A party with zero stress, does that even exist? Yip, it does! As a party planner I really toyed with the idea of still giving Oli a big elaborate party (it’s a way for me to build a portfolio, far more hoopla than he would choose), but, we had decided we’d go away to the Cape for his birthday this year. After a disastrous holiday with his sister going in for an operation, we decided on a small party that would involve absolutely no stress, no fuss, and just pure fun. Enter BOUNCE.
I chatted to the team about what would be the best package and venue to choose for Oli and his age range, and as luck would have it, a brand-new offering to the South African market was launching – the Classic BOUNCE Party. So, what is it? 3 hours of pure awesomeness, that’s what! It caters for the 5-8 year old’s, with a focus on fun games where everyone can get involved (think dodgeball), free play, being taught new skills by their totally amped host (I have no idea how anyone can have enough energy to keep up with 10 hyped 7 year old boys) with a few healthy challenges thrown into the mix. We selected the Fourways Mall BOUNCE as the venue for convenience. The birthday boy gets given a special sticker badge and rainbow grip socks to make them feel extra special at the party. At a BOUNCE party your kids have their own host for the entire duration of the party, so Mom and Dad can relax with their complimentary coffees (a limited amount applies) at the tuck shop area while the kids are fully taken care of. With water and toilet breaks, the host reads the mood and takes the kids into their designated party area where it can be assured that they’ll be suitably pooped from the ultimate action-packed birthday party.
Oli had 9 guests (with his sister having a couple extra), and they all had an absolute ball! A solid 3 hours of partying had them wolfing down their platter of hotdogs, gulping down BOUNCE waters, and then savouring their Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream Cake in sugar cones (BOUNCE can organize all your catering – for adults and children, as well as an ice cream cake, or you can simply bring your own cake in). The host came into the party room with the candle already lit (that’s the extent to which they go!) and the boys just absolutely adored him. The venue takes care of the balloons (although you could bring in some more table décor should you wish) and each child gets a branded drawstring bag with some treats inside to take home – this bag has proved to be a huge hit with swimming season kit for school! To wrap up the party their fabulous host took the kids down to the photo booth for some crazy (what is it with these 7-year old’s?!) pics which the birthday boy got to take home, along with a voucher to come back and visit BOUNCE!
BOUNCE professes to this being a ‘sit back and relax party’ and they 100% lived up to that promise! The only thing I had to do was scoop the ice cream cones! Would I do it again? In a heartbeat! The kids went home sweaty, tired, muscles worked from head to toe, but most of all – HAPPY! The Fourways Mall BOUNCE multi-level tramp arena is insane! Oli still wants to go back to conquer some of the clip and climb levels (I think this was his absolute favourite area, followed closely by the dodgeball).
Thank you to BOUNCE for #hosting Oli for his birthday party – it was one for the books!
For more information on parties at Menlyn Maine, Waterfall Lifestyle Centre, Fourways Mall or Cornubia – click here: https://www.bounceinc.co.za/parties/
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