Cork is due a great summer - and I don't just mean the footballers. If you have a bouncy castle ordered for your communion party or a birthday, you could get so much more out of it if the weather permits. Here are some ideas my own kids love.
Wet and Wild. If the day is particularly hot, have everyone in their togs and turn a hosepipe on the castle. Have water bombs (balloons filled from the hose) and go wild.
Foam Party. Spray some Fairy Liquid on the castle and turn on the hose. Soon the castle will be covered in slippery foam. As a bonus, you'll have cleaned my bouncy castle for me!
Slippery slide. If you have ordered a bouncy slide then you can spray the top half of the slide with Pledge or any furniture polish. A brief spray is all that's needed. The slide will become super slippery. Don't spray the entire slide, unless you want the kids to fly off into the bushes!
Paddling Pool Plonk. Put a paddling pool at the end of the slide, and allow the kids to slide down and into it.
But remember, whatever you do, be careful. Bouncy Castles and Bouncy Slides are great fun, but if you are going to involve water, make sure there is adult supervision all the time. Have fun.