Why to Plan Your Spring Event or Birthday Party Early


Why to Plan Your Spring Event or Birthday Party Early

February 9, 2015

The holidays are over, the days are slowly getting longer, and all of our sites are now turned to spring and the end of the school year. Unfortunately the groundhog saw his shadow so winter should still persist for a few more weeks, but the time is here to begin planning your spring event. There are a few advantages to planning your spring event early-


1) The Early Bird Catches the Worm


Every year Astro Jump of DC, VA and MD buys new equipment. We make these decisions based on customer feedback and what we perceive to be the hottest new inflatables in the industry. As you might guess, these items are POPULAR! By planning your event early, you get ahead of everyone else in making sure that you get to choose from our newest items or traditional favorites. Even if you choose not to rent a new item but rather choose what you have rented before, our most popular items both new and existing get rented well ahead of the warm months. To get the widest selection of items available like our new obstacle courses, moonbounces combos, or our incredible new Leaps and Bounds game, call now!


2) Permitting


Many events we work with require some form of permitting in the planning process. Public events needs to be registered with the state or county, local and federal parks require reservations, and many events require volunteers to help on event day. Astro Jump DC is able to help with many of these questions by pointing you to the right permitting office, suggesting event venues, and discussing how many volunteers you might need to safely monitor and enhance the fun. Starting your event planning early can leave you with more inflatable and venue options on event day.


3) Event Day Logistics


Successfully running an event requires basic knowledge of your venue’s facilities. If you are renting an inflatable waterslide, you need to make sure the water source is close enough to the waterslide. With every inflatable and concession machine rental a dedicated 20 amp power source is required. Where are your available electrical circuits? Do you have enough to power everything you need? These are some of the important questions to planning your event that are best answered well ahead of time. For many larger events this will take speaking with the building’s custodian. Astro Jump DC does offer generator rentals that can provide power to your event, but how much power you need depends on your venue and the setup. We can help you ask the right questions to find out what you have and need to make the event successful.The more information you have about your venue and set up the better. We are here to help with this, so don’t hesitate to call us even if you only want to brainstorm.


Astro Jump of DC, VA and MD is committed to helping you make your event perfect. We offer site visits for any party to assist you with answering some of these questions. At a site visit we will make suggestions as to where items should go to expedite line speeds, discuss the delivery and setup process, and work with you to choose the best items for your space and budget. If you leave time to plan, a site visit is a highly beneficial service that you should consider using to help you organize.


Just this winter Astro Jump of DC surpassed the 40,000 party mark since our founding in 1996. We know how to help you plan for a party or large event and are happy to play whichever role helps you the most. If you know what you want and just want to order, great, if you would like to brainstorm and work with us from beginning to end, then great as well. We take pride in making sure you and your guests have a great party that everyone will remember and we want your business.

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New Leaps and Bounds


Your children’s safety is our # 1 priority and Astro Jump® has always taken extra steps to provide the cleanest equipment for your celebrations. In addition to our usual warehouse equipment scrubbing, we are disinfecting upon delivery and again at pick-up to protect your family and our wonderful employees.

Call our party Planning Specialists at 703-339-8000 or 800-244-JUMP (5867)