We recently threw a Spy Party and this has to be one of my favourite parties yet! The tone was set right from the beginning when the best dad ever threw on a suit and greeted the kids as they approached the house!
When this party was over we had adults asking for a grown up spy party, which you may be reading about in the near future!!
MISSION: Throw An Awesome Spy Party
Location: House Party!
Budget: $150 – $200.
Guest List: We were prepared for 13 kids. The day of 11 attended.
Age: 4 years – 8 years
Inspiration: My girls love Spy kids, Carmen Sandeigo, Inspector Gadget and of course Barbie Spy Squad.
Invitations: Check out the adorable invites we sent out – here.
I won’t lie, when my daughter said she wanted a spy party I did a dance and fist pumps! Having a party that excluded tutu’s and princesses was a breath of fresh air!
It was also very refreshing to use a new colour palette – black/white as the dominant colours with a splash of yellow and red.
For this party – less was more. There wasn’t a need for large bouquets of balloons or over the top frilly, twirly stuff.
We incorporated a photo booth that added to the decor. We used a small bouquet of balloons that gave a punch of yellow and red.
We also created fun pictures of the birthday girl in various disguises. I took images of glasses and mustaches off the internet and added them to the photos that were selected – some included little sister too! The birthday girl was delighted when she spotted this.
It’s not a party without music! Here is the playlist we created for the party
Pick Your Disguise
The first task for our little secret agents were to grab a spy kit, get a photo ID taken at the photo booth and create an ID tag!
The spy kit included:
Once our little spies obtained their spy kits, they put on their disguises from their spy kit and took a photo at the photo booth. As mentioned earlier, we had extra items they could use to add to their looks. We used an Insta – cam (similar to a Polaroid) so they could use at the ID Crafting table and make their very own ID’s.
ID Tag Supplies:
- ID printable
- ink pads – to make thumb prints
- pen from loot bag to write down their information
- glue to glue their pictures onto the back of their ID card
- baby wipes to wipe their thumbs off after they used the ink
- Single hole puncher to punch a hole at the top of the ID card
- lanyards or String to create a necklace to wear
Crack The Code
After the ID tags were created, our mini detectives were asked to crack a code using the decoders they were given in their spy kit. So they took out their note pads and cracked the code to read ‘Backyard’ which lead them to their next mission – Laser Beams!
Laser Beam Supplies:
- a roll of red string
- small bell’s
- gorilla Tape
- manila envelopes
- card stock
After stringing the ‘laser beams’, we taped envelopes throughout. The kids had to climb through the beams to grab an envelope. In each envelope there was a paper that had a symbol. They each needed to gather all the symbols and decode it to figure out what the next mission was. The code read: ‘Final Mission: Eat Cake’.
Secret Spy Message
To prevent restlessness while each child had to wait their turn to go through the laser beams we set up a Secret Spy Message centre. I wasn’t expecting it but this was as popular as the laser beams. The kids were not in any rush to have cake because they were so enthralled making secret messages and doing the laser beams over and over!
Secret Spy Message Supplies:
- white paper
- water colours
- wide paint brushes
- a container to hold water
- white crayons
To create a secret message use the white crayon to write your message on the white paper. When you paint over it with the water paint the message will appear!
Yes, Mission Complete we threw an awesome Spy Party.
Which Secret Agent would you be? I love the MIB vibe my hubby was giving off!
As always, if you have questions or need some party advice or inspiration let us know in the comments below. We look forward to hearing from you!