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Spy vs. Spy Party!

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

 

The boys had their 9th birthday party at the backyard Hempe Spy Training Institute and it was the best secret agent spy party ever!!

The creative direction all began when I found this book…. the party planning took on a life of it’s own at this point! it wasn’t that the book had party ideas but the books was an inspiration and so fun I highly recommend it! The boys couldn’t put it down!

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The invitations were made complete with secret code and cypher key.

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Before the new recruits got to the training center there was work to be done:

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The bomb cake had to be made:

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sparklers were voted in as the best choice for the candles this year!

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and the Spy vs Spy figures made it to the cake, not on the top,  but around the bottom..

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The spy vs spy theme was too hard to pass up with the twin thing and the fact that Evan has been running around the house playing the White Spy and keeping score against the Black Spy for weeks.

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Cake is good but the menu had to be filled in with cup cakes too; we knew we would have hungry spies!

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Baby bombs were added to the menu (chocolate droughts with red twizzlers).

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I try to get this shot every year showing how old they are…

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Once the recruits arrived, the first order of business was to get them fingerprinted at the Recruiting Station:

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The spy names were their first name backwards!

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James Bond was there to assist with the background check and prints.

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Once the background checks and fingerprinting was complete the new recruits went to the training stations where they learned many spy skills:

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Once all the training stations were completes the final task was a visit to the Spy Supply

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All the recruits were fed and we lit the bomb!

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I feel safer knowing that we have a new group of well trained spies ! Don’t you?!

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Tips: my biggest tip for birthday parties is simply remember to shoot pictures! it is easy to get so caught up in the party that you forget to get the shots. When I am outside and there is plenty of light I will set the camera on the green box to get the quick shots. But, before the party starts I do try to get some good manual shots of the kids. Learn how to shoot manually it gives you so much more control of your exposures!

Have fun with your next party!

 

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