We bought 2 one-gallon bottles of both red and blue paint. We figured that two gallons of paint per team of five would let each person fill his or her water gun approximately three times. Don't worry about getting too much paint, because you can always pour any extras on an unsuspecting teammate. :)
Since the paint is too thick to shoot out of the guns as is, we had to water it down. To do that, we bought three 5 gallon buckets. In one bucket, we poured the two gallons of red paint, and in another, we put the two gallons of blue paint. We filled the third bucket to the top with water. We made sure to do this before we arrived in the woods where there was no water supply. Then, we split the water between the two buckets of paint and used our hands to mix. We bought bucket spouts to pour the watered-down paint into our guns but found it was actually easier to fill empty water bottles with the paint and use them to transfer the paint instead.
The Water Guns:
The Water Balloons:
We bought water balloons intending to fill them with paint and use them as extra ammo, but that idea flopped since the balloons we bought were too small and fragile. So, if you want to go the water balloon route, make sure to get sturdy balloons that can easily stretch. Get a small funnel that you can insert into the balloon opening as well to make for easy filling.
There is nothing easier than serving hot dogs in buns, a variety of chips, and beer, so that is exactly what we did. We also brought along ketchup and mustard packets, as well as a bunch of disposable plastic plates, cups, and cocktail napkins to keep things simple. And don't worry, Smarty has everything you need to have a blast in honor of the Red, White, and Blue!
Throw a paint fight party, and we promise it will be one 4th of July everyone will remember! And this is one type of party we never want to miss, so make sure to share pics on the Smarty Facebook page.
Party on, Smarties! With love Smarty had a Party!