Everything you need to know about planning a surprise party at home
You wouldn't be incorrect if you imagined a mob of giggling pals waiting for the big reveal if you're arranging a surprise party. It is possible to throw a surprise party for your honored visitor. Birthdays, significant graduations or promotions, and engagements are all great reasons to hold a surprise party; they give family and friends ample notice or allow them to mark time off on their calendars.
However, there are a few important distinctions from throwing a regular party (or, at least, a party where the guest of honor is in on it). You must be especially diligent in your planning and with your guests to achieve the element of surprise. These five pointers will help you catch your honored guest off guard without them noticing.
Don't Plan Your Party At Home
Try not to plan the surprise party while you're at home unless you have a private office or don't live with the guest of honor. This raises the risk of the surprise being spoiled the guest of honor might catch a glance at your notes or overhear a cake talk. Instead, organize the gathering from a nearby coffee shop, a friend's home, or even your automobile.
For instance, rushing into another room to take a call or set yourself reminders to call the caterer could sabotage the surprise. So, when you're around the honored guest, keep the party planning to a minimum!
Inquire for assistance
You may be able to plan a surprise party with ease, but completing day-of duties on your own is difficult. You can't pick up the cake, decorate the venue, get the honored guest there on time, and meet the guests all at the same time. Only one of you exists! So enlist the support of a few pals and assign each of them a task. No one, even yourself, will be overwhelmed in this manner.
Consider the following scenario: Bring a couple of pals to assist you to decorate the venue. Explain your vision to them and start the process with them. However, if you need to get ready and pick up the honored guest, depart early so that your friends have enough time to get ready.
The Guest List Should Be Shared
We don't recommend snooping through phones to gather contact information for all of the guests of honor's friends because you might not have it. Instead, send emails, messages, or Facebook invitations to the friends you do have and ask them to tell their friends.
For example, Facebook allows you to invite mutual friends to events by simply sending them an invitation through the site. You do not need to contact them personally. They can also see that mutual friends have been invited. Just remember to keep the event private so the honoree doesn't find out about it!
Create a Cover Story
Because your surprise party's guest of honor might find out about it ahead of time, it's a good idea to plan a cover narrative. Don't tell them your tale until they start asking questions; if you already know the answers, you won't look like you're lying. If your honored visitor is particularly perceptive, consider inviting them to their party under the pretext of someone else's, of course!
Is there a mutual buddy that has a birthday around the same time as you ? Is it possible that a member of your family has recently been promoted? Inform the honored guest that the party is for someone else and who and why. They are less likely to ask further questions if you provide a comprehensive response.
It Should Be Held Somewhere Familiar
Both you and your honored guest of honor will benefit from hosting the surprise party somewhere familiar. First and foremost, you are familiar with the ins and outs of parking, restroom locations, and you may even have a rapport with the personnel. All of this contributes to the seamless running of the event. Second, it will be easy to get the honored guest to the party visiting the normal location will not look weird.
For example, taking your honored visitor to their favorite bar on a Friday night will not look strange; it will seem regular! Maybe they go to the same place every Wednesday for supper. Make arrangements for friends and relatives to meet you there as a genuine surprise.
You can organize a truly unexpected evening by paying additional attention to the details. Of course, make sure your honored visitor is capable of handling a surprise and that they are
well-dressed. If they're dressed for a casual night out and everyone else is dressed in business casual, it may put a damper on the event. (You can always bring an extra set of clothes in case they become wet!)
Have you ever been surprised at a party? Did you see it coming or were you completely caught off guard?
These are some of the tips that you can follow to plan an amazing surprise party for your loved ones. In case you want professionals to do all this for you, feel free to reach Golden Era events. Our team can organize parties at affordable rates.