Planning a foam party

Posted on: 29 March 2016

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Foam parties can be a blast for adults and kids alike. It offers a lot of the fun of a swimming and dancing at the same time while being easy to install in a backyard for a temporary party venue. Here are some tips to make sure that your party goes off without a hitch. 

Hire the foam machine and an enclosure

It's a good idea, when hiring the foam machine, to also hire some sort of enclosure, such as an above ground pool enclosure or an open roofed bounce castle. This helps to keep the foam in one place so that you can have the fun experience of walking through the foam cloud, and people wanting to dry off or stay clean can hang out in the cleaner area. It also minimises the amount of foam solution that you will go through during the party so you don't run out part way through. Party hire stores can usually give you some good support on the best way to set up the foam pit and may even be able to come to your home and set it up for you for a small extra fee. 

Choose a groovy soundtrack

Foam parties have a fun and retro vibe. To keep the mood going, it's a good idea to have a soundtrack of cool songs. You'll need a strong sound system so that you can keep your music system a good distance away from the foam so it doesn't get damaged. If you don't have a strong enough set of speakers, you always hire these from a party hire store as well. 

Provide a spare pile of towels

While people might turn up in their swimmers as requested, they can easily forget towels. It can be useful to have a selection of spare towels at your party in case anyone doesn't have one or if people dash in and out of the foam pit before their towel is clean. You can often find cheap towels at a thrift store or a department store, especially if you aren't fussy about getting matching sets. You can also use these to help clean up any escaped foam. 

A foam party is a fun way to get everyone moving and grooving at your next party, especially if the weather is warm. Choosing a cool soundtrack and getting a proper foam generator sets the scene for a unique party that everyone will remember for years to come.