What is the best present to give a loved one? This is certainly a million-dollar question, as it depends on many factors, such as the personality of your friend, partner, or a relative, their preferences, or even the time of the year. However, a gift that never disappoints is undoubtedly a fabulous surprise party. The person you love will always cherish the memory of that event and how it made them feel special and appreciated. And especially during these struggling times, a home-based party, with a group of closest and dearest people is an amazing present.
That is why we bring you a few tips on how to organize such an event and bring joy to someone you love.
Set the date and the guest list
The best way to start planning a surprise party is by determining its date. If it is a birthday in question, you will have a date already set, but if you are planning another kind of celebration, you can try to think of a date that works best both for the person you are throwing the party for as well as for all the guests. This will most likely be a weekend, but you should also text a few of the closest friends to see if they are free on a certain date. This, of course, already assumes that you need to make a guest list which, in the given circumstances, will not be a long one, as you only want a selected group of the most important people to the guest of honor. To make sure everything is communicated properly and on time, make a group chat via WhatsApp or another, similar app. Just pay attention not to include the person you are throwing the party for into this online group, as it will certainly ruin the element of surprise.
Take care of the food and drinks
The truth is that there is no great party without great food. Delicious snacks and a lovely cake (especially for a birthday) will add the final touch to any celebration. Thus, you have a few options when it comes to the food that will be at the party. You can decide to have the guests bring different dishes, but this can create unnecessary confusion and also, some people may not be aboard with this idea. Alternatively, you can decide to make everything by yourself, but this will consume a lot of your time and, in addition, the birthday boy/girl may become suspicious if they catch you making party food. So, the greatest option is to go for catering. Opt for a buffet of various selections, so that there is something according to everyone’s taste.
As for the dessert, you will certainly be happy if you opt for wonderful cake delivery, as you will know that the cake made by the professionals tastes delicious and also looks amazing. Moreover, you can even order some other tasty desserts, such as cookies, tarts, and macaroons, as there can never be too many sweet-tasting delights on the table. The same applies to drinks, so besides stocking up on your friend’s favorite wine, make sure that there are other options, including the non-alcoholic ones.
Think about the details
Some details that need to be taken care of when planning a surprise party are quite obvious, such as decorations. You can opt for standard ornaments in the form of balloons and confetti, and you can add something that the honoree will especially like. For instance, if the person likes spending time in nature, you can decorate the house with a lot of leaves and branches, and make it as though you were having a brisk autumnal picnic. Just make sure that your friend doesn’t see the decorations before the actual party. You can make the surprise even more fabulous if you take into account extra details. So, you can get hold of a cute Polaroid camera and have the honoree, and the guests make numerous photos that they can keep as a souvenir and a memory from this party.
Additionally, you can ask the guests to come dressed as if you were going out into a restaurant. Also, tell your friend to take a fun challenge and pull out their best look for going out. This way, you will trick them into dressing like all the other people at the party, and you will create an impression as if all of you have gotten a chance to finally enjoy an outing into your favorite restaurant or bar.
Finally, don’t forget that the crucial element in making a fantastic surprise party is to have a happy and joyful guest of honor. And they will certainly feel this way when they realize how much effort the people who love them have invested into celebrating their special day.