Safety comes first with bounce houses!
No one wants to have their party ruined by an accident or injury. Recently a bounce house blew away in Adelanto, California. At 3:15pm on May 12th police responded to a section of highway 395 in which a bounce house collided with a vehicle. The bounce house became airborne after a gust of wind detached it from the anchoring points. There was one child in the bounce house at the time of the incident. Watch the video below for more details. The child made it out with only minor injuries but the question remains, "how does something like this happen?" Checkout our article below for tips on how to ensure something like this does not happen at your party or event.
Tip # 1: Use a reputable rental company
You want to look for a rental company which has a good reputation. Having good reviews online is a good first thing to look for but you want to make sure your rental company does not have a record of injuries. In most states, it is required by law for inflatable rental companies to report injuries. For example, in the state of Ohio, inflatable rental companies are required to fill out an accident form as soon as the accident happens and send it to the division of ride safety. Be sure to review the company's history of injuries. A reputable inflatable company should have a very low rate of injury in their bounce houses.
Tip #2: Take an interest in how the bounce house is setup
Once you have your party planned and your bounce house or other inflatable booked, it is important to take an interest in how the setup crew places your rental item. It is easy to just let the setup crew handle placement and setup of your inflatable but taking an informed interest will help you ensure that the inflatable is setup safely. Be sure to have the crew setup the inflatable in a wide open area that is level. Ensure that the setup crew is anchoring each inflatable with a large stake or a sandbag at each anchoring point. A good rule of thumb is the larger the inflatable, the more anchoring it will need. In many cases bounce houses blow away because of improper anchoring.
Tip # 3: review the safety rules of the inflatable
Each inflatable has a set of rules that the riders must follow to ensure safe use of the amusement. In most cases those rules are printed on a panel on the entrance of the inflatable. Be sure to review the rules with all of your party guests. This will ensure that everyone has a fun and safe experience with the inflatable amusement. Make sure the rental company who sets up your inflatable goes over the rules with you to make sure there is no confusion. The second largest source of injuries in inflatables is riders who do not follow the rules and cause injury from improper use.
tip #4: watch the weather
Inflatable amusements should never be operated in winds exceeding 15 miles per hour. Make sure to keep an eye on the weather for the day of your party. If you need to, reschedule the inflatable for a day in which the wind speeds are low, then do so. A warning sign for a bad rental company is when they show no concern for the weather conditions in which they are setting up an inflatable amusement. Other inclement weather such as rain can also make using an inflatable amusement unsafe. Be sure to review the weather policy with your inflatable company.
Tip #5: Choose a company that cares
Choose a rental company that cares about you and your party guests. Make sure they have a weather policy and a cancellation policy which is considerate to your budget and safety. Ensure that the company reviews all the rules of the bounce house before releasing it to you. Use a rental company which is willing to answer questions regarding their rate of injuries and what their insurance coverage is.
Are you planning a summer bash this year? You might be asking yourself, "How am I going to entertain my party guests". No worry, Executive Events & Entertainment has got you covered. Check out our summer bash suggestions below and see what kind of fun you can bring to your party or summer event.
1. Backyard Games
Treat your summer party guests to a whole series of games. Backyard games include everything from Kam Jams & Badminton to Horseshoes & Bocce Ball. Setup the games and your guests will be challenging each other in no time. You can purchase each of the games yourself or look for a party rental company that will bring the games and set them up for you. Be sure to choose a rental company that has several rental options for you. It is always best to diversify your fun!
2. water fun
Is your party going to take place during the warmer months of the summer? Consider adding some water items to help cool off your party guests. There are many options out there from water balloon wars to sprinklers. Why not crank it up a notch and grab an inflatable water slide or dunk tank for your party? There are a ton of options for you to choose from. Don't go through all the expense of taking your party to the water park when you can bring the water park to your own backyard.
3. Bounce houses & Inflatables
Bounce houses are a great way to keep the kids distracted while you mingle with the adults. Like your water items, there are plenty of options to go with in the world of bounce houses. You can even go for something a little larger like an obstacle course or giant slide! Be sure to choose an inflatable company that is both licensed and insured so you can have a worry free party. Inflatable fun is always at its best when it is safe!
4. Giant games
Supersize your party with some giant games. These games will get your guests interacting with one another and stimulate a little competitive game play. There are plenty of ways to make your own giant games but why not save yourself the stress and find a party rental company that offers a giant game package? The benefit of giant games are that they can be placed anywhere in the yard giving you the versatility to setup your party the way you want it!
5. carnival games
Carnivals & Fairs are a staple activity of the summer months. Why not go all out and recreate a classic carnival midway in your backyard? You can avoid the crowds and the carnival worker barks by offering your guests a homegrown carnival. There are plenty of gaming options, for example, check out this small sample of carnival games available.
Planning a party can be exhausting and confusing. The type of party you are having will dictate the type of food, entertainment, and gifts you offer to your guests. Does your party have a theme? Is the party for adults or children? These are all factors you will have to contend with when planning your party. Check out some of our items which work well with multiple types of parties. Perhaps you will see something that will make your party memorable!
You can never go wrong with some inflatable amusements. Whether you grab a bouncehouse or inflatable obstacle course they are sure to be a hit at your party. Inflatables can be used to keep the kids busy or spur some competitive game play between family and friends. We offer a whole host of inflatables from bounce houses to mechanical bulls. Make sure the bounce house company you use is licensed and insured. Check out our video below to see our licensing inspections for 2018.
Smile and say cheese! Our fully digital private photo booth is a great addition to any event. Photo booths allow your guests to get goofy with some wacky photo props and it gives them a memorable keepsake to take home at the end of the event. Spruce up your photo booth rental with your own logo or custom message on the photo strip. We searched and acquired the quickest HD printer on the market. Check out our awesome photo booth rental.
Why not create your own gaming zone at your party? With our arcade game rentals you can recreate a classic gaming arcade. Choose from everything from air hockey and billiards to skee ball and foosball! Arcade games are perfect for kids parties or corporate events. Check out our entire arcade collection and start your gaming adventure today!
GO BIG or GO home!
Looking to wow your guests or just outshine the Jones family down the street? We offer a whole suite of premium items from mechanical bulls and human hamster balls to giant inflatable obstacle courses and shooting simulators. check out the slide show below to see some of our premium party items.
The year is almost over, that means it is time to review some of our most popular party rentals from 2017. This list contains all the items which our customers most frequently request or rent. We guarantee there is something on this list you will want to see at your next party! So sit back, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and join us. Remember, keep calm and read on.
5. GIANT INFLATABLE SLIDE
Our giant inflatable slide remains one of our most popular items. Made for both kids and adults, our slide can provide hours of fun without a huge price tag. Our slide is perfect for when your little ones are looking to do a little more than just bounce.
4. Mechanical bull rental
Mechanical bulls are always a great addition to a party. Coming in at number 4 is our awesome mechanical bull rental. Our bull is made for adults but has adjustable speeds so even the little ones can ride. We even send out a professional bull wrangler to help you and your guests get the most out of your mechanical bull rental.
3. carnival games
Who would object to recreating a classic carnival midway at their party? With our carnival game packages you can throw a carnival themed party with ease and complete with prizes! The benefit of our carnival packages is that you can have a variety of games at our party; giving your guests hours of activities.
2. Dunk tanks
Dunk your friends and family with our number 2 rental; the dunk tank. You supply the water and we supply the fun. Great for fundraisers and charity events.
1. Bounce House
Our most popular party rental of 2017, the bounce house is the go to classic for any children's party. We have outdoor and indoor options available so no matter what time of year your party is, we have got you covered. We also offered theme panels for your bounce house so it can fit the theme of your party.
Looking for a way to wow your friends and family this holiday season? Check out some our exciting indoor party rentals. We offer everything from inflatables to some fun foods to have at your party. Check out the list below to see our most popular holiday season rentals.
Capture the memories of your holiday with one of our awesome photo booths! Our photo booth includes a 2 hour rental and a professional photo booth engineer who ensures a perfect picture every time. The rental also include a box of wacky props for us inside the booth and unlimited color, sepia, and black & white prints. At the end of the party you will receive a flash drive with all of the party pictures. Click the button below to check out our photo booth rental.
As a general rule most rental companies will not operate bounce houses or other inflatables outside during the winter. When ambient temperatures drop below 50 degrees, bounce house vinyl becomes stiff and not very conducive to bouncing! If you have an indoor space big enough for the bounce house (or other inflatable) then no worries, we do operate inflatables indoors during the winter. We even offer lower profile bounce house which can fit into tight spaces. Click below to see all of our awesome inflatable options.
Why not treat your party guests with some interesting snack options this holiday. We offer everything from funnel cakes and popcorn to soft pretzels and cotton candy! Most of our concession machines are easy to operate and we provide all the supplies you need. Check out all of our fun food options by clicking below.
Parents are always trying to figure out what is the best party theme for their child's birthday party. Party themes depends upon the interests of the birthday person as well as the current themes in pop culture. Below is a list of the top 4 party themes for kids. Take and look and hopefully you will be inspired.
1. Frozen Themed party
Frozen is still an extremely popular movie and birthday party theme. Another popular theme we see is the Disney princess party. If your child is a fan of Frozen then one of our Disney princess bounce houses is perfect for your themed party.
2. super hero party
It does not matter if you are a fan of batman, superman, iron man or spiderman. We have a bounce house that will suit all you super hero needs! Throw in some themed plates and gift bags and you will have a full blown super hero party. Check out our super hero themed bounce house.
3. Western Themed Party
The western themed party is a classic way to celebrate any special event. A western party has a wide range of versatility in terms of what type of props you can use. Some rental companies offer western themed party packages or props you can rent. Check out our western props.
4. pIRATE tHEMED pARTY
The pirate theme party is another classic theme. Throwing a pirate party is easy! All you need are a few decorations, some eye patches, and perhaps a treasure chest or two. Pirate themed parties are great for any age. Ask your rental what kind of themed props they offer.
Safety is a top priority when planning any party or event. You want your guests or children to be safe and enjoy the time they are spending with you. When renting a bounce house the question arises, is my bounce house safe for my kids? Bounce house safety is not a complex topic, check out this simple checklist to see if your bounce house rental is safe.
Bounce house safety checklist
Bounce house & inflatable Anchoring
Whether setting up your own personal bounce house or contracting a rental company like Home Executive Events & Entertainment, the anchoring for your inflatable is important. No bounce house or other inflatable amusement should be operated without anchoring. The stories that abound in the news about children "flying away" in an inflatable are always caused by improper anchoring. Be sure to use 18 inch long stakes to anchor your inflatables. When a rental company sets up an inflatable in your yard, be sure that they company uses adequate anchoring and places either a stake or sandbag at each anchoring point on the inflatable.
Cleanliness is key!
Be sure to keep your bouncehouse clean! Bounce houses and other inflatables pick up dirt and bacteria as does everything else that lives on our planet. The key is keeping any harmful viruses and bacteria out of your inflatables. It may sound awful but using a basic disinfectant will alleviate all your worry! Be sure to check with your bounce house company to ensure that they disinfect and clean the bounce house after every use. If you are using a privately owned bounce house be sure to clean it regularly and ensure that every surface of the bounce house is disinfected.
Ensure you are insured
Be sure to check what insurance coverage you need for hosting a bounce house on your property. If you are using a party rental company ask about obtaining a certificate of insurance. If you own the bounce house be sure to check with your homeowners insurance company to ensure you are covered for any injuries in your bouncehouse.
Remember, a safe party is a fun party. Be sure to cover all the bases with your inflatable rental!
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Renting a bounce house should be a stress free process. There can be a lot of questions that arise when incorporating a bounce house or other inflatable rental into your party or event. Check out the following guide that will answer some of the basic questions that we commonly receive from customers. Be sure to subscribe to our feed for the latest updates in the Cleveland Party Rental market.
1.Which bounce house is best for my party?
This can perhaps be the most difficult to pose and yet easiest to answer question. Most bounce houses have a standard size of 15 feet by 15 feet by 15 feet. Basically a giant cube! Be sure to measure your space. It will be your available space that will determine what kind of bounce house is right for your party. Does your party have a theme? Some bounce houses have a themed panel which can match your party. There are all sorts of Themed Bounce Houses available.
2. Can the bounce house go in a parking lot or driveway?
Certainly! Bounce houses are made with rugged vinyl and resist most forms of wear and tear. Be sure to mention what surface you plan to put the bounce house or inflatable on. This will let the representative from your rental company know which anchoring devices to bring with the inflatable. Generally inflatables are anchored with stakes when on grass and sandbags when on hard surfaces like asphalt.
3. Do i need insurance?
Insurance is not required for small private parties. You are responsible for any injuries that occur in the bounce house on your property. It may sound scary but there are options. You can have your guests sign a standard waiver form or you can ask your bounce house company to provide staffing for your event. A staffed event is covered under the rental company's insurance. Companies like Executive Events & Entertainment generally carry a 2 million dollar policy. You can also request a certificate of insurance labeling you or your entity as additionally insured under the rental company's policy. This may incur an additional fee to your rental but that fee provides you with the piece of mind. If you are planning an event which will be open to the public, we suggest you obtain the insurance certificate.
It may sound scary but any rental company should be able to answer any insurance or liability questions you may have. Never use a company that cannot provide you with licensing and insurance information. In the state of Ohio, all inflatables used for rentals must be licensed and insured by law.
4. how many people can be on the inflatable at once?
This will vary depending on what bounce house you choose to rent. The larger the bounce house the more people can use it at once. It is important to ensure that you do not put too many people in the bounce house or inflatable. Make sure everyone has at least 4 feet of bouncing space around them. Most injuries in bounce houses occur when there are too many people inside it at once.
Renting a bounce house should be a smooth process. Be sure to take the above points into consideration and do not be afraid to ask your rental representative about insurance, licensing, and setup processes. Remember, price should not be the only factor to consider when renting a bounce house or inflatable. When done correctly, inflatables can be a safe and affordable way to add some fun to your next party or event.
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