Birthdays of loved ones are pretty special, and have to be celebrated just so. If you haven’t ever had to plan a party for your special one before, let alone a surprise party, it’s inevitable that you’re unsure and nervous. However, we assure you that you can do this! You’ll make the day perfect for them. Here are a few tips to help you achieve that goal…

Plan for It Well Ahead of Time to Give Yourself the Proper Chance to See to All the Details

The best kept secret for a successful party, is to start planning it ahead of time. And when it comes to surprise parties, you’ll need all the time you can get since you’ll have to sneak around your significant other to see to the details. Ideally, you must start planning it at least a few weeks ahead.

Make Sure They’re Ok with Surprises

As lovely and fun as a surprise birthday party sounds to you, it’s vital for you to find out if your significant other (S.O) is going to be ok with this kind of surprise. There are a few people who hate being surprised; and for those a surprise can be life threatening (health wise). Casually slip it into a conversation to make sure.

Know Who You’re Going to Invite to The Party

Before planning out any aspect of your party, ensure that you have a guest list down. Remember that an intimate party will be easier to keep a secret; the more people involved in the secret, the greater the chance of it being let out…!

Inform all your invitees clearly about it being a surprise, so that they don’t accidently mention it to your significant other. If you have a few invitees who you feel might let out the secret, consider either leaving them out; or inviting them at the last moment so they wouldn’t have time to let the secret out.

Find the Ideal Venue For Your Surprise

Your party venue needs to be decided taking into consideration the size of your party, as well as your S.O’s likes and dislikes. We suggest to hire function venues Melbourne, having the party at a restaurant/café or at the very least at someone else’s place. This gives you the chance of avoiding your significant other accidently walking in on your preparing for the big moment.

However, don’t waste too much time wrecking your brain over the venue, as it’s more likely that they’re going to forget all about it the moment you yell out “surprise!”.

Don’t Forget the Cake!

In general, a customized cake will need at least 3 days advanced notice; if it happens to be something simple. Anything elaborates and fancy will need much longer. Choose a type of cake that your S.O will enjoy eating, as it is their big day. If possible, get a topper custom made; ensuring it’s something “totally” your S.O…

Opt for A Buffet

Feeding your guests something besides cake is obvious to any kind of party. Of course, you must keep your significant other’s likes and dislikes in mind when selecting the menu; but also keep the dietary restrictions of those attending the party. The easiest way to do so is by having a variety of (finger) foods to choose from; making sure there’s something for everyone.

Avoid Arousing Suspicion

Avoid making your significant other suspicious about your intentions by making sure you do all the planning while they’re not around. If they get home at a certain time, take all call and send all messages before that. Delete all messages so that you wouldn’t start panicking if they use your mobile phone.

Feed Your S.O Enough Information to Keep Them from Suspecting Anything

The trick to avoid spoiling your surprise, is to feed your S.O enough details to keep them from getting suspicious. For example, if you’re planning on hosting the party at a restaurant, you can’t really drag them there with their eyes closed. Instead, pretend as though you’ve made reservations for the two of you for a romantic dinner for two…