How to Throw the Ultimate “Welcome Summer” Party

Can we say it’s summer at last? School should be out for most of your kids by now, which makes it the perfect time to throw a welcome summer party to celebrate the warm weather and all the glorious freedom that this time of year brings. Fill up those water balloons and prepare yourself to get soaked, find all the inspiration you’ll need below!


A Proper Welcome 1 of 16
Kick that party off right with a cute welcome sign, chalkboard should do the trick!

Inspiration via Dandee Designs
Water Games 2 of 16
For some reason, water games are just the kind of thing you need to play to kick the summer off right.

Find some great ideas on this post from Spoonful
Otter Pops For The Win! 3 of 16
Want to be the most revered mom in the 'hood? Welcome your guests with a cooler full of otter pops, they'll love you forever!

Lots of good ideas on this post from Love Is All You Need
Kid Wash 4 of 16
Build a fun kid wash for kids to run or ride their bikes through, you'll be the talk of the neighborhood!

Instructions via Instructables
Supplies, Supplies 5 of 16
You're gonna need plenty of water balloons for this type of party, use one of these giant buckets for storage. Cute and convenient.

Inspiration via The Sweetest Occasion
Water Balloon Target Drop 6 of 16
Chalk a giant bullseye into the concrete and bombs away!

Inspiration via Over The Big Moon
Water Balloon Catch 7 of 16
A cleaner version of the egg toss, yes?

Inspiration via Hostess With The Mostess
Sponge Bombs 8 of 16
These are easy to make and a total blast to play with!

Find the details on these from Inner Child Fun
Giant Bubbles! 9 of 16
Oh gosh, giant bubbles are my favorite! Setup a bubble station and have a contest to see how big they can get!

Details on how to make these fun bubbles from Happy Hooligans
DIY Slip and Slide 10 of 16
Does it get better than a backyard slip and slide? No way! Make yours extra slippery with baby shampoo, no tears!

Inspiration via Diary of a Preppy Mom
Water Balloon Pinatas 11 of 16
These are all kinds of fun, hang some water balloons for the best piñata around!

Inspiration via Scrap Happy Heather
PVC Water Gun 12 of 16
I mean, if you're serious about your water fights, you have to arm your troops with a few of these awesome PVC water guns.

Details and instructions from Alternative Gardening
Buckets Of Fun 13 of 16
Love this idea, have a few buckets filled with a variety of fun activities for kids to choose from. Such a blast!

Inspiration via Love Is All You Need
Lawn Twister 14 of 16
Way better than a slippery plastic mat, just spray paint the twister board right onto your grass! It'll be gone in just a few short mowings, or maybe you'll find you enjoy the challenge. Weekly family twister anyone?

Inspiration via Celebrations
Tricycle and Bike Car Wash 15 of 16
Take that kid wash posted previously up a notch by turning it into a bike car wash complete with hanging sponges!

Details on this from my personal blog Design Mom
Portable Photo Booth 16 of 16
Snap a quick pic with all the party people and send home with them as a fun keepsake, such a great idea!

Inspiration via The Pinning Mama
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