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How To Stage a Water Balloon Fight

A water balloon fight is a great pastime on a hot summer day. Here's a great way to set up a water balloon fight that everyone will enjoy.


  • Step 1: Buy balloons Buy balloons. Look for medium-size ones that won't break too easily. Plan on a few dozen for each player.
  • Step 2: Fill balloons Fill the balloons with water, and tie them shut. Place the filled balloons into buckets.
  • TIP: Filling balloons with water can take a while; ask friends to help.
  • Step 3: Play water balloon dodgeball Try playing dodgeball, only with water balloons. Divide your group into teams and stand facing each other.
  • Step 4: Start the game When the signal is given, everyone starts throwing their balloons at the opposing team.
  • : Water balloons can sting upon impact. Protect your face.
  • Step 5: Earn points When someone is hit, the other team scores a point.
  • TIP: To make it easier to keep score, you can have individuals face off against each other, one-on-one, taking turns throwing.
  • Step 6: Finish the game Play until all the balloons are gone, the members of one team have all been hit, or a certain number of points have been reached.
  • Step 7: Use the leftover balloons Once the official game is over, everybody can grab the leftover balloons and throw them at whomever they want.
  • Step 8: Clean up Pick up all the burst balloons. Leave the space clean for next time!
  • FACT: Nearly 3,000 people threw more than 55,000 balloons during the world's largest water balloon fight, staged in Australia.

You Will Need

  • Balloons
  • Water
  • Buckets
  • Friends
  • And a place to play

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