Throw the perfect kid surprise party

Children love being impulsive, which is why a surprise party is a perfect celebration for not only the child in your life, but also the child in you! However, there’s an art to having the party go down without a hitch. Below are just a few tips that will make sure your surprise party stays a surprise.

Maintaining the secret
We all know how hard it is to keep a surprise party a secret from an adult, but keeping if from a kid is even more difficult. Instead of inviting the children, invite the parents and ask that they not tell their kids until the day of. This ensures that no one can ruin the surprise as there isn’t any time to spill the beans!

Ann Price Photography

Ann Price Photography

Keep the birthday person busy
You’ll want to keep the birthday person busy and away from the party venue to allow it to be decorated and prepared. A great way of doing this is to plan an outing early in the day, like going bowling or catching a matinee movie, so they don’t feel like their birthday is being neglected.

Timing is everything – While the guest of honor is being kept at bay, this is the time you should be transforming the venue into party headquarters, so plan your time wisely. Make sure you budget enough time to set up all the decor before the birthday person arrives. Equally important, you’ll need to allow enough time for all the party guests to arrive. It’s important to remember that not everyone will show up at the same time, but you can put a note on the invites that tells everyone it is a surprise party so you would like them to arrive by a certain hour. Check out some of our custom invites and get inspired to create something perfect for the child in your life.

Planning the big reveal
Make the guest of honor feel really special by releasing a bunch of balloons or confetti when everyone yells “surprise!” Just gather the balloons in a sheet, tie it to the ceiling and have someone untie it once it’s time for the big reveal.

Perform a practice run – Once everyone arrives, go through a practice run of what to do once the birthday person arrives. Make sure everyone has a suitable hiding place. Also, you should shut the blinds or drapes at this point so it is really dark when the guest of honor arrives at the venue or house.

Caroline Briel Photography

Caroline Briel Photography

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