How to Plan a Spy Party
What to Do
Get your undercover party started with a fun treasure hunt! Split your guests into two teams and give them clues that'll lead them around the house and backyard on a search for missing valuables (these will actually be prizes for the winning team).
Another fun activity is to give each of your friends a Secret Agent Identity written on a small piece of paper. Each person's mission is to complete the task on the card during the party without arousing suspicion. Anyone who is able to complete the mission in secrecy wins a prize at the end of the party. Once everyone's mission is accomplished and they're snuggling into their sleeping bags, turn on a cool spy flick like Austin Powers, Charlie's Angels, Mission: Impossible or Spy Kids.
Check out these Secret Agent profiles to get you going, but have fun coming up with your own!
Polly Perfect - Polly is tops in her class. She speaks 16 languages, knows 12 types of martial arts and has memorized the spy manual. Her biggest accomplishment is totally annoying her classmates, so they're planning their revenge by sending her on a daring mission.
Her mission: Uncover the secret crushes of three party guests.
Stanley Sad Sack - Stanley comes from a long line of spies dating back to WWII, but he can't hack it in spy school! He needs to complete this mission if he wants to take up the famiy business.
His mission: Learn the middle names of all the party guests.
Chatty Cathy - No one's secret is safe with this agent, who just can't shut up! She's been banned to solitary confinement, but can join her fellow spies if she completes the following mission.
Her mission: Secretly take one item each from four party guests (remember to give the items back!).
What to Eat
Top secret assignments send spies all over the world, so it's important to get a taste of foods from different countries. Make up a worldly menu filled with Mexican dishes like bean and cheese quesadillas and zesty guacamole, sweet and sour pork, chow mein and dumplings in Chinese take-out boxes, and Italian desserts like tiramisu and gelato. Bon appetit!
What to Wear
Spies must never reveal who they really are, so ask your friends to wear gear that disguises them like glasses, sunglasses, wigs, hats and fake moustaches. And since you may not finish your games and activities until after dark, throw on black t-shirts, shorts and PJs to be even more stealthy!
For more great theme party ideas, check out the book Let's Party! by Alison Bell!