plop in the pool at the bottom. We looove water parks,
but we’ve gotta admit, they’re getting’ a li’l pricey for our summer fun
budget. Bring the thrills ‘n’ chills of a day at the water park to your own
backyard with our wackiest party yet.
There might not be anything better than racin’ your bestie
down a waterslide and landing with a splash-tastic
If you’re looking to throw an easy co-ed party, we’re
thinkin’ this plan is totally bank. Competitive games will keep everybody
having fun…and who doesn’t like to throw a water balloon at the class cutie?
Simple invites on ocean-blue paper will work wonders. Cut out a few circles in
different shades of blue, then glue together to form water bubbles. Or, cut out
the shape of a wave. Write out the pertinent deets in silver Sharpie and send
Make sure to have each guest bring his or her own towel,
sunscreen and a change of clothes. Shoes that can get wet are a nice addition
if you’ll be runnin’ all over the place.
For a reverse party favor, ask your guests to bring a box of
their favorite frozen goodies. We’re thinking ice pops, rocket popsicles,
Klondike bars and ice cream sandwiches. Have a cooler filled with ice ready to
stow your goodies for later in the afternoon. Yum!
Wet ‘n’ wild
Need an easy game you won’t get bored of? Grab some
heavy-duty black trash bags, a fresh bottle of dish soap and a hose. Before
your guests arrive, lay the trash bags out in a long line across your back
yard. Be sure to remove wayward branches and rocks! Squirt dish soap over the
length of your slip ‘n’ slide and then water it down when you’re ready to let
loose. For even more fun, set up sprinklers to spray people as they slide, or
station guests (or parents) with hoses.
Stick ‘em up!
Head to the dollar store and pick up enough water guns for
every guest you’ve invited, plus a few more in case of surprises. Then, play a
game of tag, cops ‘n’ robbers or manhunt style, or a dodgeball-type game using
the water guns to tag people out instead of balls.
What fun is a water park party without a pile of water
balloons? Fill these up in advance and store them out of sight in a large
cooler. If your guests are getting bored, let loose with a water balloon fight,
or partner up for a competitive balloon toss.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 7/30/2011 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN weekend fun, party ideas, summer parties, host the perfect pool party, get outside, how to throw a killer party, co-ed parties 101