Inflatables are ideal entertainment for a wide variety of events. Every event, however, is different. What works for a child’s backyard birthday party will not work for a community Fourth of July party, for example.
So how do you decide which inflatables will provide maximum entertainment for your specific event? Narrow down your options by taking these factors into consideration the next time you need to rent inflatables.
Consider the number of people at your event.
Inflatables come in many different sizes. Some of them can handle one or two people at a time, while others can accept more participants.
When planning an event, you need to choose the size and the number of inflatables that will accommodate your guest list. Too few inflatables, or ones that are too small, and you risk creating a line of guests unhappy about their wait time.
For example, say you are holding a backyard party for a dozen children. One or two small bounce houses might work just fine. Everyone has the chance to bounce almost as often as they wish. That Fourth of July party, on the other hand, might require several larger, interactive inflatables.
The right number of inflatables is the number that allows people to enjoy an inflatable experience without forming long lines and experiencing long wait times. Here at Big Bounce, we can use our experience with inflatables to help you choose the right number and size of products for your event.
Consider the ages of the people at your event.
Inflatables provide exciting entertainment for children and adults alike. However, the exact inflatables you choose will vary depending upon the ages of the participants.
For example, the Toddler Town inflatable here at Big Bounce is ideal for little ones just learning how to walk and run. It would not, however, entertain colleagues at a work event.
Our 26-foot Cliff Hanger, on the other hand, is an exhilarating inflatable perfect for a corporate event or community get together. However, its 48-inch minimum height requirement would prevent many children from using it. You would want to avoid using this option at a kid-focused event, and you would want to provide additional options at an event that included both adults and children.
When choosing inflatables for your event, therefore, choose ones that match the age and ability levels of participants. If you are entertaining a wide range of ages, at, for example, a company picnic or town festival, we can provide you with a variety of inflatables.
You can even find selections that are suitable for all age ranges, like our dry slide. With inflatables that work for all participants, you can enjoy an event that is also fun for all.
Consider the theme of your event.
Many inflatables work no matter what the theme of the party may be. For example, our crayon bounce houses for children, our slides, and our obstacle courses work for pretty much any event.
However, if your party has a specific theme, you may want to find inflatables rentals that match that theme. Our castle bounce houses, for example, make the perfect addition to a prince or princess party. Our slides work well for a summer event. Our Axe Throw game is ideal for a medieval theme. Our human foosball and bowling make fun entertainment for a sports theme, and our carnival games are perfect for a carnival or fair-focused event.
By adding inflatables that match the theme of your event, you create an event that is much more cohesive and fun. The inflatables become a way to celebrate your theme. They become integral to your event, instead of coming across as hasty add ons.
Here at Big Bounce, we have a wide array of inflatables from which you can choose in order to match your event entertainment with your theme. All you have to do is reach out, and let our expertise and wide selection of inventory help you out.
Consider the location of your event.
Location is vital to your event planning. It is also vital to your choice regarding which inflatables you rent for your event.
Some inflatables, like our water slides, should be set up outside. You will need to choose different items for an indoor event.
Similarly, some inflatables require more space than others. A backyard party may not have enough room for the Eliminator obstacle course, while a gymnasium might be the ideal spot for a large inflatable of your choice.
You do not have to decide which inflatables will work with your location on your own. Here at Big Bounce, we can meet with you about your space needs. We can help you understand the space requirements for each inflatable and help you to pinpoint the products that will work best for your event.
Consider the weather for your inflatables rental.
Weather is one factor that many people fail to think about when they are deciding which inflatables to have at an event. The reality, however, is that the weather can have a big impact on what type of inflatable rental you choose.
For example, if you are planning a summer party, you can expect hot weather. You may want to rent an inflatable that includes a water slide so guests can cool down during the event.
On the other hand, if you are having a winter festival, you can bank on cold and probably snowy weather. Water slides might not be such a good idea.
Instead, for a winter party, you may need to rent inflatables that can be used indoors so your guests do not have to endure the cold temperatures. You may also need to keep your inflatables indoors to avoid the risk of needing to cancel the event because of snow or rain.
Taking the weather into consideration allows you to choose inflatables that work, not just with your party but with your expected weather as well. That way, guests enjoy a comfortable experience, and you don’t have to cancel because the weather is not cooperating.
Consider the surface you are using for the inflatable.
Considering factors like the number of guests and the location of your event may come naturally. What may be harder to remember is to consider other factors, like the type of surface upon which you are going to put your inflatable.
Inflatables are often flexible when it comes to the type of surface they sit on. However, certain inflatables require more specific surfaces. For example, our Monster Truck Combo does best if it is staked on a grassy surface.
There may also occasionally be surfaces that are not suitable for the installation of an inflatables rental. When choosing one of these products, then, make sure you understand what type of surface it requires and make sure you can provide that surface. We are always happy to help you make these determinations so you can enjoy a safe and stable entertainment option at your next event.
Choosing inflatables rentals can be an exciting task. This is your chance to select entertainment options your guests will love.
In order to make the best choices for your event, remember to consider the number of guests, the ages of your guests, the theme and location of your event, the weather, and the surface you plan to use.
If you need help weighing all these factors and evaluating your options, reach out to Big Bounce Fun House Rentals. We offer a huge inventory of inflatables, and can help you identify the options that will work best for you.