The James Bond films and the novels upon which the films were based have captivated the imaginations of many people. Whether you dream of being a supervillain-fighting secret agent with an invisible car or if you're just organising a birthday party for a Bond fanatic, choose activities and decor that resonate with the dangerous, glamorous world of Bond...James Bond.
Issue Bond-worthy party invitations that will intrigue and excite the party guests in advance of the celebration. Print a cryptic message in the centre of one side of a small piece of white card stock (a quarter the size of a standard piece of printer paper)---something like "Prepare to receive secret transmission." Use a block-style, all-caps font and electric green text, creating a retro computer look. On the back of the card, print "Mission: Celebrate Cody's 13th birthday," followed by the date and location details. Include any special attire instructions, such as "Wear a suit" or "Wear clothes that can get dirty." At the bottom of the card, write "This message will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1..."
Following an idea described in the article "James Bond Theme Party" on the Celebrations website, enclose the invitation card in a manila envelope. Stamp the envelope "Top Secret" with red ink.
Decorate the party space with cardboard pistol cutouts painted black, suggests the article "James Bond Theme Party" on the Celebrations website, and scatter plastic diamonds on the main table. Hang posters of classic Bond films such as "From Russia With Love."
Head out to a firing range for a chance to learn about handling and using a pistol (Bond's weapon of choice). Hold a contest to see who can get the closest to hitting the bull's-eye. If a firing range is out of your budget or if such an excursion would be inappropriate (if, for example, some of the party guests will be very young), set up a home version of the exercise by tossing darts at target boards with balloons attached to the centre. Other excursions that would be suitable for a party full of Bond wannabes include paintball, laser tag, a high-ropes challenge course, or a high-adrenalin outdoor activity such as rock climbing.
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