How To Choose an Inflatable

How To Choose an Inflatable

Options Available

There are a lot of options available when it comes to choosing the right inflatable for your party or event! Here at Uplifting Rentals, we have traditional bounce houses, combo units which consist of a bounce house with an attached slide, slides, and obstacle courses. Beyond the type, there are size variations, color scheme variations, and even quality variations. At Uplifting Rentals, we only purchase commercial grade inflatables! We will never rent a residential use inflatable unit as they are unsafe for commercial use. The differences in commercial and residential safety standards is stark…but we’ll save those details for another post. Today we’ll discuss the things you should consider when choosing an inflatable for your party or event.


A simple bounce house is typically referred to as a bouncer within the inflatables industry. Bouncers are just as the name describes; they are an inflatable unit that has no slides, no obstacles, just a bouncing platform. These are the cheapest available inflatable option in our stock and in stock for most companies. This classic option is still a tremendous hit and still provides the extra flair that you want for your party. Currently, Uplifting Rentals has only one size of bounce, the primary difference between them being their design and color scheme. All of our bouncers have a play area of 13′ x 13′ with varying heights from different designs. It’s not uncommon to see 15′ x 15′ and some get as large as 20′ x 20′. A 13′ x 13′ bounce house typically is suitable for approximately 5 or 6 users at once. The number of users able to jump at once will vary by the size of the users. The smaller your kids, the more that will safely fit, and obviously as they get larger, fewer will be safely allowed. The number of allowed participants is an important factor for the traditional bouncers as they have a shared entrance and exit.

Slides/Obstacle Courses

Slides and obstacle courses are best suited for parties aimed at older kids. Many kids grow out of their enjoyment for a traditional bounce house around age 7 or 8, they then grow out of any significant enjoyment from a combo unit around age 11 or 12, large water slides offer excitement you simply can’t get from a bounce house and are suitable for most any age so long as usage limits are followed.

All of our slides can be used wet or dry and all of them are larger than the slides on even our XL Combos. Obviously the taller slides generate more excitement, but they do pose more risks as well. While all inflated units should be monitored by an adult, slides should have close monitoring…especially if you have adventurous children that will attempt dangerous maneuvers if left unattended. In the end though, slides are a great addition to the party, they allow for quick repetitive use so a party of almost any size can use without much waiting. Water Slides are very popular in the summertime in Georgia because they’re a great way to have fun and cool off a bit in the Georgia heat.

Obstacle courses are very similar to slides in that only a limited number of users can enjoy them at one time. They are great options for all ages, and many end with a slide. Not all of our obstacle courses are safe to use with water, but they are all still very fun!


Combo units offer a nice bridge between traditional bounce houses and inflatables slides. These units are certainly a step up from the traditional bounce house as the slide offers a very different experience that your kids will love. The size variations on our combo units (generally) comes from the attached slide. The slides on our XL units are slightly larger than the slides on our Large units which are again slightly larger than the slides on our Medium units. Each of these units come with an attached 13′ x 13′ bounce house play area. Most combos come with some sort of added bonus features such as basketball hoops in the corner or inflated poles/pylon features for the kids to wrestle with or dodge…or just let their imaginations run wild about how to use them. I didn’t mention our small units intentionally, our small combo units are quite different as they’re designed for use by toddlers and have a very small slide. These units are great for the purpose they serve, but typically would not be much of a hit for older kids. Another major difference is that our small combo units are not allowed to have water on the slides (or in the bounce house). All other size categories are suitable for water usage on the slide (it will end up in the bounce house as well, but should not be sprayed directly into the bounce house).

Age/Size of Users

As discussed briefly in the previous section, the age (or even more importantly) size of the users matters. If your party will include children of different sizes, it would be a good idea to have a plan for how they will be allowed to use your rented equipment. If you have a traditional bounce house, this might mean setting aside different times for the different sized groups. Similarly, in a combo, you would want to adjust by size, in this case though, you could have a continuous flow by having the smallest get out via the slide while the next largest available gets in the main entrance. Your method is up to you, but it is important to remember that children playing in the inflatables together should be close to the same size. The size discrepancy is nearly solved with slides and obstacle courses. They only allow a small number of participants at any given time and generally have their own lanes in which only one person at a time should be using.

Budgeting for Your Event

Budgeting gets away from choosing which unit you need and into why you should choose Uplifting Rentals! Our pricing includes the set-up and take-down of our units. It includes all accessory items that are necessary to operate your inflatable rental. This includes the anchoring system to secure the inflatable to the ground (stakes on a softer surface or sandbags on a hard surface), the blower, and a 50 ft. heavy-duty extension cord. We do not provide water hoses to the unit, but we do include a hose at the unit that will connect using a standard garden hose. Taxes and in some cases delivery fees are also not included in our pricing.

We proudly service Dallas, Hiram, and all of Paulding County with no delivery/travel fees! In addition, some of the neighboring counties and cities such as Kennesaw, parts of Marietta, Douglasville, Villa Rica, and Temple are all covered in our free service areas too. Some portions of those cities outside of Paulding County may have delivery fees associated.

Besides the price shown on the website, there are some optional add-ons which we offer at a modest fee.

Our first optional fee is our rental protection fee. This fee is a 7% fee which gives you peace of mind to know that if your unit gets damaged in an accidental fashion, then you will not be held liable for the repair or replacement costs. This fee is a standard protection type of fee which does not cover negligence or theft.

Our second optional fee is for a specified delivery window. This fee is best for parks or commercial events where a tight delivery window is required. Most residential deliveries will not need this added convenience. We strive to deliver as close to your event time as possible, but we also have resource constraints that may require delivery up to 5 hours ahead of your event time. This optional add-on fee narrows that window so that you’re not waiting for us to arrive (or for commercial events, you’re not waiting for the event to start after we deliver). We will provide an estimated delivery time the day before your event and we’ll call you approximately 15 minutes before arrival.

The last thing you need to know about our pricing is that we have minimum orders. These minimums adjust with the travel fees. As your event if further away from our location, your fees and minimums will be higher.

That’s it, there are no other fees that we feel to be prudent for our services at this time. The company has charged credit card processing fees in the past, but no longer pass those fees to our customers. When you’re comparing pricing between companies, be sure to consider all costs and not just the baseline price. The added fees in some cases and by some companies can be rather substantial.

Still Unsure?

If you’re still struggling to decide which unit would be best for your party, feel free to contact us! We’re always happy to assist in planning your event so that it is a success. We are available by phone at our listed business hours, but we are available by text or email even outside of our business hours! We do guarantee a response to your questions within 24 hours!

Call or Text: 678-616-2716

Xtreme III Obstacle Course Experience

Xtreme III Obstacle Course Experience

Our Xtreme III Obstacle Course is sure to bring out the competitive nature in all of your most timid guests! This dual lane obstacle course will have you ducking, dodging, and weaving your way through and if the first part isn’t enough of a challenge, the climb to the top and slide to finish will surely get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping! Whether you run it for fun or make it competitive, everyone is sure to have a blast!

Check out the Thrill of the Slide

You’ve already seen how you get to the slide, the only thing left is to see the slide itself! With no background music here cause we want to be sure you experience the full thrill of the child as she slides down for what felt like the thousandth time! The excitement of the slide lingers long after the event is over!

Safety Videos

3 in 1 Safety Video

This video covers all of the major rules for operating an inflatable device. Whether you’ve rented a bounce house, a combo, a water slide, or an obstacle course, this video will make sure you understand the basics of safe operation. It is highly encouraged to review this video prior to the arrival of your rental unit. Uplifting Rentals proudly offers this video for your convenience and safety!

Water Slide Safety

Water Slides are a great way to beat the summer heat! Although they’re incredibly fun, there is some safety information that you should be aware of prior to operating your water slide. This video is a shorter more focused version of the three in one video, this video takes a sole focus on safety surrounding an inflatables water slide. Uplifting Rentals values your safety and proudly offers this short video to help you better understand the rules for your rental.

Obstacle Course Safety

Obstacle courses like water slides are a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re at home in your own back yard or at an event, these versatile inflatables units offer tremendous value! This video will help you understand the rules specifically relating to inflatables obstacle course safety. Uplifting Rentals is proud to present these rules for your review!

Bounce House Safety

Bounce House Safety is an ongoing concern within the industry. While an inflatable bounce house is enjoyable for all, this short video will ensure that you understand the rules to properly and safely use your inflatable rental!

Why Choose Uplifting Rentals?

Why Choose Uplifting Rentals?

At Uplifting Rentals, we understand that the event you’re planning is special! Whether it’s a birthday party for your child, a block party for some neighbors, an event at your church, a team-building exercise for your office, or any other reason, Uplifting Rentals will make the rentals portion of your planning so much easier! We make our booking process simple with an online booking. Our system automatically and instantly reserves inventory when you book. This ensures we do not double book leaving you with cancellation. If you still have questions, you can always call, text, or email our office. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and even assist in the booking process to have peace of mind that you are getting exactly what you need!

Uplifting Rentals Guarantee

On-Time for your Event!

When you book, you input the date and times of your event. In some cases, those times can be very sensitive, and we understand that! Uplifting Rentals guarantees that your inflatable will not only arrive by your event time but will also be set up and ready for use by your event time! For every 15 minutes beyond your event start time that you’re unable to use your rented item, we’ll refund 10% of your payment. If we’re more than 1 hour later than your event’s start time, we’ll refund your full event! Not concerned with a refund? We can offer additional time (subject to availability) if you prefer!


Uplifting Rentals understands the value of your hard-earned money! That’s why we display our pricing on our site. All fees are visible to our customers prior to checking out. We’ve also simplified our fee structure. Our price visibility allows you to rent with confidence! There are only two other fees that may be charged. Our delivery fees, which can be checked at the bottom of our home page, and taxes.

We also have an optional $1 charge for the full weekend rental for our residential customers! We are always looking to improve the value of the services we offer. A big part of that value includes the option for our residential customers to book an inflatable for an entire weekend! Simply book your event for Saturday like it’s for a single day. As you go through the ordering process, you’ll have the option of booking for the entire weekend for just $1 more! When you select this option, we’ll deliver your rental on Friday* and pick it back up on Monday*.

*Note: Uplifting Rentals reserves the right to deliver on Saturday morning and/or pick up on Sunday night in the event of inclement weather OR high demand.

Concessions Supplies

Another area where Uplifting Rentals exceeds the competition in value is the quality and cleanliness of our concessions supplies. Uplifting Rentals always provides cleanly packaged and sealed supplies! We’ve secured sourcing for supplies to meet your needs. Whether you need 25 servings or 250 servings (or more), we can fulfill your requirements with professionally sealed kits! Our sealed kits protect you from any uncleanliness that may befall your package before its arrival! Not only are our supplies prepackaged and kitted, but they also come with everything you need (except the ice for snow cones). There’s no need to purchase bags apart from your popcorn kit or cones separate from your snow cone syrup. We always provide the cones or bags that you need for your concessions!

Reputable Company

When used incorrectly, any inflatable may be dangerous. When an inflatable is used poorly, there is a greater chance of falling, landing awkwardly, sliding too fast, or otherwise injuring oneself. The majority of our inflatables are intended to be simple to operate and oversee, so no training is required to keep an eye on them. However, maybe you rather socialize than watch over the slide during your event, and we understand that. For this reason, our rental packages include personnel to keep an eye on and assist with any slides we supply.

Licensed and Insured

Uplifting Rentals is a licensed and insured inflatable provider. Our $2 Million liability insurance coverage allows you to rent with confidence so that any unforeseen mishaps will be covered! Additionally, if you need to be listed as “Additionally Insured” or your venue requires a listing, we can provide it within 3 business days! Finally, our owners have advanced installation certifications with the Safe Inflatable Operators Training Organization (SIOTO) in addition to our insurance policies. We train our employees using the same principles. You can confirm our certifications here (along with anyone else you may be considering).

High-Quality Commercial Grade Inflatables

There are a lot of inflatables on the market. Uplifting Rentals scours the market for only the best quality inflatables! All of our inflatables use heavy-duty vinyl, which is commercial grade, flame resistant, and ASTM certified. Through sourcing these high-quality inflatables, we provide a quality experience for our customers that will last for years!

5 Star Rated

Whether you check out our Google reviews or our Facebook recommendations, one thing is for sure; our customers love us! AND we love our customers! No matter the size of the event, you’ll get the same respect that you and your guests deserve! We text an approximate arrival time the day before your delivery so that you can know when to expect us. Not only that, our drivers will call when they are on the way with your rental. We can also accommodate a contactless delivery so long as you are able to instruct our driver where to set up and provide access to an electrical outlet. Feel free to communicate from the comfort of your home!

What to Expect With a Water Slide Rental

What to Expect With a Water Slide Rental

Water slides have grown in popularity to the point where hotels, restaurants, and resorts rent them to provide entertainment for guests and customers of all ages. Schools, churches, and other organizations are increasingly renting water slides for family events like carnivals and fundraisers.

In addition to being an excellent method to cool off during the sweltering summer months, water slides are an absolute blast for people of all ages. At Uplifting Rentals, we want to share what to expect for your next water slide rental to make the next event you’re planning a complete success.  

You’ll Need Plenty of Space

You’ll need enough room to set up the water slide. Make sure you know the measurements of the location where you’ll be putting the slide. Keep in mind that some slides are pretty tall, so make sure there are no trees in the way.

Make Sure You’re Completely Set Up Before the Event Begins

The bottom of the majority of inflatable water slides contains a pool that must be filled. And as the name suggests, they must be inflated first. A large inflatable slide might take an hour or more to set up, fill with water, and test for safety. Allow several hours for our arrival, transportation to your selected site, and setup. To put it another way, plan our arrival so that we can set up the slide a few hours before your guests arrive.

Know the Busiest Time of the Year to Book in Advance

Wondering what the busiest months are? Check the weather! Summer heat typically occurs between mid-May and late September. The warmest days of the year fall towards the end of July; this means that many folks will be booking slides around this time. In general, we suggest scheduling your slide at least a month and a half ahead of time to ensure your reservation.

Make Sure You Have Water & Electricity Nearby

It may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be shocked how many people don’t consider water availability for a water slide before booking. Most inflatables need a source of energy to power the pumps that inflate and deflate them. On the other hand, a water slide requires an adequate supply of water to fill the pool and maintain the slide wet.

Get an Attendant

When used incorrectly, any inflatable may be dangerous. When an inflatable is used poorly, there is a greater chance of falling, landing awkwardly, sliding too fast, or otherwise injuring oneself. The majority of our inflatables are intended to be simple to operate and oversee, so no training is required to keep an eye on them. However, maybe you rather socialize than watch over the slide during your event, and we understand that. For this reason, our rental packages include personnel to keep an eye on and assist with any slides we supply.

Have Fun

When hiring a waterslide, keeping these things in mind will make the procedure a breeze and your event a success. Consider renting inflatable water slides if you want your party to be a hit without breaking the bank. Uplifting Rentals offers affordable water slide rentals for all events.

What to Look For in a Bounce House Rental in Atlanta GA?

What to Look For in a Bounce House Rental in Atlanta GA?

If you’d like to plan a family-friendly event, you can’t forget about kids’ entertainment. Renting a bounce house is a brilliant idea if you want to keep child guests busy and happy. But with so many companies renting inflatables, how do you know you’re choosing the right one? This article will give you some pointers on what to look for in a bounce house rental in Atlanta GA.

Why Rent a Bounce House in the First Place?

For family-friendly events, bouncy castles are an obvious choice. Jumping is a fantastic cardiovascular exercise, so renting a bounce house is a terrific way for children to get some exercise. They also foster social skills; one of the most enjoyable aspects of a bounce house is seeing the children interact with one another. With a large group of children, a bouncy castle rental makes sense. As a bonus, parents get a chance to socialize with each other and enjoy their peace and quiet.

Always Look for Professionalism

The most important thing is to choose a reliable organization from the start. The company you hire must be licensed, insured, and state-certified. You have no way of knowing if the person you found on Craigslist or Facebook has a clean and safe unit, so don’t go with them.

If you’re looking for professionalism in metro Atlanta, Uplifting Rentals is a licensed and insured inflatable provider. Besides our insurance policies, we have advanced installation certifications with the Safe Inflatable Operators Training Organization (SIOTO). You can verify our certifications here (and anyone else you may consider).

Choose A Company That Can Provide Options

When looking for a panty rental provider, make sure you look for a company that has a wide selection of inflatables. A bouncy house designed for small children can be super boring for older children. Therefore, you should contact a company that offers various jumping castles to get the most out of their services. 

Fair Pricing Is a No Brainer

When picking the ideal bounce house rental business, price is a significant determining factor; it’s always best to go with an affordable company but doesn’t sacrifice quality. If a company charges way too much, that doesn’t mean it’s better, so stay away from them. Do some research on the business and make sure that their pricing range is reasonable and that you will receive quality service for your money. It’s a good sign if its rates are clearly stated on their website.

Bounce House Safety Tips You Should Follow

Bounce House Safety Tips You Should Follow

Bounce houses are an excellent option to keep children entertained for hours at an event or party. And, although bounce houses encourage intense exercise, they could also pose a risk. Every time you allow children to play, it’s critical to follow safety precautions.

Bounce houses are neither intrinsically unsafe in and of themselves nor any more dangerous than any other type of children’s play. They’re one of the safest options, but kids can use them in the wrong way, so it’s essential to be careful. With that in mind, Uplifting Rentals compiled a list of bounce house safety tips for you to follow.

Ensure Proper Set-Up

When a bounce house isn’t tied down properly, it can be blown away by strong winds and hurt kids. This won’t happen if the bounce house is adequately secured. If you are providing your own bounce house, be sure that you know how to correctly put it up and secure it to minimize the risk of injury. Bounce houses that are just partially inflated can also be dangerous, so be on the lookout for that as well. 

If you rent a bounce house from Uplifting Rentals, we will come and set it up for you to ensure that it is correctly placed, tied down, inflated, and safe to use.

Monitor Every Item That Goes Inside

Keeping unwanted items out of the bounce house is essential for its safety. Don’t let children bring in sharp objects such as pencils, building blocks, dolls, or other toys as a safety precaution. Food is a choking hazard and messy, so make sure it doesn’t get inside. As a final precaution, make sure that children are not wearing jewelry or glasses. These items could become entangled in something within the bounce house, break, or cause injury to someone.

Have an Adult Supervising

To keep your children safe when playing in a bouncy house, the most important thing you can do is to supervise them. Children are bright; they will devise countless ways to play in a bounce house that endanger themselves or others solely because it seems like a cool idea at the moment. Ensure that at least one adult supervises children playing in a bounce house. Uplifting Rentals can provide staff to supervise inflatables.

Know the Bounce House’s Capacity

The majority of bounce houses have a limited capacity. The safest scenario is for only one child to be there at a time, although it’s understandable that the kids would like to play together. Limit the number of children who can go in the bounce house to two, four, or five, depending on its size. Larger inflatables and bouncy houses can accommodate more people. Consult the instruction manual, the manufacturer, or the rental provider for accurate capacity information.

An inflatable obstacle course or slide may be a good option if your event will include older children who would like to join in the fun but are too big for a traditional bounce house.