Inflatable bounce houses may be fun, but they're also pricey and require a lot of room. Plus, they're not exactly the safest children's party option. Countless kids have bounced until they've broken arms and legs or sustained other injuries. To make matters worse, many bounce house rental companies are uninsured.
Need one last reason to skip the bounce house? If it's not properly tied down -- which many often aren't -- it can topple or even blow away during large wind gusts with children still inside.