Every bounce house business is going to be different, because every business owner is just a little different. There are, however, a number of things that are going to be similar for all bounce house rental businesses, and one of the things that will be similar for all of them is the fact that any owner is going to have to deal with children. Quite often, people will start this type of business without realizing how often they are going to have to be around, and to deal with, children. This can get stressful for those who have either never been around children very much or for those who simply are comfortable with children. Here are a few tips that will help you to deal with children much more naturally.
Tip #1 – You don’t have to entertain them. A common misconception about this type of business is that you not only have to get a great product from a bounce house manufacturer, you also have to entertain the children when you’re in their presence. This is definitely not true. The product you purchased from the bounce house manufacturer will take care of the entertaining, you do not double for entertainment.
Tip #2 – You don’t have to be an ogre either. Business owners often make the mistake of believing that they need to police the bounce house, and that they have to be very cruel to do it. Children enjoy having boundaries, that’s why it’s very easy to police someone you are in charge of the bounce house. Simply make sure they understand the rules and do as you would with an adult – be fair, but firm.
Tip #3 – Try to number what it was like when you were a kid. Member when you are able to imagine that you were a great knight on your way to rescue the fair damsel in distress? Or maybe you were a kid who dreamed of being a superhero. Try to remember what it was like way back when your imagination ruled your world and you’ll be much more easily able to feel a connection with the children at the party.
It’s easy to feel intimidated about the idea of working with children on a regular basis, but remember: the product you purchased from the bounce house manufacturer is really all you need to entertain them, you just need to make sure that they stay safe while they’re having fun.