The toughest part about a surprise party is keeping it a surprise. Withholding this big secret from the guest of honor takes extra time and planning. However, if you’re ready to put in the work, this could be a fantastic way to show someone how much you care. Plus, your loved one will have this memory forever.
Just be careful and keep these next tips in mind to make sure your surprise party is a surprise.
Don’t Host the Party Where They Live
It will be almost impossible having a party exactly where the person lives and still keep it suspenseful. This one is obvious. Even if you think they’ll be gone all day, you’re again risking it. Instead, ask a friend or family member if they can host it or have it at a nearby restaurant or bar.
Don’t Be Suspicious
The best way to get away with anything is to act as normal as possible until the very last moment. Don’t create unbelievable stories or excuses. If you insist on going somewhere you’ve never been or usually steer clear of; your friend will get suspicious. Keep it as casual and average as possible until the moment of the surprise.
Stress That It’s a Surprise
Make sure you tell everyone, in the initiations and verbally, that the party is a surprise. Put it in large capital letters on the invitation. Post up a reminder so no one will accidentally spill the beans to the person of honor. You can even create a few excuses for people to use if you know the person’s friends have a hard time fibbing.
Make the Party Seem Like a Normal Day
Does the birthday boy go to karaoke every Wednesday night? Consider having the event there to draw less suspicion. It’s best to go along with their schedule and routine. Otherwise, they will start to suspect that something is up. If they work until a particular time, consider having the party at a bar by their job, and ask your friend to meet you because you need a drink.
Don’t Pretend to Forget Their Birthday
If you are throwing a surprise party, chances are you would never forget their birthday to begin with. Don't ignore it now. The person may have hurt feelings and end up confronting you or refuse to come out at all.
Schedule the Party Before Their Actual Birthday
No one wants to celebrate their birthday after the fact, and a party planned before their birthday won’t be as suspicious. Plus, there is a good chance that the individual will have something they prepared for their own party, which might ruin your idea for a surprise.
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