“SOAK” Up The Sun

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A Creative Water Fight Date Night

SUMMER!! Move over spring, it’s time for flip-flops, popsicles, and sprinklers! The days are longer leaving more time to play and date! We racked our brains for a creative summer date idea to share with y’all and we’ve found a great one! This is no ordinary squirt gun fight, oh, no sir! This summer date is a battle where only the fastest trigger finger survives. Add in some darling printables and you’re bound to make some incredible summer memories with your family.

Soak Up the Sun Water Date Night Idea

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Summer sun is the best!! It warms you from the outside and makes your popsicle taste SO good! Perfect weather to play outside. Our Soak up the Sun Date is a great way to cool off and make some amazing memories with your spouse. With the help of one of our talented designers, Joanna of Cutify Creative, we’ve created the perfect creative and EASY date to welcome in the summer fun! Check her out, she can design the socks off of anyone!


Get this date started with a cute invite to let your spouse know what’s in store. {Psst, if you have a family of kiddos and want to get them involved – DO IT! When my family saw me gathering up supplies they were so excited about the idea that I had to share the fun!}

Water Gun Fight Invite

Plan Your Date

I have 3 little boys running around my house so when I needed to track down some squirt guns for this water-themed date, I didn’t have to look far. Most of the supplies I had around the house and I was able to put the whole date together in just a few minutes. Here’s what you’ll need:

Water Fight Date

  • Squirt Guns – Water guns for all players.
  • Kool-Aid Packets – One color for each player. (HINT – I doubled the amount of powder in each pitcher to make the color stain more)
  • White T-shirts – If you have old ones laying around, or try grabbing a few cheap ones. White is best!
  • T-shirt Transfer Paper – Make target shirts for HIM/HER. This is really easy to do! Follow the instructions on the transfer paper and you’re on your way!
  • Iron – You’ll need an iron to heat the transfer paper to make your t-shirts.
  • Reward for the Winner – I used some nice smelling bath scrub.
  • Printables – Don’t forget to grab your free printables at the end of this post!

For this game, it is very important for players to wear dark shorts since Kool-aid can stain. It is also very important for players to wear WHITE t-shirts since seeing the amount of Kool-aid on the t-shirts will determine who the winner is (similar to paint ball). I used gray and it wasn’t quite the same. If I could start over I would go for the white.

Once you’ve gathered up your supplies, made your personalized shirts, and have your double-strength Kool-Aid water it’s time to PLAY!!

Water Fight Party Shirt

Guns Ready!? Game Time

Playing this game is pretty simple. Before starting, make a home base of some kind. Each person has a different color of Kool-Aid in their gun. When the squirting action happens, play until all Kool-aid water is gone. The winner is the player with the least amount of color on their shirt! Woot!

Water Gun Party

I didn’t want my camera to get soaked once the game got going, but I did catch this one of my son’s red Kool-Aid in mid-flight. He’s a pretty good shot!

Squirt Gun Party

We LOVED playing this as a family! Now it’s your turn! Grab these printables and start planning your “Soak up the Sun” date!  You could easily turn this into a group date or even a fun family activity!

Water Gun Party Printables

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Soak Up the Sun

Printables Designed by Joanna @ Cutify Creative Exclusively for The Dating Divas


I am a spunky, adventure seeking lady! I'm lucky enough to be married to the cutest guy around, and therefore my three little boys are complete charmers. We just welcomed a baby little girl into our tribe! We feel complete as a family of four. I love crafting, running, cooking, pretty things and spending as much time with my family as I can.

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  1. Tried this with some small changes when my boyfriend came down to visit during the summer and it was so much fun! We both loved it! ^_^

  2. I came across this date idea and HAD to do it. So, last weekend, I made my husband and I shirts, got water balloons and water guns and set the date up. My husband was completely surprised and we had a BLAST! Thanks so much for all you guys do! I am an avid daily “checker” of this blog!

  3. I remember doing a spin on this when I was on a group date in High School. We all grabbed squirt guns… and each couple had a different dyed colored water – so for example, my date & I had green water. We all had white shirts on…. and we “tie-dyed” our shirts by having a water fight. Great memories! xoxo

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