2nd Annual Open House & Fundraiser Set to go!

Due to the overwhelming success of our first open house & fundraiser, we decided to make it an annual event! On March 25th 2012, Par-T-Perfect Victoria hosts its 2nd annual open house & fundraiser!  Each year we will choose charity to raise funds for.  This year we are raising money for The Queen Alexandra Foundation Join us this year on SUNDAY MARCH 25th from 3-5pm for some great family fun including the obstacle course, pirate ship bouncer, amazing face painting, fabulous glitter tattoos, balloon animals and crafts! The Easter Bunny (thanks to Victoria Costumes)  will be making an early appearance … Continue reading

History of Bouncy Castles

We’ve been told by many children over the years that their party was the best because of the bouncy castle!  That got us wondering who & when bouncy castles were invented!  Here’s what we found out: There is an ongoing “disagreement” between the U.S. and England about who invented the first bouncy castle – our research shows that in 1959 John Scurlock of Shreveport, Louisiana experimented with inflatable covers for tennis courts. He noticed his employees jumping on the covers.  University students in England about 1961 designed a bouncy castle for a fundraising event. The first inflatable rental company was … Continue reading

Four Fun Game ideas for Children’s Birthday Parties

What is a better way to make your guests feel at home, and to break the ice upon arrival, than starting the party with a great craft activity?Or what about a classic ‘summer camp’ intro game? I find one of the best methods of easing young ones into party mode is to start off with a quiet activity that won’t lead to ‘where’s my mommy’ meltdowns. Have a station set-up near your entrance where you guests can make their own party hat, and you will be sure to have a happy start to your main event. You can provide the … Continue reading