Tag: Wilkes Barre

Backyard Party Season 2016
Backyard Party Season 2016

Although Mother Nature has been acting a little crazy lately, Spring is here.  April is the kick off to backyard party season.  Birthday parties, Communion parties, and Graduation parties are just a few of the events that we have rentals for.  Some people will rent a bounce house for their backyard party, while others will rent a cotton candy machine and some tables and chairs as well.  Some will even go all out and add an obstacle course to the fun.  Speaking of obstacle courses, have you seen our new Adrenaline Rush obstacle course?  It is like having three separate obstacle courses in one giant package.  It is huge!  We have also added a new Joust Arena.  You can challenge your friends and family to a duel just like the show American Gladiator.  The joust is perfect for graduation parties, or birthday parties.  Whatever you choose Sir Bounce-A-Lot has the party rentals to make your party a special event.  If you are looking for party rentals in the NEPA Scranton Wilkes Barre area give us a call today and we will set you up with the equipment to make your party a hit.

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.

Frozen 2 is Happening!
Frozen 2 is Happening!

Posted 8:57 am, March 13, 2015, by Tribune Media Wire

The long-rumored sequel to the highest-grossing animated film of all time has been confirmed by Disney. There will be a Frozen 2.

Disney CEO Bob Iger, Disney and Pixar studios chief creative officer John Lasseter and Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf, confirmed the news during the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting on Thursday. Variety first reported the news on Thursday.

Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, the original film’s directors, will return for the sequel.

A release date has not been announced.

Finally!  We all knew it was just a matter of time before the sequel was in production.  Hopefully Disney is playing it smart this time by spacing things out a bit.  Most other times companies are quick to put out a sequel only to have it be a flop.  My only advice to them is take your time.  They have huge shoes to fill after the first movie.  My advice to you is to give us a call for your Frozen party in the Scranton and Wilkes Barre PA areas.  Yes we have a Frozen bounce house, and yes it is awesome.

 

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.