There are plenty of fun balloon games you can incorporate into a child’s birthday party, but there is no rule that explicitly says adults can’t have fun with balloons as well. After all, parties are meant for all age groups.
However, there is no denying that it is easier to find exciting balloon party games for kids than adults. So if you are looking for activities for your guests to partake in, but your search came up empty, we are here to help. Let us share five amazing balloon game ideas you can consider for your next celebration.
1. Centipede dance
When you are throwing a party, one of your primary objectives is to encourage your guests to interact and form a bond. The centipede dance is an excellent activity to help you achieve this goal.
Give each participating guest a balloon and have all of them form a single file. As they are lining up, they need to place their balloon against the back of the person standing in front of them while holding the balloon in place with their chest.
Once the line is formed, you can select your favourite song for your guests to dance to. The goal of this game is to have them dance to the music’s beats without dropping the balloons. It may seem deceptively simple, but if the line is long, many of your guests might find this to be mission impossible.
2. Truth or dare
Not everyone at your party might be familiar with each other. So if you want to break the ice among your guests, you can play truth or dare by incorporating balloons into the mix. Before you begin the activity, try coming up with interesting questions and fun dares that your friends will be comfortable participating in.
Once the preparation is complete, write them down into strips of paper, roll them up, and carefully place each paper into its own balloon. Once the balloons have been inflated, have your guests pick a random one that they need to pop – the fun part is that no one knows what they are getting, and it is virtually impossible to rig the outcome, making it a fair game for everyone.
3. Funny questions
If you and your guests are not into dares, you can eliminate that portion of the game, leaving only the truth. Again, you will need to prepare the questions beforehand and hide these notes inside each balloon.
Afterwards, have your guests select a random balloon and pop it to reveal the question they have to answer. Try coming up with fun and intriguing questions, so your guests can reveal something interesting about themselves and everyone can have a good time.
4. Balloon basketball
If you and your guests are looking to work up a sweat, you can consider playing balloon basketball. You should ensure you have adequate space for this activity and the area is clear of any fragile objects that may cause an accident.
Place a hoop at an ideal location, and have your guests try to score as many points as possible by placing the balloons through the ring. If you do not have a portable hoop, you can consider using an empty bin as an alternative.
The participants may think the game is easy. However, they are going to need to get their game face on if they want to win this game since the balloon’s near weightless state can make this activity challenging. Depending on the number of participants, you can either have your guests play individually or pair them into different teams.
5. Water balloon fight
You are never too old to enjoy a good, old-fashion water balloon fight. Moreover, given Singapore’s humid climate, this activity is an excellent way for everyone to cool off. Just remember to remind your guests to bring a change of clothes because everyone is about to get wet.
Pair your guests into several groups or have an elimination match until the last man or woman standing is crowned the champion. You can even prepare a small gift for the winner to incentivise everyone to give it their all.
Balloons are one of the best purchases you can make for your party. They provide the best bang for your buck due to their versatility. You can use them as party decorations to spruce up your celebration or incorporate them into your various activities to keep your guests entertained.
We hope what we have shared has inspired you to develop several exciting games to entertain your guests. So if you are planning an upcoming celebration, head on over to your nearest party shop to stock up on the balloons you need for your party games.