Everyone wants their party to be the best on the block. Planning the perfect party can be an extremely daunting task. However, with the proper tips and tricks, planning a party doesn’t have to cost a fortune and can be done quickly and easily. If you’re looking for an easy way to plan a party that will still rock the socks off your friends and family, try following these five easy steps:

Plan a themed party. Themed parties are an excellent way to celebrate birthday parties. Whether you’re child is interested in pirates, Mickey Mouse, or action heroes, inflatables come in pretty much any theme you can imagine. The best part is that most party rental companies charge around the same price for themed inflatables, making it easy to afford!

Plan in advance. The earlier you plan, the easier it will be for companies to accommodate your needs. If you’re planning a themed birthday party, many companies only carry one of each type of themed jump. In order to make sure you get the one that you’re wanting for your birthday party, rent early.

Measure and clear a path! Bounce houses are very heavy. We don’t have the ability to lift 500 pound inflatables over walls. Before you rent an inflatable, make sure you have the space needed to set up the inflatable. Rental companies have inflatable size measurements so you can verify that you have enough space. If not, consider setting up at a park. Keep in mind that in order to set up at a park, you will likely need to rent a generator as most parks don’t have access to electricity.

Check reviews. Before I book a hotel room, I look at reviews to see if the hotel is clean and the staff is friendly. I only rent from places that I trust will provide the service I’m looking for. The same applies for party rentals. A simple search of “review of _______” will likely provide you with reviews from trusted websites such as Yelp.

If you’re not sure about something, ask. The vast majority of party rental companies across the country are small businesses owned by friendly people who are interested in making sure you have the best rental experience possible. If you’re not sure how something works, simply ask. Most business owners will go out of their way to make sure that you’re taken care of.

By following these tips, I’m confident you’ll easily plan your next birthday party with less stress. When it’s all said and done, our goal in the party rental industry is to make your life just a little less stressful.