Happy birthday, balloons are helium-filled balloons that when tossed into the air look like a swarm of bees. The balloons when combined with Biohazard signs make an interesting table centerpiece to your next capture the Flag game.
Where can I buy happy birthday balloons?
You cannot buy these in any store, but after reading this article you will be able to make your own.
How do you make happy birthday balloons?
Happy birthday balloon is made by mixing 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of vinegar inside a balloon. The chemical reaction creates carbon dioxide gas; therefore, the mixture will expand and inflate the balloon. After about 30 seconds or so, tie off the balloon and place it in cold water. The balloon will deflate, and you can remove it from the water. Repeat the process to make more happy birthday balloons.
What type of signs do you use for happy birthday balloons?
This would be a good time to use biohazard signs. They are readily available and effective for this demonstration.
How is happy birthday balloons used in Capture the Flag?
At the beginning of each round, everyone on your team should grab a balloon and run around outside tagging members of the opposing team. The last person tagged becomes “it” and cannot tag people. Everyone else has to avoid being tagged.
Tags are only valid if the person who gets tagged is holding a happy birthday balloon, and they give it to “it” when they become “it.” When someone is tagged and does not have a balloon, they cannot tag anyone until they find one or become uncaptured (meaning they are no longer “it”).
The object of the game is to capture all of your opponent’s balloons and prevent them from capturing any of yours. When a team has lost all of their balloons, they win and the match ends and starts again. Please note that there may be several rounds to capture all of the birthday balloons – but hey, everyone likes a birthday party!
Are happy birthday balloons only for kids?
No. Sometimes the object of capturing the flag is to capture all of your opponent’s balloons and make them “it.” This makes it a fun activity for everyone. In addition, happy birthday balloons are a good way to create some interest in your CTF game.
Happy birthday balloons let you get outside and capture some flags!
Can we play any games with happy birthday balloons?
Yes, there are several other games you can play with happy birthday balloons.
Please note that the following games should be played with extra caution because of the possibility of injury. Happy birthday balloons are not for everyone so if your game involves physical contact, please put safety first!
Advantages of happy birthday balloons:
Happy birthday balloons are a fun way to have a battle right from the start of your capture of the flag. The balloons not only allow you to play capture the flag, but they also give you an easy way to tag opposing team members.
Disadvantages of happy birthday balloons:
The only disadvantage is that it takes some time for people to make happy birthday balloons, but it should be worth it once you get started.