To set the mood, I designed a "Top Secret" invite using a photo of my son and photo-editing software (Picmonkey.com).
I also made some fun, personalized spy shirts for my boys to wear to the party. You can check out the full tutorial for the t-shirts here.
As the guests arrived, I had the "Mission Impossible" theme playing, and the guests had to scan their hands in order to enter.
Once inside, the kids were given their spy folders. They made their own spy IDs, filled out some identity information and a surveillance worksheet, and read through their mission.
1) Learn to Handle Dynamite (aka play hot potato with dynamite)
2) Target Practice (aka practice hitting a target using pom pom shooters)
3) Mind Training (aka sharpen recollection skills by identifying missing pieces of spy equipment)
4) Speed Training (aka increase speed by taking part in a spy relay race)
5) Sensory Training (aka sharpen senses when one is taken away... play pin the disguise on the spy while blindfolded)
You can find all the tutorials and details for the spy party games here.
Of course, we also had a super-fun (and easy to make) spy cake, and you can find the full tutorial for our spy cake here.
Finally, at the end of the party, all the guests received their spy kit loot bags. You can read all about the contents of the loot bags and download the free printable tags here.
It was a fantastic party, and all the DIY elements made it very special for our little "spy" party guests. Have you ever hosted a DIY Spy Party? I'd love to hear about it!
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)