Do you have a little spy on your hands? These creative birthday party ideas will bring out the sleuth in all your guests.
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Is your child a secret sleuth in the making? Well, we'll help you create the best, top-secret party ever. Our spy party ideas are full of fun activities, crafts, recipes and more for the birthday child and your sleuthing guests to enjoy!
Spy birthday parties are perfect for boys and girls aged 6 to 12.
Planning Your Spy Birthday Party
For peace of mind, begin planning your spy birthday bash six to eight weeks in advance. This will allow you time to gather all the supplies that you need, including spy party decorations, gifts, and menu items. Planning ahead also gives your guests time to RSVP and make travel plans, if needed. Don't panic if you find yourself short on time; you can still plan a great party! Planning ahead simply reduces the risk of conflicts with guests' plans and may increase your spy party’s attendance.
To simplify the rest of the party planning process, check out our Party Planning Timeline, and read the paragraphs below for information on creating a spy themed invitation, spy party supplies, spy party games and more for your child's party.
Spy Party Invitations
Ready to make your own invitations for a your spy birthday party? Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Fold colored construction paper in half, and decorate the cover with stamps or scrapbooking decorations featuring fedoras, magnifying glasses, or shoeprints. Include the party details inside. Mail each invitation in a small manila envelope with "Top Secret" written or stamped on it.
Provide the party details in a creatively-worded way. Use our sample message, or write your own:
Secret Agent [birthday child’s name] invites you on a top-secret mission—
Code Name: Operation Birthday Party!
This mission will begin at [party time] on [party date] at [child's name]'s secret hideout:
If you choose to accept this assignment, dial [phone number] from a secure phone line, and ask for Secret Agent [parent's first name]!
- Invite your guests to come wearing disguises.
Spy Theme Party Supplies, Favors and More!
For goodie bags, purchase lots of spy party favors, including magnifying glasses, spy stickers, and more. Place all items inside clear or printed cellophane bags and tie with red or blue ribbons.