Party Ideas

Party Ideas

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Top Five Surprise Birthday Party Ideas

Be it a graduation party, birthday party or an engagement celebration, a surprise party can be a wonderful way for you to show love and appreciation for the guest (or guests!) of honor. So popular that even Miley Cyrus had a surprise birthday party, such events can be customized for any personality or character. Here are five top surprise birthday party ideas:

1. At-Home Surprise Birthday Party
With a bit of covert planning, you can throw your loved one a surprise birthday party at home. This gives you the ability to choose all the birthday party decorations you want without having to cart these and other birthday party supplies to a remote location. When picking out birthday party decorations, consider tailoring the colors to your friend's taste. For example, pick his or her favorite colors or find birthday party decorations that speak to their favorite activity.

2. Great Outdoors Surprise Birthday Party
If you know that the person for whom you are throwing a surprise birthday party loves a specific area outdoors - and you know the weather will be good - you might want to consider holding the surprise birthday party outdoors. You'll have to tailor your birthday party supplies to the location, but other than that it will be an easy party to set and clean up. Pick out plenty of birthday balloons for decorations in the area - they can look particularly magical if you host the surprise party in a park or wooded area. Holding a surprise birthday party on the beach? Consider luau-themed birthday party supplies like leis as birthday party favors to dress up your guests and not the surroundings.

3. Holiday Surprise Birthday Party
Those who have birthdays around major holidays like Christmas, New Year's Eve or Thanksgiving can sometimes feel like their birthday party gets lost in the seasonal shuffle. Why not hold a surprise birthday party on the day before or after the holiday to make your loved one feel special? It might be tempting to pick out birthday party decorations with a holiday theme, but sticking to more traditional birthday decorations like birthday balloons, goodie bags and noisemaker birthday party favors will help the honoree feel more special.

4. The Surprise Birthday Party Where Someone Else Cleans Up
To avoid a massive cleanup after your next surprise party, find out if you can hold it at a local restaurant or club. It might take a bit of extra coordination, but at least you won't have to worry about cleaning up after the festivities are over. For a particularly special occasion, you may enlist the restaurant staff in helping put up birthday balloons and other decorations - just remember to pick out birthday party decorations that work with the establishment's décor. It's also a great idea to ask permission for taking photographs and other multimedia content before the party hits full swing. A mom gave her daughter a birthday surprise at a "New Moon" screening and is now in a bit of trouble for accidentally filming in the movie theater.

5. The All-Out Surprise Extravaganza
Probably best reserved for the biggest, special occasions such as 40th and 50 th birthday parties, this kind of surprise birthday party will take a lot of planning, an exclusive guest list and plenty of birthday party decorations. It may not be stuffed to the gills with celebrities, but here you really have to know your guest of honor well. All birthday party decorations should be geared towards them, you should hire a DJ, and friends and family should dress in their finest. Consider hiring a caterer to allow you to keep all your attention on crafty birthday party favors and elaborate birthday party decorations to really impress your guests.

From birthday party supplies, to birthday party favors and birthday balloons, you can find all the birthday party decorations you might need for any surprise birthday party or surprise celebration at

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