The Little Man’s Bouncing Birthday

My baby is now five years old. If I call him my baby he retorts “I’m not a baby, I’m a big boy” and all too soon he really is. As he is my last child though he has the honour of always being my baby…just don’t tell him okay!

So, what do you do for a five year old’s birthday? What could be more fun than a bouncy castle!

Unfortunately, I had some technical problems with my camera and my phone for his party, but we do have some photos to share. (Is anyone else’s camera refusing to work with Windows 10?)

First up, here is the party table, with my little helper. The table cloth, plates and serviettes were provided by Party bags and Supplies which I reviewed earlier. They also provided the lovely party bags filled with little gifts for the guests.

The bouncy castle was provided by Toyz World. It was the BeBop Turret Ball Pit Inflatable Bouncy Castle which was just the perfect size for our garden at 15ft. I was amazed at how easy it was to put up, just spread it out, pin it down with the pegs provided, attach the fan and the kids were bouncing away within minutes.

The kids loved the bouncy castle, it had a good size bouncing area 214cm x 214cm, a slide entrance/exit, netting all around and a ball pit at the front. We did not have any balls for the pit but my kids didn’t mind. We did put some water in on one day for them to splash around in which they found great fun, and it also helped them to keep cool.

This bouncy castle currently retails at £229.95 which I think is a real bargain. It would be great to own one for the kids to use whenever they wanted. You could even share the cost with friends or neighbours and take it in turns with the castle.

My kids, and all their friends give this bouncy castle a big thumbs up. Looks like I’ll be saving up for one for next summer.

Back to the birthday boy, I did manage one other photo from the party, A rather dark pic of the Little Man blowing out his birthday candle.

Happy Birthday Little Man….now don’t you get growing up too fast my baby x

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Disclosure: we were provided with the loan of the bouncy castle from Toyz World, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. August 14, 2015 / 8:06 am

    It's good that you showed the bouncy castle in use by several children so it's easier to see how big it is in reality… Looks quite substantial.

    • August 14, 2015 / 8:18 am

      I think the most children we had on at any time was 7, which was quite comfortable.

  2. August 14, 2015 / 10:35 am

    Ah love birthdays hope he had a really lovely day, I wish I had a big enough garden for one of those bouncy castles the girls would love it

  3. August 14, 2015 / 11:11 am

    Aw it looks like he had a fab time. I hope the bouncy castle wore him out x

  4. August 14, 2015 / 11:31 am

    Aw looks like he had a lovely day!

  5. August 14, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    Oh an amazmila party. so cool. My bestie has four boys and a bouncy castle. All the kids love it

  6. August 14, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Aww happy birthday!! What a fantastically fun bouncy castle that looks like! x

  7. August 15, 2015 / 6:17 am

    What a great birthday party, hope you all enjoyed it

  8. August 15, 2015 / 7:09 am

    happy 5th birthday!! Bouncy castles are great fun for parties!!

  9. August 15, 2015 / 11:23 am

    Bouncy castles work really well for kids' birthday parties – inflatable slides are good too.

  10. August 15, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    Happy 5th birthday and what a great idea to have your own bouncy castle, my son would love it.

  11. August 17, 2015 / 4:50 am

    Happy birthday and the bouncy castle is great

  12. August 17, 2015 / 11:00 am

    It looks like everyone had a great time! Thank you for such a lovely post Anne and a big happy birthday to little man!

  13. August 17, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    My 4 year old loves bouncing so would love to have one of those in the garden! Glad your little chap had a fab birthday!

  14. December 28, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    Regardless of what you call it. Bounce house, jumper or moonwalk, kids totally love them. No gathering is finished without a bounce house. We offer different sizes and styles for children to bounce around in.

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