to someone that does have it.