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How to Throw a Foam Party

You attended an unforgettable event with a foam machine, and your family had such a blast that you've been wondering how to throw your own foam party at home ever since. Maybe you saw images of a public foam party on Instagram, and you knew your kids would be enchanted by the bright colors, upbeat music, and deep mountains of bubblicious joy.

Use this guide to learn how to throw a foam party for a milestone birthday, graduation, dance party, or any other type of celebration.

Decide to Have a Foam Party

Just about any event can be improved with the addition of a few foam machines. Our customers rent foam party machines for just about every occasion and location, including:

  • College Parties and Events
  • Graduations
  • Summer Camps
  • Barbecues
  • Birthday Parties
  • Festivals
  • School Events
  • Daycare Centers
  • Halloween Parties

While foam parties have their roots in the 1980s nightclub scene, today's technology allows hosts to bring foam output to their very own backyards. While Ibiza was the center of the first foam festivities, the foam cannon started selling in the United States in the early 1990s.

Rely on a Foam Party Professional

DIY foam parties have taken over social media. What these Tik Tok clips don't show is the aftermath and cleanup involved with self-service foam solution. Most of these recipes use dish soap, which can cause allergic reactions and even injure the eyes.

When you rent a professional foam machine, you'll receive everything you need for safe foam pits and allergy-free dance contests. We pride ourselves on easy clean-up with every party rental, no matter how large the occasion.

A professional can also help ensure you don't get overwhelmed with too much foam with our carefully calibrated party rentals. We'll help you select the right machine based on how many times you want to run it during the event, the amount of foam you plan to create during each session, the number and age of guests, and the total amount of space for the foam area.

Choose a Venue

For the best foam parties, organize three separate areas in your space. In addition to the foam machine, dance floor, and water play space, you should also have a designated space for food and beverages.

Outdoor Foam Parties

When deciding where to put the dance floor, you might want to consider an outdoor spot. A hard surface such as a concrete patio works best. You could also lay down plastic sheeting and make a foam pit on the grass. Kids will love running around and sliding in the bubbles. Speaking of kids’ parties, a bouncy castle can add yet another layer of fun memories while keeping the foam contained.

Indoor Foam Parties

For indoor parties, foam machine rentals should ideally be placed on linoleum, tile or another easy-to-clean surface. Foam bubbles can cause water damage on carpet and wood. If you're set on having a foam party during the winter months, cover your valuables with plastic sheeting to avoid stains from the foam solution. Music is a must, so whether you're hiring a DJ or crafting a personalized birthday party playlist, keep the electronic equipment far from the foam juice to avoid a serious safety hazard. Those aren't the kind of sparks you hope will fly at your event.

Provide a Foam Party Dress Code For Safety

Your party goers should wear clothes that can stand up to the foam fluid. Forget about flip-flops since this slide-on can cause your guests to slip and fall. Instead, encourage water shoes, tennis shoes, and other options with traction, at least in the area where you'll have your foam machine.

Depending on your soiree or party theme, you might also want to provide other instructions on your invites. A beach party is one of our favorite ideas since your guests will benefit from their swimsuits’ natural water-resistance. We recommend cultivating a festive party vibe with your dress code to amp up the fun of your foam party.

Set up sprinklers around the foam area for even more fun if you don't have a pool. That will also give party-goers another excuse to wear their favorite bathing suits.

Think About Plastic Cups & Plates

Your guest will need to eat to have the energy to splash around in the foam. If you don't have a stash of inexpensive plastic tables and chairs, this party rental will be well worth the cost. Make sure to have enough seating for all your attendees and long tables for your food and drink. Lawn chairs are also a retro-cool solution that won't get damaged by water and foam.

Plastic cups and plates also make sense when you rent a foam machine for your gathering. After all, breakable glass and a party atmosphere definitely don't mix.

Give Detailed Party Instructions

To fully prepare guests for your foam party, give them detailed information about the event when you send the invitation. Key instructions to mention:

  • The 411 about the dress code depending on your party's theme
  • A note that electronic devices should be kept in a safe location during the party to prevent water damage to these items
  • Information about your menu for guests that may have special dietary considerations

In addition to the invite instructions, consider posting safety reminders around the foam pit area of your party. Remind guests that slipping and sliding in the foam solution can lead to injury. Have them check their pockets for devices one final time before diving into the foam. For more information on how to prepare, check out our list of foam rental party tips

How To Have a Foam Party With FoamDaddy

For foam parties that give you all the fun of a foam machine without the fuss, explore foam party packages from FoamDaddy. We have three types of foam machines so you can personalize your bubbles for your event anywhere in the United States. We even have a package of six foam machines that's perfect for schools, camps, and kids daycare programs.

Each package arrives at your location of choice at least two days before your event. You'll receive your selected high-qualify foam machine along with accessories and FoamDaddy foam solution. Our special foam is hypoallergenic and biodegradable, so it's safe for our bodies and for the Earth. The formula is free of irritating scents and won't stain fabrics.

Simply order your foam machine package and watch the easy-to-follow instruction video. We'll ship the foam machine to your location in time for your big day. When it's time to return your foam machine, just bring it to your local UPS location with our prepaid shipping label. For an elegant touch for a wedding, prom, or any special day, think about adding a snow machine for a year-round winter wonderland. Contact us online at Foamdaddy for more information or call us at 1-888-731-4415!

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