Planning a Bounce House Party

The kids will be jumping with anticipation for the party when they receive bounce house invitations! Invitation designer, SanLori offers fill-in bounce house invitations and matching fill-in thank you notes with festive balloon accents. You will be sure to set the celebratory tone with these bounce house invitations!

Many companies offer to rent bounce houses and slides that can be set up in your yard, and many even offer their own venue that includes multiple bounce structures all in one place! Depending on the children's age and ability level, you can rent a basic bounce house or bounce slide, and the older kids would surely "jump" at the chance to use a bouncy obstacle course! If the weather is warm, also think about renting a "slip n' slide" water slide to cool the kids off from the summer heat!

Decorate your house or the party room with colorful balloons and streamers to continue the happy, bouncy theme. For party favors, hand out colorful stickers, bouncy balls, and fun colored or patterned socks that the kids can use when they're playing in the bounce houses!

The bounce houses are so much fun in and of themselves, mix it up a little by giving the kids some big inflatable balls to throw around in the houses. If it's safe to do so, the kids can race on the bounce slides. You can also give beanbags to the kids and have them try and toss the beanbags to each other while bouncing! Tag is also a fun game to play inside the bounce houses, as the kids will have the added challenge of bouncing around while trying to catch the other players! With any of these activities, however, always make sure to follow basic safety rules and precautions. The companies usually offer safety supervisors to help manage the party if you hold the party at an actual bounce house venue.

For food, include tasty and healthy tidbits like grapes, carrots, and celery and apple obstacle course rentals Gree Bay slices to keep the kids' energy up! For a main course, sub sandwiches are a great choice, and fruit juice boxes are complementary drinks.

For dessert, serve cake or cupcakes with colorful frosting and sprinkles-the kids can even decorate the dessert themselves! For a bouncy theme, Kraft Foods has a delightful recipe for an easy-to-make clown cake (see http://www.kraftrecipes.com) or kids can also make their own clown cupcakes by decorating the top of a cupcake using M&M s or Skittles for the eyes and mouth, a gumdrop for the nose, and frosting for the hair and hat! Bake supplier Wilton also has an adorable idea for clown cupcakes featuring whipped cream and a cherry on top to make a clown's hat (see http://www.wilton.com)! Whatever you choose, the kids will have such a blast that they'll be bouncing all the way home, unless they decide to take a nap after expending all that energy!


Many companies offer to rent bounce houses and slides that can be set up in your yard, and many even offer their own venue that includes multiple bounce structures all in one place! Depending on the children's age and ability level, you can rent a basic bounce house or bounce slide, and the older kids would surely "jump" at the chance to use a bouncy obstacle course! The bounce houses are so much fun in and of themselves, mix it up a little by giving the kids some big inflatable balls to throw around in the houses. Tag is also a fun game to play inside the bounce houses, as the kids will have the added challenge of bouncing around while trying to catch the other players!

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