Each of Z Bounce's three locations features an indoor playground full of kinetic activities for kids. Though stationed inside shopping malls, Z Bounce makes the world of department stores, food courts, and price tags disappear the second you pass through its broad glass doors. Here, you're greeted by a colorful labyrinth where kids can play in a safe and monitored environment. Inflatable bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses, and tunnels ignite imaginations and encourage kids to expel the energy they'd otherwise release at the dinner table or during family meditation.
A native Washingtonian and graduate of L'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Oliver Friendly founded the company three years ago by offering in-home cooking lessons. If you opt for the personal cooking lessons, the knowledgeable Friendly will show up at your kitchen bearing all the essentials (tools, local produce, and meat) and know-how necessary to whip up a wonderful meal.
Movement is medicine for Sunyatta Amen, proprietor and head instructor at MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio. She expresses this philosophy through an eclectic menu of group classes such as Urban Fusion Belly Dance, Zumba, and Brazilian Samba Workout. During classes, students gain confidence as they shimmy hips and undulate bellies through each 60- to 90-minute workout.
One of the best things about a birthday party is that they give kids a chance to let off a little steam. Instead of watching them burn off that energy by tearing apart furniture and climbing walls, parents can call Moon Bounce 150. Their techs arrive before the party starts to set up a bounce house roomy enough to allow up to 10 kids to jump around inside, yet small enough that it takes up the same amount of space as two parked cars. Parents don't have to worry about working out their lungs to inflate the bouncer??the staff handles dropoff, setup, takedown, and pickup. To make booking a bouncer even more convenient, party planners can reserve their bouncer??or even a snow-cone or popcorn machine??on the Moon Bounce 150 website.
The kinds of events where DJ Infinite spins are as unlimited as his namesake suggests. He started with colleges and private parties in the 1990s, and now he steps behind the turntables at weddings, holiday parties, class reunions, and school dances. Rather than just pressing play on an iPod, DJ Infinite mixes whatever tunes you want to hear live, transitioning between songs with expertly executed fades and beat matches. Besides keeping guests on the dance floor, DJ Infinite helps the rest of your event run smoothly by emceeing all announcements, or setting up video and lighting.
Epit-of-Eves makes throwing a party easier through its catering and chef services. Instead of slaving over a hot stove or whittling a toothpick than can perfectly spear a mini meatball, hosts can leave the food prep to the professionals. Catered dinner services provide meals that are customized for each guest, with fresh ingredients grown locally and no preservatives or additives. And personal chefs can cook meals in homes, with customers choosing from a variety of cuisines or requesting a specific meal.