Kid Birthday Party Fun at BounceU
A bounce-house party that can never be rained out…and does not require you to host at your house?
A party that is a guaranteed win with kids age toddler through tween?
BounceU is the answer!
We just had Alice’s birthday party at our local BounceU in Rockville, Maryland and the experience was fabulous. After hosting our other daughter Eve’s party at our home the month before, I was happy to hand the hosting reigns over to the energetic party pros at BounceU. They did all the work! From the e-invitations to entertainment to the pizza, drinks and cake, BounceU handled the entire experience for us.
The staff even serve as official photographers, capturing the fun so the parent hosts can put down the cameras and enjoy their children’s party themselves. This program is called Click’s Pics and is available at select BounceU locations for a completely reasonable price (our Click’s Picks package cost just $19.99 and the photos the staff took of the party were great.)
We are blessed to be members of a large family and we invited our local cousins to celebrate Alice’s third birthday. The kids range in age from 1 to teen, and everyone enjoyed bouncing, shooting baskets, climbing and sliding on the equipment housed in the two party rooms we experienced.
The children first watched a short safety video, then removed their shoes and played in one large bounce house room with a large inflatable obstacle course, standard jumping area, and large inflatable slide. Then when everyone had their fill of fun in this room, the party leaders led us to another room with more slides — one intense and high, another long and wide enough for an entire family to slide down together. The second room also had an inflatable basketball course and lots of balls for little ones to play with.
Once everyone was thoroughly winded and starving, we were corralled into a party room full of tables and even an inflatable throne for the birthday girl. There we feasted on hot pizza and cold drinks. While the kids had lunch, the Click’s Pics the BounceU staff took played in a slideshow on a screen in the room. The kids loved seeing the pics of themselves bouncing, sliding and laughing.
When it was time to sing the birthday song, the lights came down and the disco ball started spinning. Alice thought this was VERY fancy. After cake was consumed, we still had time in the party room so the party leaders led the kids in games.
Me and my husband Chris? We spent the entire party with our children, nieces, nephews and adult family members. We did not have to serve, clean up, or do a thing. It was heaven. We simply tipped our hosts after the party was complete.
The party total, including play, pizza, cake and photography? Less than I spent hosting our last, very simple, kids’ birthday party at our house. Seriously. It was the most stress-free kids’ birthday party I have ever hosted in my 10 years of momdom.
Thankfully, there are BounceU locations all over the country in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland (holla!), Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas. Find the BounceU closest to you.
Thank you to BounceU and BounceU of Rockville for providing a birthday party experience for review. Gratuity, dessert and the photography package provided by us. No additional compensation received. All opinions? Mine.