Spy Birthday Party Theme
Try these fun ideas for your Spy Birthday Party
We've listed our favorite ideas for Spy invitations,
decorations, games, activities, goody bags, party favors, food and more!
Spy Invitation Ideas
There are many fun ways to send out Spy invitations. The
simplest is to buy or make invitations which are black and have
TOP SECRET written in red across them.
You could also add some fingerprints (using your fingers, thumbs
and some washable paint - use a paint brush and cover the tips
of the fingers you are using. Press onto paper or cards
and let dry.) You can use different colors of paint or
simple black paint on white cards or white paint on black cards.
Invisible Ink - write a message to your fellow Spies in invisible ink.
On a separate piece of paper that will be included in the invitation
write out a secret message using a small paint brush and lemon juice.
Instruct the guests that to see the hidden message they need to hold the
paper up to a light bulb. See our
invisible ink recipes here
In your invitations use Spy language such as:
Assignment: Spy Training Camp
Report to Headquarters: insert address
at: insert time of party
on: insert date of party
If you choose to accept this mission then phone (insert your phone
number) and give your name and the codeword: BIRTHDAY: to the person who
answers the phone.
If you are unable to rendezvous or are on another assignment call the
above number and tell them "No can do".
If you want you can even change your answering machine message to being
Another fun way to create a Spy invitation is to code the party
information in a cipher. You can make an easy cipher by changing
the letters of the alphabet into symbols or we found a
Make a Cipher Wheel on Ehow.
Or code the party information by printing it backwards then having
guests look at it in a mirror to read it. An easy way to do this
is to print the message on white paper then paste it onto the invitation
with the printed side down. Make sure the paper is thin enough and
you've used a large bold font and the letters will show through the back
of the paper).
Spy Party Decorations
Decorate the Spy party in the colors of black, white and grey with some
touches of red.
Make a fun fingerprint tablecloth by putting
fingerprints (dip fingertips in non-toxic paint) all over a disposable
paper tablecloth or a cheap cloth tablecloth.
Use white paint for
black tablecloths and black paint for white tablecloths. Tie red
balloons to binoculars or any spy equipment for centerpieces.
Spy Party Activities
Send the spy recruits on a secret mission. Set
up clues that lead to one another around the house, yard or even
neighborhood. Make the clues in cipher form so that the guests
have to figure out where to go next. Set up some spying
opportunities that make the recruits have to take photos of certain
people - without being seen - before they can move on to the next clue.
Set up the mission so that they will end up finding the birthday cake,
piñata or their goody bags.
Tip: Make the mission look realistic by placing clues in brown
envelopes or manila folders with TOP SECRET written across them.
Make a cipher wheel
Let all the guests make their own Cipher Wheel that they so they can
send secret messages back and forth to each other. See directions
Let each guest make a set of their own fingerprints (with paint or an
ink pad) on white paper. Then mix up the fingerprints and see if
the guests can determine who's fingerprints match who's fingers.
Gather or buy different disguises like hats, wigs, glasses, mustaches,
beards, coats, etc. and let the guests disguise themselves.
You can also take pictures of them in their new disguises, have them
make up fake names for themselves and then make them a passport to take
home and remember the party.
Spy Party Games
Spy Training Obstacle Course
Make a Spy obstacle course
throughout your backyard using things like slides, elevated boards,
trampoline, big boxes to crawl through and hula hoops to make the
Compete against teams in this game or against the stopwatch. Add
in some target practice with empty 2 liter bottles and high powered
water guns. When
they get good at the course make them do it again - walking or running
|Capture the Flag
- from the website
You will need 2 flags - make flags from bandanas or old
Object of the game: Capture the other teams flag and
return it to your home base.
How to set up: Separate children into 2 teams. Each
team determines their territory and boundaries. Usually one
team takes the front yard and the other team takes the
backyard. Each team decides where their jail and flag will be
The flag must be visible - it can not be moved. There is a safety
zone around the flag ( a 10 - 15 ’ circle). The flags team may not enter
this circle unless the other team enters first.
How to play: Send part of the team to “enemy
territory” to capture their flag. The team members left behind guard
their flag. If you are caught (tagged) by the opposite team you have to
go to their jail. The only way out of jail is to be tagged again by one
of your teammates. (Only one person in the jail can be set free at a
time.) After capturing the flag the team member must make it back to his
territory - without being caught - to win. If someone has the flag and
he is tagged - the person goes to jail and the flag is returned to it’s
Spies and Lookouts
When teams are placing their flags
spies can be sent out to see where the flag is located - and look-outs
can be sent out to catch the spies.
Jail Chain If the jail is far from the boundary line players
can form a human chain from the jail heading towards the boundary. The
more people in jail then easier it is to get rescued.
Jail Break With mutual consent teams can both yell “Jail
Break!!” and prisoners are all free to run back to their home territory.
Spy Relay Game
Gather two piles of clothes, hats, large shoes, gloves, glasses etc.
where each pile has the same amount of items. Divide guests into
two teams and one by one have them race against each other across the
room to where the disguise items are located. After dressing in
the items they must run back to their line, tag the next teammate and
then race back to take off their disguise. When they are done they
run back to the line where the next person must repeat the process.
Food for a Spy Party
A mystery dinner would be a fun idea for a Spy theme party. Guests
are only given vague clues about what they are ordering off the Mystery
Menu. It's a fun game with lots of laughs.
directions Mystery Dinner Set Up and
Sunglasses, notepads, pens, fake mustaches, hats, secret gadgets,
Goody or Loot Bags
Plain paper bags with handles that are stamped with TOP SECRET across
White or black bags with painted fingerprints. (You can also do
this as a craft during the party)