Fortunately, there are things you can do when planning a surprise birthday party which will make the even all the more memorable for you, them and everyone who attends. From deciding the location to handling the birthday flowers delivery, here are five things to remember when planning a surprise birthday party.
Make Time to Plan
Successful surprise birthday parties are usually not last-minute affairs. They are generally planned well in advance. So before the big day arrives, start thinking about location, people and the general atmosphere you want to have when planning a birthday party. The more planning you do ahead of time, the better off your surprise will be.
Select the Right Theme
No birthday party is complete without the right theme. You should choose something appropriate and easy for everyone to follow if possible. You can augment the theme by using certain colors in your decorations, having the birthday flower delivery fit the color scheme, add photos or images of the birthday boy or girl and so forth.
Reconfirm Invitations the Night Before
Even the best of us can forget when a surprise birthday party is happening, so the night before the party, be sure to contact everyone you invited to reconfirm the time. This way, those who may have forgotten will remember and show up on time. Be sure to use text, email or just call them to reconfirm.
One of the biggest hurdles in planning a surprise party is that the person whose birthday you are celebrating knows its their birthday. So in certain ways, they are going to be expecting something. One of the best ways to fake them out is actually telling them a fake time and location as to when the birthday party will be, then taking them with you to another location to where the surprise will actually happen.
One of the most overlooked ways to blow a sure-fire surprise birthday party is the person seeing vehicles that are quite familiar to them parked near the place you are taking them. This is especially true in neighborhoods were seeing a number of cars in one location will draw attention. So be sure that everyone who is driving parks their car out of sight.
Planning a surprise birthday party can be a lot of fun and the look of surprise is more than worth the effort. Of course, you should be ready with that camera to capture that look along with the friends, family and all the effort you put in to make this surprise party a huge success.