Hiii lovelies, so about a week ago I posted about surprising Mr. Ryan
for his 30th!! He didn’t really want anything but I am HUGE on birthdays.
Like- I take a week off every year for my bday *HUGE*
I also LOVE planning *insert anything here*
So planning his surprise party was so much fun for me.
Here’s how you can plan a successful surprise party for your boo:
STEP 1: Plan a month ahead!
The older you get, the more difficult it is to get people together.
(Even for birthdays)
So planning ahead will give everyone & yourself time to plan accordingly.
STEP 2: Guest list?
Find out who’s willing to come out to celebrate and if they are willing to travel.
STEP 3: What & Where?
What are you doing and where.
I decided to do something different for Ry. I knew he never celebrated at Foxwoods before.
So I asked all his friends if they were willing to drive there.
And if the specific day I was planning would be doable for everyone.
STEP 4: Make a reservation!
Make a reservation WAY ahead of time.
You don’t want to be stuck on “plan b” due to poor planning.
Refer to Step 1 for reasons why.
STEP 5: Play the role
Step 5 is the most difficult, or at least it is for me.
I suck at lying but I had to play the role until his surprise party.
I was texting and talking to his friends but I couldn’t tell him!
I had to make him believe we were going away alone.
When we arrived at the hotel, I hardly looked at my phone.
Looking at your phone all the time is suspicious.
I did it once and told him I was speaking to one of my girlfriends about “xyz.”
It’s also important to let the door man know ahead of time that it’s a surprise.
You don’t want to go through all that work and have it ruined seconds before.
Play it cool, go with the flow and have fun with it 😉
It was worth all the planning seeing him happy and enjoying time with his friends.
We had an amazing night at Scorpion Bar, Foxwoods.
I made dinner reservations and then we stayed for the night.
A huge UFC fight was playing- so half the crowd was watching it.
And the other half was at the dance floor.
Everyone had an amazing time.
I hope this is helpful for your next surprise party planning;)
Any questions or tips, please share.