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5 Summer Party Details to Nail Down BEFORE You Call the DJ

summer partyYou’ve got a lot to do to get ready for your summer party. Though this cool spring weather may not have you in the mood for discussing outdoor entertainment, now is the right time to efficiently check those details off the party planning list. Don’t delay; whether you are trying to reserve a teen tent for your younger festival goers, a drive-in movie for families attending your Fireman’s picnic or a DJ for your wedding, booking your DJ now ensures that you have quality entertainment confirmed now so you don’t have to worry about it later.

So what do you need to do to book a quality DJ? Know the signs of a good DJ, and what details you need to have secured (or at least a general ideas) before you call the DJ:

  • Date. This summer party detail should be a bit obvious. A DJ cannot tell you if they are available unless you have some idea about the date (or possible dates) of the event.
  • Location. If you only have the date and location, be sure to call the DJ and get on their calendar. The best DJ’s calendars fill up quickly.
  • Event timeline. What time is the dinner or lunch? Will you need background music or announcements at your summer party? When will the dance start? These are all details that need to be set in advance.
  • Requests. If you have requests for songs or have asked your guests for requests on the invitation, send or discuss the list with your DJ in advance to ensure that your songs are played.
  • Event formality. Want your DJ to dress appropriately? Discuss it with them before the event.

Another tip: if planning an outdoor summer party or festival, contact your local municipality for information about laws concerning curfews and volume. You don’t want neighbors complaining and tickets to put a damper on your summer party. What you do want is a quality entertainment; contact a good DJ to get your summer party finalized so you don’t have to worry about this important party detail later.

Don’t Forget the Jump House!

Make your next event memorable with a jump house!
Make your next event memorable with a jump house!

One of our favorite highlights of any party is a jump house. That’s right, a jump house—those inflatable play houses that kids swarm to like bees to a perfume bottle. These inflatable fun houses are often overlooked by event planners (probably because they’re not 5, then they’d always be remembered!), but can make any event successful and enjoyable—by kids and parents!

Best yet, jump houses are not an investment that you have to delay retirement to afford. So, if you’re planning one of these events, don’t forget to include renting a jump house on your list of party must haves:

  • Birthday parties. Amaze your kid and their guests by surprising them with a jump house. You’ll be their hero.  They’ll talk about it for months!
  • Block parties. Even if they weren’t planning to come, your neighbors will flock to your Block Party if they see a jump house.
  • Anniversary parties. Give the kids at your party something to do while the adults talk.
  • Retirement parties. If you’re hosting a family party at your house, protect your house and flower beds from kid destruction. Distract them with a jump house.
  • Casual wedding parties. Having a pig roast? Give the adults fun games (card games, horse shoes, bean bag toss, etc.) and give the kids a jump house. Make it memorable by giving everyone, young and old, something to do!
  • Community events. Planning a school fair or a Family Fun Day? Nothing says ‘fun’ like a jump house.
  • Church picnics. Want to give your little church members something to do, and draw in families from your community? Rent a jump house.

So don’t be afraid to advertise that there’s a jump house at your next event (think big block letters and bright colors on your poster or web page!). Kids flock to the mere mention of them, as do their parents. And they’ll both thank you, in between smiles and giggles!