Entering Into the World of James Bond for Halloween This Year, Happy Halloween!

Welcome to the 718th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Halloween! Did you go to any great Halloween parties this year? My son and DIL are always invited to a costume party each year put on by friends here in their neighborhood. Each year, there’s a theme and this year the theme was, “Villians.” There’s usually a friendly competition and the costume(s) that won this year was a couple who won dressed as Harry and Marv from the movie, Home Alone, complete with the iron print to the forehead. Ha! Wish I had a photo to share–I know it must have been hysterical!

 

Jackie, a lovely BNOTP reader who has become a friend over the years, hosts an amazing Halloween party each year! She always chooses a theme for the party, then completely transforms her home around that theme. You may remember last year’s theme which was Star Trek.

 

If you’re a Star Trek fan and missed that post, you’ll find it here: Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before, A Star Trek Themes Halloween Party.

 

This year, Jackie went with a James Bond theme and as usual, she did an amazing job of setting the scene in so many of the rooms in her beautiful Texas home. I have a confession, I’ve never watched a James Bond movie before, but if you are a James Bond fan, I know you’re going to recognize a lot of the “scenes” Jackie created for the party. Before guests even step foot in Jackie’s home, they were entering the world of James Bond. Jackie rolled out the red carpet for her guests. Ohhh, look–there’s an Aston Martin parked out front! I did a bit of research and discovered that Aston Martin DB5 was the first Aston Martin to appear in a James Bond movie. That was in the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger. Apparently, it left a big hit with audiences and Aston Martins ended up appearing in six more Bond films including Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall, and Spectre.

James Bond Halloween Party, Aston Marton, Red carpet to greet guests

 

Stepping inside Jackie’s home, we spot our first character, the infamous model who was painted gold in the movie, Goldfinger.

 

All around the entry/foyer, Jackie memorialized the title of every James Bond movie ever made. Do you recognize the guy with the white mask and heavy coat in the corner? He snuck into the party from the last Bond movie, No Time To Die.

Entry for Halloween Party, James Bond Theme

 

In one room, Jackie decorated in a “Day-of-the-Dead” theme harkening back to the opening scenes of the James Bond thriller, Spectre.

James Bond Halloween Party, List of James Bond Movies

 

Do you remember the movie, Casino Royale?

Decorate for James Bond Halloween Movie,

 

The music for the party (and the dance floor) was in this room with a wonderful view out to the pool. Perfect backdrop since I’m sure there were a lot of pool scenes in so many of the Bond movies.

James Bond, Halloween James Bond, Halloween Party, Target PracticeParty, Target Practice

 

Jackie decorated the walls with target practice silhouettes. Ha! Perfect for a Jame Bond party!

Music Set up for James Bond Halloween Party

 

Jackie said, “In the main room (Jackie’s living room) I used pipe and drape to cover the walls and decided to go with red table coverings and black chairs.”

Halloween Party Decor, James Bond Style

 

Each table was decorated with a centerpiece of roses, casino chips, and diamonds to spark memories of three James Bond movies: Day of the Dead roses for Spectre, chips for Casino Royale, and diamonds for Diamonds are Forever. Jackie’s attention to detail is incredible when she decorates each year for her annual Halloween party!

James Bond Theme for Halloween Party

 

Jackie said, The kitchen was the Casino Royale movie. There were actually two movies named this–one was more of a spoof.” Can you believe there’s a kitchen under here somewhere?! Amazing how Jackie can completely transform a space!

James Bond Party, Casino Royale, Halloween Party

 

More Day of the Dead decor for the movie, Spectre. Jackie makes all her own decorations so you can just imagine the time and work that goes into each of her parties!

 

Jackie said, “Spectre was one of James Bond’s more recent movies.” The opening scene occurs during a “Day-of-the-Dead” celebration. This is James, as he appeared in that opening scene.

 

Of course, James always has a female companion with him.

 

In this room that Jackie decorated in the theme of the movie, Spectre, with Day of the Dead decor, Jackie paid tribute to the actors who had previously been featured in James Bond movies but have since passed away.

Day of the Dead Mantel Honoring James Bond Actors that have passed

 

Actors who have played James Bond

 

Some additional James Bond inspiration…

Decor for James Bond Halloween Party

 

Do you remember Miss Moneypenny? Jackie turned her library into Miss Moneypenny’s office. Per Wikipedia, “Miss Moneypenny, later assigned the first names of Eve or Jane, is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. She is secretary to M, who is Bond’s superior officer and head of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).”

Miss Moneypenny, James Bond Halloween Party

 

Miss Moneypenny, ready to assist as needed.

Miss Moneypenny in her office, James Bond Halloween Party

 

The library was also the room where Q, who creates all of James Bonds’s gadgets, could be found. Q, which is supposed to stand for Quartermaster, acts as the head of the fictional research and development division of the British Secret Service in James Bond movies.

Q who invents all of Bond's Gadgets

 

The library is also where Jackie shared many of the gadgets that played a big role in so many James Bond movies. There’s a Laser Polaroid Camera from the 1989 movie, License to Kill.

Laser Polaroid Camera Movie Prop, License to Kill, James Bond Movie, Halloween Party

 

The loaded backgammon dice that was used by Khan to ensure his victory in every game in the movie, Octopussy

Loaded Backgammon Dice, James Bond Movie Prop for Halloween Party

 

Another prop from Octopussy–a crocodile-shaped submersible sued by Bond to enter Octopussy Island.

Crocodile-shaped Submersible, James Bond Movie Prop, Halloween Party

 

The “Deadly Briefcase” from the 1963 movie, Russia with Love.

Deadly Briefcase, James Bond Halloween Themed Party

 

The infamous exploding toothpaste from the 1989 movie, License to Kill. Ha!

James Bond Party Prop, Explosive Toothpaste, License to Kill Movie

 

Thanks so much to Jackie for taking us into the world of James Bond for Halloween this year. What a fun experience this must have been for all her guests! Can you imagine the anticipation they must feel each year, wondering what Jackie will dream up and create for them?! This is definitely a party I would never want to miss!

Entry for Halloween Party, James Bond Theme

 

Pardon me while I slip into my Aston Martin for a James Bond-inspired exit. Happy Halloween! Hope you have a fabulous one!

James Bond Halloween Party, Aston Marton, Red carpet to greet guests

 

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Comments

  1. Love a theme party and this one was fabulous — thanks for sharing! My youngest son graduated in the class of 2007, so the prom for 500 plus had a Bond movie theme. I was in charge of decorations. At a preprom tented party at our house, I also carried the theme, complete with music soundtrack. Later, hubby and I stayed on the 7th floor of the Balmoral Hotel on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh Scotland. Our room number was 007 and was decorated in life-sized black and white movie prints of Sean Connery!

  2. Wow!! All I can say is — sooo many questions!! Haha. I’ll just leave it with one word, Fabulous!!

    What an amazing job you did, Jackie. It must have taken you months to do all that work. But what fun! Thank you so much for sharing. I’m sure my invitation was lost in the mail. Sorry I didn’t make the party. 😀

  3. This is an amazing party. I can’t get over the details and how perfect everything looks. I’m thinking of the iron on the face of your friend, and it must have been great.

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Carol Norton says

    Susan, you’ve got to do a Bond movie marathon! Rent, or buy, the boxed set, so on a rainty cold wintery day you can curl up under one of your fabulous throws and watch one, after another, after another. Top it all off with a martini–shaken, not stirred!

  5. Wow! That is a LOT of detail for that party! My daughter and son-in-law hosted a fun Halloween party this past weekend. Today’s our town’s trick-or-treat, and I only had 2 last year. We had just moved in, and our yard was a mess from cutting down a tree. I’m sharing my B&A of the landscape one year later, wondering if kids will tear up my new grass this year.
    Happy Halloween!

  6. That party is beyond amazing, wow! Thanks for sharing and Happy Halloween!

  7. Gayle Kesinger says

    i would love to know the source of her mannequins. I have tried to find them in Dallas but have had no luck.

    • Jackie Allen says

      Hello Gayle, Sorry it took me so long to reply to you! I usually like to get on that next day and reply to the comments – but you can imagine that I have been very busy taking decorations down and trying to get Thanksgiving and Christmas started.

      The mannequins – 2 of them I found at a local thrift store – but two I just bought on Amazon – it was easier that way and they were new! They have all different price points – I just bought the least expensive one.

      Have a great rest of your week!
      Jackie

  8. Looks like so much fun! Would love to see the hot iron “touch”, haha. Thanks for having us over and have a fun evening!

  9. Over the top! It must have taken a committee to honor all those different movies in the various rooms. A lot of detail and nice touches. I’m exhausted just thinking of the planning that took place to delight their guests. Thanks for sharing.

  10. WOW!!!

  11. Thanks for the fun post! Enjoy trick or treating with your grandsons!

  12. wow a lot of work….could of had a fake shark in the pool …I can’t remember the one movie where sharks were under the glass floor when the guy with the white cat opened it and Bond fell in… but of course survived …someone out there will remember this I am sure.. Your friend must start in July getting ready for this event.

  13. Selma Kessler says

    Oh my word!! Well done, Jackie!! Well done indeed! The Star Trek is still my personal favorite, but this is a close 2nd! What creativity!

    Here I’m happy with my ghosts holding hands in my tree!! Love the creative people out there!!

    Happy Halloween!

  14. Wow! Amazing! Jackie, you are amazingly talented when it comes to putting together a themed party! I’m blown away each time Susan brings one of your themed parties here. Such creativity! Hugs, Brenda

  15. You’ve never watched a James Bond movie? I’m not sure we can be friends anymore… 🙂

    • Lol, which would be the best one for me to watch, the one with the least amount of violence?

      • The “violence” is mostly gratuitous, especially in the older ones. You should start with the beginning and watch the iteration of all the different “bonds”. Lots of growth. There’s a few in the middle you can skip… Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan. But you can always FF through any scene you don’t like, that’s what I do.

  16. Susan,
    Fantastic, Jackie!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this delightful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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