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The average cost for a bounce house and party inflatables rental company is $175. You are likely to spend between $120 and $255 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated September 1st, 2017

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Bounce houses and inflatable slides are available for birthday parties, festivals, weddings, corporate events, school events and fundraisers. Bounce houses are suitable for both indoor or outdoor events, depending on the venue. Inflatable entertainment can be selected based on size to accommodate small groups, medium-sized gatherings or large parties of 200 or more people. Commonly rented inflatables include houses, castles, slides, waterslides, combos (house/castle and slide) and obstacle courses. Several factors affect the cost of renting a bounce house.

Size

Size is usually one of the largest factors in the cost of a rental. The larger the bouncer, slide, combo or obstacle course, the more work it is for the staff to transport and set it up—not to mention the higher the initial cost for the company to purchase it. Here’s how dimensions affect the cost of bouncer rentals from Salta Bounce Houses of Georgia in Covington, Georgia:

Bouncers:

  • $95 for a 10x10x13-foot bouncer

  • $125 for a 15x15x13.5-foot bouncer

Slides:

  • $150 for a 14-foot wet/dry slide

  • $250 for a 20-foot wet/dry slide

Combos:

  • $140 for a 24x10x13-foot combo bouncer and slide

  • $175 for a 30x13x15-foot combo bouncer and wet/dry slide

Rental duration

Inflatable rental companies generally have a set number of hours that their products are available. Additional time may be purchased on an hourly basis, as the schedule permits. For example, Lone Star Bounce in Princeton, Texas, charges a flat rate of $125 for six hours of bounce house rental and $10 for each additional hour.

Water or dry slide

Inflatable water slides may have a higher rental rate than dry slides because of the additional labor required for setup and the equipment needed to operate the inflatable as a water slide. Here’s how Lone Star Bounce handles the cost difference for the same 30x10x18-foot inflatable when rented as a dry slide versus a water slide:

  • Dry slide: $250

  • Water slide: $325

Add-ons

Many rental companies offer concession machines, seating, popcorn machines with kernels, cotton candy machines, spun sugar, generators to keep the rented toy inflated and more. The more items a customer rents (or purchases), the higher the overall cost. Here are some add-on rental prices from The Bouncy Store in Oswego, Illinois:

  • Folding chairs: $1.50 per chair

  • Six-foot folding table: $8

  • Snow cone machine: $45

  • Popcorn machine: $55

  • Cotton candy machine: $55

  • 2300-watt generator: $75

  • 3000-watt generator: $100

Packages

Bundling bouncer rentals, concessions or multiple inflatables into one package can lower the overall cost per item since the company is already making a trip to customer’s location. Here are some examples of packages:

  • Salta Bounce Houses of Georgia: $299.95 package, includes a 20-foot dual slide ($250), table ($8), 10 chairs ($15), popcorn machine ($55)—$29 savings

  • The Bouncy Store: $450 package, includes a double water slide ($350) and bounce castle ($130)—$30 savings

Travel fees

Inflatables are always delivered to a party or event site, so rental companies typically have a service range within which there are no additional travel fees. Beyond that area, a company may charge a per-mile or set rate to compensate for employee time and transportation expenses. The Bouncy Store has a tiered pricing system for delivery based on a party’s distance from the company’s depot, ranging from $15 to $30.

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Recent reviews

Buckeye Bounce Houses, LLC

We hired this company to provide a large bounce house with slide for our 5K fundraiser. They have an incredibly friendly staff, easy contract and payment process, flexibility with set up and take down and were cost effective for our event. Thank you for the fantastic service!

All Star Events and Party Rentals, LLC

I don't think anything could have gone better with this rental. They were completely professional!! I hired them for a bounce house rental that I needed over Thanksgiving weekend and I sent my mother to pick it up from their warehouse. She was raving about how clean and neat their warehouse was and how professionally that they treated her as well. When I got home it was SUPER easy to set up! Additionally, we picked it up early because all of the drivers were going to be out of town over the Thanksgiving break so they let us have it for additional days at no extra cost! They didn't want to not rent it to us because they wouldn't be here so they offered it to me on Tuesday or Wednesday for pick up and they retrieved it on Monday. Best Thanksgiving holiday ever thanks to them! Prices are great as well!!

Bounce! Fun Center

Price was affordable and delivery was reliable. I didn't need to do anything for set up/pick up and Chad amazing to work with!