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A James Bond theme party is the perfect solution for guys that love to party in style. Use black and silver decoration, and casino attire to create an instant appeal. There are ideas to cover games, decorations, food and attire.
I held this James Bond party a couple of years ago, well before Smart Party Planning was in existence. Unfortunately this means that there are not a huge amount of photos to share with you. However you can certainly get the idea of what was held and how easy it was to do.
My dad was turning 60 and we wanted to throw him a party. The problem was that kept saying he wasn’t that bothered about whether he had a celebration or not.
We knew that we didn’t want the occasion to simply pass him by so we thought about a theme that he could really enjoy. Then it came to us. “The name’s Bond….James Bond“.
My dad would LOVE a James Bond theme party.
From the moment I mentioned that we would be having a James Bond 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 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.
How To Dress For A James Bond Party
We knew that we wanted this party to resemble a casino therefore the dress had to be appropriate. The easiest way to ask guests to dress for a James Bond party is to simply ask them to dress Bond style.
What is Bond style?
Think black tuxedo, black bow-tie and cocktail dresses for the ladies.
For an added element of fun however you could ask guests to dress as their favorite villain.
How Do You Plan A James Bond Party?
There are several things that you need to consider when planning for a James Bond party.
- You need to create the ambiance. The easiest way is to create a casino style party.
- Create an entrance. Think about how you will greet your guests so that they instantly feel like they are transported into a James Bond movie.
- Have some casino games set up and ready to play when guests arrive.
- Have lots of James Bond decor.
Lets take a look at how these can be achieved.
James Bond Party Decorations
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 which made everything very easy. The decorations were delivered direct to my home and I was able to shop from home knowing I wasn’t going over my budget.
I wanted the dominant colors 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 silver white helium balloons.
The ceiling looked amazing and everyone commented at just how stunning it was.
The walls were lined with various Posters from James Bond films and finished off with 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.
Party Food Ideas
I’m a party organizer 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.
James Bond Theme Party Activities
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.
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?
Planning a James Bond party is a lot of fun and actually really simple to put together. If you follow the premise of formal and casino style you can’t go wrong.
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