How to Throw the Perfect Surprise Party
If you’ve ever wanted to know how to throw the perfect surprise party for a loved one, or even a not so loved one like a boss or co-worker, the key words here are “surprise” and “party”. Throwing the perfect surprise party requires a cunning sense of sneakiness combines with all of the usual event coordinating skills that make any party great. Get out your streamers and toot horns, here are a few tips on how to throw the perfect surprise party:
1. Date – You do not want to let guests in on a surprise party too far in advance. The event planner can start organizing weeks or months ahead of time, but the longer your guests know, the greater the chances are of someone blowing it. If you want to throw the perfect surprise party without some blabber mouth spilling the beans, send the invites out no more than 2 weeks in advance.
2. Theme/Place – The perfect surprise party is always at a location that is of comfort or interest to the guest of honor. Make sure to choose a theme of interest or favorite restaurant or bar of the guest of honor. It’s about them so make sure that is relayed in your party planning.
3. Guest List – As with any successful party, you’ll need to compose a guest list of all the guest of honor’s friends and associates. In this case though, you’ll want to be sure to clearly state that this is a surprise party and the guest of honor is not to be informed. Send out a reminder shortly before the surprise party to remind them that mum’s the word.
4. Scheme – Here is the fun part! Scheming! In order to really throw the perfect surprise party you’ll have to do some serious 007 action scheming! Come up with a foolproof plan to gather your guests in a specific location while you use a decoy activity for the guest of honor. Have one friend take him somewhere and then have to make a “detour” to where the party’s really at. Have your mole keep you posted on the whereabouts and activity of your guest of honor and perfectly strategize the moment of … SURPRISE!
Throwing the perfect surprise party can be easy and fun and if you just remember the magic word … SNEAKY!