We had a birthday party with team games for our two big guys! My sister and mom helped me string up the balloons and lanterns with fishing line. It came out great!
We asked on the invitation for everyone to bring their favorite squirt gun, had plenty of water balloons on hand, and lots and lots of food!
Red and blue Mountain Dew for the theme, lemonade and plenty of water to drink.
We provided a beading station for the girls or kids who just needed a break from the excitement, and customizable dog tags from Oriental Trading Company (these were a huge hit!).
I found the red and blue "army men" at the Dollar Tree and also the big army guys we used to hold the food tags.
Along with capture the flag, we had a sack-race relay, a hula-hoop relay, and short team-style version of frisbee golf. For more ideas for team-games in the backyard, check out this article from Suite-101.
I had a bit of a debacle with the cake, so I made a giant cupcake wrapper out of construction paper for a quick fix. This worked great, except that the frosting bled through in places. The kids didn't seem to mind though!
Happy birthday, big guys!