Moonbounce or Nothing

“i want to give an earmarked gift to Twin Oaks” said a generous ex-member.

“We are always open to presents, what did you have in mind?” i excitedly asked

“a moonbounce for the New Years Eve party”

“Fantastic, i love the idea, but there is some chance the community will not love the idea, can we get something else if that is the case?”

“Nope.  Moonbounce or nothing.”

“Okay, my job is clear.”

First Zoe (Feonix’s sister) and i had to go make sure that there even was space for this 20′ x 20′ installation.  Fortunately, there is one spot which is the Tupelo parking spot.  The next problem is who agrees that this is okay?  it is high impact for a short time – so i walk thru Tupelo and they are universally enthusiastic (tho some more than others certainly) about the idea.  The other organizers for the event Sabine, Carley and Lyndsey were happy to have more kid friendly activities.  The moonbounce will be near one of these cool hexagonal picnic tables and beside it an outdoor hot tub.

our moonbounce might look like this one

our moonbounce might look like this one

Ez, Zadek, Sami and Arlo at hexagonal table

Ez, Zadek, Sami and Arlo at hexagonal table

our hot tub does not look like this - but this one is styly

our hot tub does not look like this – but this one is styly

Here is the schedule:

  • 5 to 7 PM – All ages
  • 7 to 9 PM – kids only
  • 9 to 12:30 AM all ages
  • 12:30 to 2 AM adults only
  • 2 to ? lingerie and PJs party

At 2 Am we throw blankets and pillows on the moonbounce surface.  We give out PJs and lingerie to people who change into them and jump in.

This is funological heavy equipment.

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About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

5 responses to “Moonbounce or Nothing”

  1. Rob says :

    Paxus,
    Sounds like a great idea. The impact will be short, but the joy will be long lasting. Hopefully, that will be the only impact. Enjoy the moment. It is always great to take time out for fun.
    Rob

  2. germanbini says :

    Sounds like a lot of fun, but some caution might be warranted, especially when allowing people of all ages to enjoy the fun together. I have read that bounce house injuries are on the rise. ‘The US Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that children under the age of 5 do not use the bounce houses. To prevent a serious moon bounce accident, limit the number of children allowed in a moon bounce, do not let young children bounce with older, bigger kids, and do not do flips inside of them. They should also be supervised by trained operators.’ http://www.marcianolegal.com/blog/2012/11/injuries-from-moon-bounces-are-increasing.shtml Also having someone help people in and out might be a good idea as well. I wish we had one here, too! Have fun! 🙂

  3. joan says :

    sad to be missing new years this time around. ❤ hugs to all and to all great makeouts.

  4. Maddie says :

    Saw a kid get two (adult) front teeth knocked out in a bounce house. Had to hunt for the bloodied tooth. Still traumatized 😦

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