Whether you’re celebrating a best friend’s birthday or a colleague’s retirement, throwing a surprise party can be a blast for both you and the honoree. However, there are many decisions that need to be made before everyone can jump from the shadows cheering—from picking an event space to figuring out the food. With this in mind, the guide below offers tips on how to get started.
Give plenty of advanced warning.
Make sure to select a date well ahead of time so the honoree’s family and friends will know to be available. Additionally, arrange for them to arrive a half an hour or so ahead of the person being celebrated. This way, everyone has time to take their positions.
Celebrate at a restaurant or arrange for catering.
While you might be a whiz in the kitchen, preparing food for a large number of guests can be daunting, and distract your attention from other parts of the event. Therefore, consider having the bash at a favorite restaurant—many have banquet or event spaces available—or work with their staff to have food delivered to the location. Not only can you rest easy knowing it will be prepared well and that there will be enough for guests, but also that it will suit the honoree’s tastes.
Spill the secret.
Make sure that all the guests are aware the party is a surprise. Create a closed text or social media conversation so that you can arrange the details without the honoree knowing. This can include coming up with a ruse for getting the guest to the location without tipping them off.
Forget to film.
Half the fun of a surprise party is being able to rewatch the honoree’s reaction over and over. Designate a few people to film the entrance of the event space from several angles to make sure you will all be able to relive the good memories long into the future.
If you’re searching for an event space for your surprise party, contact Western Grill Steak House in Andrews County, TX, to set up a date. The talented kitchen staff cooks Mexican-American staples like tacos, burritos, soups, and salads. Call (432) 523-3887 to make special requests or visit the website for information on their catering services so that the party can be brought to you.