Birthdays are a time to celebrate and kick back and relax with the ones you love. One way to mix it up for your spouse this year is to throw him or her a surprise birthday party. It’s definitely a challenge, but if you can pull it off the event will be amazing!
You should understand the ins and outs before diving in and committing to going forward with a surprise party. You’ll have to accept that there will be extra pressure on you. Planning an event is hard enough, but you’re also going to have to go behind their back. Learn what it’ll take to make it a successful surprise birthday bash.
Select a Date & Venue Early
It’s important to get the event date on the calendar and to do so early. Decide if you’ll be renting out a venue or hosting the party at your home. If you are going somewhere else, then you’ll want to reserve the space well in advance. Make sure your spouse keeps their calendar open for the date you’ve confirmed the surprise party to be. One idea is to schedule an outing with them for the same date then you will know they’re free.
Be Picky about the Guest List
Remember that this isn’t a party for you. It’s for your spouse, and you should invite people he or she would want present. This also isn’t a time to invite guests who you hardly know and that will make your spouse feel uncomfortable. When in doubt, it’s best to keep it small and intimate. The fact is that the more people who know about it, the more likely it is that the secret will get out. Be picky about who you invite so that your party is a hit.
Figure out the Details
You’re going to want to start a checklist for all the tasks you’ll need to complete before the event date. It includes securing enough food and drinks and launching a gift registry using our wishing well. A gift registry makes it easy for guests to go online and purchase exactly what your spouse wants. You know them best and what they want so you can do this part yourself. It’s better than guests having no idea what to bring or not knowing to bring a gift.
Have an Entry Plan
Know how you’re going to get your spouse to the scene of the party without them knowing anything beforehand. As noted earlier, one idea is to make plans with them on the event date so you know their calendar is blocked off. Then figure out what you’re going to do with them to not look suspicious. Everyone will be relying on you to stick to the plan and make sure your spouse arrives at the surprise party without any clue of what’s going on.
This is all you need to know for throwing a successful surprise party for your spouse. It’s a lot of work but will be worth it when you see the look on their face as they enter the room. Remember to relax and have fun on the date of the event because your work will be done!