Hosting a neighbourhood BBQ can be fun, it gives you a chance to get to know those who live in close proximity. It also gives you all a chance to socialize and unwind. Yet finding a way to keep the kids content so the adults can visit and relax can prove to be difficult at times. One way to keep them happy is with a bubble blower. It isn’t expensive but it is a huge hit!
You can place it far away from where the food is being cooked to help keep the kids safe. You can place the bubble blower in a place where adults are able to keep an eye on the children, but also have enough distance that everyone can do what they want to during the event. It can be tough to find something for a span of age groups but this quite a hit.
There is nothing complicated with setting up a bubble blower, but the specifics will depend on the product you buy. Many of them just need batteries and then you turn them on once you fill up the product. Keep extra product and batteries on hand though so the kids don’t have a disappointment when there isn’t any more bubbles!
The product used for these machines is non-toxic so it isn’t going to harm the kids, any pets you have, or your lawn. Find a place to put it where the kids will be able to run, play, grab the bubbles, and not be at risk of falling or being limited in space. Keep it out of rocky areas where the terrain is uneven and way from fences or walls.
Depending on the bubble blower you purchase, you will have the option of various settings. Some of them only have a couple of settings or even one speed you have to take. Those that have several speeds or settings offering more fun for the kids. For example, it can change the sizes of the bubbles for them to chase after.
Others have a remote control that you can allow one of the older kids to use or you can give it to an adult. This enables the settings on the bubble blower to be changed without someone manually going over there and taking care of it. Take your time to explore the various products out there. They aren’t expensive but they can vary in terms of quality and what they deliver.
Look for a product that is well made, easy to use, and will last for a long time. You don’t want it to be something that gets thrown out after a couple of uses because it can’t hold up to your needs. It is also a good idea to get one that is easy to assemble and store. Although it is going to be something the kids ask you to put out for them often!
Don’t be surprised if other families in the neighbourhood follow your lead and buy a bubble blower after they see what a hit it is for the kids at your BBQ or other event. Some of them may come over and ask to borrow yours until they get one. It is a fun way to entertain the kids so they can be part of the fun.
It is also a great way to get them outside away from TV, video games, and from mobile phones. Too often, children today are spending more and more time with such devices and not enough outside enjoying each other’s company!