There's no reason to have the same old party theme for Rein's fifth birthday. She's sure tired of the stereotypical Fairy Tale inspired party motif so this year, I'm not going to avail the services of our neighborhood costume shop which I have been patronizing for the past four years.
According to my friends who are mothers themselves, just like costume shops I can find a lot of fun party stuff in shops that offer party bouncers.
Of course I've heard of party jumpers rentals since many of my rich friends would constantly have inflatable party bouncers for their children's birthdays. I just never really welcomed the idea of having those for my child because I had the notion that those party inflatable bounce houses were only designed for big yards. How can I possibly set up a gigantic inflatable obstacle course in a 30 square meter garden which is what I actually have at home?
So that's what I basically had in mind for the longest time before my best girl friend, Pammy, drove me to what many would consider the most popular Calgary inflatable rentals. I was expecting to see enormous inflatable slides and bounce houses appropriate for a backyard measuring 100 square meters or even more, but I was wrong.
As we toured the shop, I discovered that inflatable bouncers and jumpers come in different dimensions.
There are even bounce house designs for toddlers like my little Rein, jumpers for preteens and adults like myself. Everything in the store is so colorful and inviting. Suddenly, the child in me just wanted to get onto those fun objects and jump nonstop!
That very moment I was standing and inspecting each party inflatable jumper, I wished my little Rein was with me. I started to imagine how her eyes would sparkle at the sight of these party jumpers and bouncers. Thinking that this would be something new for my little girl and that it will guarantee her an unforgettable party experience, I went through the store's catalogue to choose from among its newest inflatable entrees, those that my baby hasn't tried yet in the birthday parties of friends and classmates.
I decided to book the winding dual lane maze which will see kids climbing and sliding to the finish line. That sure spells a lot of fun!
Saturday arrived and kids starting pouring in at exactly 3 p.m. My little Rein did not sport the usual Disney Princess gown that she's accustomed herself with in her previous parties, instead garbed herself in a casual Dora shorts and T-shirt getup. I couldn't explain my happiness as I watched her crawl, jump and climb in the colorful inflatable maze that I got her. Though it was her birthday we celebrated that day, I felt like it was mine.