James Bond Theme Party

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This James Bond Theme Party was held for my dad’s 60th birthday and is loooong overdue for featuring here.

It was held a couple of years ago, well before Smart Party Planning was in existence, so unfortunately there are not a huge amount of photos to share with you.  However, it was an awesome party theme and share it here we must!

James Bond Theme Party

My dad kept saying he wasn’t that bothered about whether he had a celebration or not, but seeing as I am a party fan, he didn’t have a whole lot of choice in the matter!

I spent some time considering lots of different party theme ideas, and then it hit me…..”The name’s Bond….James Bond“.  My dad would LOVE a James Bond theme party, and I was right.

From the moment I mentioned the party theme to him, to actually holding the party, he had that school boy cheeky grin all over his face.  I knew I was onto a winner with this one!  We decided to turn his house into a casino and so the planning of the James Bond theme party began!

James Bond Theme Party

Party Invitations:

I have said it before, but invitations are so incredibly important for setting the scene.  If you want people to get excited and attend your party, you have to give them an incentive to do so.  We decided to purchase the invitations, and found these Bond theme invites which we could tailor to suit our needs.  They were absolutely perfect.

James Bond Theme Party Invitation

James Bond Theme Party Invitation

James Bond Theme Party Decoration:

Dad didn’t have a clue about anything that was being organised for the party.  He set me a party budget and let me get on with it.  This meant I was totally in my element and left to my own devices with the party decoration.  I purchased many of the decorations online through The Party People.  This made everything very easy as the decorations were delivered direct to my home and I was able to shop from home knowing I wasn’t going over my budget!!

We decided upon a formal affair and asked everyone to dress ‘Bond style’ or as their favourite villain.  I wanted the dominant colours to be black and white.  All the surfaces in the house were covered with black table cloths, and we covered the ceiling with black and silvery white helium balloons.  The ceiling looked amazing and everyone commented at just how stunning it was.

I purchased extra large helium balloons of the four card suits and used these as a backdrop which was seen immediately as you entered the room. The walls were lined with various James Bond Posters and casino backdrops.

As a gift for my dad’s birthday I gave him a photo book with photos included from his birth to present day.  It was also filled with messages from close friends and family, many of whom are overseas.  I gave the book to him immediately before the party started and it was displayed for everyone to view.

James Bond Theme Party Decoration

James Bond Theme Party Decoration

James Bond Theme Party Decoration

Party Food Ideas:

I’m a party organiser but not a baker, so thankfully mum did an outstanding job of the catering.  She kept it simple with finger foods consisting of sausage rolls, mini quiche, cheese pie, salads and various cakes and cookies.  This helped to keep the budget down and then splashed out on having a chocolate mud 60th birthday cake made.  All the food was served on black plates and the entire serving area was sprinkled with casino scatters.

All drinks were served in martini glasses (regardless of what the drink consisted of).  Martini’s were of course served too!

60th Birthday Cake

Party Activities:

This party was definitely not short of activities.  As guests arrived they were all given a cup filled with casino chips to be used throughout the party. Everyone was told that there was a prize at the end of the party for the person with the most chips.  This created a friendly level of competition and everyone really got into the swing of things.  Two casino tables were set up of blackjack and roulette, which kept everyone entertained for hours!

I asked two friends to be croupiers for the afternoon, and asked them to dress in black and white.  I provided them both with a croupier vest and vizier which I purchased from The Party People, and my friends did an absolutely amazing job.

Everyone was crowded around the tables for the entire party, desperate to get as many casino chips as possible to win that prize!  We gave two prizes, a bottle of champagne to the winner and a miniature bottle of vodka to the person with the least (or zero) chips!!!

Finally, this is me with my dad.  He had an absolute ball and I know that this was the perfect party theme for him.

Does a James Bond Theme Party sound like your kind of party?

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About Catherine Holt

Catherine Holt is the founder of Smart Party Planning. She is a stay at home mum with a passion for celebrating life’s little moments, with creative yet budget friendly ideas. Catherine often has a camera in hand capturing everyday events and is a self obsessed chocoholic! She loves connecting with other mums on the blog and sharing party planning tips and tricks. Get all the answers to every aspect of party planning with her eBook today! If you want to hold a party with that ‘wow’ factor and have it tailored to the person you’re holding it for then this eBook is for you. Let Catherine take the stress and headache out of organizing your next party or event.

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  1. Fantastic party theme and perfect for a male 60th. Thank you sharing and giving us all more inspiration x
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    • Thanks Suz :-) The other great thing about this party is that is is so easy to coordinate and didn’t need lots of fancy decorating. And my dad had a grin from ear to ear, which made it all worth it!!

  2. Love these ideas for a James Bond birthday. Can you please tell me where you got those invitations? I can’t find them anywhere online.

  3. Lauryn Francisco says:

    Love it! Great party! Where did you find those invitations? I’m having a hard time locating some good ones. Thanks!

  4. really like this theme Catherine, im not one normally for themes but the pictures look great and it seems like it could be a great hit. definitely looking into hosting one of these. i’ve got a poker set, just need the roulette and blackjack. might be had to persuade someone to deal but maybe people can take turns until a loser comes out and that could be the punishment for being greedy.

    • Thanks Chris! It’s definitely an awesome theme to work with, and so much fun too. Ha ha…sounds like a great plan taking it in turns to deal. Everyone will have so much fun that I’m sure they would be happy too :-)

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