Pulling off a Successful Surprise Birthday Party

Have you ever planned a grand birthday surprise for a beloved friend with the rest of your gang, only to find out that the friend in question knew about it all along? After all the endless schemes and efforts to make sure the friend doesn’t have a clue, the disappointment must be unbearable. What went wrong? Why didn’t he/she jump up and down and cry out in excitement as you pictured? Well, let’s go over the whole process again.

First of all, you need to pick out the right gifts for your friend. A sports freak would definitely go crazy over a tracksuit jersey of his favourite football club or a new pair of the latest football boots. A fashion enthusiast would obviously love a collector’s item watch or that printed T-shirt they were obsessing over at the mall. If you’re looking for something unique and memorable, consider a photo booth for their next big event to capture fun moments. If budget is an issue, you can always use the Moonpig voucher code to get great discounts on your online orders.

Your next order of business is, of course, making sure your friend doesn’t know what’s going on. The biggest mistake you can make is thinking that he/she is not expecting a surprise at all. Almost EVERYONE expects a surprise on their birthday, and the moment you start ignoring them or acting fishy on their special day, they will know for sure that a surprise is underway.

So, the best way to handle this issue is to act perfectly natural, wishing them a happy birthday and normally going about your daily activities until the surprise party. This kills any suspicions or expectations your friend may have had about getting a surprise party. If you’re lucky, they may even get depressed thinking that you forgot their birthday, hence hadn’t any time to plan a surprise, which only makes the surprise that much sweeter.

Finally, you must decide where to throw the surprise party. The best idea would be NOT to do it at some fancy restaurant where your squad rarely dines. This is because, as soon as you suggest something out of the norm, your friend will get suspicious. Never forget that your goal is to keep him/her clueless until the last moment. That’s why it’s best to take him/her home at the end of the day where the rest of your friends will be waiting and setting up the surprise. Or it could be a restaurant you all visit frequently. Remember, always keep things natural. Best of luck!

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