Choosing Your Party Time

How do you decide on the best time for your upcoming party? There are many factors to consider when trying to get the perfect party time. Of course, you must consider your schedule, your guests’ schedule, and how long you anticipate the party lasting. 

Length of Your Party

Remember that the average birthday party for kids is only 2 to 3 hours, while the average party for adults is closer to 4 hours.   If you are planning an event, event durations can fluctuate based on the activities and the number of attendees, anywhere from 2 to 8 hours plus.

Start time of your Party

The best start time will depend on the age of the partygoers.  For younger ones still taking naps, you need to plan around that nap time with a mid to late-morning party or an early afternoon post-nap time.  11 am and 2 pm are popular party times for this age group.

When planning a party start time for other age groups, like elementary, teens, or adults, the later afternoon times are the most popular starting around 2, 3, or 4 pm.  

Party Reservation Times

Jump Around allows you to choose a reservation time slot of 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 hours online when you get a quote or order.  If you do not see a time slot that works best for you, contact us, and we can customize your party time.

Remember that your party equipment rental base price includes up to 4 hours. Each additional hour is typically 10% more. We can customize pricing for late-night parties or next-day pick-up options.

Your reservation time is guaranteed to be in use time of your party rental equipment.  Your reservation times are NOT your delivery or pick-up times.  Delivery times always occur outside the reservation time, so you have more time to use the equipment rentals for your party.


Delivery and Pick-Up Times

The delivery schedule is not finalized until the week of your event, typically 2 to 3 days in advance.  Sometimes these schedules can change last minute depending on the weather, cancelations, added events, or changes in team members’ availability. 

You will receive a delivery notification by text and email 1 to 2 days in advance once the schedule has been set for your day.  Remember that your reservation times are not the same as your delivery times.  

Delivery and Pickup times will be given within a two-hour window.  As a courtesy, you will be given an estimated time, and the actual delivery window is 60 minutes before and after that time to make it a 2-hour window. 

If there are changes to the schedule that would push our arrival outside of that two-hour window, you will be notified by an updated delivery notification.  The delivery team members cannot access these delivery notifications, so please refer back to that notification to know when they will return to pick-up. 

If one of our party specialists can help you choose the perfect time for your upcoming event, please get in touch with us today at Jump Around Event Rentals!