|Cole navigating through the crepe paper laser beams|
|Bennett crossing the finish line|
|Secret Agent ID Template|
I learned that it's very hard to get a decent fingerprint from a 5 or 6 year-old. Mostly they looked like black smudges, but that's okay.
I kept the party food very simple- crackers, cheese strings, snack mix, fruit, veggies and dip, and juice boxes.
I also made sure the snacks were fairly healthy, because I knew the kids were going to get their fill of sugar from the cake. We had an amazing cake that was in the shape of a briefcase, with a magnifying glass and a bomb on top. The words were written backwards so it looked like it was in code.
And no, I didn't make it! This was done by my very talented friend Allyson of Allyson's Edibles. Check out her website for more of her beautiful creations. The above photo was taken by her before she brought it over to our house where Bennett promptly stuck his finger right in the magnifying glass. I should have seen that one coming.
We put silver candles on the cake and a sparkler on the bomb so it looked like it was going to blow up. Luckily Cole blew it out and saved us all. That was a close one.
Allyson also made these super cute chocolate mustaches pictured below. I handed them out at the end of the party as the kids left. She also made chocolate cake balls, which I gave out as a prize after they finished the obstacle course.
For party favours, I made up secret agent folders. Inside of them I put a magnifying glass, memo pad, pen, finger laser, mustache lollipops (from Blonde Designs Blog), glasses, and mentos. The mentos idea was from the exploding mentos in Cody Banks 2.
So that was our Spy party. I wish I could say that now I can relax and not think about parties again for a while, but Bennett's birthday is just a little over a week after Cole's, so I'm not finished yet. I'll be planning a Spiderman party this year for Bennett. I made Cole's party a little early and Bennett's will be a little late, as a way to spread them out a bit. Thank goodness the 3rd child's birthday will be in February!