Like a bubble bath in your yard, Strait Up Foam Fun is a new party event families and businesses can bring to homes and events across Clallam County.
Owner Nicole Merrigan of Port Angeles said she held her first parties June 18-19 with much success.
For one-two hours, she’ll bring her foam cannon and fill a yard with foam, in similar appearance to a giant bubble bath.
She says the foam is eco-friendly, biodegradable, non-straining, non-toxic and hypoallergenic as it is made of three ingredients — water, glycerol and sodium lauryl sulfate.
She said at one party, one pass through with a hose washed the remaining foam away while at the second the party-goers trampled it all down.
“It just went away like the bubbles in a bubble bath,” she said.
Merrigan said the idea caught her eye a few months ago in a Facebook group as she and her husband Nick looked to start a family fun entertainment center in Port Angeles.
“I wanted to get my toes in the water and use it for traction for festivals and events,” she said. “This is like a start-up phase.”
Strait Up Foam Fun looks to serve most of Clallam County, she said, but there’s a traveling fee on a case by case basis.
With private or public events, Merrigan said she’ll need an electrical outlet and access to a faucet to use about 80 gallons of water, about the amount of two bathtubs.
For space, she recommends grassy areas, driveways, parking lots and/or asphalt areas. Participants are encouraged to wear bathing suits and shoes.
A private foam party costs $300 for one hour, and $125 for a second hour; public events are $350 for the first hour, and $150 for the second hour.
Merrigan said public events would likely require more setup as they could be staggered in timed intervals, i.e., 15 minutes, for more people to enjoy.