Do you ever call a business and get “for this department press 1, for this department press 2, for this department press 3″ and so on and so on? I know that every time I call

When You Call Fun Source You Get a Live Person to Help You!

When You Call Fun Source You Get a Live Person!

a business and get that recording I think to myself, “how much could it possibly cost to have a person answer the phone to help their customers”? Many times when you get those robots answering the phone you spend valuable time just trying to navigate the system to get through to an actual person to handle your call. It is also annoying to me when I have to leave a message for someone to call me back when I am having problems. From the very beginning in 1996 when I started Fun Source Rentals, I made it my purpose to always have a customer service representative available to answer your questions and help you plan your event. Your wedding, child’s birthday party, corporate event or church family day is extremely important to you and if it does not go according to plan it makes you look bad. Your event is EXTREMELY important to Fun Source as well. Fun Source Rentals ( has a full time staff of customer service reps to handle your every need when you call. At Fun Source you do not get a recording, you get a live person to help you navigate, plan and coordinate every detail of your event. In addition if you’re having a problem and it’s after hours ( say the weekend or evening)and you call our office and do get our after hours recording, all you have to do is dial #9 and you will get a live person on our cell to handle any issues you may be having. This sets Fun Source apart in the customer service department. To Fun Source, ANSWERING THE PHONE IS CRUCIAL TO CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Office Hours M-F 8:30am – 5pm (205-854-2022)

This is the time of the year where outdoor parties are really hindered by the unpredictable weather and this is why Fun Source offers huge discounts during this time of year.

Fun Source Rentals Winter Specials

Fun Source Winter Specials

In fact, did you know that this is the absolute best time of the year to raise money for your organization or charity? Because Fun Source Rentals offers winter specials that discount our items if you have an indoor facility such as a gym, skating rink or even a barn we can set up most of our fun items. In January and February there is not a lot of activities going on outside so the attendance at your event will be stellar. Youth lock ins, Mission Trip fund Raisers, charity fund raisers, food drives or even birthday parties are perfect for this time of year. Call our office and let us help you plan your winter event today 205-854-2022

Recently Fun Source had a young man with a great idea. This young man was 15 years old and is planning to take a mission trip to Ecuador with his church’s

Raising funds for missionary trip

Fun Source raises funds for mission trip

youth group this summer. With a great deal of creativity, this young man rented the mechanical bull from Fun Source and staged his own personal rodeo. He passed out flyers around school and charged $20 to attend the rodeo party. He staged bull riding contests with prizes to the top three entrants.. When the party was finished he had raised enough money to not only pay for his way on the mission trip, but also 2 of his buddies. WAY TO GO!!!!! what creativity.

Christmas event rentals

Fun Source Christmas event rentals

Every year companies, churches and families celebrate the holidays by getting together to share the season. These holiday parties can be difficult at best to put together, requiring copious amounts of time to organize and coordinate. What type of decorations should we use; do we have enough tables and chairs, should we use a dance floor or a band? Fun Source Rentals ( is the only call you should make to plan your party. Fun Source carries a whole line of Christmas rentals including lighting, Christmas trees, heated tents, tables & chairs, Linens, dance floors, staging, photo booths and more. We can even help you if you need a Christmas band to get the party really going. Call Fun Source Rentals and speak to one of our event planners to see how Fun Source can take all the stress out of your holiday party at a 20% discount for the holiday season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for discounts at Fun Source Rentals!

Fun Source Party Rentals Birthday Layaway Plan

Make your event the largest ever, and take up to a year to pay for it.

It may sound crazy but a layaway plan for a birthday party, wedding, family reunion, grand opening or charity event is a great way to be organized and plan to make your event a success. At, we hear it all the time, “I would love to have the 32′ Roaring River Waterslide, but I just don’t have the money for it”, or “we are on a set budget for our wedding”. Planning ahead for your event just got easier with Fun Source’s new “Birthday Party Layaway Plan”. This is how it works: say you want to throw your child the largest Birthday Party of their life, one they will remember until their old and gray… No problem, just book the items with Fun Source up to a year in advance and we will carry the note until the big day. This allows you to pay monthly, direct debit, or come in and pay when you have extra funds. Planning a wedding that requires tents, tables, chairs, dance floors etc? The Fun Source layaway plan is your ticket to an organized and paid for perfect event, because If the event is paid for, then you have no worries just before your big day. Another advantage of the layaway plan is that Fun Source can take deposits on your event from multiple sources allowing guests, family members or anyone who wants to contribute to add funds to you account. Just call us at our office 205-854-2022 to get all the details or check out our Facebook page at for more information.

So your going to have a birthday party and your looking at your local indoor party place to help you out… well, you may want to look at other options. Fun Source Party Rentals ( is a Birmingham, Alabama based party rental company that specializes in all types of party rentals including birthday party rentals, and we are going to be comparing the indoor party facility vs. individual party rentals in this blog posting. Indoor party rental facilities limit the number of guests you can have at your party and additional kids can be very costly. Whereas, a party rental company allows you to have an unlimited number of guests. The cost of renting from Fun Source in many cases is half the cost of an indoor facility. Indoor party facilities also limit the time of your party, restricting your birthday to one hour on the inflatables. Fun Source Party Rentals inflatable rentals are for all day.  Whether your party is at a park, church or your home, renting an attraction from Fun Source allows your birthday child and their guest to play all day on the attractions. In addition, the advantage of renting from a party rental company is the selection of items available. Indoor facilities limit your choices of attractions, Fun Source has over 300 items to choose from. Don’t have a yard to set-up in? Birmingham is full of parks for your party and most are unbelievably inexpensive. Another advantage of renting from Fun Source is that Fun Source has waterslides which are not available at indoor facilities and offer the kids an amazing amount of wet fun for blistering hot summer days. When it’s time for your child’s birthday party, there is no comparison… Fun Source Party Rentals is the only choice.

Fun Source rents too many different types of events including weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, tailgating parties, carnivals and grand openings. Recently Fun Source has had several events where the customer did not plan for crowd control. The following is a list of three tips for crowd control and barrier control that will help you when planning your carnival, grand opening, showcase event or black Friday sale

Line for Rides, Carnival Rides

Not so Formed line

1) If you have rides and large crowds, you really need barriers for line formation. This will avoid children or adults jumping in line and causing problems with your guests. When there are no clear line-up markings or barriers, people tend to congregate at the entrance to your attraction causing confusion as to who was at the entrance first. Fun Source Party Rentals carries retractable barriers that eliminate this problem.
2) Leave space for people to congregate away from your attractions. Many times the person in charge of the event makes a master layout of the event placing the rental items in a circle or semi-circle attempting to stay close to a power or water source, this can cause serious issues by not allowing adequate spacing for lines to the attractions to form. If necessary rent a generator to save you the trouble of equipment to close together.
3) If you see your event is close to ending, keep in mind that your event attendees will not take this into consideration. People will continue to get in line for an attraction even after the event has ended if allowed too and this will cause disgruntled guests when lines are cut off;  plan in advance to end line entrance allowing time for line completion to avoid this problem. Fun Source Party Rentals rents several types of line barriers as well as event barriers to help with crowd control. Fun Source has an event coordinator on staff to help you with these items.

Best 4th of July event in Birmingham

18th Street South, Homewood, Al 35209

For the past 8-10 years, Fun Source Rentals has had the privilege to be associated with numerous wonderful 4th of July events. Many cities, churches and organizations put on spectacular firework shows and fun for the family; however, if you plan to come to fireworks on the mountain in Birmingham, there is one place that tops them all… The catch is, no one knows about it. On the backside of Red Mountain there is a street that is rich in quaint little stores, coffee shops, art galleries and friendly people. It is on this street where 4th of July has come alive for Fun Source Rentals over the past few years. The street is 18th St South in the heart of the city of Homewood. Set on a slight hill, 18th Street South offers the perfect unobstructed viewing area for the city of Birmingham’s fireworks on the mountain. The city of Homewood offers rides and games for the kids as well as the antiques and coffees for the parents leading up to the fireworks display. It is truly a relaxing event with great people to share it with. 18th Street is perfect for a blanket with your kids or a lawn chair for your parents and in my opinion — it is the best kept 4th of July secret in the city of Birmingham. Just a word of warning though, in order to get the best seat, get there early as festivities start around 5:30pm and end when the fireworks start.

The following video is a complete instruction of how to make cotton candy using a standard cotton candy machine.  Fun Source Rentals,, is your complete party, corporate, wedding, tent, or carnival rental equipment source. Please call Fun Source Rentals, 205-854-2022 for all your party rental needs.

Unanchored Slide Blows Away

Don't Go With a Cheap Company

It still amazes me that customers would try to save $10-$15 dollars by going with a company that has no track record for safety. Recently there has been a rash of party rentals going bad because of inexperienced companies improperly setting up equipment. Fun Source has been in business for 17 years during which time we have seen companies come and go, however we have become one of the largest rental companies in the state. The reason customers come back to Fun Source time and time again is because those who have used our company know 1) we provide clean and excellent working equipment 2) safety is our primary and main concern including proper anchoring, inspection and customer instruction. (If a Fun Source Rentals representative is found to improperly secure a piece of equipment he will be releaved of his duties immediatly… this is how serious Fun Source takes safety) 3) We are professional and when you call you get us, even when its on the weekend 4) We carry insurance to protect you the customer. Most small companies work out of their basement and are not insured properly leaving you, your school, church, city or organization exposed.  Think twice before you try to save $10.. There is a reason why they are $10 cheaper. Party Rental Safety is most important know who you are renting from!!! Check Out this video to see what happens when you go with an unproven company… SAFETY IS MOST IMPORTANT!!!

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