Planning a party is tricky enough as it is. However, pulling off a party as a surprise is in a league of its own. It isn’t as simple as blowing up a few balloons and sending out a few invitations. It requires cunning skills and the ultimate secrecy!
Whether it’s a party for a child or an adult, it’s never easy to plan a party under the radar without some kind of clue tipping your guest of honor off. Unfortunately, most people, despite their best intentions, wind up blowing their whole plan before the big day comes.
However, if you can manage to pull it off, the look on your surprised loved one’s face is worth the hard work! Just make sure to look out for these common surprise party planning mistakes!
Failing To Start Planning Early
When it comes to organizing a party, you need to start as early as possible. You’ll need to lock down a party location as well as time and date weeks or even months ahead.
You can’t expect everyone to stay quiet about the surprise without blowing your cover if they have a lot of questions surrounding the event. Get everything organized before you even invite your guests. That way, they know exactly where to show up and when without any questions asked!
Not Asking For RSVP’s
Requesting confirmation of your guests’ presence is a critical part of the party planning process. You’ll need to know if they’re planning on showing up so that you can organize the big reveal. There’s nothing worse than planning a big reveal for your guest of honor. And jumping out yelling, “surprise!” Only to find that it’s, in fact, a latecomer guest and not your person of interest at all.
A confirmed guest list makes sure that everyone is in their place when they are required to be without questions.
Not Demanding Secrecy
Let’s face it; some people are just no good at secrets. When it comes to a surprise party, you’re not supposed to talk about it! Make sure that everyone knows this is a surprise event and that they are under no circumstances allowed to talk about it. Even casually mentioning it amongst themselves can lead to the surprise being spoiled. You never know who is listening!
Failing To Enlist Help
There is so much that goes into organizing a surprise. You’ll need someone on your side to help you work out the tiny details. From distracting your guest of honor to helping organize guests while you set up the party, you’ll feel much less overwhelmed if you have someone there to help you along the way!