FOAM PARTY 101: The Ultimate Foam Party Guide

Hosting a Kids Foam Party

Maybe you’ve heard about a foam party or are looking for a creative party for children or adults that’s different from the traditional party scene.

That’s where a foam party comes in handy and we’re going to tell you all you need to know about this incredibly fun foam party for kids (and adults!) offered by Roaring Foam so keep reading!

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What is a Foam Party?

A foam party is just as entertaining and fun as it sounds, it’s a party that involves foam, and at Roaring Foam you’re going to have a blast with our stackable foam, super-powered foam cannon, and special add-ons you won’t find anywhere else!

You’ll be able to see foam that’s piled 5 to 6-feet high and is able to cover a 40×40 foot area.

Foam parties are possible thanks to the combination of foam machines and stackable foam which are designed to create a spectacle regardless of your location and it’s age appropriate for kids and adults!

Kids jump right in and use their imagination to create characters with foam on their heads and bodies as they jump in joy, and we can’t even get you started on how much they also love to catch and chase foam in the air!

Adults utilize foam cannons for themed parties. (Fraternity and dance parties)

While you don’t need a reason to have a foam party with us, you can use it to replace traditional parties such as:

  • Birthdays
  • Summer Parties
  • Graduation Parties
  • Gender Reveal Parties
  • School Parties
  • Church Parties
  • Festivals
  • Fairs + much more!

What Do I Need for a Foam Party?

Here are the essential equipment / requirements for a outrageously fun and successful foam party:
  • Powerful Foam Cannon (At least 1400W)
  • Stackable Foam (Non-toxic & Hypoallergenic)
  • Foam Cannon Operator
  • Water Source within a close radius
  • Water Tank + Pump
  • Electrical Outlet
Here are a few add-ons that can take your foam party to the next level:
  • Loud Bluetooth Speaker
  • Inflatable Foam Pit (at least 20×20 feet)
  • Bubble + Fog Machine

Is a Powerful Foam Cannon Really Important?

Absolutely. A powerful foam cannon is a must to release foam fast enough for it to stack to heights over 3ft and to turn liquid foam into its solid stackable foam. The power of a foam cannon is measured by its output in Watts. Our Foam Cannon is actually a Jet Foam Cannon due to it’s power (ranges from 1800W – 3600W), setup, and look. Foam Cannons which is the traditional Foam Cannon used by many Foam Party Vendors / Businesses tend to range between 1300 – 1500 Watts. DIY Foam Machines are measured much less at 500 Watts – 950 Watts.

Due to the vast difference in power, there is a big gap in the quality of DIY Foam Party and one provided by a Foam Party Businesses. The value of a foam party with Roaring Foam is higher relative to other foam rental businesses like Kids Foam Party and AirballingOC because our Jet Foam Cannons output foam faster and stronger for beautiful foam mountains that kids and even adults will want to run into full throttle!

Foam Jet Cannon used in our kids foam parties in Los Angeles

Does the quality of the Foam Solution Matter?

Absolutely. No matter the strength of a foam cannon, it cannot create a mountain of foam if the foam solution does not hold its weight. Foam Daddy’s Foam Solution is considered a reliable and credible source for foam solution.

What Happens at a Foam Party?

Foam parties allow you to play with foam, which is just as fun for adults as it is for kids! You can make cool hairdos with the foam, make snowmen or angels using the foam, stack foam onto your head to see how high you can get it, and get under the rainbow made of foam.

Further, if you have kids then you’ll love the fact that foam parties provide many incredible moments for photos and the memories will last a lifetime.

Adults tend to like to dance around with the music blaring and just make foam sculptures or throw the foam at their friends for entertainment.

Are Foam Parties Safe?

You don’t have to worry when it comes to a foam party as it’s completely safe for adults and children.

The foam is made from biodegradable, hypoallergenic, organic non-toxic solution, so it’s safe if you get it on your clothes or skin.

What’s the Cost of a Foam Party?

The price of our foam party varies depending on which rental option you choose but ranges between $450 and $1500.

In the $450 kids foam party rental you’ll get several services including:
  • X1 Foam Machine
  • On-site Foam Operator
  • 1 gallon of Premium Foam Solution (which is biodegradable, organic, and hypoallergenic)
  • Delivery and setup of the foam machine
  • For $99 you can get 1 additional gallon of foam
  • For an extra $500 you will get a 30×30 inflatable pit 
  • For an extra $275 you will get a 20×20 inflatable pit
The $900 Epic Foam Party offers even more services and fun including:
  • X2 Medium Foam Cannon
  • 3 gallons of Premium Foam Solution (organic, biodegradable, and hypoallergenic)
  • Bubble Fog Machine
  • 20×20 Foam Pit
  • 3500W Generator
  • Foam machine delivery and setup
  • On-site Foam Operator
  • You can upgrade to the 30×30 pit for an extra $250
The $1500 Infinite Foam Party is the biggest and best we offer and includes:
  • X3 Ultra Foam Cannon
  • 6 gallons of Premium Foam Solution (organic, biodegradable, and hypoallergenic)
  • 6000W Generator
  • On-site Foam Operator
  • 2 Bubble Fog Machines
  • 30×30 Foam Pit
  • Foam machine delivery and setup
  • A personalized video of your entire event
Inflatable Foam Pit included in our foam party rental

Where Can I Host a Foam Party?

You can choose to have your foam party at any location that has a water hose and power outlet within 50 feet.

Additionally, it’s best to have either a driveway or backyard foam party and the space should be at least 20×20 feet for the most enjoyment.

You can have fun at the foam party whether you’re on pavement, real grass, or artificial grass!

Alternatively, you can also host a pool foam party!

Pool Foam Party in Santa Monica

How Long Does the Foam Party Setup Take?

Setting up the foam party doesn’t take us long at all and we can get it done within 15 minutes.

If you’ve already shown us where the power outlet is and the water source, it’ll make our job setting up the foam party even quicker!

What Accessories Can I Add Onto the Foam Party?

We have add-ons that you can purchase to make the foam party even more exciting including Sony Speaker rental for $25 a day.

You also can rent our foam pit for along with our Bubble Machine which is a $99 daily rental fee.

On top of that, we have an extra foam cannon you can rent for $125.00 per day.

What Other Services Does Roaring Foam Offer?

We offer more than just foam and we have additional services that we can provide for a fee including both Magic Shows and Bubble Shows, just ask us for more details!

Are Foam Parties Slippery?

The good thing about a foam party is that you’re not going to have to worry about slipping and falling as very little water is created and it’s largely just foam.

However, surfaces can add a little moisture which is why we suggest concrete, rubber, or asphalt to minimize any water.

If you’re on the grass it will be a little more slippery and we suggest avoiding any dirt surfaces altogether.

What Do You Wear to a Foam Party?

We suggest you wear clothing items that are comfortable, loose-fitting, and that you don’t mind getting wet if some water gets onto your clothing.

It’s best to wear a loose t-shirt, comfortable shorts, and you can even wear a swimsuit if that’s what you prefer.

You don’t want to wear nice clothing, dressy clothing, or clothing made from materials that don’t handle moisture well.

What Shoes Do You Wear to a Foam Party?

We always suggest that you wear comfortable sneakers or athletic shoes to the foam party, but make sure the shoes are older and not ones you care about too much!

Additionally, you can choose to just go barefoot if you wish, as there is no problem with running through the foam with your feet and it’s not harmful coming into contact with skin.

However, it’s advised you never wear flip-flops while at a foam party due to the risk of falling and injuring yourself, which is also why we suggest never wear high-heels to foam parties either.

What Else Should I Bring to a Foam Party?

While we provide a lot of the items for a foam party, you might want to bring a few additional items to make the foam party experience better including:

  • Change of clothes which could come in handy if you have kids
  • Towels so that you can wipe off your hands and face or feet as needed
  • Sunglasses if the party is outside to protect your eyes
  • Cell phones or video cameras to capture the fun and memories

What’s Involved in Foam Party Clean-Up?

You’re going to love the fact that with a foam party there is no clean-up involved!

You heard us right, you don’t have to worry about cleaning up because the foam will just disappear on its own with no action required by you or anyone else!

However, you can quicken the process by just spraying water on the foam and it’ll go away within a few seconds.

What are Some Foam Party Safety Tips?

Foam parties are a lot of fun but there are a few safety tips to keep in mind the day of the big event including:

  • You don’t want to have electrical items near the area where the foam party is taking place so bring in all items near the event that can be removed.
  • Cover up any bigger electronic items and unplug them so they are not a risk during the foam party.
  • Avoid having glass anywhere near the foam party, which means move your glass table so that it won’t accidentally be broken during the fun!
  • Use plastic cups, plates, and utensils if you plan on having a foam party so that you don’t break any glass products or create an unsafe environment.
  • Do not have any slippery slide games near the foam party because this is going to lead to injuries and we don’t want to see that!

Can Adults Enjoy a Foam Party?

Adults can enjoy a foam party just like kids can, and it’s going to make you feel like a kid again being around all of the foam and regardless of your age you’ll be smiling all day!

We believe that everyone deserves some fun and relaxation and just needs some time to let loose, which is exactly what a foam party is all about!

Be creative and make up some dance moves on the fly or prank your friend by covering their head with foam, it’s just a fun experience that lets you forget about all of your troubles!

Is a Foam Party Safe During COVID?

Absolutely our foam parties are safe during covid, and we take extra precautions during COVID to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our customers and staff.

All equipment is cleaned and disinfected before and after each event and all of our game coordinators follow the CDC guidelines on disinfection and sanitation.

Additionally, all of our equipment and foam solutions are high-quality to ensure safety of every single person attending the foam party.

Social distancing measures are in place for foam parties regardless since you’re not right next to someone during foam play anyway, so it’s very easy to maintain distance if you want.

Can Foam Parties Be Indoors?

Foam parties can be held outside or inside, which is what makes them so great, since you can have one for any occasion during any month of the year!

We suggest that during the winter the foam party be held inside, but during the summertime you can have the foam party inside or outside as it’s up to you as the customer!

You don’t have to sacrifice on the entertainment value by choosing an indoor venue as there is plenty of games and activities for indoor foam parties just like outdoor foam parties.

What if It’s Going to Rain On the Day of the Foam Party?

While we don’t want to be outside during the rain as it’s not good because of electricity needs for the machine, we can still have fun and move the party indoors and you don’t need to cancel it!

We will offer games, rainbow lights, music, and much more to make the party just as fun inside as it would be outside!

Additionally, we also will reimburse you the price difference for the package.

How Do I Book a Foam Party?

If you think a foam party sounds like fun for your next big celebration, it’s simple to contact us and begin the process of setting up your foam party by following these steps:

  • Select one of the three foam party plans we have available or create your own custom foam party itinerary.
  • Look at the extras and add-ons and see if there’s anything else you’re interested in to make the party even more of an amazing experience.
  • Call us at (310) 747-5331 or email us using
  • Tell us all of the information we ask for, including name, date of party, location, foam party you selected, and more.
  • That’s it! We will take it from there and deliver the foam party equipment and supplies the day of your event. We also will set it all up for you so don’t worry about that.

We hope that you find our foam parties are exactly what you’re looking for to create a lasting memory for your friends and family!

With our knowledgeable staff and high-quality equipment and supplies, we’ll make sure you have a blast even if this is something you’ve never thought about before.

On top of that, it’s a special kind of party that your kids will love and will be telling all of their classmates and friends about for years to come!