Surprise Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Surprise event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


A surprise party can be a little tricky to plan, and it can be hard to come up with a music list. However, with some planning and creativity it is all possible. Singing, dancing and having a great time with family and friends is what most celebrations are supposed to be like. Therefore, finding the right melodies and tunes for those special events is very important. From rock and country to jazz and blues, getting together with friends and celebrating great times or special events will make your event very popular. Plan the party to be at a place that has a lot of dance room. Pick someone to be the DJ for the night. Make sure that the decorations not only represent the guest of honor, but have some things that spell out surprise. Have a friend or significant other take the guest of honor out to eat or shopping, and tell them that is their present. Meanwhile have everyone else setting up the dance area.

When the friend or significant other walks through the door have the DJ start playing, Full of Surprises by Mick Terry. Although this song was meant for a husband to share with his wife it could work anyway. The chorus clearly states that they just walked into a surprise birthday party. This is a great alternative to everyone yelling Surprise.

Play songs like: Celebration by Kool and the Gang, YMCA by Village People, Its My Party by Lesley Gore, and Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung to keep the party going. Your guest of honor will be truly surprised and will enjoy this very special celebration in his or her honor. Quick tip: Avoid any shopping on the day of the gala to ensure being the hostess with the mostess as with having a stress free relaxing time. Have delicious food at an event and always give guests a few healthy alternatives to high fat, high calorie foods. Build excitement about the event by doing something different or unique with the invitations like including artwork or a picture to the guests.

Planning a Surprise party with homemade party supplies such as balloon bouquets, costume jewelry and party streamers is sometimes harder than it seems. Celebrating a special event with outstanding event adornments, designs and materials are always a great addition to a festive celebration and fun designs that are perfect for guests of all ages will boost up the event and make the guests feel very special. More often than not, these colorful embellishments will add an excessive amount of attention to the celebration. As most people know, keeping a secret can be quite difficult for many people, but homemade party supplies will help to keep the secret, a secret. Therefore, making homemade party supplies for a Surprise party such as, handmade banners and party streamers can save a great deal of time and keep people from knowing what is happening.

Prior to planning the surprise party do an analysis of what the surprise party should include and begin making the handmade party supplies and party goods. Homemade party supplies and other handmade items should be prepared at least three weeks in advance. These homemade party supplies and party goods will need to receive a review before making the final group of homemade party supplies. A comparison should be made after the homemade signs have been designed.

Making these handmade Surprise party supplies makes having a surprise party a lot of work, but it is worth the time and energy involved. Therefore, plan your surprise party supplies in advance and most people will find the handmade party supplies add great addition to the party.


Cakes and party supplies for a surprise party can vary depending on the age of the birthday person and of course, theme of the party. Therefore, planning party supplies and cakes for a surprise party can be quite challenging. A great cake for a female surprise party is a traditional white birthday cake with colorful icing, whereas a male may have a chocolate cake with white icing decorated in a masculine manner. Great tasting delicous desserts and other tasty finger type treats are always a great addition to a special celebration. These extraordinary tasty desserts along with other treats that are designed especially for this celebration will make everyone feel very special. More often than not, these great party foods and desserts will add a lot of fun to the celebrated event. Regardless of the actual cake, the cake can say, Happy Birthday, with the name of the birthday person

Prior planning for a Surprise party along with the cake decisions and party supplies will save a great deal of time and add to the party. Additional female cake ideas include, Cherries Jubilee cake, Red Velvet cake and Italian Cream cake, all of these cakes are perfect cakes for a female surprise party. On the other hand, most males enjoy chocolate cake, but additional ideas for a male birthday party include Rocky Road cake, Texas Sheet cake and a Double Chocolate cake. All in all, these cakes along with surprise party accessories and party supplies will be great additions to any surprise party and will make the surprise party secret well worth keeping. the secret. be well worth the wait.

Good friends and family members often like to put together surprise parties for their loved ones biggest special occasions. The hard parts are usually keeping the party a secret and making it a surprise for the guest of honor. There are ways to keep surprise parties a surprise, but the party planners have to be committed and sneaky. For the most part event hostesses will find it very beneficial to plan the event in advance. From making a guest list to preparing the food, having a plan will make the celebration go off without a hitch. Simple hostess tip: Prepare for the entire celebration in advance and avoid adding any extra commitments or stress on the hostess during the preparation period. This simple tip will ensure that the hostess has a stress free and very entertaining time during the actual celebration.

Sometimes party planners will hold the surprise party way before the event they are celebrating such as someoneís birthday, but this has drawbacks as it can seem premature and not as special a celebration. One way to compensate this is by having the party after the important day and this can be very successful because the guest of honorís guard will be down and they wonít be expecting the big surprise. Otherís like to celebrate with a surprise party by holding two parties. The first being a very small, cheap party to throw off the guest of honorís suspicions and then later, even just a few hours later on the same day giving them the big surprise party.

There are a lot of great decorative ideas you can use for your surprise party. A glitz and glam party filled with metallic dangles and paper supply trimmed in silver and gold will ensure the guests have a fun time with an upper-class feel. Or a special themed party sending the partygoers back in time can be just the ticket, especially when the party is a birthday celebration. A 70's, 80s or even 90's surprise party can really surprise the guest of honor and brighten their day. For this party you can quickly pick up some afro wigs and groovy headbands to match the 70s. An 80s theme needs more material style with cool sunglasses and teased hair and the 90s party rocks with grungy clothes and some inflatable guitars scattered around the area.

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Surprise History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Surprise theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

Surprise parties have been used throughout history to celebrate various events in a personís life. It is their friends and families way of letting the guest of honor know they are proud of them and their accomplishments. There are many different events that are celebrated through a surprise party. Events such as birthdays, promotions, retirements, and more are all appropriate for a surprise party.Keeping the celebration lively and very entertaining as well as educational is important for guests of all ages. Sensational activities and other worksheets are a great way of bringing fun and entertainment to the event. More often than not, these activities will add a great deal to the overall celebration.

Holding a surprise party has historically been a bit difficult to pull off. Keeping the fact that the party is being planned away from the ears of the recipient can be harder to do than one would think. However, it cannot be a surprise party if the intended guest of honor learns about it. To help keep the secret try not to plan to hold the party at the personís home, this is the surest way to get caught.

Planning a surprise party can be as much fun as the party itself. The group of conspirators is charged with making all the arrangements, while not letting the guest of honor find out anything is going on. Choosing a neutral venue such as restaurant, banquet hall, or other spot makes it somewhat easier. IN addition, those venues can usually help plan and supply the things needed for the party.

When planning to hold the event at someoneís home there are a lot of decorations available at local party supplies stores. They can provide a whole surprise party scheme from paper products, to decorations and even serving pieces. According to tradition every party needs a cake. Save time and effort and order one at the local bakery or grocery store. A blank wall is a canvas waiting to be decorated with your artistic related theme ideas. Good organization is the key to planning an occasion with less stress, so may lists and check things off as you go. A blank wall is a canvas waiting to be decorated with your artistic related theme ideas. The history of Surprise has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Surprise to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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