Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bounce Away

Deciding where to throw a birthday party for your little one can be fun or your worst nightmare.

Do you do it at home and keep it small and intimate or do you venture to a party place and invite more kids then your kid actually plays with and spend more than you planned? Well, we have played with both options. And the best place we have thrown a party, other than home, thus far is Bounce U. And most of the time, if you invite adults that are willing to let loose a bit, the parents end up having more fun than the kids, like my husband and I do every single time. We've been seen accompanying our kids down the big slide, only because we know they need someone to go with them (*wink*), racing through the obstacle course, and of course, I win every time. We laugh, we jump, we bounce and we sweat, family style and always have a great time.

The inflatable play places are a big hit with parents and kids alike. They usually have 2 separate rooms with big slides, obstacle course and moon bounces. It's an all in one, bounce then party, and then hopefully your kids go home and take a nice long nap! Another inflatable play place we've been to for birthday parties is Pump it Up. Pump it up is having some great ways to save money for birthday parties this summer, mine is in a couple weeks, would it be weird to have a 30 something birthday party there? Anyway, never mind. Click on this link to check out their savings.

Don't live by a Pump it up or Bounce U? Check out Jump Zone, Let's Bounce Around and Kidz Rule. Kidz Rule is located in Hatfield Pa and they not only have inflatables and bounces for the bigger kids, they have an indoor play area for kids under the age of 2, and events happening throughout the month. Bounce Wednesday, July 14th from 10:30am to 12:30pm or from 6-8pm and pay just $5. Not bad. They also have Mommy and Me Mornings the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month and they offer free coffee and breakfast. Moms are $3.50 and $6.50 for each child. Advanced registration is required. Kids Rule is also throwing their Birthday Party Giveaway. Enter to win a free Platinum Birthday Party a $285 value!! Just two days left to enter! Check out their website for more information.

Along with Kids Rule, all the bounce places mentioned above also offer open bounce times, not only is it a great way to get the kids to let off some energy but you get a chance to preview the place for a potential birthday site!

Bounce away!


  1. I do the parties somewhere else so I do not have to worry about anything but having fun! There are so many great places to have one so why not! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  2. Those bounce houses are so much fun!

  3. I agree. I love to have the parties some where else too. No clean up is enough to convince me! lol! Thanks for the comments!