Do you want to host a snazzy, fancy party with a twist of Golden Eye? Consider planning a James Bond theme party! Think elegance, sophistication, mystery, and casino. Here are some ideas on how to host a James Bond themed party for adults on a budget.
James Bond Invitations– You can make some fabulous James Bond themed party invitations at home at very little cost. Keep it elegant and simple. Printing invitations on plan white card stock with an image of a martini glass, bowtie, or gun will work well. Then just list the details inside. Don’t forget to request guests to dress for the affair in the invitation; a spy, villain, a sexy James Bond girl or simply dressed for elegance. If you want to get a little more creative, send the invitation in a manila envelope and stamp it “confidential” or “top secret.”
James Bond Party Decorations– Roll out the red carpet! Red carpet runners are so inexpensive, you’re better off just buying one than trying to make one on your own. It will cost you less. Set up an area in your house as a “casino” to set the 007 mood. Turn your dining room table into a poker table and set up a roulette wheel. Cut out silhouettes of people with cardboard and attach them to your wall. And of course, play James Bond music in the background (I recommend Best of Bond…James Bond) and/or play James Bond movies on the TV.
James Bond Party Food and Drink – Needless to say, you should set up a martini bar for guests to enjoy vodka martinis (shaken not stirred!). You should also offer some champagne. Since caviar is quite expensive, consider shrimp cocktail or sushi. You can even do fried shrimp or put toothpicks through meatballs and/or sausage. If you’d like to keep it simple, set up a tray with olives, grapes, and cheese and crackers. If your budget allows for it, hire a waiter to carry and other finger food assortments on a tray (or ask a teenage family member do it).
James Bond Party Activities– Turn your guests into “agents” and send them on a “mission.” Each clue leads to the next. The first person to finish the mission wins a prize. Consider having a scavenger hunt looking for various items that can be found in the movies (bowties, guns, martinis, or print out characters from the movies and put on cardstock for guests to find).