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Birthdays can be a great way to celebrate life with family and loved ones. A surprise birthday party can entirely make someone’s whole year since it is such a great gesture of love for a family member, partner or an old friend. If you are planning a surprise birthday party , then you may be nervous about how to pull it off without being “caught out.” Read on for tips on how to plan a surprise birthday party.
- Choose a party-worthy venue
While many people will choose to hold a surprise birthday party at home or at the workplace, it is worth considering hiring a venue for the person. You can easily lead the birthday boy or girl there on the pretense of attending a function or meeting. By hiring a top class reputable venue, you can rest assured your party will be a breathtaking success.
- Choose your accomplice wisely
You may feel that you can take care of everything on your surprise party organisation checklist, however, the fact is, you may need help on the day. If there is anything to take care of at the last minute by way of presents or otherwise, you may need help distracting the birthday boy or girl to get things in place.
- Avoid telling too many people too soon
Of course, your guests will need to know about the party so they can attend. But you need to ensure everyone is in the loop on the “surprise” element of the party. If there is anyone that you know won’t be able to keep it to themselves, avoid inviting them until the absolute last minute.
- Stash party supplies at work or out of the home
If you are close with the birthday boy or girl, chances are they will be around your home a lot. It is even possible that you may be living with them. If this is the case, you need somewhere to keep your party supplies. You can rest easy knowing your loved one won’t stumble across crates of drinks or boxes of decor whilst visiting your house. This is where hiring an external venue to host the party can help since they can take care of many of the supplies that you may need.
- Decorate inside only
If you want to keep the surprise intact until the person is fully there then ensure that there are no give away banners outside the venue. Keep all decoration to the inside so that the person has to walk in to actually realise what is going on.
Planning a surprise birthday party for a loved one can be fun and exhilarating. There are a few things to think of to ensure that they really are surprised. You can do this by holding the party at an external venue so that the organisational elements can be delegated to those with experience in delivering top quality hospitality and entertainment.
The Harbour Kitchen in Docklands is an ideal venue for birthday parties. We have a variety of function rooms and an in-house event planning team to help you create the most memorable birthday for your loved one. The picturesque setting provides the perfect poetic backdrop for a declaration of love and appreciation.
Harbour Kitchen is a function venue in Docklands, Melbourne with beautiful waterfront views. It is surrounded in glass and the stunning pavilion space looks onto the water and the city skyline, promising picturesque views. Get in touch with us to arrange a tour and consultation to help us help you.