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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How to craft the perfect deception... to be used for good surprises only!

As some of you know, recently Surprise Me Events planned its first proposal. It was an amazing experience for me to be involved in such an intimate moment in someone else's relationship, and seeing Jamie and Kyle so happy was really touching...but of course it all started with a lie (as surprises tend to do)...

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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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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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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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