Get your game on!
This summer, we’ve added some Hawaiian themed games to our inventory! These games add just a little extra flair to your event. We also have games that are already themed. A milking cow goes hand in hand (no pun intended) with a western or farm themed event. Bumper car can be easily adapted to any theme, just by which prizes you stock on the game board. Speaking of prizes - don’t forget the prizes - we have a warehouse full of prizes! Rented games come with instructions that will explain how the game is played, and what the difference between the prize level payouts. Our staff has years of experience, give us a call 1-800-772-7587 and see what we can do for your next event. Games can take your event to the next level, especially when prizes are included!
Congratulations - CELEBRATE!
Congratulations to all who have reached the end of their High School Journey or their College Journey! Your hard work and dedication has paid off! It’s always nice to have a FRESH start with new goals and new adventures. Take time to celebrate your achievements and prepare for the future. For some of you that will mean moving out for the first time, or maybe a first real daily job. You have all faced additional challenges with COVID procedures, cancellations and last minute changes. Your willingness to adapt and change to all these changes, has helped prepare you for whatever the future holds for all of you! We here at Fun look forward to hearing what our past summer workers chose as college majors or lifelong careers. We applaud each and every one of you and wish you the best going forward!
Father's Day - Summer Picnics - Let the good Times Roll!
We have solutions for back yard celebrations all summer long, consider a bounce house for little ones, an obstacle course (2 can race through it, who will win?!), Inflatable Twister, Sports Challenges, or Joust for a camp out party for teens. Cotton Candy, Pop corn or Sno Kone machine rentals - easy treats for all your guests! Give us a call to see what kind of FUN we can schedule for your backyard!
Lots of reasons to have SAFE gatherings and CELEBRATE! Fun Services has plenty of FUN solutions for every occasion, big and small.
We know we are ready for fun and encourage you to schedule some fun as well! It’s been a long pandemic for everyone and something fun and unexpected can brighten anyone’s day! We can customize goodie bags for any occasion – give us a call or send us an email to find out more!
Get out and enjoy the SUNSHINE – Celebrate LIFE!
The Fun Team
Congratulations class of 2020!
Fun Services wants to congratulate all of the Seniors on their hard work and dedication to school. We also wish you the best on your exciting journey after graduation. Graduation is just the beginning!
We have been fortunate to have many local high school students work for Fun Services as staff at events across Michigan. They have come from Bellevue, Olivet, Marshall, Battle Creek and Charlotte and made friendships along the way. They are smart, hard working individuals and we couldn't have had the incredible company picnics with out their help! Celebrations and summer events will continue and we hope you will continue to work with us in the future.
This has been the most challenging, frightening and different year for all of us amidst the pandemic. Seniors - you are not forgotten! Your end of year will be different and you will miss out on typical sports, awards, events, proms and more. That is sad and we empathize with your disappointments. But you don't have to miss our on your own parties.
For all graduating Seniors who want to throw a backyard party this summer, call or email us and we will ensure that you receive a -10% discount on ALL of your rental items. If you worked for Fun Services as a staff member, we will increase your discount to -15% off ALL rentals and throw in a special gift this year.
Tents - tables - chairs (most popular items) = we have your covered! Add concession treats, sports challenges, games, sky is the limit.
Pre-planning is key
But it's only March - do I already need to book my summer event?
Many customers wait until a week, or a couple of weeks, before their event to call us. That's ok during our off season, and we can usually get you the equipment you want. However, if you're looking for a weekend between May and September, it's a whole different ballgame. There are dates that we are already blacked out for delivered or staffed events. Why?
Second, and most importantly, it can be a staffing issue. Our people are AWESOME, and they seem to pull off magic a lot, but they can't be in more than one place at a time, as hard as we try. We are limited, especially when it comes to delivery personnel and supervisors. A lot of the time, we can try to work with you to drop your equipment off a day or so before your event, or have you hold on to it until a day or two after to make it work. A favorite quote around here - we can always find more equipment, but we can't knit good people.
What can you do to help ensure you get the event you want?
Carnival and Fun day ideas for schools
Feeling a case of the winter blues?
While we can't change Michigan weather from January to March, we can help you turn your school into an indoor playground of fun!
The winter months are a great time to plan indoor events. Typically, there are fewer school events and sports to compete with for scheduling. Kids need to get active and schools like to bring families together for fun, social, community building activities. So, why not plan a carnival?
That may sound like a lot of work, but not with Fun Services! For over 50 years, Fun Services has been helping schools and groups with events. We are your One Stop Shop for everything you need for fun; inflatable rides, carnival games and prizes, sweet treats (like cotton candy), and sports challenges are the most popular options. Want a package that is tried & true? We can help choose a package to match your school’s enrollment or suggest you opt for a wristband carnival.
Inflatable rides set up great in gyms (no weather to worry about) and you can choose from a bounce house, obstacle course, or slide (or more!). Get moving with sports challenges like indoor football toss, baseball, soccer and golf themed games.
“FUN” Fact: Fun Services’ carnival games rent for FREE with prize purchase. All prizes can be matched and packed for each game with an easy to use instruction game sheet. The game sheet tells volunteers how to set up and run the games and what prizes to award. Add on red & white striped game booths for extra pizazz and game control (perfect for set ups in gyms or cafeterias). With over 80 different carnival games to choose from, the sky is the limit. Fun Services has games that throw, roll, hoop, plinko, fly, slide – and we have themes kids love, like Avengers, Pokemon and MSU / U of M games.
Carnivals can be run for fun or funds and can be a great fundraiser for your school.
Call today for a free prize & game catalog and set up a meeting to find out more.
Fun Seniors 2018
When you’re in the business of “Fun,” it’s rare that a post gets to you. We try to offer tips and tricks to make your events great, we show you behind the scenes glimpses of us and what we do…. we don’t get sappy. Sappy isn’t FUN! However, once a year, I try to do a post honoring the seniors that have worked for us throughout the years.
Usually it’s just a quick blurb in the middle of another blog. These kids truly do become part of our families – and it’s not unusual to see them come back and visit us here at the office when they come home from college.
This year, it’s a little different. This year, one of “our own” is graduating, along with 6 other amazing kids. This means that I’m working on a tent, tables and chairs rental of my own. This means I’m scouring our blog for tips on how to plan a great open house. And around Fun Services in June, it means scheduling that open house and hoping we don’t get too crazy busy!
Without further ado – the Fun Services Graduating Class of 2018.
Also, graduating from Olivet College this year are two amazing young men who worked for us, not only on events, but in the warehouse for the last few years. Jesse and Mike were both a great help as warehouse workers and supervisors. Mike has returned home to continue working, and Jesse will be moving to New York at the end of the summer to pursue a graduate degree and help coach a college wrestling team.
Tents and tables and chairs… oh my!
It is open house and wedding season! For us, that means tents, tables, and chairs are flying in and out the door (I’m listening to one of my colleagues work with a future bride as I type!).
Once it’s up, there are a variety of different options in how you layout your floor plan, but in general, our 20×30 tent’s inner area is about 600 ft² and our 20×40 tent inner area is about 800 ft². General rule for people space is about 10 ft² per person, seated at a table. On our website, we have this handy little diagram for you to use also.
Want to do something different and memorable at your event? Consider a bounce house/slide combo unit to keep the littles entertained. Hire a teenager for an evening to watch them and keep them safe, and the parents can relax and enjoy the event!
Whatever you need this graduation/wedding season, we’ve got you covered here at Fun Services!
We're offering a new program!
That’s right! Fun Services is now offering a Mother’s Day Boutique! Fun Services’ Mother’s Day Boutique has a wide variety of gifts for all the important “Moms” in children’s’ lives: Stepmothers, Grandmothers, guardians and even special friends.
The Fun Services’ Mother’s Day Boutique lets the children experience the joy of giving, first hand. It lets them say “Thank You” to their wonderful mothers and the special people in their lives. With the knowledge gained from over 50 years of working with schools, our programs include the best selection of gifts with the right quantity of gift items to fit your school needs. Our prompt attention to your re-order assures that merchandise will be available for all classes.
Best of all – it doesn’t cost you a penny to run our exciting Mother’s Day School Boutique. You pay only for the merchandise you sell, and you set the profit!
We provide quality self sealing gift bags, and flyers to send home with each student giving information about the sale. Plus, our tablet based cash register can be used in the shop and will be provided for free! We also offer a NO inventory program for a small fee – no counting at the end of your sale!
Welcome to the Busy Season
Fun Services plays different roles during the four seasons of the year.
Winter, of course, is Santa's Secret Shop/Holiday Gift Shop season. We put the games and inflatables away, and focus on putting smiles on faces in a different way.
Spring and Fall sort of roll in together as school seasons. Whether it be Welcome Back or See You Next Year, we do our best to put on events with your child's school that he will remember forever. We make them fun for the kids, and affordable for the schools and support groups.
Summer is a different animal. Summer is games, and inflatables, and crews for corporations. It is tents, and tables, and chairs for weddings and graduates. It's back yard bounce houses for the weekend, and trailers up to Mackinac Island for a week.
Looking forward to Summer 2017, here are some thoughts from us here at Fun Services:
*Churches - are you having summer events? We'd love to bring the FUN to you. Call Rob here at the office, and he has great packages just for you! Whether you want a huge blowout party or a small event, we have a package that will fit!
*We run specials! Did you know we run rental specials at various times throughout the summer? Best place to find those specials is on our Facebook page!
*We need great people! With summer corporate events comes the need for corporate crew workers! We welcome applications all summer long for weekend events, from 14 year olds through adults. It's a great atmosphere, and we love our employees!
*Speaking of great people, we are honored to present our Fun Services graduating class of 2017. Most of these "kids" have been working with us since they were 14 or 15 years old, and have become part of the family. We are proud of them, and can't wait to see what the future brings for all of them.