5 Tips to Give Your Best Friend the Best Surprise Birthday Party Ever
Our birthdays are one of the most memorable events of the year. After all, it is that one day when you feel special and loved by all your friends and family.
Everyone deserves a good time during their birthdays, and giving the people you care about an enjoyable experience is mostly expected.
Keeping this in mind, when the important people in your life, your best friend, for example, are having their birthday soon. It’s time to start preparing to give them the best birthday possible.
Our best friends are there for us whenever we need them, and throwing them a surprise birthday party that they are sure to love is the least we can do!
If you’re planning a surprise birthday party for your best friend, then you’ve come to just the place!
Read on to find some helpful tips that will make your BFF’s birthday a beautiful memory for them to cherish.
1. Start with the Basics
The initial step to planning a surprise birthday party for a loved one is by laying down the basics. This should include your budget, making the guest list, and a few other things that you need to sort out before diving deeper.
Firstly, whether it’s you or a group of people planning the surprise birthday party, you need to be sure to keep the guest of honor in the dark.
After all, it’s not a surprise if they are already aware of it.
As mentioned above, your budget will play a big part. Like the venue of choice, the food and drinks, and the other possible forms of entertainment that you might add to the list of things to do during the birthday party.
There is an alternative to almost everything out there; for example, there are budget-friendly birthday gifts if you guys are running on a small budget.
Of course, there are luxurious options as well, such as a fancy restaurant instead of a family dinner.
Additionally, communicate with everyone involved so that your best friend doesn’t catch a whim about the surprise you are all planning.
Make sure your actions are inconspicuous, so they don’t suspect you are preparing for a celebration. This makes it certain that no guests end up spoiling the surprise.
Up next, you can start thinking about your friend’s preferences so that you can decide on other parts of the plan.
2. Think of the Theme
One of the most important aspects of a birthday party is its theme. Picking the right theme is crucial so that your friend can enjoy the surprise to the fullest.
Think of what your friend would prefer. A small and intimate gathering or a loud party with as many people as possible.
Where the birthday should be held will also need to be decided in relation to the theme.
Otherwise, the atmosphere of the venue will not match the one you wished for with the theme.
Furthermore, you can get a little more playful and tie in a favorite hobby, sport, or even their favorite television shows with the theme.
Not only will this make a fun and enjoyable event for them, but it will also make them quite happy for all the thought that you put into the planning.
3. Buying Gifts
When planning a surprise birthday party for your best friend, gifts will play a big part. The right gift can brighten anyone’s day!
However, some people tend to think that gifts need to be expensive, whereas, in reality, it’s quite the opposite.
Sure, expensive gifts will be appreciated, but if there is no thought put into it, then it’s likely not going to be anything special to your friend.
This is why you need to know what they would love as a gift.
Talk to family members and other close relatives to find out what the perfect gift will be. Gifts don’t need to be luxury watches or clothing, something as simple as flowers can be a lovely gift.
4. The Location for the Surprise
Now, let’s talk about the venue where you intend to reveal the big surprise. As mentioned earlier, the venue needs to align with all the other aspects of your birthday surprise plan.
So, how should you pick the location?
Well, you can start by picking a handful of places you think your friend would love and then crossing them off based on how well the place is suited for the theme, the mood, the number of people, etc.
This should land you in a place that is both suitable for all parts of the birthday surprise plan and has the atmosphere that your friend will love.
Now, you can get to decorating the place according to your budget.
If you want customized decoration, you will have to ensure that the venue’s owners allow them. The simplest place would be a friend’s house, clubs and restaurants are good for an eventful night out, and a luxury venue would be great for an exquisite dinner with close relatives.
5. Something for the Appetite
Every kind of party must have food and drinks awaiting you after enjoying all the other things the party has to offer.
Since it’s a party for your best friend, make sure to fill the menu with things that they love to eat. We all have our favorite food, and having some during our birthday enhances the taste even more!
Check if the venue is capable of providing the food you are looking for unless you plan on bringing the food yourself.
Furthermore, ensure that everyone is well satisfied, as the guest of honor would not like to see frowning faces during their birthday feast.
At last, when everyone is ready, the decorations are done, and you have the perfect gift ready to be handed over, it’s time to unveil the curtains!
Everyone deserves an enjoyable birthday, but sometimes we forget to treat ourselves, and that’s where our friends and family can step in to save the day!
A birthday is that one special day every year when we can openly say that we can do whatever we want without limits.
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Having friends who can pull us away from our daily routine and turn that into a day worth remembering is all anyone can hope for!
We hope that these tips help you start planning a surprise birthday party for your best friend. We wish that you succeed in making your friend’s day memorable.
Are you ready to give your best friend the best surprise Birthday party ever?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.