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|August 5 2003, 1:41 PM |
Thats a great idea!
Hmmmm for starters the invitations. Use a manilla folder and cut it down to about 4 or 5 inches. Then write the party details backwars in black marker inside the folder then write top secret or confidential on the front and the childs name on the tab. Mybe draw footprints in chalk leading up to the door and drape yellow do not cross tape around.
Break the ice by letting guests don new identities. Before the party, cut out pictures of celebrities known to your child's peer group (your child should be able to help). Each guest gets an identity pinned to his back so that everyone but him can see it. Then, by asking yes or no questions of his fellow spies, each child must figure out who he is.
Before the party, gather a cache of props: some hats, a trench coat and a pipe; anything that would be noticeable in a shadow; a large roll of paper to mount on the wall (found in art supply stores); a posable lamp; and a marker. One at a time, the birthday child can usher guests into a separate room, where they can select items for striking a pose. Stand each child in profile in front of a section of paper and shine the light on him. Trace each child's outline, then write his name on the back. When all suspects have been traced, gather the kids together in one room and see if they can guess who's who.
While this bluffing card game won't prepare kids to be a spy, it gives them practice at keeping a poker face. The object is to get rid of all your cards (and catch a comrade in a lie along the way). Each player gets seven cards, while the rest are turned facedown in a drawing pile. The dealer starts by laying a card or cards from his hand facedown on the table, then declaring their value (for example, "three sevens"). The next player has to add a card or cards of the next highest value (in this case, eights). If he or she has no such card, the choice is either to pick from the drawing pile--or to fake it. Any player can challenge by saying, "Lie detector," but when the truth is revealed, whoever is wrong inherits all the cards in the facedown pile.
try pizza with the pepperoni rearranged like a question mark. As a finale, serve private eye cake and customized fortune cookies (pull out the printed message with tweezers, write a new one, fold it in half, and stuff it back in using tweezers).
PRIVATE EYE CAKE:
maybe make a ckae in the shape of a question mark or frost a question mark on it. For an extra sleuthing surprise, hide a small charm in the cake before frosting it, then see which spy is the sharpest. (Just be sure to tell party guests there's a hidden charm so that they'll eat carefully.) Frost it with yellow icing, then walk a bunch of gummy feet across the cake for footprints.
For the goody bags: Stamp "Top Secret" on the front of manila envelopes. Inside, your gumshoes will find a pack of gum, as well as top-secret notepads, a pair of cheapo sunglasses and a disguise, such as a fake nose. And don't forget the candy
Before departing, each guest must ink his or her fingertips on an ink pad and leave a set of prints on an index card. He can use these for thank-you notes later.
And maybe you can end the day with some quiet time by watching spy kids, inspector gadget, pink panther or some other spy movies.