Bouncy House Rentals
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Does anyone have more recommendations for bouncy
house rentals that service the Berkeley area? Thanks in
I have used Jump 4 Joy over the last several years. We
just used them last weekend. They are a family run
operation, very friendly, accommodating and reasonably
priced. Their web site is:http://www.myjump4joy.com julie
We have used Appian Party Jumps twice. The service was very
courteous and professional, and their pricing was
reasonable. It's really fun for the kids. Have fun
my son wants a bounce house for his birthday party this
summer. While they seem pretty straightforward, I've never
rented one and am curious if there are pitfalls I should be
careful of or any rental place with a particularly good
Larry ''The Jumpy'' Guy (as my kids have renamed him) has
been providing my family with bounce houses for years
(since 2002). He is absolutely dependable - he shows up
exactly when he says he will, and he has a great selection
of bounce houses to choose from. When I ask others how
much they paid for their bounce houses rentals, it seems
that Larry's prices always come in lower.
Larry can be reached at: (510)253-7349.
I want to rent a jumper/bouncer for my son's birthday. Has anyone used a
jumper/bouncer company that they would recommend?
I have used Astrojumps of Alameda a few times for our school carnival in
Oakland and have been pleased with their service.
I would recommend a local company called Jumping Jamboree. We ordered a
13X13 ''train'' bounce house for our sons birthdays last June and it was
a hit. They delivered on time, set up the bounce house in our carport
area and arrived promptly in the late afternoon/early evening to take
down and take away the bounce house. It was the same person doing the
drop off and pickup, and he was very nice and non-intrusive. All this
for about $115. Their website is very helpful, they offer free delivery
and pick up in certain areas and the outside area charges are really
minimal. Good luck and have fun.
would rent again
We've used Bay Area Jumps for three parties and have been very
satisfied. They've shown up on time 2 out of the 3 times (the driver
got lost once, but still arrived before the party started). I tend to
have them drop off a couple hours before the party just to have some
padding in case there's a problem. The houses are always clean and well
maintained. Here's the website: http://www.bayareajump.com/
I'm thinking about holding a birthday party for my 5yo at a park (or some
other outdoor location) where I can also rent a jumper house (you know one of
those inflated plastic ''houses'' where kids can jump and jump and jump).
Ideally it would be in Oakland, Berkeley, or Albany. Any ideas?
I've seen birthday parties at Cedar Rose Park in Berkeley that
had a bouncy house.
i know you want a park but if jumping is your goal, you can't beat pump
it up in oakland.
Just a note -- I ordered a bounce house from the company ''Bounce
World (925) 363-JUMP'' based on a recommendation from this
website. They ended up not showing up the day of the party even
though they promised to be there, and when I called to check in
the number was disconnected.
Bruce Owen, owner of Astro Jump, saved the day and brought a
bounce house within an hour of my phone call.
Moral of the story: don't necessarily go with the cheapest
company you can find. I have learned that it is better to
reserve with one of the big companies you can find in the yellow
pages under party rentals because they have paid to advertise
and, I assume, are more likely to be a legitimate business that
will be around for a long time.
Bruce was a really nice guy and is listed in the yellow pages.
Astro Jump: 510-351-1090, alameda[AT]astrojump.com
This message is independent of any recent comment or inquiry. I
hope you will include this in the archive for children's parties,
under bouncey house rentals.
I am writing to give advice after our recent rental of a bouncey
house from Happy Jump, which is based in Fremont. They have a
colored ad in the yellow pages. I would not recommend them
because of my experience. Our party was scheduled for 11:00 am
and we reserved for the bouncey house to arrive then, or earlier
if possible. They were over 1 hour late, arriving at 12:15. Every
parent's party nightmare. Apparently the driver had been
overbooked and made some excuse about set-up problems at the last
My advice is 3-prong for anyone out there planning a child's
party w/ bouncer.
1) reserve to have the bouncer delivered at least 2 hours before
the party begins, to be sure it's there on time.
2) If they are late, have another company ready to back up the
possible no-show or late delivery.
3) Avoid Happy Jump when making reservations, and ask friends for
I'm moving my daughter's birthday party to the playground this
year and would like to rent a bouncy castle, but I don't know
where to start. From where does one rent one? And about how much
do they cost? Do you need a truck to pick it up?
Bouncy Castle Novice
I found the bouncy castles ranged from about $89 to $225, with the highest cost
being for the super-duper multiple-use kinds (climber, slide, etc.). It was hard to
find information in any one place, but the companies are out there. The one I ended
up using was under $100 for an eight-hour day at our house, which was by far the
best rate I'd found. They drop off and pick up. If you're not near a power source,
it's usually about $40-50 more for the generator, with any company. Someone has
to be there for drop-off and pickup, so if you're at a park, someone has to be able
to wait around for it. They also had a minimum rental - I think it was four hours -
so this may be an issue at a park.
I used Jump for Fun, which has a website at www.jumpforfun.com, They had a great
rate for a long day, and were totally reliable. The party was a lot of fun. I'm a big
fan of a jumpy party now!
I know someone who rents them & for a reasonable price. They
will travel to where you are. ''Jammin Jumpers'' 209-808-2480
Try AstroJump of Contra Costa! They're great!! No truck
needed. They will set up and take it down for you. They charge
$100/4hrs.and $125/8hours. Hope this helps!
I've rented a jumper for my daughter's birthday for the past 2
years. I used 1-800-Jump-4-fun. I think they run an ad in one
of the free parents ad-rags. It cost me $89.00 cash for the
day. They dropped it off around 7-8am, set it up, and came back
to pick it up around 6pm. It was very easy. I think it's more
expensive if you get a particular theme - like HelloKitty or
Shrek and depending on the day. Saturday is more expensive than
We rented a ''bouncy house'' last year for our daughters birthday
party. You can go to their website www.comicjumps.com and pick
out what character you want on the house. It was $100 for 4
hours, but they delivered ours at 11:30 and picked it up at 7pm,
so we had a lot of jumping time. They have a smaller size house
that fit into our backyard, or you can get their larger ones.
They do all of the set up and take down. You can also check
with parks and if you get an ok with park, they will set it up
There are a number of companies listed in the phone book under
party rentals. But I do recommend getting a personal referal
for one IN YOUR CITY if possible. I recently ordered a Bounce
Castle from Comic Jumps located on the Penninsula beacuse they
had the Princess one my daughter wanted. Well, the party was
at 11:00 am and they were to be there by 9:00 am. Guess when
they showed up -- 1:00 pm!!! This is after me calling them at
9:45 am and being told they would arrive within 30 minutes.
After that call they no longer would answer the phone. I hear
that this is common for these companies to no-show but at least
you only pay when they arrive.
I want to rent a bouncer/jumper for my daughter's birthday.
Does anyone have any recommendations of companies to use or not
use in and around Berkeley?
I've seen a bouncer with a slide built into it that looked like
fun, so I'd like to find a company that carries that type.
I have two recommendations for the Party Bouncer:
Bounce World (925) 363-JUMP
Bay Area Jump 1-800-514-5867 www.bayareajump.com
I have used Bounce World twice and they're great. They come and
set up at the time they say. Set up only takes about 10 minutes
and they come at the time you specified.
Bay Area Jump has a wider selection of themes to chose from.
hi - I'm planning a February birthday party and wanted to get
recommendations for jump house rental companies. thanks
El Sobrante mom who's hoping for a sunny day!
We used Jump for Fun last year for our 6 yr. old party. He
wanted the ''Rock Climber'' and I'll tell you it was worth the
extra money. We had 15 kids here and they played over and over
on that (with my husband supervising). They came down for
snacks / cake and then had to be pried off for the pinata!!
The company is great. They deliver that morning and pick up in
the evening and set the whole thing up. All you have to do is
pay and have fun.
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