10 fun party games you can play with water balloons

Here are 10 fun party games you can play with water balloons this summer! These games will be a big hit for all ages:

1. Water Balloon Spoon Races via Two Shades Of Pink – All you need to stage this race are some wooden spoons from the dollar store and some smaller size water balloons.

2. Water balloon baseball via Spoonful – Super easy. Super fun!

3. Catch The Water Bombs via Parties 4 Me – Attach a colander to a bike helmet using string and have one helmet per team. Have team members stand behind a throwing line and see how many successful catches are made by the “team catcher.”

4. Water Balloon Pinatas via Scrap Happy Heather – Hang some water balloons within reach, grab a stick and a blindfold and let the kids swing away.

5. Water balloon jousting via Ziggity Zoom –  This game is made from inexpensive materials. Kids take turns poking the balloons with the “jousting stick” to see if they can pop the balloons and get wet!

6. Water Balloon Target Practice via Motherhood On a Dime – Use chalk to outline several targets on your driveway and have the kids test their aim. Targets can be big or small and you can assign point values based on difficulty. The kid with the best score wins a prize!

7. Duck Duck Splash (photo via Mark Bonica) – Just like the classic, except in this version the “ducks” get tapped with a water balloon and the “goose” gets splashed.

8. Water Balloon Towel Toss via Love Play and Learn – A team of two uses a beach towel to toss a water balloon to the other team. You can make the game even more exciting by having the teams take one step backward after each successful toss.

9. Free for all water balloon fight via Making Merry Memories – enough said! : )

10. Water balloon basket catch via The Boston Globe – A twist on the classic catch game where you catch with your hands. Use a laundry basket to see if you can catch balloons without popping them!

PS. Making a ton of water balloons can be a pain, I know! Check out the Tie-Not Water Balloon Filler – I saw it on Shark Tank and it looks like a good tool to get the job done easily.

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    Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 7:07 am
    Hampton Swim School says:
    Some wonderful and fun sounding water games for kids. Thanks for sharing these and looking forward to trying these out with my kids this summer.
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    Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 11:25 pm
    Hauler Smiths says:
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    Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at 3:22 am
    Jason Smith says:
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    Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 7:28 am
    KidsBaron says:
    Thanks for sharing these bunches of ideas. We definitely have to try some of these games.
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    Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 11:09 am
    Nadia says:
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      Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 2:46 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Nadia! I can't do that, sorry.
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