KIDS PARTY IDEAS - SPY PARTY DIY!
HOW TO PLAN THE BEST KIDS SPY PARTY EVER!
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15 GREAT IDEAS FOR THE BEST KIDS' SPY PARTY!
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1. HOW TO ENCOURAGE TEAMWORK INSTEAD OF COMPETITION!
We all know that adults have different skills, but keep in mind that the same thing applies to children! A really great children's party should be based on teamwork and not exclusion.
To learn, during a spy mission, that it requires different skills and cooperation to solve a difficult case is a good exercise for many children!
When a kid's birthday party is based on teamwork - nobody feels left out or not capable of participating! That is one key ingredient for a successful party!
2. HOW TO CHOOSE THE COOLEST KID'S PARTY THEME!
A great theme for the birthday is a spy party! It is ideal for both girls and boys of all ages! And honestly, who doesn't like to be an agent out on a thrilling spy mission?
All children like to feel smart, preferably smarter than adults! That's exactly the theme of our spy missions! Our adult agents have failed to solve the mission and now Spy:Co's professional kid agents have to try to solve the assignment.
For you, as a parent (or organiser) it couldn't be easier! You simply order the pre-packed spy party directly to your door! The package includes agent manuals for each participating child! The children are in direct contact with the spy HQ and Octagon via secret films and exciting audio links during the assignment. If they manage to solve the mission maybe Octagon will call to congratulate the birthday boy/girl after a successful “mission”!
3. HOW TO FIX A SECRET PARTY INVITATION!
Send out a top secret party invitation as a movie! What could be more secret than that?
Get your best James Bond outfit on! Dress in black and put your dark glasses on, and then, record the party invitation as a film on your mobile phone! Send as a secret message to the invited children!
If you want to have it a little more professional, you use our party invitation as a film. There you will see Octagon, the head of all agents, speaking directly to the invited children and most important of all - the birthday boy/girl turns ups in the film! Of course, everything is TOP SECRET!
The film clip is prepared in the correct format and can be sent out as an email or SMS.
4. HOW TO EASILY FIX FINGER LICKING KIDS' PARTY FOOD FOR EVERYONE!
Kids party food that is loved by everyone, easy to make and healthy, does it exist? Yes, and it's easier than you think!
For something yummy at the kid's party, let everyone make their own pizza! Perfect if there are allergic or gluten-sensitive children or fussy eaters. Buy ready-made pizza base with and without gluten. Cut it into pizza slices and serve it so it's easy to take for everyone.
And now to the important part! Each child has to fill their own pizza slice with their favourite ingredients such as tomato sauce, cheese, mushrooms, pineapple, mozzarella etc.
Most of the time, the children don't eat more than 1-2 pieces, therefore, it is better to cut the pizza base in slices from the beginning, it is also faster to hand out pizza slices for the children than having to wait for the whole pizza where a lot of the kids won't eat all the ingredients. Voilà, instant success guaranteed!
5. HOW TO FIX THE BEST SNACKS & SWEETS FOR THE KID'S PARTY!
Almost healthy and heavenly scrumptious! The best children's birthday snacks are of course homemade! We invite you to try our fabulous, tried-and-tested favourites!
We use freshly popped popcorn and then add a flavour of home-baked apple pie or maybe you prefer our Spy Popcorn with chocolate and Oreos? Both are guaranteed success at any kid's party!
Apple pie popcorn:
• Pop popcorn as usual. Then, melt butter in a saucepan.
• Add some grated nutmeg, ground cinnamon, brown sugar and a little, little vanilla extract - remove from the heat.
• On a baking tray covered with a baking sheet, spread out pieces of chopped dried apple and pecan nuts and then the popped popcorn.
• Gently pour the vanilla butter mixture over.
• Toast it for approx. 15 minutes, periodically stir.
Taste almost better than a hot apple pie!
Spy popcorn with white chocolate and Oreo:
• Pop popcorn as usual.
• Run Oreo cakes in the mixer for a short while - they should be pieces, not flour.
• Melt white chocolate in a water bath or melt in batches in the microwave.
• Mix popcorn and Oreomix in a large bowl.
• Pour in the melted white chocolate and stir thoroughly to mix everything.
Oh, it is so goood!
By the way, do you know that popcorn has more protein than spinach and eggs!
6. HOW TO MAKE A SPY PARTY INVITATION WITH INVISIBLE INK!
The birthday party starts with the invitations! Do you want to make your kid's party invitation stand out from the crowd and make it a little bit more interesting? This is how to do it!
Put the invitation to the children's party in a white envelope and write the invited child's name with lemon juice on the outside and let it dry! Just remember to tell the parents that it can only be read if it is held over a lamp or if you iron the envelope! Super secret!
If you are throwing a spy-themed kids party you can use our specially designed free Spy Party Invitation to put in the envelope. You can of course also send it as an e-party invitation without the invisible ink!
7. HOW TO MAKE SPY:CO'S DELICIOUS & NUTRITIOUS KID'S PARTY DESSERT
This is how to create a kids party dessert that is an instant hit and that is full of lovely antioxidants - what more can you ask for!
Start the day before - use well-ripe bananas for more flavour.
• Peel and cut the bananas in halves
• Skewer the cut end of each banana with a wooden or lollipop stick
• Place on a baking tray covered with a baking sheet and put in the freezer overnight.
• Heat chopped milk chocolate in the microwave-safe bowl and melt in 20 seconds intervals, stir and continue until all chocolate is melted, mix in a little vegetable oil until
you get a smooth, creamy consistency.
• Prepare the toppings on different plates. You can use grated coconut, sprinkles or
pistachio nuts, for example.
• Take out the bananas from the freezer and start covering each half banana lolly with
the chocolate using a large spoon or ladle while rotating, work quickly and be generous!
Re-heat the chocolate if needed.
• Now quickly move the banana lolly over one of the preferred toppings.
• The frozen chocolate lollies can be put back in the freezer.
To save space you can store them in an airtight container or zip-top plastic bag for about
a week. At the day of the birthday party - allow them to sit in room temperature for 10-15 minutes (they are ready to eat when they have an ice cream-like texture).
The kids will love these!
8. HOW TO PREPARE A SPY DIPLOMA!
At all children's parties where there is some kind of activity, children love to receive a small reward after they have completed a task.
You can design it yourself and ask all children to email a photo (a school photo is perfect!) to you before the party, so they can get a nice diploma with their name and image as a reward.
If you want to use our free, ready-made Spy:Co Diploma, you will find it here: Spy:Co Diploma, ready for print out »
Prepare and print out the finished Spy Diplomas and add the name and image. If you have the possibility to laminate the spy diplomas, they will look even more authentic. Done!
9. HOW TO MAKE A FUN ALTERNATIVE TO SOFT DRINKS AT THE BIRTHDAY PARTY!
A thrilling and healthy spy drink for hard working agents is easily fixed!
The day before the birthday party - cut grapes, raspberries, strawberries in half and place on a tray in the freezer - use as delicious, show-stopping ice cubes on the day of the party!
Skip the soft drinks, instead use a healthy transparent fruit juice that the birthday boy/girl likes, mix with soda water for the bubble effect, add a few drops of green food colouring, then add the frozen fruit. There you have it, a top secret super drink for active agents on a mission!
If you still prefer to serve soft drinks, you can easily write and print out a fake label on the computer and paste over the original label. Write TRUTH SERUM!
10. HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN SPY PLAYLIST FOR THE CHILDREN'S PARTY!
The spy party becomes more secret with the right music...
If you don't have the time to choose music yourself, download a ready-made playlist from Spotify with music that suits the theme of the party!
Remember that almost nothing beats music when it comes to creating a specific atmosphere and kids picks it up even faster than adults! The children's imagination will set off the same second your finger hits play! If you want to be sure that you get a child-friendly playlist that definitely will raise the mood, then just download
Spy:Co's own playlist for the birthday party!
Go directly to the Spy:Co Spy Party Playlist »
Keep in mind that at the end of the party when energy is low, it may be a good idea to put on some calmer music, and as if you have waved your magic wand, the children will become quieter and less active.
11. HOW TO EASILY ORGANISE A KID'S SPY PARTY AT HOME!
When you order a Spy:Co Spy Party, everything you need for the spy party is in the party package that is sent directly to your door! The spy party can be held virtually anywhere! The only thing the children will need is a mobile phone or a tablet.
Spy:Co Birthday Party has become a huge success for both children and their parents as it is so easy to arrange and gives the children a fun and super thrilling high-quality Spy Party based on teamwork.
During the spy mission, the children will be connected to the Spy:Co HQ through film/audio links. The only thing you as a parent have to do is to hide the 10 clues that are provided in the party package. Draw a map of the area you will use for the mission (could be a rented venue, outdoor in a garden/park or in your house).
Start by handing out the agent manuals to every child - now the mission can start! Show the first film clip where, on a direct link from the Spy:Co HQ, Octagon, the head of all Spy:Co agents, tells the new agents about the assignment!
For the agents, it is important to find the 10 different clues. To help them during the mission, they will use the personal agent manual, cool audio links and thrilling film clips! If they succeed in solving the difficult task, it may happen that Octagon, personally, calls the birthday boy/girl and congratulates to a very successful collaboration!
12. HOW TO DECORATE FOR THE SPY PARTY WITH SOME SIMPLE DIY TRICKS!
Let the imagination flow! Customize the table setting according to the theme! Skip the plastic cups and use spill-proof and reusable Mason jars instead!
For the spy party, use spy-related things! Use a black paper table cloth and black paper plates. Make shoe prints on the table cloth with white water-based paint! Cover the chairs with black garbage bags. Order do-no-cross/barrier tape online and tie around the chairs and across doors.
Find fingerprints online and print out in A4 format, paste on a string and make a spy party bunting. Use neon green knitting yarn that you stretch across the room at different heights to create dangerous laser beams!
13. HOW TO MAKE THE BIRTHDAY BOY/GIRL THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION!
Agent, pirate or maybe mermaid? Whatever the theme is - it should be clear to everyone whose birthday it is!
Is it a spy party? Go undercover in a black polo-neck and of course black sunglasses. A moustache is often proven to be a hit for both girls and boys regardless of age! Maybe stick one on mum too...
Take a picture and experiment with different filters on the mobile phone, maybe, in the end, it will be a picture in black and white for the spy party? Before the party, print out in poster size and put the birthday boy/girl on the front door! Instant success!
14. HOW TO MAKE THE BEST DIY GOODIE BAG FOR THE KID'S BIRTHDAY PARTY!
The best goodie bag is the one you make yourself! Buy small brown paper bags and a TOP SECRET stamp. Now press TOP SECRET on each bag.
Most children likes (besides getting some sweets) to get something more long-lasting in their goodie bag. For a spy party, ideal small gifts are: simple magnifying glass, kids compass, key chain with a torch, balloons, small water guns, glow-in-the-dark paint or pen.
Instead of candy we usually put our best apple cake popcorn or white chocolate/Oreo popcorn (see recipe at no 5.) in the bags! Make a big batch and use for both the party and for the goodie bag. Put the popcorn in a small recycled glass jar (instead of in a plastic bag) in the goodie bag!
15. HOW TO GET SMARTER DURING THE BIRTHDAY PARTY!
The Spy:Co Spy Party Concept has become a huge success with both children and their parents as it's easy to arrange and gives the children a fun and super thrilling high-quality Spy Party based on teamwork.
It's an engaging unique and educational spy party for both girls and boys between 6 and 11 years old! Live contact with Spy:Co's Octagon, head of all Spy:Co agents! Available all over the UK!