Tuesday, November 30, 2010

House party rentals and ideas

If you are anything like me, you will probably be hosting a house party for your next kid's birthday.house party rentals
I love the freedom that having a party at my house gives me to do almost anything I want and not being time crunched for preparations, decorations or what's even worse, the party itself!

I like bouncing parties, I believe that the fun kids have is proportional to the exercise they have, the more active they are, the more fun the kids and the parents will have ( at least when the party is over, because the kids will be happy and worn out). So a great idea for house parties is to rent an inflatable, you can call them any way you want, moonwalks, bouncers, bouncy castle, jumpers, they all do the same, keep the kids entertained for hours while they jump and stretch and move some energy.

There are also inflatable for older kids, like the giant slides or backyard obstacle courses that can be set up almost anywhere and will certainly be the hit of the party.

If you are more adventurous, a rock climbing wall is my favorite bet, kids all ages, and I mean all ages including my husband and his pals always end up going up and down and playing racing games or looking for the best time up the wall.

Mini Golf is also a big hit, portable mini golfs can be set up indoor or outdoor so no worries if there is a sudden rain in the forecast, you can rent the holes separately or have the whole 9 hole set, again kids and adults will love this one.

For my teenager the best way to get together with his friends is to have (almost every Friday night lately) theslot car races, with 4 lanes and your timings kept by the computer makes it a really fun guys night in.

For girls a favorite is the Spin Art Machine, the good thing about this is that everybody gets to take a hand made work of art as a souvenir at the end

Of course if you are hosting a birthday party in your house, a fun way to add to the celebration is to have fun foods available, rent a popcorn machine, sno-cone machine or a Cotton Candy machine and let your guests make the food for themselves.

These are just a few ideas, but with a little imagination the possibilities for a fun house party are endless, and the best part.. you don't have to rush after just one hour to sing and cut the cake and then throw everybody out, in our house, parties last at least 4 hours, enough time to really reconnect with friends and enjoy every second without rushing.  Enjoy your party!

All of these games and party rentals are available in the Greater Houston Area through Extreme-Climbing

Extreme Climbing Party Rentals
Houston and Surrounding Areas
713 - 291 - 5579

Celebrate National Cotton Candy Day December 7 2010

Always fluffy, Cotton Candy is a favorite among kids and adults

Don't worry, it came as a surprise also to me, I mean I know Cotton candy is delicious, but to have not one, but two national days in it's honor? yes, I said two, one of the days is December 7 and the other one is in the middle of the summer on July 30.
Cotton Candy Day is an "unofficial" Holiday only celebrated in the United States

Cotton Candy has a long history, it goes all the way back to the 1700 an it was first called "Fairy Floss" the name came from the floss sugar that was used to manufacture them, back then, Spun Sugar was very expensive and not easy to find, it was not until the beginning of the 1900 that Cotton Candy became to be not only popular but an icon at fairs, trades and Carnivals, and we owe this to two young inventors; William Morrison and John C. Wharton, who in 1898 invented the Cotton Candy Machine and patented it a couple of years later, and in 1904 they brought their brand new contraption to the St. Louis World Fair where they sold more than 60,000 boxes of Cotton Candy at a whopping $0.25, the cost of admission to the whole fair was $0.50 just to put it in perspective.

The only ingredients in Cotton Candy is Sugar and artificial color and contrary to what you may think, an average serving of Cotton Candy uses only about an ounce of sugar and contains roughly 100 calories which is far less than most common sodas and packaged candies.

So now you have another excuse to celebrate on December, the 7th to be precise, gather your friends, family or even neighbors and rent a Cotton Candy Machine (which by the way are fairly inexpensive to rent) and celebrate together the magic of a tasty treat that not only tastes good and dissolves in your mouth but is capable of turning us back into kids with every single bite.

You can rent a Cotton Candy Machine in Houston for December 7 or any other day at www.Extreme-Climbing.com

Extreme Climbing Party Rentals
Servicing Houston and Surrounding Areas
713 291 5579