Life is much better with friends and more fun at parties! We all have friends that are special and close to our hearts, and on their birthdays, we want to make their day as special as possible. What is better than throwing your bestie a surprise birthday party? Nothing beats that. However, sometimes things don’t go as planned. You might want to plan a nice surprise party but you miss some details, so the day doesn’t go as you thought it would. Well, if your special friend’s birthday is near, and you would like to surprise them with a fun party, we are here to help you do it right! Read on, because in this article we will show you how to plan the perfect surprise party for your friend.
Choose a Fun Theme
Create a secret WhatsApp group and add people you know that your friend would like to attend their special day and discuss the theme together. It is important that you plan it together to make sure that everyone has the needed outfit colors or style. Pick a personalized theme, something you know your friend would love, like a theme based on their favorite show, cartoon, or book. Deciding on the theme should come first, as a lot of preparations will depend on it.
Now let the real preparations begin! To throw the perfect party, you will need to hire supplies that match your theme. Everything should go with it, like the table cloths, balloons, plates, and so on. You can make do with what you have, but if you want the perfect party, seek professional help. When you talk to event hire specialists to tell them about the theme, make sure that you specify everything that you need. Hiring supplies will make the rest of the preparations much easier for you. The best thing about party hire is that you can ask for a jumping castle or a stage for karaoke to add some extra fun!
Cake and Food!
Order a cake related to the theme days before the event, and make sure that it gets delivered on time. A party without a dessert station is not a party! Order custom-made cookies, cake pops, and cupcakes- all related to the theme, of course- and display them in a fun way, and make the station as colorful as you can. As for food and drinks, it is much better and easier to order catering from your friend’s favorite restaurant. If there are too many attendees, hire some help to serve the food and drinks.
Let the Music Play
You have many options to choose from. You can book a band to hype up the party, hire a professional DJ, or take it upon yourself to create a playlist that will go on for hours. No matter what you do, make sure that the playlist includes some of the birthday person’s favorite songs. The moment they enter the location, play a song that is related to the theme, or their favorite song. To make this moment memorable, you can record it.
Since it is a SURPRISE party, the guests should hide until the right moment comes! The hiding place depends on where the event will be held. If it is in a venue, most likely, they have many places that the guests can hide in till the guest of honor arrives. On the other hand, if it is held in a house, guests can easily hide in different rooms or behind the furniture and wait for the right time to surprise the guest of honor. If you and the birthday boy/girl live together, hide all the supplies at someone else’s house so they don’t get suspicious. To make it work, you have to leave no trace or clue whatsoever.
Hosting and planning a surprise party is no easy task. However, with stealth and proper planning, you can throw the best party ever for your friend. All you have to do is choose a theme with other close friends of the guest of honor and make sure that everybody can abide by the color code or outfit. Hire supplies to make the birthday setting nothing less than perfect, order a cake and desserts that match the theme, and order catering to take care of the food and beverages from the guest of honor’s favorite restaurant. Hire a DJ or create a fun playlist yourself, and make sure that everyone hides well until the special friend arrives and the music plays. It will take you some effort, but it is going to be so much fun!