A 'Hunger Games' Archery Party - 12th Birthday
The success of the Hunger Games trilogy, Game of Thrones and Arrow has brought Archery back into vogue. At the same time, a new brand of Archery has become available to the public. It's the Archery equivalent of Paint balling and its suitable for ages 12+.
Using real bows (with strength depending on the age group, paintball protective masks and soft tipped safety arrows the game is fast paced and an adrenaline rush. It can be played indoors or outdoors, requiring a basketball court sized space.
Within a typical teenage birthday party, we start with a safety demonstration and induction on how to load and fire your bow. This is followed by a few rounds of target practice and then we get straight into the games.
The main game, called Bow Tag, plays similarly to Dodgeball. If you get hit, you are out and there are a couple of different ways to be brought back in. Games tend to last 5-10 minutes on average.
After a few games of Bow Tag, we move into other variations such as Infection, Release The Prisoner, Medic, Capture the Flag and more. At the end of the session, we have great opportunities for photos and videos when we conduct a 'Firing Squad' and 'Birthday Run'.