So you’re planning a surprise party and go figure, actually want it to be a surprise. This isn’t usually difficult, but you never know when something may pop up along the way and intervein. There are actually ways to semi prevent this from happening and in this article today I would like to dicuss them. But first I would like to share the story with you that inspired me to write on this subject in the first place.
Just a month ag my friend threw a surprise birthday party for her husband and the surprise ended up being ruined because she forgot to make sure he didn’t come home at his normal time, lol. My friend Sandy was so dissapointed at first but ended up laughing at her mistake.
The point is that I was reminded of how important it is to cover your bases when throwing a surpise party so it actually stays a surprise. Here are 4 steps you can follow every time to make sure your surprise party is one of the best kept secrets of the year.
1.) The first and what some would consider to be the most important step, is to find an accomplice to plan a fake activity to distract the party person with until it’s time for the party to begin. Multiple people can take part in this and them more of a distraction you can make, the better.
This may be slightly difficult but I promise it can work, but try to make sure the guest of honor is dressed appropriately for the party. For example, don’t take them swimming and bring them back in a bikini or speedo. 🙂 I think you get what I’m saying.
2.) Next, you really want to emphasize the starting time of the party so that all guests can be in place for when the guest of honor shows up. It doens’t look good to be getting there late and running the risk of showing up at the same time as the guest of honor and throwing the whole thing off. The most optimal time for all guests to arrive is at least 30 minutes before. You never know when your guest and accomplices may show up early.
3.) Make sure your invitations specify that the party will be a surpise. You don’t want them saying anything to the guest of honor by mistake and spilling the secret.
4.) Finally, don’t overthink and stress yourself out. Surprise parties are supposed to be fun and you don’t want to take things so seriously that you are constantly fretting over whether or not it will go as planned.
And there you have it! I sure learned a lot from this surprise party and was actually relieved that as a professional party planner, I had no part in it at all.
I hope you can utilize these tips the next time you or a friend decide to plan a surprsie party. See you next time!