It’s just like a regular party only with the element… of surprise!
Lets see how can we plan a surprise party:
Plan in advance! If you don’t everything could just be very disorganized,and you might even, for example, run out of food. Make sure it stays a secret… otherwise it could turn out boring.
It’s better if it’s a few days before/after the birthday- otherwise the birthday person might guess.
It’s helpful if everyone brings something, and that there are quite a few people organizing the surprise party.
Get people to help you with decorating… have balloons, tinsel, a banner, posters, party poppers, and invitations…
everything to make it look pretty
Just make sure your guest of honor has a good sense of humor and will appreciate being caught off guard.
If you’re planning a surprise party, be sure to make all of the guests aware that it’s a surprise and give them clear instructions on when, where, and how to show up.
When planning a party, any party, you’ve just got to have decorations, right? Many party supply stores offer a huge variety of decorations at a very reasonable price.
And the best advice from How to plan a party is, have fun! Whether for yourself, a client, or a friend,
planning a party can be great fun. Almost as fun as the party itself!
How to make sure that it is a real surprise:
There are some basic rules you should follow to ensure that your party goes well and without hitches.
Secrecy are the first and second words
Separate and isolate communications
Better to over-involve than under-involve
Be mindful of what you say
Cover your tracks
Make sure you have a backup plan
Since the element of surprise is the most important part of a surprise party, take care to check that your party decorations aren’t at all visible from outside the venue.
Some Tips for successful successful party:
Don’t all huddle in a group and say ‘nothing’ when asked what’s going on.
The person you’re planning it for will be suspicious.
Be careful if you can’t spend time with the person you’re planning the party for, because you’re too busy planning.
They might go off in a huff and not turn up to the party.
Make sure that no obvious clues are left lying around for the surprisee to spot.