40 is a major milestone. When a person reaches 40 years of age, this is truly a treasure and deserves to be celebrated. If you want to make this milestone a memorable moment, consider throwing an epic surprise 40th birthday party for your loved one. In order to execute it really well, implement these four tips.
Prepare Amazing Refreshments and Entertainment
When the food is amazing, you can guarantee that it’ll be a great time. If you know a great caterer, consider hiring their services for the event. A caterer is probably the best option because your guests won’t need to worry about preparing anything before they come. Entertainment is always important as well. Hire a fantastic DJ who knows the right songs to play or create an incredible playlist that plays throughout the speakers all night. Depending on the crowd, you might want to have a dance floor, a few fun games and some performances.
Plan the Decor
Create a dynamic theme for the birthday party. You might want to do a theme based on a beloved book. The Great Gatsby is a fun option. You could even decide to do a theme based on a television show or decade like the 70s. It’d be even more fun to ask your guests to come dressed according to the theme. Just be sure to decorate the room based on the decor. Include decorations like birthday balloons, stunning floral centerpieces and lighting to set the mood.
Hire a “day-of” Coordinator
It’s important to have a coordinator for the day of the event. You need somebody who knows all of the details of the event and can give instructions. When you have a lot of people involved like caterers, decorators and guests, you need somebody who will stay calm and delegate the right details to the right people. Plus, it’ll help you in your ability to focus and enjoy the night.
Create the Perfect Diversion
The trickiest part of throwing a surprise birthday party is making sure the guest of honor is actually surprised. Consider a diversion that will entice the guest of honor to be prepared for a fun night without realizing that it’s a party in their honor. You could consider taking them out to dinner or trick them into thinking that they’re going to somebody else’s party.
As you send out the invitations, make sure that your guests are clear that this is a surprise. There’s nothing worse than somebody who accidentally spills the beans. Make sure to plan in advance. When you prepare for the event in advance, your chances of a successful event increase.