If you have ever been to a carnival, you know how powerful music can be to adding to the excitement and fun of the moment. Carnival ride operators routinely blast loud, rhythmic rock music as riders are spun around, flipped upside down and smashed against each other on carnival rides.
Now you can add the same kind of thrill to your bounce house by adding a soundtrack of your own. Simply hire a DJ, rent a sound system and connect it to your iPod or other playback device, or just drag your old stereo outside, plug it in and turn it on.
Suddenly, the bounce house experience has a whole new dimension of fun and excitment!
Choosing the Right Music
As with any type of entertainment, it’s important that you understand who your audience is. If the children playing in your bounce house are toddlers or pre-schoolers, blaring rock music probably will only frighten them, not make the experience more fun. In this instance, downloading music specifically designed for younger children, such as the Wiggles, Rafi, or songs by Barney the Purple Dinosaur may be more approriate.
But if they kids using the bounce house are old enough to appreciate classic rock, tune your radio to your favorite station or put on the playlist of your favorite rock classics and let them enjoy the experience to the fullest.
How Loud Is Too Loud?
On a carnival ride, part of the fun is how disorienting the blaring rock music is. But with a bounce house, there are safey issues to be concerned about.
You want the children playing in the bounce house to be entertained, but you don’t want the music to be so loud that it frightens them or that you can’t hear if somebody needs help. Play the music at a reasonable volume and everybody should have a great time.
Music adds fun and excitment to practically any experience, including playing in a bounce house.