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Jump & Joy amps up the action at any kid's party with inflatable bounce houses and slides. Partygoers leap around inside bounce houses printed with popular characters from movies, tv, and Newsweek, and kids can also splash down thrilling slides. All inflatables have been designed with extensive safety features, such as ramps and screen mesh, and they're disinfected after every rental. Staff also creates themed packages that not only include a bounce-house rental, but also a party attendant, sweet treats, music, and decorations.

23600 FM 1093 #102
Richmond,
TX
US

Roll by Bistro Catron for dinner, further fueling your mealtime momentum with mussels sautéed in pesto butter and white wine ($9) or fried shrimp with a citrus cocktail sauce ($8). Terrain-based taste buds can take aim on the chicken parmesan with angel hair pasta ($13) or a bountiful brick of lasagna ($11) with both ground Angus beef and Italian sausage, while Ishmaels can reacquaint themselves with the eats of the oceans by noshing on the blackened salmon ($17), laid out on a bed of asparagus and saffron risotto. Specialty dishes include an Italian onion Salisbury steak ($12) flung upon whipped potatoes and haystack onion straws, as well as fried tilapia ($13), served with fries and corn fritters. Bistro Catron also serves up brunch, with offerings such as the usual benedicts ($9) and chicken and waffle buddy-cop duos ($8).

17754 Katy Fwy
Houston,
TX
US

The intoxicating scent of fresh popcorn; the sweet sensation of a snow cone hitting your tongue; the rush of adrenaline as you spring from the cushy foundation of a bounce house. Kandiland Jumpers supplies all these feelings in the form of party rentals. Snow-cone machines, bounce houses, and popcorn machines are among the whimsical party extras, which the staff will transport to your home and set up before the bash.

313 McGuire Street
Arcola,
TX
US

The folks at MixDoctors are more than DJs?they're MD's of the perfect mix, and they're certified to perform pitch-perfect CPR on all parties in need of musical resuscitation. Keeping soirees from flat-lining since 1997, the crew of in-demand D.J. Damon-D prep their missions before playing the first note, coordinating with party and event planners to ensure they bring the right prescription to any affair. After a thorough diagnosis, they'll set up their amps and proceed to defibrillate dances with a massive digital music database that's packed with 1,000s of tracks from all genres, including Top 40, rap, R&B, country, salsa, reggaeton, contemporary Christian, and hits from the '50s through the '90s.

21607 Dalton Spring Lane
Katy,
TX
US

Unlike the premium-cable version of Curious George, ComedySportz shows eschew racy material, going so far as to place a brown paper bag over the head of any performer who crosses the boundaries of good taste. The game-based comedy format pits two refereed teams of improvisers against each other, drawing from a repertoire of more than 100 improv scenes for their battleground. Over the course of 7 to 12 games, the red- and blue-clad teams may perform in Shakespearean verse or rapidly fast-forward and reverse a scene at the referee's whim. The audience, meanwhile, is tasked with generating suggestions, choosing the winners at evening's end, and gently consoling the losing team with made-up aspirational quotes.

This formula has proved successful since 1984, when the first ComedySportz flung open its curtains. Now, the franchise has expanded to major comedy hubs including Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. The latest addition to the fold, ComedySportz Boston, lassos the same spirit and off-the-cuff hilarity as its predecessors, dazzling onlookers with its teamwork, clean but uproarious humor, and ability to turn an audience suggestion into a fully fleshed out scene.

1112 Eldridge Parkway
Houston,
TX
US

Pinot's Palette combines wine and art to create an enjoyable night out with friends or a date. The painting sessions encourage adults' inner artists whether they have any painting experience or not, encouraging light-hearted conversation, fun, and good cheer while painting and sipping BYOB beverages. Each session's painting of the night may feature anything from landscapes and wine-inspired art to known classics such as Van Gogh's Starry Night, and each painter tackles from their own artistic angle under the guidance of an experienced instructor. At the end of the night, painters can take their painting home with them and ring a "Gong of Awesomeness" on their way out to signify a good time.

5539 Richmond Ave
Houston,
TX
US