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Surprise Party Or Regular Party
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Surprise Party Or Regular Party

Do you think everybody loves a surprise party? I am sure not everybody does. I do. I have never had one thrown for me. Well actually my friends tried once but they were not very good at it so I cannot really consider that a surprise party. I have thrown several. Though I have to admit one or two were questionable on if the guest of honor was surprised. A surprise party is one of the most difficult parties to plan. Especially when the guest of honor is a close friend or worse someone who lives with you. If you are wondering whether you should throw a surprise party, there are several things to consider first.

What is the occasion? It is okay to make it a surprise party if it is a birthday, anniversary, retirement, or graduation. It is not okay to make it a surprise party if it is a holiday, like Christmas or Valentine's Day. Whom is the party for? If the guest of honor is a pregnant woman or someone with a heart condition, it is probably not a good idea. If the guest of honor is elderly, that could become problematic as well. Other than health issues you need to take into account if this person even likes being surprised. Do they often mention how they hate surprises? Do they hate being lied to, even in fun? Did they specifically say they did not want a surprise party? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, a regular party may be the route to go.

Not every crowd can pull off a surprise party. All the guests must be sworn to secrecy. Is that possible with your circle of friends? Will you be able to count on some of them for help keeping the guest of honor in the dark? You also need to think about yourself. Are you up for the challenge? Do you have the time and energy? Can you keep a secret? Are you able to make decisions on the party without consulting the guest of honor? If the answer is yes to these questions, a surprise party might not be a bad idea.

Aristotle said, "The secret to humour is surprise." Either way you go surprise party or regular party, I am sure the person will be happy that you thought enough of them to have a party in their honor. Remember, there's always a reason to party!


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