8 Reasons Why You Should Rent a Bounce House for Your Next Event

Boost your next party with a bounce house rental! Fun for all ages, easy setup, and endless entertainment. Perfect for safe, budget-friendly events.

a small, colorful inflatable bounce house rental

Planning a party for your child, family, community group, or business? Planning an event for adults? Looking to spice up your next birthday bash by adding some fun and excitement to the festivities? If so, renting a bounce house is the perfect solution.

Renting a bounce house will give you an easy yet exciting activity for kids of all ages, even teens! With so many colors, shapes, and sizes to choose from, selecting the perfect inflatable for your event should be fun. Whether you need a large structure with lots of space inside or one that's more compact and fits in tight spaces like indoors or in narrow outdoor areas, there are plenty of options available.

If that's not convincing enough, here are some of the most convincing reasons why you should rent a bounce house for your next event.

Bounce house rentals offer endless hours of fun

You'll be surprised how much fun an inflatable bounce house, water slide, obstacle course and other inflatables can be!

And if you haven't tried it, you'll wonder how you ever survived without one. They're easily set up in just a few minutes and they typically don't require any special tools outside of a blower fan, and the bounce house (and some stakes to hold it down to the ground).

Plus, inflatable bounce houses provide plenty of entertainment for hours on end. You can bounce from one bounce house to the next, throwing balls in the air or playing different games.

bounce house rental with inflatable slide
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Bounce house rentals are also very different from going to an amusement park, fair or other community event where once you leave, you typically don't come back. With a bounce house - or other inflatable rental - you can take a break whenever you want, and then come back to play later on whenever you're ready for some more bounce house action.

Most bounce house rental companies will rent out their bounce houses, castles and slides for a minimum of 12 hours. Many of them even offer 24 hour rentals for one low price. Which leads us to our next reason why you should rent a bounce house for your next event.

Bounce houses offer fun and healthy, low-cost entertainment

Expensive games, games machines, and carnival food are costly. Not to mention the hassle of getting everybody dressed and presentable, coordinating arrival times with other families and their kids, trying to get tables together in the busy restaurants, etc.

With an inflatable bounce house, however, you can enjoy games, bounce houses, food and other entertainment right on your own lawn with your family and friends. And you'll likely spend less than half the cost of and spend half the time preparing and coordinating as you would have had to do if you were going to an actual event of some kind.

It's also typically much safer for kids in terms of not being exposed to crowded venues - and fun is definitely in good company with safety. So if you have any concerns about health, you can minimize exposure by hosting your own events and only inviting those who you know and are well-acquainted with.

Bounce houses are weatherproof

Nothing is worse than planning an event that your kids are looking forward to, only to have it rained out! Any parent who has had that experience knows that is incredibly frustrating.

With bounce houses, kids bounce on inflatables year-round regardless of whether it's a beautiful sunny day or a rainy, muddy day. Bounce houses are almost always weatherproof, they are easy to clean and they dry off quickly.

a large and colorful blow up bouncy house

You can set up and take down an inflatable bounce house without having to worry about rain delays or other weather-related issues. So rain, or shine, bounce houses can offer a ton of entertainment time! Bonus points if you have a large enough indoor space like a barn, gym, or other large, covered space to use inflatable bounce houses!

Bounce houses come in numerous sizes, colors, and styles, too. If you can't find the perfect one, then you may want to just mix it up and rent two or more! They're usually cheap enough to do so, and if you're co-hosting an event for a lot of kids, you may want to just split the cost between the parents who have kids attending the event.

Renting an inflatable bounce house is less work for you

Not everyone likes to play the party planning role. But someone has to be the one to do it.

So, if you're planning an event, and you're trying to make sure that things like food, drinks and general entertainment are all taken care of and planned out, you probably don't want to have to be setting up a bounce house.

And once the event is over, you definitely don't want to have to be the one to take it down, pack it up and put it away! Unless you're some kind of superhuman with an incredible amount of limitless energy... then go for it.

lots of kids playing on an inflatable bouncy house with a slide

Keep in mind that there are many DIY bounce houses out there that require a few basic supplies and a little creativity, but most of the best ones are also ridiculously expensive. If you're not planning on using the bounce house more than once or twice per year, you can save yourself time, and some cash, by renting one instead.

If you don't know of a local bounce house rental company in your area, a lot of the best ones have grown their businesses by word-of-mouth referrals, so one of the best places to look are in your local Facebook groups, or via local publications in your area.

Bounce houses encourage kids to get exercise and lots of Vitamin D

Bounce houses tend to keep the kids entertained, and parents free to talk with friends and family. It's a fantastic social event all the way around. This ensures that everyone's time is well spent, and everybody enjoys their time there.

Other added benefits to bounce house rental events are things like exercise and Vitamin D!

Kids (and adults) need to have at least 30 - 60 minutes of exercise every day. Running around, jumping, and playing games on the bouncy houses will definitely encourage plenty of that much needed exercise. It will also keep them away from the digital screens that demand so much of our kid's attention these days.

kids playing in the sun for vitamin d - a great reason as to why you should rent a bounce house
Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

The Vitamin D is just an added benefit. According to the NIH (National Institute of Health), approximately 41.6% of American's have a Vitamin D deficiency, which can have serious health implications. As a result of being outdoors, the sunlight exposure will help with the production of Vitamin D!

In fact, according to the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK, we should be able to get 100% of our Vitamin D from the sun throughout most of the year! If you needed a solid reason as to why you should rent a bounce house (especially here in Texas) - that's a pretty good one!

Time to get to bouncing!

Bounce houses are easy to clean

If you are renting, you typically don't have to clean anything as long as it's normal wear and tear.

However, if one of the kids takes cake or ice cream inside and accidentally spills it all over the place, it's typically pretty easy to just take the water hose and spray it down. Once you've sprayed it clean, the bounce house will generally dry within a few minutes and the fun can resume!

Bounce house rentals include delivery, set up and take down

All of your guests will love the bounce houses, and so will you when it comes time to clean up and pack up! They are portable, lightweight, easy to set up, and easy to get packed up and out of the way quickly after the event.

One of the best things about inflatable bounce house rentals is the convenience. Most inflatable rental companies will include the delivery, setup and and take down in the price of your rental, so you really don't have to worry about any of that!

So, there's really no excuse for not hosting the most epic inflatable party on the block! Go ahead and get started!

Bounce houses are not the only inflatable options

When I was researching local inflatable rental company options, I was surprised to discover that there are a lot of inflatable options outside of your standard inflatable water slides, bouncy houses, bounce castles, etc.

inflatable obstacle course bounce house
Image by Willie Chieves from Pixabay

I learned that there are also inflatable rental options such as an inflatable obstacle course, an inflatable movie screen (movies under the stars, anyone?), an inflatable game like Connect Four - and many other types of inflatable rentals!

Why you should rent a bounce house for your next event

In summary, here are some of the primary reasons why you should rent a bounce house for your next event:

  • No waiting in lines for cotton candy or lollipops.

  • Less stuff to get lost, broken, or stolen.

  • No trash to clean up or bag up.

  • More space in your car for your guests to ride home safely.

  • Easy to clean up after kids go home.

  • Good for winter events such as outdoor movie screenings and the like.

Basically, bounce house rentals are more fun for adults and kids alike, and less work for you! AND, if you have room (and a budget) for more than one of these inflatable attractions, you can make your event even more exciting with an inflatable obstacle course, water slides, giant Jenga or Connect Four games, and much more!

Bounce house rental events are the perfect way to entertain kids!