For better or for worse, using technology for a surprise party
April 20, 2009
Thanks to some websites, sending out surprise party invitations are as easy as ever and, more importantly, securely delivered to a person's password-protected inbox.
However, with the added technological convenience comes more chances for the secret to be let out by someone accidentally.
To avoid this situation, it may be wise to remind people to avoid talking about the party on various social media outlets such as Facebook. If someone writes a quick note on someone's Facebook wall, which is available to be viewed by the user's entire friend list, it's possible the guest of honor may be able to figure it out.
This also applies to Twitter, which is enjoying a recent surge in popularity since Oprah Winfrey embraced the site last week, sending more people onto the micro-blogging site to try it out.
Again, if the guest of honor is savvy with technology, it is perfectly within your right to warn guests not to Twitter about picking up party decorations or a special cake.
But as always, remind the invitees not to mention the party the old fashioned way!