Whether you're planning a birthday party, a family gathering, or a community event, a bounce house is a fantastic addition that promises fun and excitement. However, one common dilemma for those planning the event is whether to buy a bounce house or simply rent one. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of both renting and buying a bounce house, helping you make an informed decision that aligns with your event needs and budget.

The Appeal of Bounce Houses

Before we dive into the rent vs. buy discussion, let's remind ourselves why bounce houses are so popular. These inflatable structures are a source of boundless entertainment for children and adults alike, making them a wonderful addition to any event. 

The Benefits of Renting a Bounce House

Cost-Effective: Renting a bounce house is typically more budget-friendly than buying one. You can choose from a variety of themes, sizes, and styles to match your event's needs without the commitment of a long-term purchase. At Playroom Avenue, we offer upfront pricing that includes set-up and pick up of all party rentals. We also offer a variety of sizes from a 6x6 bounce house to a 13 x13 bounce house as well as a bubble house, so that you can pick the rental that is best for your event.

Maintenance-Free: Renting means you don't have to worry about storage, cleaning, or repairs. The rental company takes care of all maintenance and setup, allowing you to focus on other event preparations. When you rent from us, you can rest assured your bounce house will be clean and ready when your guests arrive. 

Variety: Rental gives you a wide range of bounce house options, including different sizes, colors, and activities. This variety allows you to choose the perfect bounce house for your event. At Playroom Avenue we offer a variety of modern bounce houses, a bubble house, and soft climbing toys that can be used both indoors and outdoors, so you can create the perfect play space for your event. 

Safety and Quality: Reputable rental companies ensure bounce houses are well-maintained and meet safety standards, providing peace of mind for event organizers and parents. 

Buying a Bounce House 

Long-Term Investment: Buying a bounce house can be a good option for those who plan to use it frequently. Over time, it may prove to be a cost-effective choice if you host multiple events and have space to store it. Keep in mind that in order to safely use your bounce house you will also need bags of sand, patches, and for larger structures a generator. These can also add to the hassle and cost of setting up your bounce house. 

Customization: When you buy a bounce house, you have the freedom to choose one that fits your style. You can choose the colors, themes, and features that suit your preferences. However, when you rent you can select from a variety of options to suite party size and age range. You may even want to select multiple bounce houses for larger events or events with children of very different ages. 

Convenience: Owning a bounce house means you can use it whenever you want without having to book or schedule with a rental company. This convenience can be especially appealing for spontaneous gatherings.

Evaluating Your Needs

When deciding between renting and buying, consider the following:

Frequency of Use: If you plan to use a bounce house frequently, buying may be more cost-effective in the long run. However, if it's for occasional events, renting is the better choice.

Storage: Do you have sufficient storage space for a bounce house, generator, and sandbags? If not, renting may be more practical.

Maintenance: Beyond the work to set up your bounce house, you also have to consider the time and effort required to clean, repair, and maintain it.

If you're looking for a hassle-free, cost-effective solution with a wide range of options, renting a bounce house is the way to go. The joy and excitement a bounce house brings to your event are sure to be a crowd-pleaser, making your occasion a memorable one for all involved.

February 07, 2024 — Barbara Chernyukhin