How To Rent a Bounce House

 How to Rent a Bounce House

How to Rent a Bounce House

As business owner in the party rental industry, I am asked frequently how to rent a bounce house?  Customers are not necessarily asking how to book one or get it to come to their party.  Instead they are really asking how do they know which bounce house to rent for the age-group they are entertaining and the type of party they are hosting.  

Party Questions to Determine How to Choose the Bounce House for Your Party

In order to figure out what bounce house rental best suits your party's needs, you will need to answer some questions and write them down.  I will help you answer these questions as we go and that should help you determine the bounce house that best fits your party.  

  1. What Age-group will be attending my party and using the jumper?
  2. What type of party am I hosting? (backyard birthday party, church party, school party, corporate party, college party, field day, etc.)
  3. Do I have a specific number of kids to run through the bounce house in a short time frame?
  4. Will I have mixed ages to entertain at my party? (differing ages groups such as toddlers and teenagers)
  5. Will I need more than one bounce house for my party?

Types of Bounce House and Age Recommendations

Bounce Houses

Age Range:  2 to 12

Standard bounce houses are great for smaller children up to about age 12.  Don't get me wrong, adults can get in a bounce house, but there is a weight limit and the amount of participants at a time must be reduced when adults get in a bounce house. Additionally, bounce houses should not have mixed ages and sizes as all participants share the bouncing space and larger participants can fall on and injure smaller participants.  Smaller kids love to bounce, but older kids tend to get bored just bouncing and need more fun.  

If you are having quite a few kids to move thru in a short amount of time, you might want to consider a bounce house with a slide as the kids want to slide and the slide takes them out of the bounce house and allows the next participant to enter.  A standard bounce house typically holds 8 to 10 smaller children at a time.  The only way to move participants through bouncer is to let the full amount of participants in and time them.  Decide on a time that works for your event and then move them out after that time is reached and allow your next set of participants to enter.  The number of children you can allow at a time by the total amount of time you have for your party will help you decide on the timeframe you should allow each set or station to be in the bounce house.  You may find you need more than 1 bounce house for your event.

Toddler Bounce Houses

Age Range: 2 to 10

Toddler Bounce House rentals are the best for ages 2 to 10.  Bounce house rentals for toddlers include a jumping space throughout, pop-up obstacles shaped like characters to interact with, and a slide.  These are great for toddlers because the attention span of a smaller child is not very long.  They like to stay busy so they can jump a little then at the same time, hug or interact with a pop-up character or shape and then move over just a few feet and climb or even crawl up a small slanted climbing wall and slide down a small slide geared just for them.  The other thing about toddler bounce house rentals is that they do not have a top on them so smaller kids can see the sky above them and not feel insecure or trapped all the way around.   Toddler bounce houses can be used well for ages 2 to 12, but are normally recommended for ages 2 to 10.   Adults can get in them as well as they are commercial inflatables, but the fun factor on this definitely ends at age 10 to 12 as the elements within are much smaller than a normal bounce house with slide.

If you are having a church event or school event where you will have mixed age participants, you might find that it makes sense to rent a bounce house for toddlers in addition to a standard bounce house to suit all guests and maximize your party fun. 

Bounce House with Slide Rentals

Age Range: 7 to 12

Bounce House with Slide Rentals are great for ages 7 to 12 as they offer a bouncing area, basketball goal, climbing wall, and a slide.  Kids as young as age 2 can play on these bouncy castles with slides, but they might need help getting up the climbing walls on their own.  They are a little more difficult to climb than a toddler bouncer.  These are also called jumper slides at some rental companies.  Older kids love to be challenged and have more to do than just jump.  The bouncers with slides keep them busy and offer a larger climbing wall and slide than the toddler bounce houses to rent.  Adults can get in these, but keep in mind that you must crawl in a small hole in the front of the bouncing area to enter the bounce house and get to the slide.  This can be a bit difficult for teens and adults.  The slides within these are smaller for kids and the fun factor ends at about 12.

The bounce houses with slides to rent can move kids through faster if you are having a party with a larger attendance because kids want to slide and the slide takes them out of the inflatable and forces them to get back in line.  This does away with the need to time the participants and let human nature take its course.  They normally cycle pretty quickly in the bounce house with slide combos as they want to slide after bouncing a few seconds normally.

Adult Bounce Houses to rent and Teen Bounce Houses to Rent

Age Range 5 to adult

The Best teen and adult bounce houses to rent are bounce house obstacle courses.  The inflatable obstacle courses are set up for ages 5 to adult in most cases but offer a challenge for even teens and adults and they race through an inflatable obstacle course bounce house that is double laned with challenging obstacles and climbing walls until they finish with a slide at the end.  The race to finish first is on!  Everyone loves a challenge.  

Every big event offers an obstacle course to play on.  They cycle participants through quickly and keep them coming back for more.  Many larger parties and events will rent multiple sizes of obstacle courses so all ages enjoy. The best parties are those that encourage the involvement of teen siblings and parents as well.  With everyone engaged and involved, they are eager to come back to another event or party just like it because they were not bored while the younger ones played.  

The other type of bounce house that is great for teens and adults are the interactive bounce house inflatable games.  Interactive Bounce Houses for Teens and adults offer a challenge and most times involve multiple players at a time making it great for large groups of participants to play together.

The interactive Inflatables are great for church, college,  and corporate events.  They can be used for team building or just plain fun!  

Water Slide Bounce House Rentals

Age Range 2 to Adult

Water Slide bounce houses are a great way to keep cool in the summer and entertain a wide variety of ages at one time.  Typically water slides are used by one person at a time in each lane of the water slide so many ages can share the slide.  They just can't slide down together in the same lane.    Water Slide rentals Cleburne, Tx are offered in tall water slide rentals, flat slip n slide water slides, and water slide bounce houses.  

The vertical or tall water slide rentals are the most popular with all age ranges.  Thankfully, they come in sizes that are appropriate for all ages and skill levels as well.  Tall water slides to rent normally come in many sizes as small as 8ft tall and as large as 27 foot tall.  Smaller kids love the smaller vertical water slides and teens and adults love the water slides that are 17 foot tall or taller.

Slip N Slide Water Slides are flat water slides that are inflated off the ground and the participants must run and dive onto them.  These slides are normally double laned so they involve racing and competition between 2 participants.  The slip n slide water slides rentals are normally best for ages 7 to adult as you must run and be tall enough to dive onto the inflated slide which is normally 2 to 3 foot off the ground.

Water Slide Bounce House are great for smaller kids up to about 12 years of age.  These are just like the bounce house with slides above only you add the fun of water to the slide.  The water bounce houses have a bouncing area, basketball goal, climbing wall, and water slide.  The water slides on the water slide combos are normally setup for smaller kids and are not as steep or large as a stand alone Vertical Water Slide Rental.

Water slides are frequently rented for church events, school events, school field days, day care parties, and college events.

Video Of Bounce House and Party Rentals for all Ages

I hope this video will show you the different types of party rentals that are offered so you can make an informed decision on what is best for your party.

Conclusion of How to Rent or Choose a Bounce House

I hope this insight to the different types of bounce houses to rent and how they work can help you make an informed decision on how to choose the best bounce house for your event.  Considering many factors and answering the questions about your party first will help you answer the questions as you read and know what you need to rent to entertain your party guests.

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