A Guide to Planning the Perfect Surprise Party

It’s fun to celebrate special occasions with friends and family, especially when everyone comes together to throw a surprise party. Give yourself at least a few weeks to plan. You’ll need to select the venue, surreptitiously send out invitations (and make sure everyone keeps the secret), and pick up party supplies .

Maintaining the Element of Surprise

If you want your guest of honor to be genuinely surprised, you’ll need to make plans with all the secrecy of a super spy. Don’t tell young children about the party. Even if they’re capable of keeping the secret, they might inadvertently let something slip. Surprise birthday parties are popular, but one big mistake people make is to ignore the guest of honor’s birthday completely. This has the unintended effect of either hurting the individual’s feelings or giving the person a big hint that a surprise party is in the works. Instead, ask the guest of honor to join you for a quiet lunch on the big day. He or she will definitely still be surprised when the party is revealed .

Sending the Invitations

Emailed invitations can be easier to hide than mailed ones. Emphasize that it’s a surprise party, and ask the guests to get there well ahead of when the guest of honor is due to arrive. Depending on your venue, you may need to ask the guests to park in a certain place, out of sight of the guest of honor when he or she arrives.

Renting Party Supplies

Renting party supplies is preferable to purchasing them not only because of cost, but because you won’t have to pick them up until shortly before the party. This means you won’t have to worry about hiding party supplies in your home somewhere, and hoping that the guest of honor won’t find them. The supplies you’ll need depend on the size, theme, and level of formality of the party. Consider renting any of the following:

  • Buffet pieces
  • Tables and chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Table linens
  • Beverage tubs
  • Cupcake tier stand
  • Grill

Don’t forget the serving utensils and napkins!

At American Party Rental , we have everything you need to throw the perfect surprise party. From table linens to birthday accessories, you’ll find beautiful and themed items available to rent for a fraction of the cost of purchasing them. Begin your party planning process today and call our party store near Austin, TX at 512-837-6500.

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