My two oldest have birthdays that are less than two weeks apart. We go to a small school and they have many sibling pairs between their classes. Because of this we always try to do a joint birthday party for their classmates.
Generally we have not lucked out with the weather at the beginning of May. It’s unpredictable at best, so all our attempts at having an outdoor party at our house have been thwarted. Our house is just not big enough to survive 19 seven year old boys.
This year the kids wanted to bounce so I set out to find the most affordable location for 30+ kids (20 kindergartners and 12 second graders). I found Bella’s Bouncies through our Bounce House Round-up (it was called My Jump Place previously) and remembered being at an open play there. I was sold right away because the standard party rate is for 30 kids, the most of any of the bounce places! Since we had two classes this was a a huge bonus as most places limit parties to 20-25 with a charge for each child over that.
Bella’s Bouncies went over and above our expectations for the party. We were in Party Room A which I choose because of the climbing structure. We had a large range of kids (ages 3-8) with the older kids being all boys. I wanted more options for them to spread out and run around. Bella’s does have another party room that is bigger but has fewer bounce structures. The structures are bigger and include a basketball one. If I was doing the party for just the older kids I would have had it in this room.
I think the best part was that we could run the party like we wanted. We did it on a Thursday night an with rain and traffic several guests were late. Since we were able to bounce for the whole two hours it allowed kids to come and go from the party room as they finished eating, instead of having to keep them in the room and entertained. It was also nice because we generally don’t open gifts at parties so we just don’t need a whole hour of exclusive party room time. The freedom to come and go worked much better for us and the kids.
The staff at Bella’s was super helpful and very friendly. The room came set up with tables, tablecloths, and balloons. They had free popcorn and all the kids went home with balloons! They even turned the music down at our request (the loud music is my biggest pet peeve at bounce places). We also received a thank you note in the mail a week later which was a very nice touch.
Overall it was one of our best party experiences and highly recommended.
Disclosure: I received a discount on our party in exchange for sharing this review and discount code with you. All thoughts and opinions are my own.