The Definitive Guide to Throwing a Surprise Party

September 29, 2016
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Thinking of throwing  a party for that special someone? Run out of ideas or inspiration?

Well have you thought about throwing a surprise party? One of the best ways to throw a truly memorable party is to make it a complete surprise for the celebrant. However, there are a lot of things that can go wrong along the way. So to help you pull it off without a hitch, we compiled a list of our top tips for throwing a surprise party;

Plan Ahead
There should be a great deal of planning that goes into a surprise party. Therefore, it is really important to allocate yourself enough time to get everything done. Plan as far in advance as possible to reduce any potential issues down the road. A little extra time to go over the details will make everything easier, from booking a venue to getting secret invitations out to friends and family.

Brief Guests
One of the most common slip-ups for a surprise party is when someone spills the beans to the guest of honour and inadvertently spoils the surprise. The best way to avoid this is to make sure that you brief every guest when they get their invitation. Clarify that it is a surprise and no mention of the party should be uttered, or else a lot of your time and effort will be for nothing. In most cases, this means keeping the party a secret from young children who will more than likely reveal your much-anticipated plans.

Dress Code
If you are thinking about implementing a dress code, it is wise to first consider the celebrator and the attire they will be wearing when they show up. For example, if you are going to surprise them after they finish work, it might be wise to have a second outfit ready for them to change into. This allows for a lot more flexibility when it comes to choosing a theme, because no matter what you decide on you can feel comfortable knowing that their outfit will not be an issue.

Catch The Big Reveal
There is nothing worse than spending weeks – or even months – planning a surprise party for a loved one and not having anyone filming their reaction when the big reveal takes place. So, be sure to have someone (or several people) recording your guest of honour as they walk into the venue. A simple yet great way to make this work is to hand out disposable cameras to all of the guests. Not only will this allow you to catch the surprise on camera, but it also allows your guests to take photos of other memorable moments throughout the night.