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Foam Parties in Illinois (Chicago)

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What comes into your mind when you hear the words “foam party”? Maybe you envision legendary pics of Paris Hilton firing a foam cannon into a massive crowd after one of her DJing sets. Or revelers in a sea of glowing foam during Pride festivities. Perhaps you think about dozens of kids plowing feet-first through blankets of foam on a slip-and-slide. Well, foam parties are all of that and more. This helpful guide explains what you need to know about hosting a Chicago foam party — or foam parties anywhere else in The Prairie State.

Foam Parties in Chicago, IL

Can you do a foam party in Chicago, IL? Absolutely! Setup is pretty simple, especially if you have your own equipment. The foam is also easy to clean up at the end when all your revelers have gone home. And while owning equipment saves you money in the long run, you can test the waters by renting foam machines and other essentials.

Including foam parties in your service menu is a smart move. Finding your niche is key, along with good safety practices at each event.

Popularity of Foam Parties in IL

Foam parties have come a long way since their beginnings. They’re still trendy event options at beach parties and nightclubs, where the trend originated many years ago. But foam parties are now everywhere, enjoyed by older and younger partiers alike.

Necessity is the mother of invention, so new innovations in equipment and materials have developed along with these parties’ popularity. We aren’t using dish soap and shop vacs anymore to rocket fountains of foam into hyped-up crowds. With professional foam machines plus hypoallergenic foam powder, today’s parties are safer than in the past.

Having a Foam Party in Illinois

Throwing a Chicago foam party is easy. You’ll want to keep a few things in mind during the setup process. If your party’s indoors, consider covering the walls and floors with large plastic sheets. Securing these sheets with duct tape should keep them in place and prevent foam from seeping around the edges and onto bare surfaces. Next, stage your party area with furniture that won’t be damaged by water or foam. Outdoor pieces like lawn chairs, tables, and benches are smart choices.

Water and electricity don’t mix. During setup, cover electrical sockets and plugs with protective covers or carefully secured pieces of plastic. Stereos, musical instruments, lighting, and DJ booths should be far away from the action to avoid contact with foam and possible electrical shock. Besides these smart practices, you should observe some additional safety precautions:

  • Select the right soap. Our hypoallergenic foam is a safe option.
  • Tell partygoers to wear shoes. They’ll be less likely to trip or sustain foot injuries from being stepped on.
  • Avoid skidding and sliding on floors or other ground.
  • Don’t allow guests to pick each other up.
  • Provide disposable cups, plates, bowls, and utensils for food and drink.

If any sliding’s involved, there should be slip-and-slide equipment. Sliding should only be permitted on these types of surfaces. You may also want to offer a safe place for guests to store their mobile devices. This can help steer clear of broken screens — or even busted phones — while they’re out there having a blast in all that foam.

Illinois Foam Party Rental Packages

Foamdaddy offers several foam machine packages for your foam event in Illinois:

We also offer custom packages. No matter which you choose, you’ll get the Foamdaddy gel, foam solution, a foam machine, and applicable accessories.

Making Money With Foam Parties in IL

Foam machines are fun options when you’re hosting your own events. But did you know that your foam machine can earn some extra revenue? Foam parties offer a definite change of pace and can turn an ordinary event into an extraordinary one. While you offer your professional party planning and hosting services, you also sell an unforgettable experience.

Another cool thing about foam parties is that they’re enjoyable for both kids and adults. The possibilities are endless: birthdays, graduation, Halloween, block parties, summer bashes, house parties, dances, and more.

How Foamdaddy Can Help

Foamdaddy offers two equipment options: purchase and rental. Our rental packages come with containers of foam solution plus other gear needed for your one-of-a-kind experience. Our large stand-up foam cannons, for instance, include stands for mounting. UV Glow foam machines arrive with GEL solution and UV glow packs. And each rental package includes a submersible pump.

If you frequently throw foam parties in Chicago, buying a foam machine can be a good investment. You’ll reduce your overall costs, plus you’ll be able to set up for events more quickly. Order foam and glow solutions in advance, and you’ll also save yourself a bit of time — no more waiting for gear to ship and arrive.


Where can I set up the foam machines?

You can deploy our foam machines almost anywhere! You just need to make sure you’ve got plenty of room for the resulting foam. Foam machines can be paired with inflatable foam pits. You can also set them up inside a bar with a barricade, your backyard area, or even on water slides and slip-and-slide equipment.

Is the foam safe?

Our foam is organic, odorless, and eco-friendly. It’s comprised of water and our foam powder mixed and pushed out by the foam machine. It’s about as slippery as regular H2O and just as safe — in fact, it’s 100% safe. This foam solution is also non-toxic, non-staining, and hypoallergenic.

What do I need for my foam party?

You just need a few basic supplies to host a foam party. You’ll need adequate space, plus a standard 120V household outlet for each machine and a garden hose for the water. Your outlets should have a minimum capacity of 15 amps each. Don’t forget to include a 50-gallon drum and a 5-gallon bucket with a lid for storage. We supply everything else to make your foam party come to life.

Foam Party Machine Rental Chicago, IL

Ready to throw your Chicago foam party? Foamdaddy’s got you covered. Professional party planners, private hosts, and event venues have trusted our expertise and products for over 15 years. Just complete our simple contact form for rentals, purchases, and answers to your other questions about foam parties in Illinois. You can also call our offices at (888) 731-4415.