There’s nothing that can make your best friend or loved one jump for joy like a surprise birthday party. Even if they are in a bad mood, they are bound to cheer up the minute they see all the effort you went through to make their day extra special. Still, the effort can sometimes be overwhelming. The rush, the stress, the pressure involved with so many things to organize can leave you burned out even before the start of the party. To avoid this scenario, you definitely need to approach the situation in a different way.
Make a checklist if you’re a bit forgetful
I am the person you come to if you want to throw an amazing bash. Over the years, I have done this so many times that many friends consult me every time a birthday of a loved one starts to approach. I enjoy the status but I can also say that it wasn’t an easy one to attain. Organizing a party can be tough, especially if you already have plenty on your plate. Having to juggle so many tasks at work, I often forget certain details, setting myself up for failure. Frankly, I wouldn’t be able to function without a good planning checklist. Writing down all the bits and pieces is the only way to make sure everything runs like clockwork. The rest tends to be a breeze.
Calculate your budget to avoid overspending
Perhaps the biggest risk you run when organizing a surprise party is spending too much. I’ve been guilty of this on more than a couple of occasions. I once even ran into overdraft. That wasn’t a good idea, as I later found out. To avoid getting yourself into a pickle, I strongly urge you to set up a budget that won’t push you into the red. Calculate the cost of a birthday party, consider the number of guests, the amount of alcohol, type of cake, venue, and even the decorations involved. There is no point in running into debt when a good party can be had for a bargain. Stick to your budget and focus on the fun.
Find great ideas online in case you feel stuck
I personally think the best parties have great themes at their core. Star Wars, Greek myths, and the vampire ball are just some of the ones I’ve pulled over the years. You know your friends better than anyone so you will know what sort of theme they might enjoy. If you feel like you’ve run out of ideas, you can always find some online resources to nudge you in the right direction. In fact, while browsing the internet for fresh new ideas, I found this interesting list of apps that have proven quite useful in preparing a party for my sister.
There’s no need to feel apprehensive. You too can plan a surprise party. Get all the help you need, rely on your smartphone to solve any technical issues, and you’ll be on the right track to giving your friends the beautiful surprise they deserve.
I love making my friends happy, especially when a special occasion arises. Throwing a surprise birthday party is perhaps my favorite thing to do. In order to keep everything running smoothly, I always make a checklist, try to stick to my budget, and never fail to look for new, interesting ideas that could make the bash extra exciting. Keeping a few tricks up my sleeve – or on my smartphone – I usually manage quite well. You should definitely give it a try. The smile on your friend’s face will make it all worth it.