Fun Party Balloon Games.

Everyone LOVES balloons. It is impossible to imagine a fun celebration without them. Kids’ eyes light up every time they see a balloon, which creates an instant reaction to pick one up and PLAY. No matter what the occasion is, used for decorations and games, balloons make the special day so much more memorable, colorful, light, and bright.  They bring endless entertainment for adults and children without stretching the budget.


There are also a great amount of unexpected, awesome things you can do with the balloons and use them at home, school, camp, for science experiments, games, and crafts. As a teacher, veteran kids camp counselor, party organizer, and mum  I can totally appreciate how easy and how much fun balloons can bring on a simple rainy day.  In our Montessori Home, we love sensory stimulating materials and toys. We also value family time spent together and often come up with creative and fun ideas we can do. We decided to use ILLOOMS balloons just for that.

Here are our favorite party balloon games 

“Contagious Laughing “

you will need:

  • one balloon for each child

Everyone gets a balloon. On the count of three children throw balloons in the air and start laughing. The moment their balloon touches the ground they stop. This game is a perfect party ice-breaker. It is actually quite hard to stop laughing when you have to. There always will be one or two children who will keep laughing. Glowing balloons will definitely add more excitement to this game!


“Monkey Soccer”


you will need:

  • 2 X baskets or soccer gates
  • 1 X balloon

This game is perfect for a larger group of children but will work with a small group too. It will definitely get kids moving. First of all, make sure you get crazy monkey sounds going on. Once kids get into action, divide them into two teams. Put two large baskets or mini soccer gates like in soccer – one for each team. Explain that kids can only use arms to hit the balloon. They cannot use feet, and cannot pick up the ball. On your command children start hitting the balloon aiming for another team’s gate. The team that hits the balloon into the opposite team’s goal wins.

For the indoor version use glowing balloons set up only one gate or basket and give 3 or more balloons to the whole group of kids. Explain that objective is to get balloons in the goal as quickly as possible.

“Walking on the Line”

you will need:

  • 1 X roll of sticky tape (or balancing plank)
  • 2 X baskets
  • balloons
  • 1 X paper plate 

Make a straight or zigzag line with tape or place a bouncing plank with two baskets on each end. Ask children to line up. On your command, the first child starts carefully carry a balloon on a plate balancing on the plank from one end to another without dropping a balloon on the ground. When the child reaches the other end he or she puts their balloon in the basket and walks back to pass the plate to the next person.
Variation: Scream “My biscuits are burning, my biscuits are burning” as you carry the balloon.

If you have glowing balloons you can line them up in two parallel rows in the dark to make a way. Carry the balloon from one end to another without touching balloons laying on the ground.

“Statue” 

you will need:

  • sticky-tape 
  • balloons

Give a group of children several balloons and a tape. On your command, children start creating a balloon statue. Give them3-5 minutes to finish the task. If you have more than one team, pick an objective, for example, “make a high statue or make a wide statue”.
A small tip: do not reuse the balloons that you used sticky tape on – otherwise they will pop when you try to rip off the sticky tape.
Glowing balloons statues turn out AWESOME.
Variation: offer children to make a balloon costume sticking balloons on one of the team players.

“In the Air”

you will need:

  • balloons

Give each child a balloon (for more fun playing this game in the dark with glowing balloons). On your command, children start kicking their balloons as high as possible keeping them in the air for as long as possible. Children cannot touch the balloon with their hands. The player whose balloon falls on the group last – wins.
Variation: turn on some groovy party music. While dancing kick up the balloons keeping them off the ground.

“Head – catch”

you will need:

  • 1 X balloon

Make a standing circle. Choose one volunteer to stand in the middle of the circle with a balloon. The person in the middle throws the balloon to one person at a time saying “head” or “catch”. Children in the circle do the opposite – of “head” they catch and if they “catch” they bounce back the balloon with their head. First, you do the training round. Children get used to the idea. After that, a player who does not do the opposite of what is said leaves the circle. The player who stays last – wins.
It’s a must-try at a disco party with glowing balloons. Plain Mixed

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