At party each child gets to throw a dart to pop a balloon, once the balloon is popped they read out what letter is printed inside on a piece of paper. If the letter is from the birthday boy or girls name, they win a prize.


  • 26 Balloons 2 different colours to make eyes
  • 26 Letters of the alphabet printed on plain paper
  • 1 Wooden board
  • 1 Tin spray paint to cover board (optional)
  • 1 Black marker to draw pupils
  • 1 Dart
  • 26 Pins


  1. Spray wooden board colour theme of your party (optional).
  2. Cut out letters and add a letter inside every balloon before you blow them up.
  3. Pin balloons to the board putting 2 different colours in the centre and draw pupils on them.


My son had a yellow 3rd birthday party, we put it on top of a rubber mat all the kids enjoyed.

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  • Tracro3
    • 02 Nov 2015
      10:19 pm

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  • Sounds like a very fun game


  • This looks like a great party game must remember for next party


  • Great party activity !

    • And good for the development of the motor skills and of course letter recognistion :)


  • A great party idea


  • Such an interactive and motivating game for the little ones


  • A great and fun idea to get kids happy and interactive at the party.


  • Awesome idea. I cant wait to try it with my eldest.


  • Very fun and a great way to get a bit of an educational spin with it!


  • What a great idea for kids parties it’s simple yet fun


  • A great idea different from pin the tail on the donkey

    • Endless times you can do over and over again


  • Wow what a great idea! the options are only limited by your imagination. There are a number of different displays that would look great. Cannot wait to try.


  • Good for a party game but be careful of those children that are concerned by loud noises. Could upset them. Most kids would have a great time. Thanks for sharing.

    • Yes I was thinking that too, my youngest always gets overwhelmed with loud noises (sensory issues). Also be careful to take enough distance as darts can be dangerous and the aiming of a dart can be quite hard for the little ones.


  • Nice idea for birthday party and fun to play for the kids.


  • What an inventive party game, haven’t seen this before. Not sure about darts though :/ I would probably get the kids to sit on them or something to pop them


  • This is so fun! Looking forward to sharing this at the carnival this year!


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