Help- need ideas for my birthday bbq entertainment !!!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Special Occasions & Other Celebrations
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I am having a bbq for my birthday in two weeks. my garden is pretty small and all gravel, patio no grass. I therefore intended to keep this area free.

We have a large flat driveway, block paving, no stones and I could fit four small cars on it... i was hoping to have some form of enertainment out there and I have a budget of roughly £100

I am in surrey/sussex area and I am aware alot of companies do not want to put their bouncy castles on tarmac/hardstanding

Does anyone have any wacky ideas that would suit adults and kids

so far all i can think of is boucny castles and ball pits?


  • edited 29 June 2010 at 8:17PM
    OnTheUp_2-2OnTheUp_2-2 Forumite
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    edited 29 June 2010 at 8:17PM
    the area is 14ft x 24ft..... running out of ideas :-(

    i would consider actually buying a bouncy castle and then sell it on afterwards if i cannot find one to hire?
  • Angela84Angela84 Forumite
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    I haven't heard of companies not allowing bouncy castles on hard ground, I grew up going to friends partied with the bouncy castles in the village halls or their garages if the weather was poor.

    Here's one person I just googled, can't see anything about hard ground, and in their faqs it says they can put a bouncy castle inside, so that must be similar with hard grounds?

    I think a bouncy castle is your best bet, it entertains adults and children for hours.
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