Is someone special about to turn a year older and you want to surprise them? Planning a surprise birthday party is not hard, really, but it takes meticulous planning, trickery, and a group of people you can trust to keep their mouth shut about it. We have some tips for you on how to plan a surprise birthday party.
Set a date that agrees with everyone’s schedule, including the birthday girl or boy. Since it’s a surprise, picking a date before the birthday will be great. They will probably be expecting a party on their birthday. Giving them a party before the actual date will be a total surprise.
A little help on the planning will help ease your workload. Consider using people you can trust to deliver and keep the plan a secret. You can get help on decorating the venue, setting the snacks and drinks, and someone to bring the birthday girl/boy to the venue.
This will involve making plans with the guest of honor so as to reserve their time and avoid suspicions on the surprise party.
Speaking of venues, pick one that the birthday woman/man will not get suspicious about. Fancy places they have always wanted to go might aid their curiosity and raise suspicions.
However, places like their home, a friend’s place, or a restaurant they often frequent will help cover your tracks. If it is a restaurant, be sure to book in advance.
Do this a few weeks to the party so that people can plan themselves. Emphasize on the surprise bit. If possible, do the invitation face to face.
All this will depend on the budget, venue, and number of guests. A big party could use a hired DJ or a performer and lots of foods and drinks. A simple party, on the other hand, will be great with some music in the background, snacks or even food, and drinks.