How To Throw The Ultimate Surprise Party

Ultimate Surprise Party

December 2nd, 2021   |   Updated on May 23rd, 2022

If someone you love has a birthday coming up, or another special occasion that is worth celebrating, hosting a surprise party can be a brilliant way to show them how much they mean to you.

Not only will they be touched that you went to the effort, but it’s a great way to get all of their favorite people together in one room so that they can catch up and celebrate with them.

If you have been thinking about planning a surprise party for a friend or relative, here are some top tips for you to use.

1. Budget

A good place to start is by figuring out a reasonable budget for the party. If you are organizing this with a few other friends, ask how much everyone is comfortable contributing to the costs.

Even though this is a special occasion, it can get expensive when covering costs of venue hire, food, decorations, etc., so make sure you’re can afford everything before you start making bookings.

2. Venue

To keep costs down, you can always host the party at your home or another friend’s house. However, hiring a venue does mean that you don’t have to worry about cleaning up, or having a large group of people in your home.

This is one of the benefits of hiring a venue, and if you are going to do this, make sure it’s easy for everyone to get to.

A private room in a bar or restaurant can make an excellent spot for a surprise celebration, or choose another venue that the guest of honor would love.

Most venues will charge a fee for room hire, or ask for a minimum spend behind their bar. Ask about their catering packages so that there is plenty of food for your guests.

3. Entertainment

Another factor to think about is organizing some entertainment for everyone at the party. You might have curated the perfect party playlist, but consider other ways you can make the event feel special.

Live music or a DJ is an option, but you can also hire celebrity impersonators, dancers, or a magician to razzle-dazzle the crowd. You can find various options for entertainment for your party at

4. Cake And Signature Cocktails

While your venue might offer catering options, ordering a specialty cake is a must, especially if it’s a birthday party! You could also ask if they could create a signature cocktail that reflects the guest of honor’s tastes and personality.

This is a lovely touch and will make whoever you’re throwing the party for feel like a VIP.

5. Invitations

You need to give your guests plenty of time to prepare for the party, so make sure you don’t leave sending out the invitations until the last minute.

You might also want to think about creating a private event page on Facebook or a group chat with everyone on your guest list to keep them updated. Remember to remind everyone that it’s top secret so no one ruins the surprise!

If you want to throw someone special a surprise party to celebrate them and their achievements, use these tips to help you with your party planning!

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