Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Neighborhood Party! Backyard Bash!

Booked an awesome waterslide this morning for a "Neighborhood Get Together" - I love this idea! Everyone got together - pitched in and are having a wonderful party this weekend!  I love my neighbors - so this idea is the bomb.  Doing a little research on one for our own neighborhood! Wouldn't it be AWESOME if everytime a new neighbor moved in you had a "Welcome Party"?
Dunk Tank & Obstacle Course

I've made up a Pinterest Board if you are a visual person - or try some of these ideas!

I was SURPRISED to see how INVOLVED online suggestions were in planning a block party!  It's not that complicated!  First...

*get a couple of neighbors to help you plan! V.P. of Invites - of Food - Of Entertainment!
*set a date/location/time - and theme if you want to get that involved - how about a movie night?  Don't    make it too complicated - it will scare people away! (If I have to bake cookies - I'm OUT!)
*Do you need a permit (ewwww!) but you might - especially if you are having it on the street!
*Invites - The cutest (and cheapest ones I saw on Pinterest where printed on paper plates!) Get creative!
*Food/Entertainment - Cookout? Pot Luck? Games? Inflatables?
*Consider printing fun name tags for everyone!
*Think about the age ranges - you will want to make everyone feel welcome!
*Maybe invite the local ice cream truck? Think about who in your neighborhood might own a company that can get involved (how awkward would it be to order pizza of Dominos when three doors down they own "Frankie's Pizza"!
Carnival Games

Foam Parties are fun for all ages!
If you are thinking about adding some inflatable fun, concessions, tables and chairs, Invite Party Jumpers!  We Bring The Party in the Sarasota and Bradenton Areas!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Reptile Party! Hop, Crawl or Slither on over!

My youngest daughter is CRAZY for snakes, so the perfect theme for her next birthday party would be a Reptile themed party.  Fits all the criteria for a great party:  gender neutral - easy to plan - cute, and they might even learn something!  I've collected some great ideas on our Pinterest page - so check those out!  I love all the options on Etsy and similar sites where you can (inexpensively) download files for things like invitations, table signs and the like.  For food, we've served "Snake" subs before (the picture is actually from a Jungle themed party - but for your reference!) They were *a Big hit *Easy and Inexpensive!  
Cake can simple - tiny plastic reptiles adorning cupcakes for the easiest route! You can get crazy (I did Pin one OVER THE TOP cake on my board because it was literally a work of art - but there are also many cute and doable D.I.Y. options! Activities? Well - that's easy! Call Party Jumpers (941) 343-0370 in the Sarasota and Bradenton areas - We can really get the party hopping! Bouncehouses, waterslides, obstacles courses and concessions.  We'll even bring the tables and chairs!  Already had the party? Share your pictures with us on my Facebook page and you might win a Free Bouncehouse Rental!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lorax Party - Unless

So I was out driving the other day, and came across this tree stump in my travels...100% reminded me of the Lorax, and inspired a Pinterest Party theme.  What better way to introduce (or remind) kids of the importance of caring for our Earth than at a fun party? A Lorax themed party would be great for boys and girls alike - and cover several age groups!  I love the idea of using seed packages for invitations! Turns out that cotton candy makes for AWESOME truffala trees - check out all the cute pictures on our Pinterest page, then call me at Party Jumpers - (941) 343-0370 and I'll reserve an awesome waterslide, bouncehouse or dry slide along with the cotton candy machine - instant party! Happy Planning and love! Michelle

Friday, July 25, 2014

Construction Themed Party!

Feeling sentimental this morning!  Just bought my son's High School uniform - where does the time go? How can he possibly be going to high school already???

Remembering his first birthday like yesterday.  He was obsessed with trucks - especially dump trucks - so naturally we had a "Construction Party"!  It was so simple - but just so perfect.  Yellow construction hats for everyone (one of my friends "customized" them with name of the guests!).  I made a big sheet cake, put candy that looked like boulders on it with (new) little construction vehicles on it! Don't forget the smash cake!

Today I updated my Pinterest page board for the Construction Birthday Party - we've come a long way baby! We didn't have a cool bouncehouse business then to really jump up the fun! I would have added our awesome obstacle course for sure!  Find some fabulous ideas on how to throw an amazing birthday party for your little builder - take a ton of pictures and send post some to Party Jumpers Facebook page!  We starting a monthly contest for the best birthday party pictures!

Sending lots of love and hope you have a wonderful time planning!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Last Minute Birthday Parties....(Life Hacks for Moms)

It's Summer! You're juggling the kids being home (and trying to keep them occupied) with a million other things...work...the house...all the things that keep your day hectic.  Then you realize one of the kid's birthdays is .... OMG....next week! What to do???

Time gets away from all of us - especially in the summer when our schedules are often chaotic!  Here's some handy Mom hacks for last minute parties!

1) Think Theme....what's little Johnny really into these days? Check Pinterest for party ideas (I'd put a time limit on this if I were you - can you can spend all day on Pinterest if you aren't careful)

2) Invites - NO time for that!  Use an online service (like Evites) to get the word out FAST! Think the 3 F's...Fun - Fast - and FREE!

3) Food - Think easy...yes..you can order pizzas - or a 6 foot long sub (always a fun thing!) You might need a day or two to order ahead - and Cake! There is nothing wrong with picking up a blank cake! Ask them to write on it "Happy Birthday Johnny".  If you have a theme (let's say Legos is your theme), grab some little Lego dudes to stick on the cake - and VOILA' - instant custom!

4) Don't rule out last minute reservations for party rental companies!  I know that I often will discount things at the last minute if they are not already reserved.  Yes, you might not get your 1st choice, but you MAY, and you may even get it cheaper than if you were prepared!)

5) Dollar Store is my best friend for last minute, cheap decorations! In and out in 10 minutes or less! Plates, napkins, utensils, decorations and balloons - instant party!

Then sit back and breath - you can do this!  Last minute birthday parties can be a snap with a little imagination!  Check out my Pinterest page - you'll find tons of board with different party themes!  I try to include invitation, cake, food, decoration and entertainment ideas for each of the themes.  Then call me at Party Jumpers - (941) 343-0370 - and I'll help you pull this off!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How about A Rio Themed Birthday Party!

Cute idea for a birthday! Gender neutral! Easy Setup! Colorful and Fun! Think authentic South American foods - bright colors!  Add a Jungle themed bouncehouse or our Amazing Jungle Waterslide and you've got yourself an AWESOME party! Call Party Jumpers - We Bring The Party! (941) 343-0370 www.partyjumpersinc.com #waterslide #bouncehouse #sarasota #bradenton #lakewoodranch #birthday #party #kids

Check out this theme and more ideas on our Pinterest Page

Our 18' foot Wet OR Dry Slide

Our 45' Massive Jungle Slide with Slip-n-Slide

It's a Jungle out there! Order a Bouncehouse