At Extreme Fun’s inflatable playland, kids bounce, climb, and slide across 27,000 square feet of springy tunnels and obstacles. With feet snug inside socks or thumbless mittens, young ones can explore the climate-controlled play area’s collection of sturdy inflatables, which include Nickelodeon characters, Superman–theme obstacle courses, and Finding Nemo stations that take kids through the cushy mouth of a great white shark. In addition to the inflatables, extreme Fun also features a collection of interactive video games.
The Assumption Greek Festival’s weekend of carnival attractions and Greek-themed festivities douses guests in Hellenic culture and family-friendly amusements. Professional dancers in traditional Greek costumes sashay to live music on an open dance floor, pausing to teach visitors traditional dance steps and the ancient Greek word for “macarena.” Guests can browse handmade keepsakes from Greece, Venetian glass jewelry, and original oil paintings in the marketplace, or they can feast their minds on the Assumption culture room’s exhibits on Greek history and art. Meanwhile, kids can clamber up a climbing wall, zoom down a giant slide, or catch air in the bounce house before heading to the afternoons-only petting zoo to mingle with farm animals and feral shag carpets. Detroit Tigers mascot, Paws, will also make an appearance from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 20.
Those accustomed to the blurry black-and-white photo strips that spit themselves out of the average photobooth will be pleasantly surprised after posing in one of Ideal Bliss Photos' cutting-edge cabinets. That's because the company's husband-and-wife photography team installs a professional camera and studio lighting inside each booth. This allows them to capture clear shots of photogenic revelers, their props, and their props' props at weddings, corporate events, and birthday parties. The single-option strip gets an update, as well; the owners also customize photos in the form of 4x6 prints and offer a web gallery for guests to view up to a year after the event.
Without tents, chairs, tables, and popcorn machines, a party is just a bunch of hungry people standing in the hail. With this in mind, Four Way Party Rentals’ party specialists curate all-inclusive packages for graduation and anniversary get-togethers that seat up to 75 guests. For custom events, they can furnish more exotic rentals, such as tiki-hut bars, moonwalks, and cotton-candy machines.
As the name implies, PicStarz is all about making you the star of your own party. The company hauls its photo booths to special events all around Michigan, where guests proceed to capture timeless moments in all of their high-resolution glory. A PicStarz rental comes with unlimited color or black-and-white photographs, plus a variety of props to infuse shoots with a little extra pizazz. An on-site technician watches over the booth to make sure the flash goes off properly and nobody ever, under any circumstances, presses the red button. In addition to its photo booths, PicStarz brings life to the party with live DJ services.
Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course.
The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the floor and one to the ceiling by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.