Shhh, don’t blow it (pun intended!) Gift the person who has everything a party. These Surprise Birthday Party Hacks and Ideas will help you pull of the biggest secretly planned party that the guest of honor and party guests will love.
Does anyone else like giving surprises more than receiving them. Perhaps its the little bit of “control freak” in me. I really like to know what is going on but really like to surprise people with gifts, events, outings, etc.
What is a Surprise Birthday Party?
A secretly planned party for someone who is not told about it until he or she arrives. Typically when the guess of honor arrives, the crowd yells, Surprise!
Surprise parties are especially great for the person who has it all! The best gift you could give them is to gather all their friends and family together in one room. Everyone is there for them!
Planning a surprise party can be a little bit intimidating. The key word is planning. If you are not a planner, step aside and fine someone who is.
First, you have to do everything you can to make sure the guest of honor does not find out. That can be a challenge, especially with technology today! It’s important to plan ahead. I suggest talking to all guests instead of sending out a mass invite. If you are talking to your guests, you can remind them how important it is that the party is kept a secret.
The day of the party, make sure you line up a chauffeur. Have someone drive them so they can’t bail on the location all together. Can you imagine if they texted you replying “they were too tired to go out tonight!” that would be a disaster. When I had my sweet 16th surprise birthday, I tried to change the restaurant at the last minute. Luckily, my mom (my driver) would not let me change restaurant locations. You could also have the party at home. Everybody makes it home each day, no?
Before the guest of honor arrives, make sure you have parking under control. They will likely recognize cars so use side streets or additional parking lost. You could even bus people back and forth to the party.
Have a way to say “Surprise!” Have huge balloon drop, noise makers, or even face masks with a photo of the guest of honor! Enjoy these Surprise Birthday Party Ideas and hacks. Let us know how it goes!
Surprise Birthday Party Hacks and Ideas
Lets get ready to celebrate! Copy these surprise party ideas that include invitations, party favors, party games and more. Enjoy these low-cost birthday surprise ideas that are easy to implement and everyone will love!
I love the pun! “Shhh! Don’t Blow It!” Surprise Birthday Invitation. This invitation is no longer available on Etsy, but there are plenty of cute surprise party invitation ideas.
X facts for X number of years. In this creative party décor idea from Marta Writes, this photos of number-related facts gives party guests something to do early on while waiting for everyone else to arrive. This can easily be done on a word document.
Having something to do at the party is important. You can invest lots of money into entertainment or quickly pull them together on a budget. These low-cost games are perfect for kids, teens or even adults. They use common supplies around the home or ones you can easily access at a craft store, Target/Walmart or even The Dollar Tree.
Don’t get bored. Included these 16 Party Games for Kids Printable PDF with directions and supply list. The kids will love each and everyone one of these games. Play them all or pick the ones you love.
Hosting an adult birthday party? Adults like games too. Everyone on the guest list will love this low-cost entertainment. Save these 17 Adult Party Games Printable PDF with game instructions and supply list.
How well do you know the guest of honor? Some of these answers might come as a surprise. Print your game from Play Party Plan and honor your birthday person. See how many answers you know to these questions. Who got closest to 21?
Surprise Party Ideas
Go incognito with a mask. The birthday boy or birthday girl will have no idea why 100 clones of him / her on the the room! These are so fun and we truly thing worth the investment! | This shop owner is taking a break, you can find more face masks on a stick here.
For an outdoor party, get festive with a Happy Birthday song. Light sparklers to set the mood! This would make the perfect opportunity for some of the best surprise party photos!
Of course your #1 surprise birthday party food idea will need to be anything the birthday person loves! They are other cute ideas to fit the surprise party theme.
Choose your number, but have blow pops and suckers on your table. You even have Hershey kisses for years that kiss a**. This plays with the number of your themed birthday party. | DIY Inspired
Personalize your menu. Include a few of his (her) favorite things in the party foods. Of course this requires planning. Since it’s a surprise party, the hosts really need to know the person of honor. | Source Unknown
Don’t let these memories go down the drain – must like those years of your life must have… considering how many candles we see on that surprise birthday party cake. All humor aside, look at these surprise party ideas for a guest book.
Layout envelopes in the shape of a number representing their year of life. The envelopes can comprise of several words of love and affection from you, family, and friends. You can make this before the party and as guests arrive they can add a index card or small letter inside the envelope. Easy and low-cost party decorations and a really cute gift or message for the special birthday person. | Source Unknown
Hang a Balloon Chandelier full of memories. Grab some photos, helium and relive those moments. Follow this DIY balloon tutorial.
Mask the party entrance with a waterfall of balloons. This is perfect for the front door or if your birthday kid is at home, use it on their bedroom door. | Source
Surprise Party Cake Ideas
If you have a surprise party, you need a surprise party cake! A Pinata Cake is a perfect birthday cake for the occasion!
Speaking of Surprise birthday cakes, make a cake of candles. Simple and fun! Have a fire extinguisher near by with all those candles!
Toss his face on a a stick with these photo cupcake toppers! These make me laugh so much… you too?
As if a surprise wasn’t enough to cause a heart attack. Take your guest of honor on a birthday treasure hunt too fun something fun at the end!
Have your guests hide in a room and remain quite, while the birthday boy / girl goes on a scavenger hunt to finally find them! Use our printable Birthday Scavenger Hunt. | Source Unknown
Sometimes a surprise is in the birthday treasure hunt. Send your child on an at home Birthday Scavenger Hunt with 20 birthday treasure hunt riddles and clues.
Beer & Wine Tasting
Does your birthday guy or gal have a special drink or love cocktails? If you have something brewing for the adults, change the party location. You can bring the winery or brewery to your house. Try a wine tasting party or even a beer Oktoberfest party.
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Last Updated on August 16, 2022 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living