Hoops. Hula hooping, that is. Hooping is one of the most fun activities you can add to a family reunion, at least in terms of something almost everyone can do, without serious risk of injury.
My partner John Hogan (aka Ubi the Clown) and I work at several regularly scheduled fairs and festivals, where you might expect to find a balloon twister, if not someone teaching hula hooping to people of all ages. At a street fair or civic celebration, we’ll usually be found in the Children’s Area. John will be working a balloon line, twisting dogs, cats, and all manner of hats for children. I take a rack of 30-50 hoops, sized for people from 3′ to 7′. People will remember learning to hoop much longer than they will remember playing on one more inflatable.
However, it’s at smaller events–family reunions, church homecoming picnics, high school class reunions, where many of the attendees know each other already, that hula hooping really shines as a fun activity. Almost anyone can learn to hoop if the hoop is sized right for his or her body, and I carry hoops to fit everyone. There’s nothing like watching Uncle Albert scorch his 7-year old nephews in a hula hoop contest! (I say this because I sold a hoop to an Uncle Albert one year. He came back to me the next year to tell me that he had won the hoop contest, even beating out the girls! And the truth is, he is probably Great-uncle Albert to the final-round competitors!)
If you’re looking for fun ideas for your family reunion, consider hiring a traveling hula hoop teacher! Most of us travel with a large pile of hoops that people can use at the event, and a smaller number of hoops to sell, should you have your own Uncle Albert wanting to practice over the winter.
Give me a call to reserve your date.