If your other half, relative or friend is set to celebrate a milestone birthday, you will likely want to make them smile from ear-to-ear once the big day arrives. To ensure they have a day they couldn’t possibly forget, you should look into planning a fun party that will allow them to celebrate their birthday with those closest to them.
If, however, you have no idea how or where to start, continue reading. We’ll give you some tips on how to plan the ultimate surprise birthday party.
Choose an Impressive Venue
A milestone occasion deserves a unique venue that will allow the birthday boy or girl to celebrate in utter style. Rather than settling for an average backdrop that fails to wow your guests, you should do your homework and look for an impressive venue that will blow people away.
For example, there are many beautiful and big houses to rent in the UK that will enable you to host a sophisticated soiree. Look for a party house that oozes elegance and luxury, which will make your loved one feel extra special on their birthday.
Select the Right Date
If you want the guest of honour’s family and friends to attend their surprise birthday party, you must choose the right date for the event. For example, people are often more likely to let their hair down on a Friday or Saturday night than earlier in the week when they have to work the next day.
However, you could end up competing with other social events if you plan a party for a weekend night. If you do plan to host a weekend surprise party, it’s a good idea to provide your guests with plenty of notice to ensure the venue doesn’t appear empty once you yell “surprise!”
Delegate Tasks to Others
Once you have booked a venue, you will likely need to work your way through an extensive list of tasks to complete. Rather than carrying all the stress yourself, ask other people for assistance. This will take some of the pressure off your shoulders and will ensure the event runs smoothly.
For example, you could allocate roles, such as talking to caterers, hiring entertainment or decorating a venue to those who want to help. Plus, it will allow the birthday boy or girl’s nearest and dearest to contribute to the party, honouring the birthday boy or girl in the process.
Think About the Guest of Honour
It is crucial to take the guest of honour’s personality and taste into consideration when planning a fun party. While you might love stunning floral arrangements, classical music and champagne on arrival, they might prefer a colourful backdrop, modern songs and delicious cocktails. If in doubt, seek assistance from their loved ones and create a backdrop and atmosphere they will remember for the right reasons.
Cater to the Guests
The last thing you will want is for the guest of honour’s loved ones to leave the party due to hunger. To ensure everyone has a great time, you must cater to both your loved one and their guests.
For example, you could serve delicious canapes while they wait for the birthday boy or girl to arrive. You should provide a diverse mix of dishes on a buffet table to ensure everyone can enjoy a bite to eat.