Our consultants share some planning tips for a successful surprise party
With the right tricks up your sleeve and thoughts in mind, you can pull together a really great surprise party. This isn’t the easiest thing especially as you consider the person you are throwing it for and their intuitiveness, but it can be done. It’s so great when it’s all pulled together and you see the look of shock and delight on the guest of honor’s face.
Start with the venue and be sure that you can plan the party around it in a way such that the guest of honor won’t catch on. You may even need a team to help you pull this together to cover all of the details. Be sure that on the invitations you center it around favorite colors and a theme to make it personalized. Also be sure that on the invitations and throughout the party planning, everyone recognizes that it’s a surprise so that nobody slips.
Pick out favorite foods, favorite colors, and some fun decorations that center around a theme or other cool cues that the guest of honor will appreciate. Whether you are celebrating a special milestone or just want to throw them a surprise birthday party to remember, this can be such fun to plan for. The menu is easy—just be sure that you feature favorite foods such as a BBQ or even a fancy appetizer spread.
When in doubt just go for the favorite things of the guest of honor and focus on the surprise itself. These will be the focal points of a great surprise birthday party and therefore you can make them work to your best advantage with the right amount of planning and effort.