Throwing a surprise party can be a daunting task! Getting everyone organized, making sure the birthday person is genuinely surprised, lots of things to do and remember at the same time! Although a surprise birthday party can be a lot of fun, it can also be a headache if you don’t use proper planning. Birthday surprises are hard to do right. They involve anxiety over coordinating people, keeping secrets, and ensuring enough personalization. It also depends on who you are throwing the party for, when you're throwing it, and who you wish to include in the party without making the surprise uncomfortable.
It’s important to note that all of this requires understanding the person you are celebrating. Personalization will make everything run smoothly. It offers a good direction for the surprise.Regardless of whether it is a birthday party, a success party or a welcome party, the person you are throwing the party for should be the main focus and his/her likes and dislikes, tastes and preferences ought to be kept in mind, which requires quite a bit of planning and arrangement.
Just incorporate the following tips to organize a surprise party!
1. Make Plans in Advance
You will want to determine the date and time for the party at least a month in advance if not longer. Make sure that the surprise-ee is available of course. Procrastination is your worst enemy. Waiting until the last day to plan will make everything sloppy. When throwing a Surprise party it’s always important to appoint a time much earlier, so that even if someone is late twenty minutes, it won’t ruin the surprise.
2.Make Sure It Remains A Surprise
When you invite the guests, whether it be by phone, email, snail mail or in person, be sure to let them know that the party is a surprise so that they don’t call up the surprise-ee and ask him what he’s going to wear, send him their regrets that they can’t make the party, etc.A surprise invitation should make it crystal clear that this is a huge secret and that you are counting on guests not to spill the beans. Sometimes children don’t know how to hold a secret. It’s best not to tell the little ones weeks before.
3. Get Team Effort
There is no shame in asking guests to help you assemble the food, beverages and party favors. If you’d like to save some time, money and aggravation, then get to shopping to pick up anything you still need to buy. Although, make sure that no clues (obvious and less obvious) are left lying around that the Surprisee may find out about.
4.Capture The "Surprise!" Moment
You must definitely not forget to film and photograph the surprise moments! A smart idea would be to buy a bunch of disposable cameras and disperse them around. Give them to as many guests as possible so that when the surprise moment comes along, they can all take a picture from their point of view.
5. Most importantly, have way too much fun!