By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2008
Karie Mullins welcomes you and your kids to Putt & Jump Party Company in Owasso.
Your child is happy and excited, jumping up and down and waving a birthday party invitation in the air. You, on the other hand, are not quite as thrilled. Yet another Saturday afternoon will be spent driving to and from Tulsa through the construction zone and crazy mall traffic. To top it off, you’ll have to wait around for two hours during the party because it’s too far to drive home and back. Why can’t there be a great party place in Owasso to avoid all the hassle?
Don’t worry parents – Karie Mullins has come to the rescue with her new business, Putt & Jump Party Company. Opening in early May across the street from McDonald’s on 76th Street and Highway 169, Putt & Jump Party Company will allow Owasso area kids to enjoy an awesome birthday party or group get-together without leaving town.
Putt & Jump Owner Karie Mullins and her husband Rob are the parents of three children: 14-year-old Parker, 6-year-old Jackson and 1-year-old Jayden. As you might expect, Karie has taken her kids to Tulsa for many parties over the years. She recognized the need for a unique local party place and decided to set out to create it.
And what a place it is. The former River Church building has been completely remodeled and contains almost 20,000 square feet of fun. The Super Jump Arena boasts a 65-foot-long dual course, including a jousting arena, dual slides and an obstacle course. The Open Jump Room that is open to the public for jump time during all business hours includes four full-size inflatable units with a dual-slide obstacle course, a toddler bounce house and a huge birthday cake bouncer.
The Putt Arena is a black-light miniature golf room with a “Party Paradise” surf theme. The walls feature incredible glow-in-the-dark airbrushed beach scenes of luau girls, surfer dudes, sand castles, sharks and other sea life. The sounds of crashing surf and calling sea birds complete the beach feeling. Putt through the Volkswagen-style bus or the sand castle, around a huge sea turtle, and over to the surf shack.
Four private party rooms and a variety of private party packages are available. A party host can accompany the guests for a 30-minute exclusive session in the Super Jump Arena, a 30-minute exclusive session in the Putt Arena and 45 minutes to enjoy the private party room. Afterward, guests are welcomed to the arcade for unlimited play time.
“I’ve been to parties where staff watches the clock and the instant your party time is over, they are shoving you out the door,” said Mullins. “We have the arcade available after parties so that the kids and parents can leave at their leisure.”
A special Toddler Arena is available for children ages one to four. The inflatable slide, obstacle course and jumping area are just the right fit for little ones. The child-sized picnic tables and high chairs make toddlers feel right at home.
Don’t miss taking a picture on the giant inflatable birthday throne. Forget your camera? A party host will accompany each party group and take a complimentary 5-by-7-inch group photo, as well as several candid shots available for purchase.
With 20 years of corporate experience in management and the legal field, Mullins is familiar with the time demands of working moms and dads. That’s why she has made Putt & Jump Party Company so parent-friendly.
The whole facility is dazzling clean and has many thoughtful touches, such as a fully-stocked party shop where you can purchase themed party goods, disposable cameras, mylar balloons, piñatas, gift bags and tissue paper, pre-filled goodie bags, birthday hats, tiaras and even socks.
“We want this to be a stress-free environment for parents. We’ll do the setup, the cleanup, take the pictures, provide refreshments and even help you carry the gifts to the car,” said Mullins. There is also a parent lounge available with comfy seating, television, magazines, and beverage and vending machines so that parents can relax while the kids play.
Putt & Jump can even deliver the fun to your home. They offer inflatable bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses, and combination bounce and slide units for rental, so that you can have an incredible party in your own back yard. Rentals include free delivery and set-up for Owasso residents.
Call the party experts at Putt & Jump Party Company today to schedule your event, because Putt & Jump is “Where Kids Go To Party!”