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My daughter is very into spy gadgets and mysteries, so when she said she wanted a spy party for her 7th birthday, I new the 007 theme would be perfect!
We invited about 25 junior agents to Spy Headquarters (our church gym) to solve a mystery - a bomb had been hidden somewhere in the room, and agents had to complete a series of missions before they could find the bomb. At the end of each mission, they received a clue; when they put their clues together, they were able to locate the bomb ... a redecorated pinata which when destroyed yielded a reward!
What People Ate
Mystery bars (mini Hersheys variety pack with personalized labels), "on the trail" mix, mini-chocolate bombs (small chocolate donuts with a red twizzler "fuse" in the center), and birthday cake. We also had bowls of red gumballs and red sixlet candies around the room.
What People Drank
Truth Serum (small bottles of water), Secret Spy Potion. For the potion, I used sprite and cranberry Sierra Mist, and we sprinkled pop rocks in the top to make it bubble.
Birthday cake - tiered cake (bottom layer white cake, top layer chocolate) decorated to match our color scheme: tan with red and black accents. Mustaches and fingerprints adorned the cake, along with a magnifying glass (the birthday girl's request) and some large dark glasses. Finally, BB Cakes made seven tiny fondant bombs with candle tips poking out the top.
Activities / Games
Kids had to complete four missions in order to receive clues which led them to a hidden bomb. The bomb was a baseball pinata; I pulled off the frilly stuff, painted it black, and attacked a rope fuse with red ribbon at the end. The bomb was stuffed with plastic glasses, jewels, and small magnifying glasses. Missions included donning disguises (with photo taken - photo will be used on new ID card, to be mailed with thank-you notes), finding hidden items in homemade I-Spy jars, navigating a laser field, and completing an obstacle course. Since guests completed the missions at various rates, we had coloring pages, a personalized word search, mazes, and a craft project available to occupy their time.
Magnifying glasses, I-Spy cake pops, fake mustaches, silly disguise glasses, eyeball rings, mystery flavored Dum-Dum lollipops, mustache lollipops, and packs of giant Smarties.