Everyone wants to be loved and appreciated in whatever style. A party is the best gift you can give to your colleague, loved one, or a family member.
The recipient determines the kind of party you throw to them. It would be best if you considered their interest, availability, and taste.
If not, your effort may go down the drain. Parties are an excellent way to gift a loved one. As much it’s stressful, it sends a message of love and care for them.
However, you should take great care to ensure you achieve your objective. A surprise party is all about numbers; who celebrates a party on their own?
All said and done, here are a few considerations for a surprise party
- Ideal entertainment ideas
- Guestlist and their availability
- Central venue
- The gifts and photography
- Logistics surrounding the party
Remember, this is supposed to be a surprise party, meaning your guest shouldn’t have an idea of the upcoming event.
Secrecy is paramount for its success. At times it’s complicated. For example, if you are planning a party for a loved one.
You have to operate in high secrecy, which may not be the case when you are always accountable for your time and money.
Here are some of the things that come in handy to aid in the surprise party’s planning process as a gift idea.
Planning the surprise party
- Get the food taste of the guests.
People have to have something to bite while at the party. Did you know some people come to parties to have a taste of different foods?
Barbecued foods are a definition of parties. Since you have no idea of people’s like a caterer comes in handy to go with experience and knowledge in food parties.
Have various food options to cater to diverse needs. In case you choose a house party, then a charcoal grill is a must-have kitchen appliance to engage your guests in the slow smoking and barbecuing process.
Besides, the taste of good from a charcoal grill is of another level.
- Use an event planner for ease of work.
Planning a party is hectic. When not sure of what you need, then use a few coins and engage the experts.
Event planners only need to know your vision and mission for the occasion. They will actualize it beyond your expectation.
They give you time to concentrate on other things rather than running up and down, pleasing the guests.
You may end up not enjoying the day as the organizer.
- Have a theme
The beauty of a party is when people come for a common cause. It’s a surprise party for a baby shower or bridal shower or farewell or retirement.
Communicate the theme to the guests, which includes the dress code and color for uniformity.
It also creates an impression of unity of purpose. Every activity, including personal etiquette, gets acquitted to the theme of the day. It adds fun and excitement to the event.
- Crown it with a cake
A cake is a best and simple way to give your loved one all the attention they need. During the cake cutting, you praise, sing, and appreciate the party host in joy and fun.
Is that not what the party is all about? Cake heightens the pleasure of an event. It creates the impression of
- Unity and harmony
- Value to the party host
A cake is the climax of any event before someone gives a vote of thanks.
Send invitation with instructions, if any.
If you want specific people to come to a party, then it’s wise to send them an invitation with instructions.
Some of the things to include in the invitation include
- Date and time of the event
- Dress code
- Whether you need kids or not
- If they need to confirm their attendance for planning purposes
Now that it’s a surprise, you need to let them know so that it doesn’t reach the intended person’s ears. It spoils the “surprise” idea.
- Decorate the venue a touch of class
Whether it’s someone’s house or a hired venue, get a decorator to give the forum some professional and casual look in equal measure.
It sets the party mood and allows the guests to feel comfortable and relaxed. The welcoming effect sets guests free to enjoy the party and all that it has to offer in entertainment, food, and social interaction.
- Have entertainment
Allow your guests to have a good time, minimize boredom at a party, open the dance floor, and play some music to shake their legs.
A DJ is of help to do the mixing to accommodate the interests of every guest. Also, it helps to prolong the time and make them stay longer.
How do you leave a party when it’s at the peak of music? It also enhances social interactions.
How will your loved one feel when everyone is enjoying her/his day, which he never took part in the planning.
That is when you have tears of joy rolling down their cheeks.
- Have a Master of Ceremony to coordinate the event
You may not be perfect in everything. The humor that comes with professional masters of ceremony makes the event fun and memorable.
Since you chose the party route as a gift to your loved one, give it your best. The power of appreciating your loved ones is all about you. Do it to your best without malice, and the party is the ultimate choice of showing love and affection.