Whenever the birthday of a partner or close friend is just around the corner, most of us start brainstorming for an ingenious way to spend that special day. Sure, you can take that person for a nice dinner at his/her favorite restaurant. But you have to admit, the dinner is not nearly as fun as throwing your friend or loved one a surprise birthday party.
Considering that not everyone enjoys surprises, you need to make sure that the other person is not part of this category. However, in my opinion, even in this case you can still surprise him by inviting old friends or former colleagues he hasn’t seen in a while.
I have to admit that I have yet to meet a single person who hates surprise birthday parties. If this is also the case for your friend or loved one, then here are four suggestions to help you make the birthday a day he/she will always remember.
- Stage a kidnap
If your friend has a wild personality, then you can’t go wrong with staging a kidnapping. Get a few friends to dress up as thieves so that they are not recognized, snatch your “victim” from his home, blindfold him and take him to the place where you organized the party. On a side note, if you really want to make things interesting, you can kidnap your friend early in the morning, when he is surely asleep.
- Queen/King for a day
Since most girls dreamed of being princesses when they were little, a good way to make a memorable birthday for your sweetheart or close friend is to offer her a royalty experience for a day. To put this idea into practice you will need to contact a limo service provider and offer as many details as possible about your intentions. For example, you can request the limo service to arrange the seating in a manner that will replicate a throne room and you can ask the guests to wear special outfits.
- Treasure hunt
In the eventuality that your loved one had a lot on his mind lately, then that definitely calls for a treasure hunt surprise party. Irrespective of whether you want to start by leaving him a note near the bedside, the bathroom mirror or by the breakfast you made him, it is a good idea to leave clues containing inside jokes and memories you shared together. However, since I’m sure you don’t want your partner to get bored, I suggest you don’t leave more than five clues and have one of the guests waiting by each of them.
- The fake birthday party
If you thrown surprise parties for your loved ones in the past, than chances are they see it coming this year as well. Therefore, you will need a distraction such as asking some of the guests to reveal a fake plan about the surprise birthday party a couple of days earlier. While your loved one will think he/she has you figured out, you will be free to organize the real party somewhere else. On the scheduled date, casually invite your friend out for a cup of coffee and don’t forget to take a picture of his face when he enters the room.
A word of advice
Take it from my experience: there is always going to be that guest who despite your best intentions is going to let the cat out of the bag. To put it simply, some people are unable to keep their mouth shut, while others will get to the scene late and enter the room at the same time as the birthday boy/girl.
Not to worry though, as both problems have their own solutions. Therefore, if you know that a guest cannot keep a secret, perhaps it is better to not divulge the full plan until the last moment. In regards to making sure that everyone is there half an hour before the birthday boy/girl arrives, you can consider hiring a limousine.
Lastly, don’t forget about having a plan B ready, especially if the event is supposed to take place outdoors. For instance, if you arranged for a surprise party at the beach and the weather turns bad, you can always organize a game of “I remember” or a “movie buff”, depending on your friend’s personality and preferences.
This post was written by your friendly staff at Dardi Limo, a San José limousine service.