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Indoor Winter Rentals
Indoor Winter Rentals

Well with this crazy storm looming that nobody can seem to predict, I guess it’s time to remind everyone that it is time for indoor winter rentals.  If you are looking for winter rentals of bounce houses or other inflatables, our equipment will fit in most gymnasiums.  A minimum of 14 feet, and a maximum of 19 feet of ceiling height is required for our inflatables to fit.  If you are unsure of a facility to have your party give us a call and we would more than happy to help you set something up.  We also have cotton candy and popcorn machines if you are unable to have inflatables.  Each rental of those machines comes with enough supplies for 50 servings.  Whatever your party needs are Sir Bounce-A-Lot can help make your party a special event.

Unseasonably Warm Weather
Unseasonably Warm Weather

In case you haven’t noticed we have been having some unseasonably warm weather recently.  While it isn’t shorts and tank top heat, anything where we aren’t severely bundled up this time of year in the Scranton and Wilkes Barre areas is a plus.  Thankfully for us it has been falling on the weekend.  No I am not turning into Joe Snedeker and giving you a weather forecast.  I am however letting you know that we still can set up a bounce house outdoors for your party if you would like.  Why a bounce house you say?  What kid doesn’t want a bounce house for their birthday party?  If you want to see your kids be happier than ever, let us set one up and watch the smiles come out.  It’s not just birthday parties either.  We have set them up for First Communions, Graduations, Anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs, community parties, family reunions, etc., etc. etc.  Every single time they are the hit of the party.  Don’t let winter time hold you down.  We get a lot of calls asking us how much notice we need.  Generally 24 hours would be ideal, but this time of the year is slow so we may be able to accommodate you last minute.  So if the weather isn’t so harsh, feel free to contact us at Sir Bounce-A-Lot to see what bounce houses we have available for your party.  Enjoy this unseasonably warm weather in Northeast PA while it lasts.

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!

Frozen Phenomenon

Frozen Party

In case you haven’t noticed, The movie Frozen is kind of a big deal.  Not only with girls either as some might think.   The boys love it too.  Even though the main characters are girls, they did a great job of diversifying the rest of the characters and storyline to keep everyone interested.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you are missing out.  It truly is a once in a generation film.  I like to call it the Frozen Phenomenon.

With a movie like this being so successful, there is bound to be a Frozen party here and there (ok everywhere).  It took some time for one of our manufacturers to secure the licensing to build a Frozen bounce house, but they finally got it done this past August.  Sir Bounce-A-Lot Party Rentals was the first, and so far the only in the area to secure a Frozen bounce house.   It is an awesome inflatable combo with a slide, and also a basketball hoop inside.

So if you are looking to have a Frozen party, give us a call.  Our Frozen bounce house really is a show stopper.  Every time we set it up the kids are beside themselves with joy.  We are also back on track for our princess parties.  We had to push things back a bit for the birth of our son.  We are putting the final touches on them as you are reading this.  A Princess Party would be a great tie in with the Frozen Bounce House or Princess Bounce House Combos.  Hope to hear from you soon.

Further proof of the Frozen Phenomenon; http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6606024?ir=Parents&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000037

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.