We like to bring summer in with a bang and this year that included buckets and buckets and even more buckets of water balloons. We had arranged for all the kids on the bus get off at our stop to get popsicles for the last day of school. They were in for a larger surprise when their parents and the rest of the neighborhood were all waiting ready to ambush them with balloons.
Parents filled balloons and dropped them off. Parents dropped off balloons to be filled (Thank heavens they dropped off the quick fill Bunch-O-Balloons (aff link). If you haven’t seen these in action, they are amazing. We had 1500 balloons filled in no time. If you do try these – note that they need to be filled within an hour of using them. Costco has them in a large party pack!)
I don’t think anyone escaped this event dry (except, of course, for the camera woman!) and I’m convinced Steve enjoyed this more than all the kids. In fact, I think all parents enjoyed throwing balloons at their kids – and the kids had no problem fighting back. It was an epic battle.
Someone had the genius idea to have all the balloons picked up before popsicles were given out and that was probably the best move of the day!
Here are the kids willing to pose for the photo. Happy summer to all!