Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up to receive the latest product information
≡ Menu

Newsletter-9-24-14-header

Are you ready for a frightfully good time? Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in America and there are so many spooktacularly fun ways to celebrate.  Take a look at some fun Halloween party themes and products as you start to think about your plans…if you dare…

Monster Mash: Host a monster Halloween party with cute monster cupcakes and brightly colored decorations with googly eyes. A great way to extend this theme is to rent our Haunted Ogre Maze.  How about having a Face painter make up scary monster faces on your guests .


Halloween Carnival: Host a Halloween carnival by changing up the classic carnival games with a Halloween theme. Try a putting a spin on classic carnival games like our Pumpkin Pitch Game, sure to make any fall festival or Halloween party a hit with kids!  Kids will love our  Great Pumpkin Game where players spin the wheels & lift up their pumpkin in hopes of seeing the great pumpkin & winning a goulish prizeOr, try guessing the amount of candy corns in a big bowl. Give kids tickets for each party game as well as for other contests, like best costume, or most creatively decorated pumpkin. At the end, let them trade their tickets in for a pumpkin and delicious homemade Halloween treats.

Pumpkin Party: Decorate with lots of orange and pumpkin decorations for this party. Have all of your guests bring their own pumpkin and provide them with paint, markers, glitter, paper, and everything they need to decorate their pumpkin.  Our Pumpkin Moon Jump is great to keep the kids entertained! If the kids are older, or their parents are invited too, try pumpkin carving! An easy party favor from this party (besides their pumpkin) is a photo keepsake. 

Haunted House: This is a classic Halloween party theme, but can be done up to make it one to remember! If you have a big backyard, try extending the haunted house out there and including a Haunted House Inflatable Maze. To make this more fun, set up a scavenger hunt for the kids. Each clue will lead them to another spooky location around your house or yard where they will have to talk to a scary ghost or touch brains and eyeballs (grapes and spaghetti) to get the next clue. Sucker Pull  is also fun, place suckers of your choice into the holes. Color the bottoms of a few. If a sucker with a colored bottom is pulled, you win a prize.

{ 0 comments }

What is a fun fair or festival without fun carnival games to add to the excitement of the event.  We have the largest selection of carnival games and activities for school carnivals, fall festivals and carnival themed events. We rent tents, carnival rides & carnival games perfect for school fun fairs and festivals.  School carnivals are perfect for fundraising and we can help you generate more money by boosting attendance at you’re event. Here are just a few of the products we off for your fall carnival, fun fair or festival!

Carnival Rides

Dixieland Ferris Wheel  is Ferris Wheel on a smaller scale – five enclosed baskets. Music & lights make a festive atmosphere!thumb_rides_dixilandwheel

Giant Slide Rental  with 3 lanes. Riders sit on gunny sacks and slide down. Great fun for all ages! thumb_rides_giantslide

 

With the Euro Bungy  achieve the impossible… with our Euro Bungee Trampoline Rental! Also called a Euro Bungy, it combines the best of bungee jumping with bouncing on a trampoline. AMJ-Spectacular-Events-AMoonJump4U-11

 

Carnival Games

Bottle Ring Toss  is a great classic, toss a ring on a bottle and win a prize. Three ways to win, player must ring 2 or more of the same color bottle, player must get a ring on all three colors or younger players need 3 to win. bottle_ring

Down a Clown just Toss the bean bags at the silly carnival clowns. If you knock down 2 of the same Clowns you win! Down_A_Clown

Great Pumpkin Game is where players spin the wheels & lift up their pumpkin in hopes of seeing the great pumpkin & winning a goulish prize!!! thumb_games_carni_greatpumpkin

AMJ Spectacular Events has professional event planners to help you design a carnival to fit your budget and age group.

We also have a huge selection of products to compliment your carnival, fun fair or festival including photo booths, carnival fun food and concessions. We look forward to working with you so give us a call today!

{ 0 comments }

There have been several news stories recently about injuries involving bounce houses - some even refer to it as a “public health emergency”. The statistics show a significant increase in just the past few years – so what could possibly be the cause?

You may have noticed that you can now purchase bounce houses, slides, obstacles, and other interactive inflatables from your local Toys R Us, Walmart, Sam’s Club, or Costco. These non-commercial units have really become available in just the past 3 years, but they are NOT made to withstand commercial use or high-volume events.

There are 3 important things to remember when renting a bounce house:

1. Wind: Wind is “the number one enemy” of an inflatable and can cause it to become dangerous. Wind also appears to have been a factor in the two recent incidents where the bounce houses blew away. Most manufacturers recommend removing children from bounce houses and/or deflating them when winds are 20 to 25 miles per hour or higher. At AMJ we are constantly monitoring the wind speed when we are on location at events and always put your safety first.

2.  Warranty:   Parents should ask the operator to see the company’s current insurance policy and state inspections. Now, this gets somewhat complicated. There are no national inspection guidelines or regulations for bounce houses. Inspections are left up to the states. Some have thorough inspection programs, and some have none at all, but parents can inquire with the operator or the manufacturer to learn about inspections to the bounce houses and to get more of a sense of a company’s reputation. Here at AMJ all our inflatables are state licensed, inspected and insured for your safety!

3. Workers: The workers are the people who are operating the bounce house. These people understand how the inflatable should be anchored to the ground, most of these store bought inflatables come with 3 or 4 inch plastic spikes compared to the 30- to 40-inch heavy-duty metal spikes we use. It’s also important to obey the rules,  only kids of the same size should be inside together, our inflatables will have rules stitched on the outside detailing the maximum occupancy.

Here are the safety requirements which we review with each renter – we even have the renter sign a document acknowledging an understanding of the rules.

  • Never use in high winds and during a thunderstorm
  • When plugging in blower, make sure that the electricity is grounded
  • Adult supervisor must be present the entire time
  • Never overload the product w/children: 6-8 children maximum
  • Children of like sizes need to be in the product at the same time.
  • No flipping
  • No rough playing
  • No shoes, glasses, food/gum or drink

Moon Jump Rental: Cars

Parent’s might be tempted to use bouncy houses as baby sitters. It’s very important to have an adult supervisor monitor the inflatable at all times, since ANY interactive inflatable product can be dangerous if unsupervised, and can easily result in injury.

At A Moon Jump 4U and AMJ Spectacular Events, our FIRST priority is always safety. We ALWAYS anchor the bounce house to the ground. We ONLY rent commercial-grade inflatables. When we deliver any of our products, we DISCUSS with the renter exactly how to use the product.. And finally, we provide protocols for any emergencies that may arise.

If you’re looking for a SAFE experience for your child and his/her friends, check out our huge selection of quality bounce house rentals. Then call us at 630-833-4386, or click on the “Contact” button to email us any time of the day or night! We look forward to making your upcoming event memorable and SPECTACULAR!

{ 0 comments }

 

frozen_e345_N2

Frozen is clearly the party theme of the YEAR! There are so many ideas floating around for this theme.  Don’t you just love all the food and decorating ideas. We will be discussing the entertainment portion of your “Frozen” themed party. Set off for an adventure with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven as you plan a magical Frozen birthday party!

Frozen Inflatable: Have the party of your life time with the new FROZEN moon jump. Every child has dreamed of having this at their party and we have it!

Do you want to build a Snowman?: Rent our snowman creator and watch the magic as kids build Olaf in the middle of Summer!
Warm Up With a Hot Chocolate Buffet: Regardless of the season, no Disney Frozen birthday party would be complete without a memorable way to warm up. A hot chocolate buffet is perfect and will really excite young guests. We set up a table and decorate it with icy blues and bold purples from the movie. Arrange the mugs and spoons, and creatively present lots of delicious toppings! Kids will love topping their hot chocolate with mini marshmallows, rock candy sticks, candy canes, shaved white chocolate, chocolate candies, and whipped cream.
 
How about Frozen treats like Snow Cones & Frozen Drinks.  Escape the scorching heat with our refreshing Snow Cone Machine! Anyone having an event will want to have this machine. It is easy to use and is as much fun to make as it is to eat. Just choose your flavor and start handing out smiles.
Add glitter, sparkle and glitz to your Frozen parties with glitter tattoosThe tattoos provide a fun, fanciful and even magical vibe to your event.
A Real Life Appearance: And no Frozen party is complete without an appearance by Elsa & Anna singing the popular songs from the movie. Characters are now available for rent.
AMJ has many products and ideas to help you plan your “Frozen” themed party.  Call one of our expert event planners today!
{ 0 comments }

 

Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 3.45.40 PM

 

Click here to watch a FUN video! Summertime FUN with AMJ!

 

What is your best summertime memory?  For many it’s the warm summer days and nights!  There’s a lot of life still left in summer and AMJ has what you need to help you make the most of summertime fun!  Whether you’re planning a neighborhood block party, family reunion or summer party, our products will keep everyone entertained – both young and old.  We pack more fun into events, so those summertime memories live on forever.  Inflatables come in many different shapes and sizes – from obstacles and water slides, to interactive and themed inflatables, we’ve got it all!

Tidal Wave Zipline  Our most popular attraction for 3 years running!  If you’re looking for the wow factor at your event, then it’s the Zipline you want!  With over 70′ of heart pounding action no one will ever forget this exciting ride!

Water Slides No summertime event or party is complete without a water slide inflatable to cool off  in.

Inflatable Obstacle Course  This is a great obstacle for kids 10 and younger. Grab a buddy and try our 28ft obstacle course. Race your friends through this challenging course. See who is the first to get to the other side and win!

 Outdoor Movie Screen Outdoor movie screens are just about guaranteed to add fun to any event. Whether you’re planning a block party, church event in the park, or something right in your own backyard, a 17×25 ft inflatable screen (white screen 11′x19.5′) makes a real statement! You’ll also need a portable movie projector, and some popcorn – naturally, we can help with all of that!

Concessions What is better on a hot day than a cold and fun frozen drink. Kids of all ages love slushies and our easy-to-use machine adds to the fun on a warm day. Enjoy this great taste and only the highest quality from every frozen beverage!

Obviously, you will need to rent chairs ,  tables and maybe even a tent to accommodate all your guests and serve the food and drinks.  The chairs and tables come in a range of materials to suit varying tastes and preferences. The chairs are comfortable and your guests won’t end up complaining. The tables come in various sizes, and they are all water-resistant and portable. You do not have to worry about spending a lot of time setting everything up. All our chairs and tables are portable and easy to set up and carry around.

No matter what summer party you still have left to plan the expert event planners at AMJ will help make planning your next party a summertime breeze!

{ 0 comments }

Organize-block-party-101959907-hero

It’s Block Party season in many parts of the country and if you happen to be in charge of planning the activities then you have quite the challenge.  AMJ Spectacular Events can help assist you with block party entertainment and activities for everyone.  We asked some of our expert event planners to help us come up with some fun activities that are sure to keep everyone entertained.

Inflatable FUN, kids absolutely love to play in inflatable moon jumps and we have the largest selection for block parties. Bounce houses, slides, ball pits, inflatable games– no matter what you choose to go with, it will be a hit with the neighborhood children! Keep the kids cool while having fun in an inflatable water slide like our Fire & Ice Water Slide. If the block party is in the evening hours, consider renting an inflatable movie screen and playing a family friendly movie.

Use one of our many kid friendly entertainers, from glitter tattoo & airbrush artists, face painter, balloon twisters and more. Consider hiring a roaming Magician or  Clown to keep the kiddos (and let’s face it, adults) entertained.  We even have DJ’s & Caricature Artists that is always a big hit!

Trackless Trains are Great for Children 16 years and younger they will love riding up and down the streets in one of your Trackless Trains. When you rent The AMJ Party Express Trackless Train it comes with 1 engineer, 3 cars & train station! When it’s time to feed the troops we have plenty of fun food carts filled with kid friendly foods.  Hot Dog push carts, Cotton Candy Machines, Popcorn/Caramel Corn and Snow Cone Machines.

So when it’s time to start planning your neighborhood block party look to AMJ Spectacular Events for all your party planning needs!

 

{ 0 comments }

Family Reunion

Family reunions are something everybody looks forward to. However, if you would like to add some spice to such special events, we can be of some help. We offer several items which will make your family reunion, outdoor activity or party a huge success.

First off, if children are going to be present, then you need to do your best to keep them entertained. This will allow their parents to have fun too! So it is a good idea to consider renting one of our bounce houses for the kids. Kids love our Hot Air Balloon 4in1 with Slide, Jump n’ Splash  Under the Sea 4in1  or our Castle Moon Jump. We offer bouncy houses for various ages and many different sizes & styles.

If the party or event is going to be held in the hot summer months, then it is a great idea to rent one of our inflatable water slides. Kids simply love them! Cool off in one of our Water Inflatables like our Corkscrew Slide w/Pool or our Mickey and Friends Jump n’ Splash. We also have a range of interactive games which you may choose from like our Pitch Burst Water Game or Royal Flush Dunk Tank.  All our items are safe and you may put your mind at rest that your kids will have fun while being secure.

Obviously, you will need to rent chairs ,  tables and maybe even a  tent to accommodate all your guests and serve the food and drinks.  The chairs and tables come in a range of materials so as to suit varying tastes and preferences. The chairs are comfortable and your guests won’t end up complaining. The tables come in various sizes, and they are all resistant and portable. You do not have to worry about spending a lot of time setting everything up. All our chairs and tables are portable and easy to set up and carry around.

Other great additions for your family reunion or party would be machines that will offer a nice range of treats and goodies to choose from. Our concession rentals are very popular as they add variety to your menu. We offer popcorn machines, snow cone machines and cotton candy machines. Kids go crazy for them, but so do adults! So you may rest assured that if you choose to use AMJ Spectacular Events for your party needs your event will be a huge success!

{ 0 comments }

image015

With summer right around the corner there are so many events to start planning from kids birthday parties, to family reunions, block parties, summer fun fairs, picnics and more!  There is a lot to consider when planning a summertime event, from the venue to the entertainment, and everything in between!  AMJ Spectacular Events has been helping to plan all these types of events for over 20 years.  In all that time, we have become experts when it comes to finding the right type of entertainment and product rentals to help make your event the very best and most fun.  Confused on where to start?  Then let us help you with our top 10 list of the summertime “must-haves” list!

#10 Tents, Tables & Chairs If you are planning an outdoor event and are unsure of the type or size of tent your event requires, then let the event planners at AMJ help you figure out the tent you need.  They can also help with other rental items like tables & chairs!

#9 Double Slide Our GIANT slide is one of a kind. This is a double-lane slide that provides a bunch of fun for everyone. This inflatable slide keeps both the young and old happily sliding for hours. Be prepared for major competition with this slide.

#8  Frozen Inflatable Moon Jump  Have the party of your life with the all new Disney “Frozen”-themed moon jump (see picture above). Every little girl will be having a Frozen party this summer!

#7  Outdoor Movie Screen Outdoor movie screens are just about guaranteed to add fun to any event. Whether you’re planning a block party, church event in the park, or something right in your own backyard, a 17′x25′ ft inflatable screen (white screen 11′x19.5′) makes a real statement! You’ll also need a portable movie projector, and some popcorn – naturally, we can help with all of that!

#6  Concessions What is better on a hot day than a cold and fun frozen drink. Kids of all ages love slushies and our easy-to-use machine adds to the fun on a warm day. Enjoy this great taste and only the highest quality from every frozen beverage!

#5 Carnival Games  Add something fun for the kids at your event by including some of our more popular carnival rental games, like the classic game of Duck Pond.  If your event has a Hawaiian theme, then you will want the Hula Girl Hoop Toss.

#4 Tidal Wave Zipline  Our most popular attraction for 3 years running!  If your looking for the wow factor at your event, then it’s the Zipline you want!  With over 70″ of heart pounding action no one will ever forget this exciting ride!

#3 Inflatable Obstacle Course  This is a great obstacle for kids 10 and younger. Grab a buddy and try our 28ft obstacle course. Race your friends through this challenging course. See who is the first to get to the other side and win!

#2 Big Splash Game Fun for Everyone. The Big Splash creates a fun event on a hot day! Anyone who can sit under the 2 gallon bucket can participate. Be prepared to get wet and have fun!

#1 Water Slides No summertime event or party is complete without a water slide inflatable to cool off  in.  We have many slides to chose from including our oh-so-fun Corkscrew Inflatable or our Fire & Ice Inflatable slide and pool!

These items will be booked quickly this summer, so be sure to call us right away to check on availability (630-833-4386), or email us at sales@amjse.com.

{ 0 comments }

 

header-2

It’s official. After much anticipation, while it may take a few weeks for all of the snow to melt and the weather to warm up, spring is at least officially here. It’s time to get creative and plan corporate events with a spring flair. Here are some themes guaranteed to put any group in the mood for spring:​

Need an excuse to have a Western themed event then try renting a Mechanical Bull   it is more than just a ride, it’s an experience. The mechanical bull instantly draws a crowd, creates a fun atmosphere, and keeps the spectators fully entertained with all the action. The bull is perfect for indoor and outdoor settings making it a great choice for all types of events including; school and church functions, company picnics, college events, company picnics, sales meetings, bar mitzvahs, town festivals and any event that needs a fun for all attraction.

Have a Hollywood themed event and add our Photo Booth to make your celebration one that everyone will long remember! Our classic booths are attractively designed, meticulously crafted, and very easy to use. Just get in, smile, and press the button. Let your guests stroll in down a red carpet, they will feel glamorous and glitzy as they make there way into the event.

Having kids at your event then check out our huge selection of inflatablesobstacle courses and slides with dozens of themes and licensed characters you will easily find the perfect products to keep those kids entertained.

Recreate the historic nostalgia of Americana at your next function with one of our many trackless train’s.  Our trackless trains can be used to escort your guest from a near by parking lot, or just travel around the designated area for a wonderful relaxing ride. The possibilities are endless. Gather your guest and climb aboard. We guarantee that our trackless trains will be a huge attraction at your event.

No matter what your theme is one thing’s for sure AMJ has all the products you need to take things up a notch!  Call and speak with one of our expert event planners and let us make your next event simply spectacular!

 

 

{ 0 comments }

Skip into spring with a carefree party that invites everyone to gather together to enjoy the outdoors. Eager young legs will thrill at the opportunity to jump and run. And everyone will welcome the sweet smell of new grass and the cheerful bursts of color beginning to emerge in the garden. If you’re planning to hold an Easter party for children, it’s important to have a few games and crafts to keep them entertained along with the usual Easter goodies like chocolate and sugar treats. There are a number of Easter-themed games you could include in your children’s  Easter party and AMJ has rounded up some really fun  products that are likely to be a big hit.  Princess Inflatable moon jumps are always a popular choice and nothing says spring like our Kiddie Pillar Crawl.  Create those hoppy Easter time memories by renting our Bunny Costume then capture them with easy to use point and shoot photography set up at your event.  Keep the kids entertained with unique crafts like Bead Art, Sand Art,  or Spin Art Tee’s.   Ride the kiddies around in one of our Trackless Trains  they can take your family on a memorable ride that you’ll be talking about for years to come.  Call us and speak with one of our dedicated event planning professionals they will help you plan the most spectacular Easter event!

Easter-Collage-630-x-800-AMJ_2

{ 0 comments }