Why spies? Well... this kid is really into science. And super powers. And solving mysteries. A spy party seemed the best option for his party theme. Here's what we did:
We sent the invitations to Boo's friends, asking them to join us on a secret spy mission. When the friends arrived, they received their spy gear:
We also had little badge/ID cards for every agent. I forgot to get an ink pad for them to put their fingerprints on their cards... so we used food coloring. Hey, you go with what you've got!
We decorated the shop with balloons, streamers, an Operation Birthday Blast banner, and some vintage electronics I scrounged from a local thrift shop. Note the ancient VHS camera:
And drinks. Because what mom doesn't serve Capri Suns out of an artillery box?
|It's the hats that make it.|
The clue searches were thorough:
And there was teamwork!
Did I mention some of the vintage decorations actually work? Hooray for learning about this magical, monitor-less computer that the old people call a typewriter:
One clue said it was time to open presents! The last present had another clue inside.
The fedora brigade.
One clue told them to pull the pinata strings:
A clue fell out!
Almost there! The big, rusty trunk on the patio holds the birthday boy's surprise:
What kind of terrible, horrible, no-good mother ties up a kid's present with rope and a combination lock?
At last! Opening up the lock: