Tips for Planning a Summer Block Party or Community Carnival in Maryland

May 27th, 2016

Community Carnival MarylandThe long and rainy month of May is coming to a close, which means summer is finally here in Maryland, well almost. While the summer season doesn’t technically begin until June 20th, the weather is beginning to warm, which means it is time to start planning those block parties, community carnivals, and festivals. Such events can be a great way to being a community together for a bit of fun in the sun. However, planning such a large-scale event can be rather daunting, especially if this is your first time. So sit back, relax, and let us help.

How to Plan the Perfect Summer Block Party or Community Carnival

Planning a community carnival or neighborhood block party can be a lot of work, but it can also be extremely rewarding. By using the following tips, you can not only alleviate some of your stress – aaaaaah!  – but you can also ensure you end up with a safe and fun event that the whole community will enjoy.

Pay Particular Attention to the Layout

These types of events can be very popular, which means one thing – crowds. Nothing is worse than going to an event with long lines and no room to breathe. So it is important to properly plan your layout to allow for easy maneuvering. Don’t forget to take into consideration those popular attractions that may attract crowds.

Activities for All Ages

Make sure you plan plenty of activities for all ages. Even if you are hosting an adult focused event, such as a food/beverage festival or an art fair, be sure to have something to entertain younger guests who may be tagging along with their parents. This is where KIDflatables comes in. We provide moon bounce rentals throughout Maryland, from Baltimore to Catonsville and beyond. Our 15’x15′ Moon Bounce Castle dazzles the jumpers with bold, brilliant colors providing hours of safe and creative play. Watch a child’s eyes light up as the castle jump is inflated to reveal a magnificent castle in exciting detail and color. Our bounce units are safe and allow for a lot of fun.

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Hydration Station

It’s always important to remain well-hydrated, but this is especially true under the hot, hot, hot summer sun. So it’s a good idea to make water and other refreshments easily accessible. On top of vendors, we also recommend free water stations, where attendees can refill their water bottles free of charge. This encourages hydration and your guests will be more than appreciative.

Restrooms

Nothing can derail a great event quicker than a shortage of restrooms. No one wants to stand in a long line when nature calls. So be sure you plan ahead and secure enough port-a-potties to keep your attendees satisfied.

First-Aid

Safety and security are two of the most important parts of any outdoor event. Make sure you have several first-aid stations set up throughout your venue, and make sure they are well stocked with supplies and staffed by knowledgeable people, such as on-duty or off-duty EMTs.

In fact, it is important to ensure your entire event is properly staffed.

Cool and Refreshing Summer Events

Let’s be honest, summer in Maryland is not always the best. If the heat doesn’t get you, the humidity will. So it’s important to have a fun and entertaining way for your guests – especially the youngsters – to cool off. And this is where KIDflatables comes in again. We provide inflatable water slide rentals throughout Maryland, from Baltimore to Catonsville and beyond. Our giant 16′ inflatable slide can be operated as a dry slide or attach a garden hose for the ultimate water slide experience! Standing 16 feet tall this Inflatable slide will entertain the kids all day long!

Only $399 for an all day rental.

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We will show up on time, set everything up, test it to ensure it is in good working condition, and secure it in place. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the party.

 

Each KIDflatables Moon Bounce is Safe and Professionally Secured

March 29th, 2016

Moon Bounce Professionally SecuredA few days ago, Good Morning America featured a heartbreaking story involving a 7-year-old girl who died from injuries sustained when the moon bounce she was playing in was blown up into the air by a sudden “freak gust of wind” in Harlow Town Park located in Essex, England. It is the second bouncy castle disaster at Harlow Town Park in less than a year, after another collapsed with children inside in May 2015.

“We are trying to establish the circumstances surrounding how the girl came to be injured,” Detective Inspector Daniel Stoten said to reporters.“It will be a lengthy investigation.”

Police are trying to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the event, including whether or not the moon bounce was properly secured and weather it was even appropriate for the attraction to be running with such high winds.

KIDflatables Takes Safety Seriously

First and foremost, KIDflatables will NEVER set up a bouncy house in heavy winds in excess of 15mph or heavy rains. NEVER. Furthermore, we thoroughly test every moon bounce to ensure it is in good working condition, and professionally secure the moon bounce to the ground to prevent any incidents like the one in Essex. We can also set up indoors, provided there is ample room. Gymnasiums, conference centers, convention halls, schools, and similar facilities are all excellent options. As long as you have the space, KIDflatables can bring the fun!

Your KIDflatables representative will also go over all safety rules before your party. Our staff is well-trained and will do everything possible to ensure you and your guests not only have a great time, but a safe time.

KIDflatables is committed to making your party or special event one that your guests will talk about for a long time!

Moon Bounce Rental

KIDflatables provides inflatable slide and moon bounce rental throughout Maryland, from Baltimore to Catonsville and beyond. Click Here for pricing and rental information. Please fill out the rental request form below and a representative will contact you within 1 business day to confirm everything.

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We will show up on time, set everything up, test it to ensure it is in good working condition, and secure it in place. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the party.

 

10 Ways Kids Parties Will Benefit from Inflatables in 2016

January 18th, 2016

Inflatable slides, moon bounces, bouncy castles and more have been a fundamental part of kids parties for, well, as long as they’ve been around. Everyone loves them, even adults—hence the invention of the adult play parks (ball pits included!) But there’s more behind inflatables for kids parties than what meets the eye.

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Inflatables such as slides, moon bounces, and bouncy castles provide fun for everyone.

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Make Your Next Birthday Party More Fun with a Moon Bounce Rental in Baltimore

October 2nd, 2015
Moon Bounce Rental Baltimore

Moon bounce rental is great for any season.

Are you tired of going to the same old children’s parties? When it comes to throwing your son or daughter the ultimate birthday bash, you are limited by a few factors: the age of your guests, the season, and, of course, your budget. Fortunately, there is an extremely affordable way to pump fun and excitement into any party, for any age, during any season – Moon Bounce Rental.

A moon bounce provides hours of entertainment. There is just something about a moon bounce that makes a child smile from ear to ear. Read the rest of this entry »

Moon Bounce Rental is the Perfect Combination of Fun and Exercise

September 25th, 2015
Moon Bounce Exercise

According to nutritionist Jill Jayne, when children enjoy something, like jumping, they will get excited about exercise and eating healthy. See, exercise can be fun!

With the ever-increasing popularity of television, video games, and computers, children are spending more and more time indoors. In fact, kids today spend an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes a day consuming this “entertainment media.” So it should come as no surprise that the percentage of overweight children and teens in the United States has more than tripled over the last 30 years, according to KidsHealth from Nemours. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that the total number of obese children is roughly 12.7 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Planning Spring Parties: Moon Bounces, Inflatable Slides, Mobile Laser Tag, & More

March 27th, 2015
Moon Bounces, Inflatable Slides and Mobile Laser Tag

If you have any questions about Moon Bounces, Inflatable Slides, and Mobile Laser Tag rental, please contact KIDflatables by calling 410-205-KIDS.

Goodbye winter and hello spring. The sun is shining, the temperature is noticeably warmer, and people are starting to head outside. Aaaaah! Cookout season is almost here. Before you know it, the grills will be grilling, the blossoms will be blooming, and the bees will be buzzing. Spring has sprung.

Planning Great Spring Parties

Between graduations, wedding engagements, family reunions, bridal and baby showers, company picnics, and more, you are bound to play host or hostess at least once this year. Are you prepared? Here are a few step-by-step instructions to help you plan the perfect spring party. Read the rest of this entry »

Inflatable Slides can turn those End-of-Summer Frowns Upside Down

August 8th, 2014

Inflatable Slides End-of-SummerJust mention the phrase “back to school” around your children and they will almost certainly catch a case of the end-of-summer blues, if not just run away screaming. While your son or daughter may miss their friends, they probably don’t miss school: getting up early, the classes, and the HOMEWORK! Unfortunately, summer vacation is quickly coming to an end. Like it or not, the school year is right around the corner. It is time for students everywhere to buckle down and complete those summer reading assignments they have put off for the last two months. Yuck! But before you force your son or daughter go back into school mode, let them have one last hurrah. Why not throw an End-of-Summer Party?

Inflatable Slides can turn those End-of-Summer Frowns Upside Down

Standing 16 feet tall, our giant inflatable slide can be operated as a dry slide or attach a garden hose for the ultimate waterslide experience! The kids will have a blast either way. They may even forget they have to go back to school in a few weeks.

KIDflatables travelsto most ofMaryland, delivering our fun wet/dry slide wherever you may be. Click Here for pricing and rental information. Travel fees may apply for parties farther than 30 miles from 21228. On the day of your end-of-summer party, our well-trained professional staff will do everything to ensure your special event will be fun and safe. We will show up on time, set up the slide, test it to ensure it is in good working condition, and secure it in place. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the party.

At KIDflatables, all of our inflatable units are safe, cleaned after every use, and meet the latest standards for safety in design and operation.

Exercise the Mind and Body with Laser Tag Rental

August 1st, 2014

Exercise Laser Tag RentalIt seems like all kids want to do nowadays is sit around and play video games. This isn’t good for the mind or body. Both need exercise. So why not kill two birds with one stone? One afternoon of laser tag can help exercise both the mind and body. Not to mention your kids and their friends will have a blast. That’s what we like to call a win-win!

The Mind – Informal Cooperative Learning

Informal cooperative learning consists of having children work together to achieve a joint learning goal. Sounds a lot like laser tag, doesn’t it? Much like baseball and other team sports, laser tag requires children to work together to solve a problem. In this case, that problem is devising a strategy for how to defeat the other team. Playing laser tag forces your child to break out of his comfort zone, think analytically, and work as a part of a team. This type of behavior helps enhances communication skills and team cooperative skills (teamwork). And it’s fun. So what do you have to lose?

Of course, laser tag is also great exercise for the body.

And Body – Physical Fitness

According to KidsHealth from Nemours, the percentage of overweight children and teens has more than doubled over the last 30 years. The problem: too much television, too many video games, and not enough exercise.

“Combining regular physical activity with a healthy diet is the key to a healthy lifestyle,” according to KidsHealth.

Children who are more active tend to have stronger muscles and bones, have leaner bodies, sleep better, and have a better outlook on life. All your child needs is a little physical activity: sports, riding bikes, roller skating, or even playing laser tag

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) recommends 1.5 hours a day for toddlers, 2 hours a day for preschoolers, and 1 hour or more a day for school age children.

Laser Tag Rental from KIDflatables

KIDflatables laser tag parties accommodate up to 16 players at once. Best of all, we bring the laser tag party to you. And we travel to most of Maryland. We can set up in your back yard, local park, gymnasium, or just about anywhere.

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Moonbounce Rental in Maryland: The Kids will be bouncing off the Walls

July 25th, 2014

Moonbounce Rental MarylandHave you ever used the phrase “they are bouncing off the walls” to describe your children? If so, Moonbounce Rental may be the perfect choice for your son or daughter’s next birthday. When children have more energy than they know what to do with, they can be a handful. But we don’t have to tell you that. So give your children a fun and entertaining way to burn off some of that extra energy. They will love bouncing around for hours and you will love just sitting back, relaxing, andMoonbounce Rental Maryland enjoying time to yourself. Aaaaah! You see, when you rent from KIDflatables, we take care of everything. Let us do the work so you can enjoy your child’s birthday (and a little peace)!

Moonbounce Rental in Maryland

KIDflatables provides inflatable slide and moon bounce rental throughout Maryland, from Baltimore to Catonsville and beyond. Click Here for pricing and rental information. Our 15′x15′ Moon Bounce Castle provides hours upon hours of safe and creative play.

KIDflatables is committed to making your party or special event one that your guests will talk about for a long time!

Additional Benefits of Moonbounce Rental

  1. Are you tired of going to the same old children’s parties? If you are bored, just think how bored your child and his/her friends are. So why not do something different? Rent a moonbounce! KIDflatables also offers face painting, cheek art, balloon twisting, laser tag, and inflatable move screen rental.
  2. There is nothing more fulfilling for a parent than seeing their child having fun. A moonbounce provides hours of entertainment. There is just something about a moonbounce that makes a child smile from ear to ear.
  3. Moonbounces are great for children of all ages, from young children to the young at heart. You may even see a few adults joining in on the action.
  4. 30 minutes of jumping can burn up to 300 calories. A moonbounce is a great way to burn off some energy and stay healthy.
  5. KIDflatables moonbounces are customizable. Check out our selection of Dinosaur, Pirate, Sports Theme, Monster Truck, and Princess moonbounces.
  6. Moonbounce rental is affordable and easy. Just pick up the phone and call KIDflatables today!

Inflatable Movie Screen Rental for that Frozen-Themed Birthday Party

July 18th, 2014

Inflatable Movie Screen Rental Frozen Birthday PartyAre you children obsessed with the movie Frozen: Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, and the rest of the crew? Just “Let it go!” Who isn’t at least a little obsessed with that movie? It’s everywhere. The songs are on the radio, the merchandise is flying off the shelves, and now your child wants nothing more than to have a Frozen-themed birthday party. Yippee! So you scour party stores, retail stores, and the Internet for anything and everything Frozen related. But you need more…

KIDflatables, the company you know for its Moon Bounce and Inflatable Slide rentals, has you covered. With our Inflatable Movie Screen Rental, you can turn your backyard into a movie theater for your own personal screening of Frozen. The kids will love it!

Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle

But put me in summer and I’ll be a

Happy snowman!

If you want your children and his/her party guests to be as happy as Olaf this summer, head to KIDflatables.com and book your inflatable movie screen rental before we run out of dates. We travel to most of Maryland, delivering fun filled memories for all occasions. You pick the location and we will bring the movies to you with our huge 12-foot Inflatable Movie Screen and premium HD-quality projector. We take care of everything from delivery to setup and a member of our event staff will stay with you during the event to ensure everything works perfectly. All you have to do is provide the movie. So make sure you have a copy of Frozen on Blu-ray or DVD.

Our Inflatable Movie Screen Rental experience is sure to satisfy a crowd of any size!

 All of our inflatables are well taken care of and cleaned after each use and our well-trained professional staff will do everything to ensure your special event be fun and safe.