The kids will be jumping with anticipation for the party when they receive bounce house invitations! From fill-ins to professionally printed invitations, you are sure to find a great option to accommodate any budget. Invitation designer, SanLori offers fill-in bounce house invitations and matching fill-in thank you notes with festive balloon accents. They also offer an adorable die-cut version that is cut in the shape of an actual bounce house! You can personalize this die-cut invite using your ink jet or laser printer or have the invitations professionally printed by an online invitation store. 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!
Although 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. The kids can race on the bounce slides if it’s safe to do so. 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. If you hold the party at an actual bounce house venue, the companies usually offer safety supervisors to help manage the party.
For food, include tasty and healthy tidbits like grapes, carrots, and celery and apple 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&Ms 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!