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How To Choose What Carnival Games to Rent

When renting carnival games for your event, there are many things to take into account tocarnival_equipment_bowling make sure your carnival is the best it can be.  We will discuss in this article what are all the factors to consider when selecting what games to rent or purchase.  The carnival games we will discuss are intended for School Carnivals, Fun Fairs, Festivals, Company Picnics, Trade Shows, and Birthday Parties.  Each of these events has different types of people playing.

  • An important question to answer when planning your event is – What is the target audience for the carnival games?  This is important when selecting carnival games that require skill.  If you choose skill games that are too difficult for a 10 year old,

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Are Inflatable Bounce Houses Safe? Part 2

The final inspection step is to make sure the inflatable safety signs are secure and legible and the unit is clean. Every inflatable unit manufactured in the USA is required to have a safety sign on it with instructions and a manufactured date. If you get delivered to your event an inflatable without a safety sign, beware of the safety of the unit. Over the years, we have acquired many small inflatable companies. Some of these companies had units without safety signs and manufacturer information. Almost all were purchased from China manufacturers and were not made for commercial use. We found the stitching and anchor points do not withstand commercial use. When small companies are starting out, some of them buy cheap inflatables from China because that is all they can afford.

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Are Inflatable Bounce Houses Safe?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions when people are considering renting an inflatable for their first time.  The answer is “it depends”.  The safety of an inflatable bounce house depends on many factors which we will discuss throughout this article.  But first you may be asking “is this person qualified to write this article and are they an expert on this topic?”  Well, I would say an expert wouldbounce-house-combo-frozen-400x325 be someone who works for the insurance industry and investigates how and why accidents occur on inflatables.  I am not an expert.  However, I have owned an entertainment and party rental company for 12 years which has been responsible for installing and running over 20,000 inflatables over those years and I have personally attended over 300 events with inflatables to witness firsthand how inflatable’s have been installed and supervised. 

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Carnival Volunteer Challenges

How to take the fear out of volunteering!

Recruiting the number of volunteers needed to staff your School Carnival or Fun Fair can be a challenge. Here are some of the roadblocks that you may need to navigate in order to have a successful event. It should be a “Fun Fair” not a Work Fair.carnival volunteer

Fear of commitment– Volunteers may hesitate to commit to your event for the following reasons:

  • Work schedule may conflict with the times of the event.
  • Volunteers are afraid to be lured into committing to long hours, or too many events during the school year.
  • Families may not want to miss out on the fun.

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