6 Inflatables for Competitors Who Hate Skipping Practice

Posted by Spencer Darr on May 1, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Malcolm Gladwell theorizes in his book Outliers that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at a skill or a trade. For those that want to achieve greatness, it’s tough to put practice on hold for a day of fun—especially those who consider themselves “competition-aholics.”

But there are ways for true competitors to get their reps in even if they’re at a party instead of a practice field. 

Here are 6 inflatable activities for competitors who hate skipping practice.

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Topics: Birthday Party Themes, Party Ideas, Gameday

Fast and Furious: 5 Extreme Inflatable Activities to Fuel Your Adrenaline Rush

Posted by Spencer Darr on Apr 13, 2017 10:29:40 AM

 Hear that sound?

It’s the hum of car motors revving up in anticipation for the latest Fast and Furious movie, The Fate of the Furious

Yes, this is the 8th film in the series, and yes, the franchise has made almost $4 billion worldwide—but what makes watching Vin Diesel and The Rock driving souped up Nissans off cliffs so popular?

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Topics: Planning an Inflatable Party, Birthday Party Themes, Party Ideas

The Inflatable 5K Run: Making Running Fun for All

Posted by Spencer Darr on Apr 10, 2017 12:00:41 PM

Inflatables are used for more than just adding excitement to any event. As I’ve highlighted before, NASA is using inflatables to plan trips to Mars, and actors like Tom Holland use them to train for superhero roles (since being a superhero involves a whole lot of leaping).

But today, I want to focus on an unconventional use for inflatables almost anyone can participant in: the inflatable 5k run.

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Topics: Events, Inflatable Uses

Fuel Your 90s Nostalgia with These Throwback Party Ideas

Posted by Spencer Darr on Oct 10, 2016 12:15:21 PM

The Nickelodeon game shows of the 90s embraced pie-chuckin' and slime-splashin' fun with a gusto that other epochs have yet to rival. Who could forget the gloriously treacherous Wall o' Stuff and celebrated "Pie Pod" featured on What Would You Do?

Any of those classic game shows make the perfect theme for throwback college parties. Grab a few sets of matching t-shirts, and pick your favorite show to recreate.

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Topics: Events, Event Planning, Party Ideas

Feel the Sugar Rush by Planning a Candyland Party

Posted by Spencer Darr on Aug 31, 2016 6:30:00 PM

Candyland is iconic because of its simplicity; there is no counting or reading in the game. Just pick up a card, see what color is on the card, and move your piece to the next space of that color. Because of this game design, Candyland is one of the first board games children play. Released in 1949, it is a favorite of fun-lovers of all ages.

The fantastical imagery of the game also lends itself to some great craft projects. That is why a Candyland party is one theme that will bring joy to your attendees from any generation.

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Topics: Birthday Party Themes, Events

Get Your Spidey on By Working Out with Inflatables

Posted by Spencer Darr on Aug 29, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Inflatables can do so much more than add fantastic fun to your party; they can also give you a core body workout fit for a superhero. Whether you're renting an inflatable obstacle course or a standard space walk, the bouncing you engage in does wonders for your body. In fact, athletes and movie stars alike use inflatables as a way to push their bodies to the limit.

But before we get into that, what effects do inflatables have on your body when you're bouncing?

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Topics: Inflatable Facts

Throw a Labor Day Party While Maintaining Maximum Chill

Posted by Spencer Darr on Aug 25, 2016 1:47:50 PM

Labor Day was created for hardworking Americans to take the day off and chill. The only trouble is if you want to throw a party, planning and preparing can be harder than a full day at the office. Don't worry; here we'll tell you how to throw an awesome Labor Day party without needing to set down your drink.

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Topics: Events, Holidays

Inflatable Art: A Look at How Artists Use Air in Their Work

Posted by Spencer Darr on Jul 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As we have blogged about before, inflatables are used for far more than constructing bounce houses and obstacle courses. Space architects are designing inflatables as a means of transportation for humanity to get to Mars, and the military used inflatable tanks to intimidate Hitler. But beyond science and military technology, there is a budding trend in the art world: inflatable art. Not restricted by the rigid form of other mediums, inflatables allow artists to conceptualize pieces that literally bend to their will.

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Topics: Inflatable Art

Saluting the Red, White, and Blue with the Most Patriotic Party Possible

Posted by Spencer Darr on Jun 13, 2016 5:28:21 PM

Your past Fourth of July parties have not been patriotic enough. Sure, grilling hot dogs and lighting off fireworks in the backyard is always a good time, but does it really show how much you truly love the US of A? It doesn't. And that's why this year your goal is to throw the most patriotic Fourth of July party your neighborhood has ever seen.

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Topics: Events, Holidays

Fun, Festivities, And . . . Fruit! 4 Days out That Celebrate Healthy Living

Posted by Spencer Darr on Jun 7, 2016 4:30:00 PM

When planning activities and family outings, it's tempting to fall back on the usual staples—and while there's nothing wrong with going to the movies or a day at the amusement park, why not think outside the box and be a tourist in your own backyard?

There are a huge number of seasonal produce festivals all across America, but the South particularly excels at celebrating its local farmers, growers, and cuisine. What can we say? We love food, and we know how to party! No matter the season, no matter the region, there's a unique, exciting gourmet gala ready to tantalize your taste buds! What are you waiting for?

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Topics: Events, Family Fun

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