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Meet Megan and Tom Rudden of Pint Size Party

Today we’d like to introduce you to Megan and Tom Rudden.

Megan and Tom, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
As we were looking for activities for our son’s first birthday, we quickly realized that there are very limited options when it comes to entertainment for the littlest partygoers aged 6mo – 6yo. It got us thinking as to how we could fill the void, and create an atmosphere that both parents and littles love. Thus, Pint Size Party was born.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I’m not sure owning any type of business is ever smooth or easy. We have learned a lot and grown both personally and professionally in our first year of business. With that being said, the joy and excitement that we not only get to provide but see through our service are priceless. It is truly rewarding to be able to provide safe entertainment that everyone, both kids and parents alike, love and enjoy.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Pint Size Party story. Tell us more about the business.
Family owned and operated, Pint Size Party is a soft sensory play rental company.

We specialize in creating an atmosphere that fosters safe, interactive fun and is designed to help little ones discover, play and grow while keeping them safe and out of the danger of larger more rowdy children. We deliver to your desired location (indoor or outdoor), set-up/clean the equipment, leave for the duration of your event, and then return to pack it all up.

Pint Size Party is quickly becoming San Diego’s go-to rental company for soft play equipment and we are currently the largest provider in the county. At the time of this article, we have the ability to do up to four (4) parties per day.

We strongly believe in giving back to our community, and while we haven’t been able to accommodate all requests, we have been fortunate enough to be able to donate to four (4) non-profit events in our first year of business. It is our hope that we will be able to give back even more as we continue to grow.

It is our belief that our customer service, cleanliness, equipment quality, and attention to detail have been the largest factors in the success of our company. What really sets us apart though, in our eyes, is that we are the only company in the county that has the ability for our clients to book and pay directly online, which removes the big question of “are you available” as it allows them to see our availability.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Megan: I don’t really believe luck is apart of it, at least not in business. It’s more about failing forward and taking the initiative to improve ourselves and our business on a day-to-day basis. We learn from our mistakes and improve on our business from the lessons we learned from past experiences.

Tom: I believe that we are extremely lucky to have found each other, and to have a son that has shown us how magical it is to see a world of play through a child’s eyes.

Megan: Yes, when you say it that way we are very lucky and blessed.


  • Pint Size Play Package (144 sqft) – $200
  • Pint Size Party Package (225 sqft) – $300
  • Pint Size Paradise Package (378 sqft) – $400
  • Custom Packages – Contact for details

Image Credit:
@Geena Crawford Photography (for family photo)

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