Growing up we all had the chance to see who could jump the highest in a backyard bounce house, but a unique business in Stephenville gives area kids a chance to jump in a room full of bounce houses thanks to Sandra and Brandon Cogburns’ Go Big Party Rental.
“We originally had it as individual bounce houses that we rented out and took to peoples’ houses, we started that in October 2016, and (Brandon) had been trying to get me to move it indoors,” Sandra said. “Finally we found a building that was tall enough, so we opened on March 1.”
Go Big Party Rental is located off US Hwy. 377 between Airgas and Fit Body Boot Camp.
Sandra grew up in Dublin, Brandon in Stephenville, and the two decided there just wasn’t enough for kids to do in the area.
“We have full time jobs, but we bought this from (Brandon’s) brother and our kids love bounce houses and you can’t go wrong with them,” Sandra said. “We opened this with the intent that it was going to be just for reserved birthday parties and I started having everybody asking what our open jump times were, they just wanted to come jump, so finally we’re open Monday, Wednesday and Friday now.”
The two said they’ve had more than 400 jumpers since they opened.
Go Big Party Rental is open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and parties can be reserved any day.
Cost is $7, kids five and under, and $9 for ages six and up for two-hours of open jumping. A two-hour private party reservation is $195 for up to 15 kids and a three-hour private party reservation is $295 for up to 25 kids and includes pizza and drinks.
“Adults can jump. We don’t have anything in there that we can’t play on,” Sandra said. “We eventually want to build our own place and go big. We just didn’t know if this would work or not, so our goal is to buy land and build a huge building. We have one slide that doesn’t fit because it’s 20-feet tall, but we still rent it out to people for their house.”
The big slide is $275 for the entire day.
The Cogburns are open to the idea of extending hours and adding days during the summer when kids are out of school.
For more information call 254-977-3298, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website gobigpartyrental.com.