So it’s your boyfriend’s birthday, or he just graduated, and you want to show your love and appreciation. Your go-to gift may be congratulations flowers, but even those do not seem to be enough. If that is the case, then it’s time to plan a surprise party! If you have never planned a surprise party you find the thought of planning a party all by yourself rather daunting; then this article is for you!
Planning The Party
So you have decided to go ahead with the party plan. Here are a few steps that will guide you into throwing the best surprise party.
Figure Out His Preferences
The first step in planning the perfect surprise party is to figure out your boyfriend’s preferences. What does he like? What does he hate? The last thing you want is to throw a party that will offend him rather than pleases him. Find out the games he would rather play. Is he into grandeur or a simple night out with friends? Once you know what he loves for sure, you can proceed to make all the other plans.
Select Your Team
Whether you are a pro or novice in party planning, you need an excellent team for a successful surprise party. Carefully choose who you will include in your plans. Be sure to pick people who are secretive and resourceful at the same time. They will help you run all the necessary errands to ensure your plans fall into place.
Choose a Theme
The next thing to do is to choose a theme for your party. For instance, will it be a masquerade party? Or a costume party? Will guests have to dress up in a certain way? What will the theme colors be? Try your best to fulfill your boyfriend’s idea of a perfect party.
Draft a Budget
Once you know the theme, you will need to draft a budget that will cater to the party. When preparing your budget, start with the basics such as food and drinks, then budget for the secondary needs such as the decorations and other items.
Choose the Date and Time
The next thing is to choose a time that will be convenient for both you and your boyfriend. You may also want to factor in your close friends since a party is never complete without the presence of your loved ones. Find a neutral time that is not within working hours. The best day to plan a surprise would be a weekend. However, weekdays can work out fine as long as you put in all the proper planning.
Find a Location
The party location is one of the things that will determine how successful your party will turn out. Look for a place that will supplement your plans, your decor, and your theme. You could opt for indoor or outdoor parties depending on the weather and other factors you choose.
What’s a party without guests? Be sure to send out your invitations in good time to ensure your guests have plenty of time to prepare for the party. This way, they will also get gifts to bring along to the party. Remember to share the details on the dress code, location, and time.
Get The Supplies
Purchase all the supplies you need for the party in good time. Place orders as soon as possible and have all the supplies in place at least one day before the party. The last thing you want is to have a party with half the supplies missing. When it comes to surprise parties, you can never be too prepared.
Decorate Your Venue
Partner with the team you chose for the party planning to decorate your party venue. You could look up creative ways to decorate your venue. Alternatively, you could hire decoration services from professional party planners and decorators. This way, you will not have to worry about getting it wrong.
Bring Him To the Party
The final plan you should put in place is how to bring your boyfriend to the party without spoiling the surprise. The best way to go about it would be to distract them with a decoy plan. For instance, trick them into believing that you are taking them shopping for your favorite flowers. However, ensure that he is appropriately dressed for the party to save him any embarrassment that may arise from overdressing or underdressing.
Keep It A Secret
The party is only a surprise as long as you keep it a secret. Try your best not to reveal any information or come off as suspicious. If you feel a little guilty about hiding your plans from your boyfriend, think about the joy and excitement he will get when you finally bring him to the party! If that will not inspire you to secrecy, then nothing else will!