News

From recent events, to party rental tips, here's what's been happening with The Fun Ones.

New Indoor Event Space!


We have some exciting news here at The Fun Ones! We have opened up a new indoor event space at our Saint Charles location. If you need a place to hold your next birthday party, business meeting, baby shower, or any event, we have the perfect place for you. Our Services The two rooms we offer are perfect for parties of all kinds. Whether you’re planning a birthday party for your child, a graduation party, or a family reunion, our rooms can accommodate your needs. We offer a large, versatile space that can be customized to fit your unique requirements. Our space is perfect for children’s parties, with…

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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 to 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…

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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…

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Are Inflatable Bounce Houses Safe? Part 1


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 would 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…

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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. 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. Solutions to help ease…

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