Startinga kids party business
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Startinga kids party business
Posted by dallastiger55 on 4/7 at 5:11 pm
So after attending our tenth consecutive weekend party at a kids gym/blow up bounce house place I got to thinking. How much would this be and would it be successful?

I'm in a booming market in the burbs and eh are booked weeks and months in advance.

My buddy said the insurance is dirt cheap because all parents sign a waiver releasing the place


What do you think? It's $200-$400 per party and included is about 60 minutes of playtime and cake and pizza

All the workers are between 16-20 so labor costs are nothing



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Posted by LSUGUMBO on 4/7 at 7:36 pm to dallastiger55
I once heard that those bounce houses are $3-5k each. So you're probably looking at $20k or so for the houses. After that, a couple of fridges and a cash register is all you need... And a building, of course.

ETA:Looks like they're even cheaper than I thought More like $1500-2k each


This post was edited on 4/7 at 7:41 pm

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Posted by LSURussian on 4/7 at 7:59 pm to dallastiger55
Aren't you the poster who started a thread a couple of months ago about taking a job with a new employer who was a competitor of your ex-employer and you were asking for advice how to deceive your previous employer to keep paying you right up to the day you left to go work for the new company?


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Posted by dallastiger55 on 4/7 at 8:15 pm to LSURussian
Yes Russian and I love my new job. Like I said we were pondering the idea with the other dads. Just curious what other people thought.

Settle down. I'm just curious



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Posted by TigerDeBaiter on 4/7 at 8:33 pm to dallastiger55
Aren't you also the guy that also got "busted" at the gym?

Might want to run this one by the boss.



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Posted by dallastiger55 on 4/7 at 8:36 pm to TigerDeBaiter
YES it's all me! Lol

Jesus just curious if anyone thought that was a good investment. I'd be a partner and put up the money. Could still do my job.





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Posted by TigerDeBaiter on 4/7 at 8:41 pm to dallastiger55
Just messin with you.

I honestly have nothing to offer other than "it seems like huge headache and time monopolizer"

I'd figure out how much you can make with just a couple bookings a month then figure out if its actually worth the time or not. Ask yourself, how much do I value my free time?



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Posted by tigerfoot on 4/8 at 8:30 am to dallastiger55
In my experience, businesses that are relatively cheap to start, and cheap to operate are also garbage.

I wouldn't put so much stake in your waiver. It still wouldn't excuse you from your cheap labor and the lack of awareness they will display as it relates to liability.



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Posted by LSURussian on 4/8 at 8:34 am to dallastiger55
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Yes Russian and I love my new job. Like I said we were pondering the idea with the other dads. Just curious what other people thought.

Settle down. I'm just curious


I think you should do it.



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Posted by Bubb on 4/8 at 12:27 pm to dallastiger55
Liability insurance is through the roof, not to mention the real estate/warehouse and electricity costs to keep them inflated/cool warehouse.


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Posted by LSURussian on 4/8 at 12:43 pm to dallastiger55
DO IT!!!


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Posted by brbowhunter on 4/10 at 4:48 pm to LSURussian
do it you never know until you try. you would get all your money back with the blowups or at least most of it. its all about location and being close to new families that have kids in that age. they have a place on siegan lane and they are doing great. that place is always packed.


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Posted by Captain Ron on 4/10 at 4:54 pm to dallastiger55
One on Jefferson in PVille had like 20 parties scheduled on a Sunday.

$300-$400 per party X 20 is $12K-$16K per weekend.



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Posted by Zach on 4/10 at 4:57 pm to dallastiger55
Hire some girls in bikinis. It's the only way the dads will show up.


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Posted by SpicyStacy on 4/11 at 10:57 pm to Zach
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Hire some girls in bikinis. It's the only way the dads will show up.



Im interested!



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Posted by foshizzle on 4/11 at 11:22 pm to LSURussian
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I think you should do it.





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