Have a camping party. Pitch a tent – in your yard, basement, etc. Or make your own with blankets in your living room or bedroom. Tell stories & make smores. Use only flashlights at night & sleep in your sleeping bags. If you are having a night time/camping party (even in your yard) or a party in your basement, play a game of flashlight tag. One person is ‘it’ and has a flashlight. That person has to find the others by shining a light on them. Works best if players wear dark color clothes.
Go on a picnic. If the weather is too bad, have it in your basement – or somewhere in your house where you can lay out a beach blanket. Blow up some balloons & play some fun games – keep the balloon from touching the ground, juggle several balloons at once, play volleyball – or multi-ball volleyball. You can also decorate the balloons with markers.
Organize a pool party. (Be sure everyone can swim or have safety vests available). You can make invitations shaped like watermelon wedges, strawberries, suns, beach umbrellas, etc.
Play pool tag. Get a beach ball & play volleyball (in the shallow end – or on the grass). Have a water gun or water balloon fight. Make up games with pool noodles. Get some diving sticks and make it a game. Have contests off the diving board: see who can do the wackiest jumps, most impressive, funniest, biggest cannonball, etc. Get out the hose & fire up the sprinkler attachments.
Have a mocktail party (see recipe on our food-drinks page). Be sure to use plastic glassware near the pool. Ask your parents if you can do a Barb-q. This is also a great occasion for do it yourself fruit kabobs. Don’t forget the watermelon. Frozen yogurt (or ice cream) sundaes are fun too – be sure to have different flavours & some fun stuff to sprinkle or poor on top.