Practically everyone loves birthday parties—the festive atmosphere and celebration, the cake, the presents. It’s a happy time. What’s almost even better is a surprise birthday party which kicks the revelry into high gear. If a loved one has a birthday coming up, you should definitely consider a last minute surprise birthday party. And if you do, here’s what you’ll need.
Order the cake
What’s a last minute surprise birthday party without a cake? This should be one of the first things you do to ensure that the cake is ready for pick up in a small window of time. If you know their favorite cake flavor, even better. If you don’t and expect to have trouble choosing, consider asking the bakery to make their most popular cake. You might just find a new favorite.
Last minute surprise birthday party decor
The next thing you’ll need to take care of is collecting decorations. Consider things that can easily be put up in a short amount of time and easily hidden until that time comes. Balloons are festive and easy to handle. Consider picking up a portable helium tank too and the decor will be easier than ever to hide.
Spread the word
Once you’ve secured the cake and decor, you’ll need to make sure people know about the party. You’ll need to be sneaky about it so that your loved one doesn’t find out and so that it truly is a surprise. Call friends and family to share the information, and don’t forget to mention that it’s a surprise. You certainly don’t want your hard work to be for nothing if someone unwittingly mentions the party to the birthday boy or girl.
The day of the last minute surprise birthday party
This could also be called the day of excuses. If you’ve arranged to have the party elsewhere and you only need to deliver the birthday boy or girl there, this might be a tad easier. You’ll just have to come up with a few errands to run to make sure the party spot is birthday ready. If you’re planning a party to be held in the same place that the birthday boy or girl lives, it might get a little more complicated and you’ll have to find a reason to get them out of the house for a longer period of time. Either way, it will take a little flexibility and patience.