Surprise Party PlanningSurprise parties are fun and a very thoughtful way to make someone feel loved. However, they can be a pain to plan. If you’re thinking of throwing a surprise party for a friend or a loved one, there are some things that you need to know beforehand.

Here are three tips that will help you throw an awesome surprise party.

Don’t tell children

This could sound cruel but not telling children can spell the difference between a party and a surprise party. Kids are cute and fun to be around, but they can’t be trusted with a secret. The thing about surprise parties is the element of surprise. And yes, if you’re throwing a party for your spouse or partner, this means not telling your children as well.

Invite the right people

This should go without saying but many people still make the mistake of inviting people they don’t like when throwing parties. Since you’re planning a party for someone else, this is the time to be extra careful with your guest list. This can make or break a night; so make sure that you only invite people that the celebrant actually likes. There’s already the risk of the person not being too excited about being surprised don’t multiply the risk by having someone they are not in very good terms with.

Get some help

Pinterest has made DIY so popular that many people take on the tasks without considering factors like time, skill level, and post-DIY clean up. Don’t make this mistake. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends, whether it’s for hunting down party rentals in Minneapolis or sorting out the menu.

Surprise parties can be stressful, but with the right resources and attitude, it should be a breeze.

Now that you’re all set, don’t forget to enjoy the party!