My sis in law managed to snag her company bungalow for the weekend, and so we decided to throw a family barbeque as well as a combined birthday party for the two boys. Now, the cakes – you’ve seen those gorgeous ones.
Now for the entertainment… The hubs wanted to get a bouncy castle for the boys to play.
This … took me a while to get around to. I love my kids. And they love their bouncies. But it seemed a tad… too much for such a small-scale party. Including Jay and Xav, there’d be a grand total of 5 kids only (and one of my sister’s kids is in Sec 1, hardly bouncy-castle-age)!
But since this probably doubled up as the hubs’ last family gathering, I convinced myself to go check out some toy rental places.
I stumbled across Singapore Toy Club, and was blown away by the huge (and I mean HUGE) array of toys available for rental – including bouncy castles! It’s like being a kid in a candy store, as I browsed through the different bouncy castles available. There were even some bouncy castles that could be set up in a HDB flat!
Given the venue of our BBQ (a bungalow with a front garden area), I decided to go for this Wet & Wild WATER bouncy castle.
Apart from a slide, there were even two water cannons to “fire” away with.
Given the three-year age gap between the boys, it isn’t often that a single toy (or DVD or anything for that matter) can bring equal pleasure to both of them, so this water slide was definitely a winner in my books. The two of them had such a blast sliding, shooting, squealing with joy… Even when the rest of the family came, they were also amused by the excitement by the playground!
While this wasn’t my idea in the first place (my hubs is obviously the more far-sighted between us haha…), this was such a hit I am seriously considering renting bouncy castles in the future!
Many thanks to the SG Toy Club for sponsoring the rental for my two boys – I had a good experience with both the pre- and post-rental with them. My email query was very promptly replied to the same day, and the slide was delivered and set up in such quick time, with the delivery man calling me 15 minutes beforehand to give me a more accurate time of arrival, and also arrived promptly to pack up the slide after that.
Yes – this is a bit too photo-heavy for my usual Talkative Thursday post – but ah well… I just have a huge load of blogging backlog to clear (hopefully before Chinese New Year arrives!).
Come link away if you have a Talkative Thursday post up! :)