The world of James Bond is one of timeless luxury: Bond orders the most expensive bottles of bubbly paired with caviar, wears custom-made suits, drives Aston Martins and is outfitted with high-tech spy gadgets. In order to throw a proper James Bond party, tasteful opulence is key. The right food, music and entertainment will come together for the perfect secret-agent-approved ambience.
SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: Great Gatsby
When he’s not chasing down the bad guys, Bond can usually be found at a swanky cocktail spot. With the blessing of the venue, add a few framed book covers or movie posters to the shelving behind the bar. It's an unexpected spot for decor, and super low-maintenance.
Set the scene with enchanting piano music. A live musician can read the crowd and pick out songs accordingly, so if the classics aren’t getting people on the dance floor, some swing music will.
James Bond isn’t the only person who can Houdini his way out of a pair of handcuffs. With a live escape artist, your guests will be on the edge of their seats watching a James Bond–esque stunt play out right in front of them.
Canapés are gourmet single-bite foods that usually have a cracker or bread base. Recipes are endless, from stuffed mushrooms to roasted pear bruschetta. Supplement your appetizer spread with indulgent extras, like oysters or prosciutto-wrapped peaches.
The Vesper Martini is the original James Bond drink of choice, but people are more familiar with a good old-fashioned vodka martini—shaken, not stirred.
Culinary: Cape May Salts | Tuxedo & Attire: Michael Andrews Bespoke | Groomsman Attire: The Black Tux | Personal Stylist: Knot the Guy | Professional Stylist: Style by Liana | Event Planner: Pollyanna Events | Invitation Designer: Allison Vaz Designs