Valentines Day

Love is in the Air: Valentine's Day Marketing Ideas

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? You may have dinner reservations all squared away, but we’re not asking about your personal life. Your business can get in on the fun of Valentine’s Day, too. And since businesses are people in the eyes of the law, we think a little Valentine’s Day activity is even more necessary. Keep scrolling to get some great (and easy) ideas of how to celebrate Valentine’s Day at your family entertainment center.

Spread the Love

Valentine’s Day can be a pricy affair, so sweeten the deal a smidge. Consider your target demographic, and think of ways to gently remind them of your park. Whether your patrons are young or just young at heart, you can stay at the forefront of their minds with the right moves.

Consider offering two for one deals (that are tailor-made for couples who want to get out of the house), and don’t miss the chance to make your signage or social media posts full of heart-eye emojis.

Other festive ideas may include softer sells, like just sending every customer on your email-list a Valentine. This is a holiday that nobody wants to be left out of. Sure, a Valentine from a local trampoline park may not be as desirable as one from their special person, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be appreciated. Extra points if you make it funny!

Consider your single friends on this #singleawarenessday. If your brand is less lovey and more boisterous, tailoring your marketing to single people may be better suited to your FEC. Show single people the love by offering something that makes being single less sad. Even consider throwing a Singles Day party.

Free cookies! The end. Just kidding. But, seriously, free cookies are a great way to catch the eye of someone scrolling through Instagram or driving past your trampoline park. Offering a free treat on Valentine’s Day helps the day stay a little special, and it’s a great way to give back to the people who help support your business!

Love isn’t always about romance, and Valentine’s Day seems a perfect opportunity to share love in more than one way. Consider offering some of the proceeds to a charity, to make you and your patrons’ hearts a little fuller.

If you don’t want to go the super-saccharine route, consider turning the holiday on its head. Encourage your Facebook and other social media friends to tell their worst date stories… ever. Of course, make sure to offer a chance to win a prize (to try and make that terrible date memory go away).

Or, there’s just the classic cardstock paper valentine. On Valetine’s Day, why not offer some colorful hearts for your raving fans to share? There are so many trampoline puns you can take advantage of, such as:

I flipping love you.

I’m head over heels for you.

I’d jump for joy if you’d go out with me.

You rate sky high with me.

You make my heart bounce.

Looking for more ideas and ways to improve your trampoline park business? Our family entertainment center point of sale software knows how to show you the love. Give us a call at 1 (888) 500-2618 or email us at sales@active8pos.com to learn more.

Spring Cleaning for Summer Fun

Though it doesn’t feel like it through most of the country, winter is officially over tomorrow. Yep, tomorrow marks the Spring Equinox, also known as the official first day of spring. Cue the tulip bulbs to start popping up!

Regardless of your feelings on gardening, it’s still a perfect time to dig into some spring cleaning. So get ready for our top tips to get your family fun center in tip top shape for spring.

First Impressions Matter

The outside of your building is very important, as it serves as the first thing your customers notice about the place! If you have any “green space” on your property, it’s time to take another look at it. Call a tree-trimmer, organize a lawn mowing service if you need it, and plant some easy-to-maintain bushes in the garden beds. Take a look at the whole exterior of your facility and write down any fixes you might need to do. Think about re-painting, fixing windows, re-painting the parking lot, or even calling a professional window-cleaning service.

Same Goes for Inside

Take a long walk around the entire inside of your family fun center. Do you need to have anything fixed or replaced? Basketball nets wear out, foam bumpers start looking crumbly, and foam blocks need a little pick-me-up. Focus on the key pieces to keep safety in check.

Think With Your Stomach

Not excited about going through concessions numbers? We feel that. But we also feel that there’s always room for improvement. Take no prisoners and resolve to toss out the slowest selling item of last year (take into account seasonality--nobody wants hot chocolate in the middle of July!) Try something new: smoothies or fancy flavored sodas might be your new best-seller.

Focus on the Biz

Ignoring software updates? Stop it and spend a day or two updating your internal infrastructure. Test your backup system and your Trampoline Park Software in its entirety. Update your Trampoline Park Point of Sale Software so everything’s easy to use. If it’s not seamless, give us a call and we’ll show you what we can do!

What's on your to-do list for spring?


 

Last Minute Valentine's Day Ideas

Well, January seemed to last a whole year, but we’ve finally made it to February. Though this month is short, it packs a punch. Welcome to Black History Month, as well as the month that hosts President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and some hashtag holidays (everybody, how are you celebrating National Umbrella Day?). Once again, your favorite Trampoline Park Software Company is here to help you up your game.

February might be a welcome change, but some of us are still playing catch up. The football parties are over, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Were you caught off guard, too? Keep reading for some last minute ideas to turn your trampoline park into a oasis of love.

Let’s start with the usual Valentine’s Day trappings, and experiment with how to adapt them to a trampoline park (without getting in the way of all the jumping fun).

Sappy Music

Give your high energy soundtrack a break for a few weeks because, admit it, you really want to listen to Celine Dion singing “My Heart will Go On.” Even better, blast a whole love-themed playlist on your speakers. Sounds pretty good, right? The cheesier the better, so don’t be afraid to pull out some 50’s girl groups, the Beatles, even your favorite Disney songs.

Cookies

Upgrade your concessions stand with some festive snacks. Think heart-shaped sugar cookies, conversation hearts, chocolate covered strawberries, and the like. When in doubt, add red food coloring or just present treats in heart-shaped tins. ;)

Flowers

What is the holiday de love without a few floral arrangements? If you’re not feeling like springing for hundreds of long-stemmed red roses (who can blame you?), don’t think you can’t add some romance to your space. Jump for a small arrangement of red, pink, and white flowers to make a statement on your front desk. It will add a bit of festivity for those who forgot to sign their Electronic Waivers before arriving to party.

Bonus: Turn February birthdays into a Valentine’s Day extravaganza by incorporating these elements into parties during this month. Our Birthday Party Booking Software can help you book the party. Just switch out multi-colored balloons for red and toss some heart-shaped confetti on the tables.