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Surprise Water Balloon Fight

Have you ever surprised your friends with a water balloon fight? I got this idea from my brother.  To do this, just fill up enough water balloons for both “teams” (the more you fill, the longer the fight.) Separate the filled balloons into two boxes. Save one for yourself, and deposit the other on your friend’s front porch with a fun sign that explains what’s happening. Then, ring the doorbell and hide. Wait for your friend to answer the doorbell and read your sign before launching the first balloon!

Surprise Water Balloon Fight | Oh Happy Day!Surprise Water Balloon Fight | Oh Happy Day!

Photography by Kim A. Thomas for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Milan Shimono Lee
Styling by Caitlin Barker
Crafting by Stephanie Pressler

  1. Leith

    August 5, 2013

    i live this idea! i can’t wait for it to be warm enough in san francisco for a water balloon fight. may just have to stock up on supplies after work today in anticipation. 🙂 – Leith

  2. Katie

    August 5, 2013

    We had lots of these as a kid…only my cousins usually “forgot” to tell me about them until I rounded the corner in the back yard and…. SPLOOSH! 😀

  3. Elena @ Randomly Happy

    August 5, 2013

    Hands down one of the best ideas I’ve read in a-g-e-s! Great idea and love the sign!

  4. Anne's Scribbles and Doodles

    August 5, 2013

    I love your ideas! Where on earth do you get them? You are just plain genius. 🙂

  5. Scott Smith

    August 5, 2013

    We can help tie those pesky waterballoons. Invented by an american toolmaker

  6. Michelle @ Full Belly, Worn Soles

    August 5, 2013

    So cute. Can’t think of any kid who wouldn’t love to come home to this.

  7. jennifer prod

    August 5, 2013

    this would fit perfectly with my random acts of happiness! i just finished up a naked cake party (, and this might have to come next 🙂

  8. this is lemonade

    August 5, 2013

    What a fun idea! And colourful too 🙂 Perfect for a hot day, the likes of which may just have passed us by for the year by now. The sky is winning the water fight over this side of the pond right now. This idea is going in my Pinterest Al fresco board 😛

  9. Shannon

    August 6, 2013

    This is fantastic!!! Great idea for your friends, your kids to be those long summer days, and your husband as he comes home from work.

  10. danielle

    August 6, 2013

    The fond nostalgia of water balloon fights! Must bring this to next pool party.

  11. 2moiselles-happy-lookeuses

    August 6, 2013

    Very funny!!

  12. Carly Cross

    August 7, 2013

    Love these shots! (And your shoes) 🙂

  13. uncustomary

    August 8, 2013

    At my old job, I always stressed that people should participate in Spirit Week. This past year, I told them that they could throw water balloons at me if they participated, as a way to get me back. It was awesome.

  14. hilde

    August 16, 2013

    This is all kinds of awesome! I hope we get another sunny warm day so I can do this!

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