Ready, set, water war! Let the squirt guns spray and water balloons soar. Get wet and play, it’s a Water War. We celebrated Dylan’s 9th birthday with an all out Water War. Covid-19 made children’s birthday parties a little tricky. We hosted a morning and afternoon party, and Dylan invited 4 friends to each battle. We are excited to share our water war birthday party ideas with you.
How to Create a Water War Birthday Party?
Dylan’s 8th birthday was a Nerf War, which made planning this Water War birthday party even easier. Every party needs a color palette, which makes the party planning a whole lot easier. Best of all, you don’t even have to spend much time thinking about the color palette. Hop over to Etsy or Creative Market for themed printables, which will determine the color palette for you.
Just Add Confetti’s Water War printables inspired the cobalt blue, bright orange, marigold and turquoise color palette for the Dylan’s Water War birthday party. We created a weapon station, a slip in slide station and a refueling station. We printed the signs at Staples and laminated them. Make sure to laminate the signs. This way, they are waterproof and durable.
Water War Birthday Party Ideas: How to Create a Weapon Station?
Water you doing. You can’t have a water water without a weapon station. For our DIY weapon station, we covered a large cardbord box with a cobalt blue tablecloth. We taped a Choose Your Weapon sign to the tablecloth. We also taped mini water guns under the sign.
The party favors were water blasters, but they double as a weapon during the water war.
We used a hose to fill the Squirt Gun Refill Stations, the two large blue storage containers. The kids choose their weapons and refilled their guns at the refill station. Make sure to have the hose handy to refill the water during the water war birthday party.
We bought Dylan Super Soaker Hydra and Super Soaker Soakzooka as a birthday present. Dylan opened his present early and played with them during the Water War birthday party. Of course, we refilled the Super Soakers had fun spraying the kids with them too.
Water War Birthday Party Ideas: Other Water Activities
It’s a slippery slope. We also set up a Slip and Slide. Make sure to have a hose handy to connect to the Slip and Slide. Dylan and his friends raced down the Slip and Slide. It’s actually a little harder than it looks to make it to the end. We tested it out the day before the party.
Don’t burst my bubble. The kids also played with jumbo bubbles.
Water War Birthday Party Ideas: How to Set up a Tablescpae?
After the Water War, the kids worked up an appetite and headed to the refueling station.
We replaced the traditional mess hall with an elegant Water War birthday party tablescape. We decorated our table with cobalt blue tablecloth and an orange satin table runner. We hung a Water War sign above tablescape. If we had more time, we would have added an orange, blue balloon and white balloon garland around the sign.
Ready, Aim, Eat. The place settings featured orange dinner plates and turquoise dessert plates. We dressed up the blue cutlery with orange napkins and wrapped them with a ready, aim label. Refueling drinks were water bottles and Battle Aid (Gatorade). We dressed up the drinks with custom labels. The party favors were mini water guns, which served as additional decor.
Water War Birthday Party Ideas: What Food to Serve?
It isn’t a Twinspirational party without some themed food. For this Water War birthday party, we served Swedish Fish, the sweetest fish in the sea. We placed them in mini cupcake liners to make them Covid-friendly.
That’s how we bowl. We also served Goldfish, Fruit Snacks and Fruit.
Slice, slice baby. We kept the rest of the menu fairly simple. We served pizza for lunch during the first party.
We served burgers after the second party.
Dylan, Keira and the guests enjoyed both meals.
After pizza and burgers, we served vanilla cupcakes with orange and white swirl buttercream. We used Toba Garret’s Moist Yellow Cake and Decorator’s Buttercream Recipes.
We made a regular cupcake for Dylan and mini’s for the guests. Mini cupcakes are great for kids parties because many kids tend to waste larger cupcakes.
Kids that wanted more just grabbed more minis. Adults even grabbed a mini or two.
We had a fantastic time creating a Water War birthday party at home. Next time, use our tips to bring the Battle home and create your own Water War.
If the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over waterIsmail Serageldin