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It’s Evite’s 20th birthday, and as an Evite influencer, we are celebrating by giving away instant surprises to some lucky readers. In the spirit of the surprise theme, we are also sharing a fab surprise bohemian birthday party and tips to recreate this experience at home!
So, how exactly do you plan the perfect surprise birthday party!?
Keep the Party Under Wraps-Send the Invites via Text Message
How can you keep the party a secret from the guest of honor? The easiest way is to send an invitation via text message via Evite®. Simply choose your design, personalize the invitation with your event details and then load your contacts to send via text message.
Divide & Conquer- Don’t Do it Alone!
Plan your surprise birthday party using the Evite’s co-host feature. Add another guest as a co-host so he or she can help manage the invitation. You can also simply delegate birthday party tasks among guests within the invitation itself, making party planning a breeze. For example, we divided our surprise birthday party tasks as follows:
• Birthday Cake
Choose one of your most responsible friends to pick up the cake on the way to the party! And, don’t forget a cake pedestal, cake knife and serving pieces!
• Fresh Flowers
Whether you are hosting a sit-down event, or something more casual, flowers can bring a fun pop of color into the event! After the party, send the flowers home with the guest of honor.
Be sure to bring a variety of beverages for guests to enjoy! Waters, sodas, signature drink, beer, wine & cocktails are just a few of the options. Use the RSVP tool after sending out the invitations to help with your shopping list; simply glance at the expected guest count before heading to the store to help you determine the best quantities of each item to purchase for the event.
• Appetizers & Snacks
Whether you are hosting a more formal sit-down affair, or a cocktail party, appetizers and snacks are always welcome! Since our event help during happy hour, we offered guests a charcuterie tray to pair with the wines offered.
Depending upon the size of your party, this category may require multiple helpers. Party decorations could be broken down into tabletop items (I.e. plates, napkins, utensils), party decorations (i.e. balloons, personalized decorations) and display items (i.e. pedestals, serving pieces). Once the hosts have determined the type of event and the estimated number of guests, you can work on the type of décor needed and quantities of each item.
Work through our party planning outline above when divvying up planning tasks within the Evite invitation, and make planning the perfect surprise birthday celebration simply a blast! By the way, it’s Evite’s 20th birthday, but they are surprising YOU with thousands of dollars in prizes, from your favorite tech toys, to handy gift cards. Enter your email into the Surprise Acts of Celebration Sweepstakes for a chance to win instantly!
Styling: Crowning Details
Photography: Britain Paulik