• Home
  • Blog
  • Journey of Entrepreneurship: Fresh Air Party Rental

Journey of Entrepreneurship: Fresh Air Party Rental

17 Apr 2020 9:21 AM | Sandra Waldrop (Administrator)

For many of us, the road to business ownership hasn’t necessarily been a clear path.  I started my business, Fresh Air Party Rental, over 10 years ago, but never had a specific career path planned nor had considered the possibility of entrepenuership growing up.  In 8th grade I remember being excited to take a test in school that would supposedly guide us to our ideal job possibilities, through questions about our habits and personalities.  I recall answering that I would enjoy doing something different and unpredictable each day, where I could work both indoors and outdoors.  Apparently my answers narrowed down the options quite a bit, because when I got my results, I was disappointed to see just 2 suggestions:  forest ranger, or funeral director!  But it turned out having an event rental company has been a perfect fit, obviously allowing me to work both indoors and out, and as any business owner can tell you, every day brings new challenges and unpredictable schedules.

My husband and I started Fresh Air Party Rental in 2007 with 2 used bounce houses, that we would deliver to house parties on the weekends for extra income.  We now operate as a full-time business with 40 different inflatables, along with tents, tables, chairs, audio equipment, etc. and provide equipment for festivals, corporate gatherings, concerts, and weddings, in addition to backyard parties.  We are grateful to participate in many local events in Lilburn.  Even though we travel to all areas of town, it is a special privilege to service events right here where we live and work. 

As I am writing this, we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has of course affected all our lives in unprecedented ways.  Most entrepenuers are faced with new challenges of how to continue business during this public health crisis.  Personally I am concerned about the future of parties and events, but am confident they will return, though probably not in the same way as before...just as travel changed after 9/11, or the housing market changed after the Great Recession.  As business owners we will adapt and learn from this situation, and I believe will eventually come out stronger than ever.  Hopefully one day we will be able to look back at this time as a challenging but inspirational chapter in our lives and our journey of entrepenuership.


Andrea Alvarez

4493 Lilburn Industrial Way SW Suite B1

Lilburn, GA 30047

Like us on Facebook

Mailing Address: Lilburn Business Association, P.O. Box 1537, Lilburn, GA 30048

Email: LilburnBusinessAssoc@gmail.com

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software