5 Fun Party Ideas for All Ages


Water Wars

In the summertime, kids love water-themed birthday parties. If you don't mind the possibility of wet footprints in the house, then water-themed activities, including slip 'n' slides and sprinklers, are the way to go. In fact, you can easily incorporate a water element into many traditional activities for a wet 'n' wild twist.

Here are a few to try out:

  • Water balloon toss: Guests grab a partner and line up in two parallel rows, facing each other. They toss the water balloon back and forth, then take a step back and repeat. The pairs gradually move father away from each other, and the pair that can toss the balloon from the farthest distance without dropping it wins.
  • Water gun hide 'n' seek: The same rules of hide 'n' seek apply, except the person who's "it" is armed with a water gun. Instead of tagging someone out, players are sprayed with the gun.
  • Hose limbo: Rather than using a limbo stick, use water spray from a hose. Whoever can limbo the farthest beneath the water without getting wet is the champ. If you'd like to incorporate a theme, toss on a lei and a hula skirt, and you have a luau party.