Throw your best friend a surprise party

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The Little Kitchen

We gave you tips for throwing the child in your life a surprise party, but now it’s time to throw a party for your best friend. There is no better way to show your best friend you really care than by throwing her a surprise birthday party. Whether you’ve been friends since you met on the playground, or your friendship began more recently, or in college, your friendship should be celebrated. Here are some tips for organizing the shindig your friendship deserves:

How to keep it a secret
Carefully crafted invitations – It’s hard to get everyone to keep a secret about a fabulous upcoming party. But make it fun and send out invitations that explain the importance of keeping quiet. Have invitees directly RSVP to your personal phone – this is especially important if your best friend is also your roommate. Another option that has gotten a lot of action lately is secret facebook events. You can change your events settings so that only people invited can see the event, so this may be an option if there isn’t time for paper invitation or you prefer paperless invitations.

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Plan a good diversion – Assign a person who is in charge of making sure the birthday girl will make it to the party at the designated hour. If you just tell her to arrive at a certain time, her plans might change. Maybe this means the assigned person takes the birthday day for dinner and is able to let everyone at the party know exactly when they will arrive.

Hide away extra cars – If you live in a rural area, be sure to hide the cars. The surprise will be ruined if she finds out about the party before she opens the door.

Decor
Don’t forget about all of the possibilities for fun decorations. It will be a lot more fun for the birthday girl if the room is decorated with balloons, streamers, signs, desserts, etc. Take some inspiration from these confetti-filled ballon decorations from Enjoy My Tribu.

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When the birthday girl arrives, you could give everyone some confetti, like this push pop confetti from Lauren Conrad to throw that would make for a big surprise.

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Personalized party favors
One way to make the guest of honor feel extra special is by creating a personal party theme.

Customized napkins – Do you two have a favorite movie you can’t get enough of? Grab a few of the most quotable sayings and place them on napkins.

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Stadium cups – Maybe you met your friend back during your college days and are part of the same sorority. Host a big bash with all your sisters and put the emblem and name of your chapter on stadium cups. Not only will this bring up memories from the good old days, but each party goer will also have an instant gift to take home.

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Check out our easy-to-design party favors in a variety of colors and customizable options.

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