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Surprise Party Top Tips

The first rule of planning a surprise party is don’t talk about the party.  The second rule is don’t talk about the party!

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You get the gist, it is notoriously hard to keep a surprise party a secret from the guest of honour but we have some tips to help you keep the secret.

  • If you live at the same address as the surprise it is a good idea to have your surprise invitations delivered to a different address, you can have a different delivery address to your account address when you open your account or if you are a repeat customer just change the delivery address when you place your order.  This is also a great tip for any deliveries for anything to do with the party.
  • Make sure you use a private email or mobile number for the RSVP, perhaps request that people text you their acceptance or ask a friend or family member if they will collect the responses for you.
  • If you think the guest of honour has sussed there is going to be a surprise party, arrange a small gathering of close friends and family for a meal or drinks the weekend or night before the big event for a ‘fake party’. Get everyone to shout surprise and let them think that they have had their surprise party – they will be more surprised than ever when they arrive at the main event the following weekend!
  • Make sure that the guests know to arrive by a certain time, try and make this at least half an hour before the surprise is due to arrive to allow for any hold ups.
  • Avoid the temptation to put up any decorations or balloons outside the party.
  • If you are having the party at home then ask the guests to park their cars at least a street away so the guest of honour doesn’t come back to lots of familiar cars parked outside.

We hope you have a lot of fun planning the surprise and good luck at keeping the secret!

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