A Re-Proposal by Surprise Me Events is featured in Real Weddings!

I'm excited to report that Surprise Me Events was featured in Real Weddings! We planned a surprise picnic re-proposal at Buntzen Lake, and the event (and pictures) turned out beautifully!

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How to surprise an expectant surprisee (aka: Surprising the Surpriser)

How do you surprise someone who is expecting to be surprised? This was the question that my partner, Dan, recently had to face. I am fairly hard to surprise, as you could probably have guessed... I'm naturally suspicious I suppose (maybe it's the legal training!). But added to that it was my birthday on Tuesday, and Dan had let it slip a few weeks ago that he was planning a party. So... not my fault!

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An unexpected winter date with Jamie & Kyle

This past weekend was an amazing one for Surprise Me Events! A few weeks ago I was hired by a lovely lady (named Jamie) to surprise her boyfriend Kyle for their anniversary. So Jamie and I spent weeks plotting the perfect unexpected celebration.

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A customized experience for our lucky date night winners!

A few weeks ago, Rich and Arielle won a custom Surprise Me date night! I couldn't have been happier with the lucky winners. They're a lovely, fun couple, and I was super excited to work with them. Their prize was well timed too, because Arielle's birthday was on the horizon...

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Ideas you will love from my favourite surprise party!

Being raised by my dad and older brother Josh (and all of his friends/surrogate brothers) means that I know guys. In fact, until law school I really didn't have that many girlfriends. I got to know the male psyche pretty well at a young age. So when it came time to plan an epic surprise party for my brother (the big 3-0) I was up to the challenge!

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5 "recycled" party themes your friends will go nostalgic over

When you're a kid, parties are easy. Not only because you A) don't have to plan anything, B) don't have to buy anything or C) don't have to invite anyone... but ALSO because themes were essentially pre-set. Girls dressed up like princesses, had Cinderella, Belle or Ariel cakes, and all the decorations were pink. Boys dressed up like Superman, Spiderman or Batman, had cakes with a bat symbols on them, and all the decorations were blue...

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Afternoon & high tea services in Vancouver you will love!

Ever since I wrote the article “7 Unusual Date Ideas in Vancouver”, I have been thinking about doing a follow-up article on the best afternoon tea or high tea restaurants in Vancouver. High tea is one of my favourite things! I love everything about the experience of it...

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Happy Anniversary to DT and TD!

Surprise Me Events was honoured to plan a lovely and romantic third anniversary for DT and TD! This time, Granville Island was the location chosen for the unexpected event. To take advantage of the beautiful weather that Vancouver is currently experiencing, we set up a picnic with food from The Dirty Apron delicatessen...

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Throw a truly unexpected surprise party: look beyond the birthday

This week's article is all about looking beyond the birthday when you plan a surprise party! When most people think of a surprise party, they immediately think of a birthday. Birthdays seem to have stolen the spotlight when it comes to unexpected parties and are now the most obvious occasion to host a surprise event...

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Date Night with Danielle and David

We are so excited to be able to share the details and pictures of our first event! A few weekends ago we planned a special surprise date for Danielle and Dave. Danielle wanted to do something unique for her partner, so the evening started off with a private lesson at Academie Duello where they learned to sword fight!...

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Dessert places in Vancouver your taste buds will thank you for visiting

Last week I mentioned that I was gearing up to write a blog about the best dessert restaurants in Vancouver. Well here it is! If you’re like me, going out for dessert is serious business. It had better be worth the calories! Next time you decide to forego those pesky calorie concerns, look no further than this list. You won’t regret it!

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5 simple ways to surprise your wife or girlfriend

This post is for all the guys (and gals!) out there who are looking for easy and different ways to surprise their wives or girlfriends. Flowers can be a bit boring! The reason women love receiving them is because they show us that our partners love us and are thinking about us (ever heard the phrase “it’s the thought that counts”?). But there are endless ways to show your lady you’re thinking about he

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10 mistakes to avoid when you throw a surprise party: Part 2

If you tuned in last week, I posted Part 1 of a 2-part list on mistakes to avoid when throwing a surprise party. If you haven't read it yet check it out here! Welcome to the second half of the list. I hope you find some useful tips below for your next event!

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10 mistakes to avoid when you throw a surprise party: Part 1

If you’ve ever thrown a surprise party for someone, you know how difficult it can be to keep the secret. It is especially hard to do when you live with the surprisee…any slip up can lead to disaster. Don’t be daunted! In my next two blog posts I will give you 10 key pieces of advice to ensure your surprise is as unexpected as it should be!

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7 unusual dates in Vancouver you might not know exist!

Have you ever wanted to do something special and unique for your partner but didn't have an idea? We've all been there. Eventually you've seen all of the movies in the theatre and are going back again and again to the same restaurants. Mix it up by choosing one of the 7 unusual dates from this list! They'll never expect it and you won't regret it!

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