A Beginner’s Guide to Planning an Epic Surprise Party

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Nov 21 2021

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Putting together an epic surprise party can be quite difficult. This is doubly true if you have little to no experience planning these types of gatherings. Now, you shouldn’t let your lack of experience stop you from hosting a surprise party for a friend or a loved one. To help make things easier for you, we thought it would be useful to put together a short article discussing what you need to do to pull off a successful surprise party. If this is something that you want to learn more about, read on for a beginner’s guide on planning an epic surprise party.


Pick a Theme

While it isn’t necessarily a requirement, picking a theme to plan your party around will make it ten times better. When picking a theme, be sure to pick one that’s aligned with the interests of the person that you’re planning the party for. You can narrow the list of themes down by picking one from the films, movies, or television shows that they like. Aside from making the party better, picking a theme will also simplify the planning process as it will guide how you approach every aspect of the party.


Secure the Venue

The next thing you’ll want to do is to secure the venue. If you choose a theme, then you have an idea of how much space you’ll need. For themes that are more ostentatious and maximalist, you’ll likely need to have more space so have room for the decoration. For more minimalist themes, smaller venues should be acceptable. Aside from the decorations, you’ll also want to consider how many people will be attending your party. Be sure the space is big enough to accommodate all of your guests.


Send Out Invites

Once you’ve secured an appropriate venue, it’s time to send out invites. Given that this is a surprise party, you’ll want to make sure that you are discreet when you’re sending out invites. While it’s commonplace to send out invites via social media, we recommend opting for something more private. Sending out emails is a good way to do this as it ensures that the only people that will see the invite will be the people you’ve chosen to invite to the party.


Come Up With a Good Story

Once you have everything in order, it’s time to think about what you’ll say to lure the person you planned the party for to the venue. You’ll want to be subtle when doing this as selling it too hard may tip them off. If you really want to throw them off, we suggest throwing fake party days before the actual party itself. While this may seem like a lot of work, this will pretty much ensure that the person will actually be surprised on the day of the surprise party.



Hopefully, this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you plan your next surprise party. While things may still prove to be difficult, knowing what to do will make a world of a difference. Be sure to keep all of this information in mind so that you can make the entire ordeal as easy as possible.

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