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How to Plan a Birthday Party and Rent a Bouncy Castle for a 5-Year-Old

Family using a Bouncy Castle hired from Perth Bouncy Castle

A child’s birthday party with friends and family where you rent a bouncy castle have become quite the impressive feature for young children. Bouncy castles are an exciting place for 5-year-olds to jump and play and with adult supervision, they can have the time of their lives. However, planning such a party for your little youngster requires some special attention.

How to Plan a 5-Year-Old’s Birthday Party

Start by deciding how many adults and children you will invite to the party and send out the invitations. Next, you can begin researching bouncy castle hire and asking friends and family for recommendations. Be sure to pick a company that has safety procedures and liability insurance for their castles.

Once you have collected pricing and availability from companies, choose the one that appeals to your budget and that offers the appropriate size castle for your 5-year-old’s needs. These youngsters need a castle with easy access to the jumping area, and the castle should have several safety bars around the center section to help children balance safely. We have personally used this Jumping Castle Hire service a couple of times with great results. Safety was always on the suppliers agenda and no matter which company you choose, this rule should always apply.

Jumping Castle with Children playing onOnce you have booked the bouncy castle, you can buy the party favors, food, drinks, and order the cake. Don’t forget to review the contract for the jumping castle to make sure it includes all the duties of the rental company, along with your duties, and remember to have the area ready for the equipment.

Getting Ready for the Bouncy Castle

The next step is to invite the rental company to your home to help choose an area in the yard where the castle can be safely erected. Discuss a delivery time for the day of the party, and be sure to allow enough time to inflate the castle and test it before the children arrive.

It is a good idea to establish a schedule with the adults at the party so at least one adult can monitor the castle at all times to make sure the children play safely. Talk to the adult supervisors about the definition of safe play while children are in the castle, including the number of kids allowed in the castle at one time, proper footwear for jumping, outlawing horseplay, and prohibiting food and drinks inside the castle.

On the day of the party, be ready to meet the castle provider when they arrive to install the bouncy castle. While they are setting up you can get to work setting up your party area, chairs, and tables, and decorating the yard with your desired decorations.

When it is time for guests to arrive to your 5-year-old’s party, welcome them and show them how the jumping castle works. Let the children use the toy, but stop the bouncing when it is time for food and, of course, cake!

If you decide to rent a bouncy castle for your child’s next birthday, you can look forward to hours of fun and entertainment, and some very tired 5-year-olds. After the party, clean up and disconnect the air supply to deflate the castle. The rental company will collect the castle at an agreed upon time.

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