What better way to show someone how special they are than by organizing a surprise party to celebrate their birthday? Organizing a surprise birthday party is obviously slightly trickier than organizing a standard party so read on for our top tips on how to organize an amazing shin dig that everyone will enjoy and how to make sure it stays a secret so that the surprise stays as a surprise.
When sending out the invitations you are going to need to clearly state that it is a surprise birthday party. It is so easy for someone to accidentally blurt out the surprise if it is not clear that it is supposed to be a secret and the whole point is that the birthday boy or girl has no idea it is happening. Therefore make this really clear on the invitations to make sure everyone is properly briefed that all the details need to stay hush hush.
You will want to give two different times on the invitation that clearly states the arrival time for the guests and the time that the birthday boy or girl will be arriving. Again this needs to be really clear to ensure that all the guests are there in advance of the big arrival to make sure that the big surprise has the maximum impact.
Think of all the details that can make the night extra special. If you are planning on hiring a remote location for the party then you can look into party bus rentals here to make sure that all your guests are picked up and dropped off at the beginning and end of the night. You will also need to make sure that everyone is aware of any fancy dress theme or dress code that they need to adhere to. Perhaps you have a special event happening at some point at the night that your guests will to dress accordingly for. If the party is going to be outside then make sure your guests know about it so that they can bring extra layers to stay warm as the temperatures drop. Is there going to be a sit down meal or do your guests need to eat before hand? So it is important to be thinking ahead about all the details to make sure that everyone can plan for the evening ahead.
You will need an accomplice in order to make sure that the surprise stays a surprise and that your friend or partner has no idea of what the real plans are for the evening. Think of a ‘fake’ activity that you can create in order to throw them off the scent and think of someone that is good at keeping secrets. Think of the sorts of things that they wouldn’t second guess, like a simple couple of drinks at the pub, or going off to their favorite restaurant. Be careful not to get too carried away with the fake activity, as you don’t want the ‘honoree’ to end up being disappointed that his much anticipated concert to see his favorite band is actually happening. Keep it low key to avoid your surprise birthday party being a disappointment in comparison to your awesome ‘fake activity’.
You can even bring in a group of accomplices to make a pub or restaurant outing seem much more authentic. But just make sure that they know all the details of where they need to be and when so the plan runs smoothly and the big surprise goes according to plan.