January 13, 2012

A Spy Birthday Party

Last week we celebrated my little Sophie's 5th birthday with a spy party....



Secret code invitations were sent out.

"Your mission should you choose to accept it..."

They arrived at the Secret Agent Training Center, chose their code names, and filled out their name badges.  My favorite, "Marshmallow Top".



Bad guys were drawn, and were the subject of target practice....



They had to maneuver through the "trip wire" (string) to deactivate the bomb (snip of the ball o' string)....



We played an intense game of pass the bomb (hot potato) to "Mission Impossible" and "James Bond" music....



Took a break from agent training and ate mini "bombs"+ ice cream and sang "Happy Birthday" to the birthday girl....


....and ended the party with a scavenger hunt to find their spy gear:   Disguises, top secret notebook + invisible ink pen, and explosives...just the necessities.



Other activities included an obstacle course, I-SPY game, and freeze dancing to the spy music.  They passed all their training requirements with flying colors and are now officially.... 

(cue Mission Impossible music) 

SPY KIDS!

17 comments:

Kristy Cefalo said...

That is seriously the cutest party I have ever seen. I am going to steal your idea for my little boys birthday next summer. So cute. BTW I love your work so much.

rychelle said...

you are a genious! seriously.

Angee and Thom said...

how did you make the invitations?

Mindy said...

Did you make the decoders for the invitations?

Veronica Reeve said...

Angee and Thom - http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/226967/encrypted-save-date-how

Mindy - Yes, I just used red cellophane and white card stock.

Unknown said...

Do you have the print outs for this adorable party? Also how do you make the bomb cakes. My sonis so excited for his party after seeing your blog!

Thanks
Susan

Veronica Reeve said...

Susan, I don't have print outs (I just did them in Photoshop) but I did get that invite idea and encryption printout from the martha stewart link above. For the bomb cakes I just used silicon baking pan semi-circles and then frosted them together, froze them, then dipped them in chocolate. I used a chocolate coated mini marshmallow for the fuse. So simple. It was the funnest birthday I've done, the kids went gaga over it. Enjoy!

Unknown said...

I wish I was a good Photoshop guru to make cool printouts like that. They are awesome! One day I will learn how :)

What Lens are you using for your photos? I love them!

Thanks,
Susan

lovelylovelythings said...

Gorgeous!!! Love everything about this :)!!

Mary Neukam said...

Absolutely love this! My son is turning 6 and has asked for a spy party. You have by far the most fun ideas all in one plus an awesome invite! Thank you for the inspiration!

Keely Emery said...

Love this party! We're giving our kids a spy kit for Christmas and then I *think* we're hosting a Spy New Years Eve/Birthday party for my almost 4 year old. Where did you find those great glasses/mustaches? They look to be much better quality than what I'm finding.

Welcome to my blog! said...

This is an absolutely darling idea! Kudos to you mom!!

Erin said...

Fabulous party! I was wondering your source for the mini composition notebooks. They are harder to find than expected.

Thank you!

Stephanie Gandy said...

Thank You! You have helped me tremendously! I was looking for ideas for my son's party and ended up pinning pictures from your page!

Robin said...

Hello. What did you look for in the scavenger hunt? You are very creative! Love all the ideas!

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