Get the Surprise Party Started
Who doesn't love a good, old-fashioned surprise party? Everyone gathers around, hiding behind curtains and couches, waiting to pop out and see the look shock quickly turning to joy on the guest of honor's face. Of course, a surprise party only works if everyone knows it's a surprise, right?
Start With the Invitations
If you don't want your guest of honor to find out about the upcoming shindig, make sure your surprise party invitations advertise the event as such. You don't want anybody to miss the message, so don't include it as a footnote to the rest of the information. In fact, as you customize your invitations, consider making the very first like read something such as "Shh! It's a surprise!" to get the point across right away. Of course, don't forget to include other pertinent information as well. Detail who the party is in honor of and where and when it will be. Include a phone number to RSVP and mention whether guests are expected to bring anything. For example, if the party is a potluck, you might assign someone to bring a certain type of dish.
When to Have a Surprise Party
A surprise party works for a variety of occasions. Shock your teenager on their Sweet 16 with a movie-themed surprise birthday party, or get the entire group together for that family reunion that Grandma has been wanting to have for the past few years. Just imagine the look on her face when you pull into a park full of family members in for a visit. You can even show a co-worker how much you’ve appreciated their service by throwing a surprise retirement party
for the office.
No matter which type of surprise party invitations you opt to personalize, be sure you provide enough for guests to prepare. If most guests already live in town, two weeks’ notice is plenty. However, if you are planning a family reunion
, guests will need time to save money and book accommodations, so start planning months in advance. When you’re ready to order the invitations, Tiny Prints will be waiting.
Customer reviews of our Surprise Party Invitations
July 15, 2015Great quality!
"I am so happy with the quality, design, and colors of this announcement. I selected the upgraded paper option and it was just beautiful!"
July 15, 2015Baby brunch
"The baby brunch invite is very beautiful. The paper in thick card stock and the envenlopes are a very good quality. It was fairly easy to customize my order. I thought I had put in some wrong info. I e-mailed them, and they were able to fix it for me."
July 14, 2015Wonderful picture mug
"This mug proved to be a perfect Father's Day gift for a proud new father. Designing the mug proved simple enough. Tiny Prints corrected an error I made, which I really appreciated. The pictures that I picked for the mug were perfectly placed, the color was very good, and the exposure was right on."
July 14, 2015fun labels
"I ordered these and used the suggestion of printing the name in white ink and their suggested font. However when I got them they are really hard to read the name. I wished I had used a darker or brighter color!"
July 14, 2015Beautiful Bump:Black
"The design was modern/contemporary, which was chosen to compliment the shower card. This thank you card reminds the guests again of the distinct personality and the nod to details that the mother-to-be possesses. The mother-to-be chose not to have her name printed on the card since she wanted to personalize it with her own hand. The paper had a high quality weight that you find in high-end printing supplies."