February 25, 2013

When my daughter Sophie watched “Spy Kids” for the first time, she told me that she wanted to be a spy when she grew up, and for her 5th birthday she wanted to have a spy party.    I have to admit I was skeptical at first – where would I even begin?  It ended up being one of the easiest, and definitely funnest parties that I’ve ever done for my kids.
Secret code invitations were sent out.
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“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”. photo spy8_zps53e1581f.jpgBad guys were drawn, and were the subject of target practice…. photo spy15_zps03f13fcd.jpg

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They had to maneuver through the “trip wire” (string) to deactivate the bomb (snip of the ball o’ string)….

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

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

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….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.

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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)

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Photos by Veronica Reeve

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  1. heather j says:

    Such a fun idea! And I love that it was for a birthday girl. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wendy Widerburg says:

    Your creativity continues to amaze me!

  3. Melanie says:

    So clever! Do you have links to the labels you made? I want to make the secret agent kid as a gift to go along with a gift card.

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