The popularity of inflatables has expanded (pun intended) steadily since the first one was invented in 1959. Today, with hundreds of sizes, themes, activities, and prices available, inflatables make the perfect addition to any event, large or small.
Unfortunately, inflatables have also sometimes been plagued by misconceptions that can make them feel intimidating. Here are the biggest misconceptions we experience here at Big Bounce Fun House Rentals.
Myth 1: Inflatables are only for kids.
Kix are for kids, but inflatables are for everybody. In fact, John Scurlock, the inventor of the first inflatables, was inspired by the sight of his adult employees enjoying a bounce on the inflatable tennis court covers his business was producing. Inflatables originated as a source of fun for kids and adults alike.
Of course, inflatable rentals work really well as entertainment at kids’ events of all kinds. Festivals, birthdays, and school events are more fun with an old fashioned bounce house or more sophisticated interactive inflatable.
But, adult events can sport inflatable rentals, too. Use them to blow off steam during a team building event or as a lighthearted way to enjoy a corporate dinner. Set them up for a town festival, or include them in your church picnic. Adults just want to have fun, too, and inflatables can help.
Myth 2: Inflatables are dangerous.
Headlines warn of the dangers of bounce houses. YouTube has videos of Inflatables blowing away in the breeze. But contrary to these scary articles and videos, inflatables, and particularly the inflatable rentals from Big Bounce Fun House Rentals, are extremely safe.
For example, between 2003 and 2013, there were 113,000 injuries related to inflatables, compared to the more than 200,000 playground injuries every year. In addition, most of these injuries were related to the misuse of the inflatable.
Instead of shunning the fun of inflatables, therefore, you should simply take the proper safety precautions. Here at Big Bounce Fun House Rentals, we bring the inflatable rentals to you, set them up, and take them down to maximize safety. We are also always happy to leave someone to properly supervise the inflatable rentals for you.
With proper set up, proper supervision, and proper usage, you can easily enjoy a safe and just plain fun inflatable rental.
Myth 3: Inflatables are hard to set up.
If you shudder at the thought of setting an inflatable rental up, you may want to think again. They do require a professional touch, but an inflatable rental from Big Bounce Fun House Rentals takes away any of the uncertainty. The best inflatable rentals will give you the following setup assistance:
- Clear instructions regarding the space and flooring requirements of the inflatable you choose
- Clear instructions on whether to use the rental indoors or outdoors (some of our rentals require outdoor setup)
- Professional delivery and pick up services so you never have to take time out of your schedule to stop by our office
- Professional set up assistance so the inflatable rental is set up right, every time
- The option of having a professional supervise the inflatable rental for an extra fee
- Safety meeting after setup to review the operation and use of the rental
- Availability if the rental company to answer any questions or concerns as they arise during the event
With the right inflatables rental partner, setting up, running, and taking down your rental should be easy and stress free.
Myth 4: Inflatables are expensive.
Your holiday work party is on a budget. Your town festival spent most of its money on the carousel. Your bank account doesn’t care that it is your child’s birthday. Choosing an inflatables rental might sometimes feel too expensive.
The reality, however, is that inflatables rentals are pretty affordable. For less than the cost of a party at the bowling alley, you can rent an inflatable for an entire day. Throw in some pizza and you have yourself a party for your child and their friends.
Alternatively, combine a few inflatables for a fun area during your work event that costs less than the catering and decorators. Create an inflatables corner for your town festival without going over budget. Inflatables are not just creative, fun, and interactive. They are surprisingly affordable as well.
Inflatables rentals can turn almost any event into a party to remember. Don’t allow the air to be taken out of your excitement by misconceptions about inflatables.
Adults can enjoy these structures as much as children. They can be a welcome addition to gatherings as varied as birthday parties and team building events. When used correctly, they are safe, while professional setup makes getting them ready to use a breeze. They are an affordable, reliable way to add fun to your next event.
The next time you want to try out inflatables, reach out to Big Bounce Fun House Rentals. We can answer all your questions and help you decide if a rental of inflatables will work for you.