Mission: Accomplished… Ten Year Old Spy Birthday Party

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This past weekend was quite the milestone for our family. Not only did Son #1 celebrate his 10th birthday, but we hosted our first ever sleepover. After ten years, it’s been a long time coming. That being said, we’ve always felt as if we have plenty of kids sleeping under our roof, and thus haven’t feel compelled ask other people to send their kids our way.

Anyway, as far as birthday parties go, this was a pretty low key affair. While it was technically a spy-themed birthday party, it was really just a big sleepover party during which the kids pretended to be spies. Don’t get me wrong… We spiffed it up a bit by having spy-themed plates and napkins and also by listening to the “Mission: Impossible” theme song as well as “Secret Agent Man” while the kids prepared and ate their make-it-yourself mini pizzas.

We then transitioned to movie time, during which the kids watched “Catch That Kid.” After that, it was time for cake and ice cream and presents, after which the kids retreated upstairs to the playroom where they’d be spending the night.

All in all, it went very smoothly. The biggest hiccup came just before midnight when our son came down to complain that one of his friends wouldn’t quiet down, and was thus keeping everyone awake. A quick trip upstairs cured that problem, and all was quiet for the rest of the night. The next morning we fed the boys a hearty breakfast and sent them out back to play until their parents came to pick them up.

In many ways, this was the ideal birthday party. Indeed, it was far less stressful than planning, coordinating, and executing a “traditional” birthday party with tons of kids, activities, etc. And best of all, it was exactly what our son wanted.

Published on October 5th, 2007 - 2 Comments
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  1. Excellent. Glad it went well. Just attended a nice party at a friend’s house. Instead of the ‘usual’ gift bags, there was a treasure hunt for a bag and in each bag was the ‘gifts’ for their treasure bags… they had to figure out what it was going to be by the ‘hint’ she had written before going to go look for it. It was really well done. Better than I’m describing here.

    Comment by vw bug — Oct 5th 2007 @ 2:18 pm
  2. How fun, I suppose you wrote in the invitations “We’d tell you where the party is but then we’d have to kill you.” or something like that 🙂 Kidding.

    Comment by Michelle at Scribbit — Oct 6th 2007 @ 2:09 am

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