Battle of the Balloons Party Game for Adults

Get Your Guests Up and Moving With This Free Party Game

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Battle of the Balloons is an active and hilarious Halloween party game for adults. This one will really get your guests up and moving!

Note: Battle of the Balloons isn't the only Halloween party game I recommend for adults. You should also check out Horror Movie Trivia, Halloween Guess Who, Halloween Jinx, Murder Mysteries, and Halloween Feel Box. If you're looking for free Halloween games for kids, see this list.

What You'll Need for the Battle of the Balloons Game

  • Balloons (orange and black work great for Halloween)
  • Strings of equal length to tie to the balloons

How to Play the Battle of the Balloons Game

To play this game, start by dividing your guests into two teams and put them on each side of the room. Have each of your guests grab a balloon and tie it to one of their ankles.

Yell "Go" and have each team wobble towards each other, using their feet to try to break the other team's balloons. No hands allowed!

When a person gets their balloon popped, they are out of game and they need to move themselves over to the side of the room.

Winning the Battle of the Balloons Game

The team who has the last person to have their balloon popped is the winner.

Battle of the Balloons Game Variations

Here are some variations that can make Battle of the Balloons a lot more fun and interesting:

  1. Give each team a few minutes to come up with a strategy. It will be interesting to see if an offense really is the best defense.
  1. Tie a balloon to both ankles. Double the balloons, double the fun.
  2. Forget the teams and have each person play for themselves.
  3. Turn up the Halloween music and have guests dance to the monster mash during the game.

Tips When Playing the Battle of the Balloons Game

Here are some tips to help you stretch your dollar and get more out of your balloons:

  1. Plan this game for later in the night so you can use the balloons you've decorated with for this game.
  2. Double up the balloon game fun by having your guests guess the number of balloons you have before you start popping them.

Other Halloween Party Games & Resources

Are you looking for some other fun games to play this Halloween? See this list to learn more about games made specifically for adults.

I also have a list of Halloween Party Games for Kids, as well as free online Halloween kids games. Also see these printable Halloween coloring pages they may like to complete.

In addition to Halloween games, are other Halloween freebies you may be interested in, like Halloween invitations that you can print off, pumpkin carving patterns, costumes, spooky and fun Halloween computer wallpapers, printable masks, computer fonts, and clip art.

Looking for a late night scary movie to watch on Halloween? There are lots of places you can watch free horror movies online, plus a list, here, that may include others like thrillers and edge-of-the-seat suspense films.

You might also like to have some free Halloween sound effects and music to put you and your guests or trick-or-treater's in a Halloween mood.