Favorite Balloon Party Games

Favorite Balloon Party Games

When you're hosting a party, the games are just as important as the decorations! You want to make sure that everyone has a good time, and that means keeping both the kids and adults entertained.  

Balloons are one of the most versatile and affordable party supplies you can buy. They can be used to decorate a room, create a festive atmosphere, and entertain guests of all ages. Party games involving balloons are especially popular with children, tweens and teens. Here are some of our favorite balloon party games:


Fun Games using Balloons

Balloon Darts

Blow up a bunch of balloons and tape them to a wall or door. Give each guest three darts, and have them try to pop as many balloons as possible. The person with the most popped balloons at the end of the game wins!

Balloon Dart Game

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Balance the Balloon

See who can balance a balloon on their finger for the longest amount of time. This sounds easy but balloons can be tricky to keep still!

Pass the Balloon

Blow up some balloons and place a note inside each one with a task to do such as 'Sing a Nursery Rhyme' or  'Do the Chicken Dance'. Have all players sitting in a circle, play some music and pass the balloon around. When the music stops the person with the balloon must sit on the balloon to pop it. They will read out the note and must complete the action and are then rewarded with some candy or a small gift. Then the game starts again with a new balloon.

Balloon Games for Kids

Balloon Party Games for Kids

Hot potato

Play this game like regular hot potato but using a balloon instead. The idea of the game is when the music is playing players must quickly pass the 'hot potato balloon' around the circle without anyone dropping it. You can make this game harder by adding rules such as you can only hit the balloon with your left hand. When the music stops whoever touched the balloon last is out.

Mystery prize

For this game you will need one prize for each child at the party. Wrap these prizes up and write a number on them. Blow up different colored balloons, write a number on them and scatter the balloons around the house. Then let the kids run around and choose a balloon. The number on the balloon will correspond to a number on one of the prizes, and the child will win that prize.

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Bursting Balloon Game

Blow up and tie a piece of string to each balloon. Then tie a balloon to each player's ankle. The aim of the game is to run around and pop balloons whilst protecting your own balloon. The winner is the person with the last un-popped balloon.

Balloon Word

Think of a word that relates to your party, it could be the birthday child's name, their age or the word 'Happy Birthday' or 'Congratulations'.  Then blow up lots of balloons and write each letter of the word you have chosen onto a balloon. If you are doing this in teams you will need to write each letter onto one balloon per team. Make sure you include some balloons with no letters on them. Mix the balloons up and scatter around the room. When the game starts, one person from each team must run out and try to find a balloon with a letter on it and bring it back to the team. This continues until a team has gathered all of the letters for the word and the first team to do so wins.

Water Balloon Games

Water Balloon Games

Water balloon games are also a great way to cool off on a hot day and they can be adapted to any group size or skill level. Whether you are playing with a group of friends or trying to entertain a large group of kids, there is a water balloon game that is perfect for you. Have a look at these fun water balloon games

Balloon Team Games

If you are having a large party then splitting your guests into teams to play these games is always a good idea. This way everyone can get involved and no one feels left out. Teamwork is also a great skill to promote, especially with kids. 

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Balloon relay race

Divide guests into two teams, and give each team a few balloons. Have them race to blow up their balloons and tie them off, then hand the balloon off to the next player. The first team to finish all of their balloons wins!

Balloon Pop

Divide your players into two teams and allocate a balloon color to each team.  When the game begins, one person from each team must run to the end of the room and find their colored balloon, blow it up and sit on it to pop it. Then run back and tag their next team mate who will do the same. The first team to successfully pop all of their balloons will win.

Balloon Round up

Allocate a balloon color to each team and give team a basket. The aim of the game is to round up all of your team's balloons and put them into your basket. Sound easy? Well the catch is you can only use your feet! Players must also pair up and have one of their legs tied to their partner, like in a three-legged race. This game is hilarious to watch as the balloons bounce around.

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Balloon Run

Have each team line up at the end of the room. When the game starts, the first player in each team must run to the end of the room, pick up a balloon and hold it between their knees. Then they must make their way back to their team and pass the balloon to the next person. This person must now run to the end of the room and back holding the balloon between their knees, then tag the next player. This continues until all players have had a turn. The first team to finish will win. 

Minute to Win it Balloon Games

If you're looking for a fun and challenging way to pass the time, minute to win it games are the perfect solution. These fast-paced games can be played with any number of players, and they're perfect for parties or other gatherings and are so popular with tweens, teens and adults. The goal of each game is to complete a simple task within a minute or less. While some tasks may seem easy at first, they can quickly become challenging as the clock ticks down. So next time you're looking for entertainment, be sure to give them a try. Here are some fun minute to win it games using balloons 

Minute to win it balloon games

Balloon popping contest

This is always a favorite with all ages. Blow up a bunch of balloons and see who can pop the most in a minute. You can make it even more challenging by having players only pop certain colored balloons, or make them only use their feet to pop the balloons

Balloon Float

To win this simple game you must keep your balloon up in the air for 60 seconds using only your breath. If you touch the balloon or if it falls to the floor or touches any other surface you are out.

Balloon Float Game

Balloon Grab

Blow up a lot of balloons and place them around the room. When the game starts players must gather up and hold onto as many balloons as they can in one minute. The winner is the person holding the most balloons.

Knock the cup

Each player will have 60 seconds to try to knock 10 cups off the table. To do this they must blow up a balloon and use the expelled air from the balloon to blow the cups off the table. The winner is the person who knocks off all 10 cups first. 

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Adult Balloon Games

Not all balloon games have to be kid-friendly. In fact, there are plenty of balloon games that adults can enjoy as well. If you are looking for a fun way to entertain your adult guests, consider playing one of the following games:

Balloon Stomp - This is a simple game that can be played with any number of people. To play, each person ties a balloon around their ankle and tries to burst the balloons of the other players while avoiding having their own balloon popped. The last person with an un-popped balloon is the winner.

Balloon Pop - This game is so fun, tie a balloon around your wait and have it sit on your back. The object of the game is to pop the balloon of the other players while avoiding having your own balloon popped. The last person with an un-popped balloon is the winner.

Balloon Pop Game

Balloon Piñata - This is a fun twist on the classic piñata game. Instead of hitting a piñata with a stick, players take turns hitting a balloon with their hands. The balloon is filled with candy or small prizes, and the object of the game is to burst the balloon and release the contents. The player who bursts the balloon gets to keep the contents.

Balloon game - using your head - Players start in pairs and need to have a balloon between their foreheads, keeping it in place using only their head. The idea is not to let the balloon touch the floor and also to avoid popping it by mistake. If the balloon falls/pops, that team is out. Last team standing wins!

Balloon Head game

These are just a few ideas to get you started. Party games using balloons are a great way to add some fun and excitement to any event.  There are endless possibilities when it comes to balloon party games! Just have fun and be creative.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to balloon games. So next time you are looking for a fun and easy way to entertain your guests, consider breaking out some balloons and having some fun!

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