Friday, June 8, 2018

Cooling off with a Water Party!

Temperatures and humidity are high, but that doesn't mean we can't stay cool outside!

We're all ready to get outside after being cooped up all winter (and during those stretches of rainy days in the spring), but when there's no air conditioning outside, we have to find other ways to cool off!  Whether you're planning a big outdoor get together or just looking for some ideas to get your family outside this summer, we've got some fun ideas to help you keep cool!

One of the simplest ways to stay cool (without jumping in a pool) is a good old fashioned water balloon fight! We found these fun homemade reusable "water bombs" made with sponges and can't wait to make some ourselves soon!
DIY Sponge Bombs at MomSpotted.com
But if you're going to have water balloons, we think these are GREAT! They fill up so quickly when you connect them to a garden hose over a bucket filled with water. No more sitting in the sun struggling to fill water balloons one at a time. :)

Then, use those handy water balloons to play a game of catch or batting practice...brilliant!
Batting Practice at iCandy Handmade
Another great way to use water balloons is with our Water Wars!
Check out how much fun it is to catapult water balloons at the opposing team!

Of course, we have plenty of other water activities available as well, including water slides, slip n slide, and water obstacle courses!

Check out this cake we found that would be the PERFECT addition to a water birthday party, especially if your cake decorating skills (or the skills of a local cake decorator) could make the make match the water slide you have set up!
Water Slide Cake by Babasuesue
Of course, with the temperature reaching the mid 90s, you'll want some cool snacks to have on hand.  Popscicles, shaved ice, watermelon, and cool drinks are a must!
   


What do you always have around when you're spending time outside on these warm summer days?