Who doesn’t love a good birthday surprise (minus people who don’t like surprises of course)? It’s nice to know your friends and/or family think about you and your special day. Some people may even fall victim to expecting a birthday surprise and never receiving one. Don’t let that happen to your friends. Now we all know the number one way to surprise a person on their birthday is with a cake at midnight. If you’ve already done this trick one or two times however, you need to move on. Don’t worry, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to do something extravagant. We’ve got a few birthday surprise ideas to share with you that anyone can achieve.Post up various envelopes on the wall to shape the age your birthday person is turning! Fill the envelopes with special notes from you and other friends and family.
Or if your person would rather keep his or her age secret, just post up equally sized envelopes in rows. You can number them so they have a different envelope to open each day.
Have them take a walk down memory lane by creating a photo gallery of all your guys’ favorite memories. Just print out some black and white photos straight from your printer and attach them to the bottom of balloon strings.
This one’s for friends who don’t live driving distance from you. Surprise them on their special day with a special item in their mail. You can fill these plastic eggs with a small toy or special note.
Fill up a basket with water balloons and leave them at the door. Hide across the yard and get ready for an awesome water balloon fight. Be sure to create a full basket of water balloons for yourself as well!
Instead of buying one big gift, try buying your friend multiple small gifts that they have to open every hour. Base the starting time on how old they’re turning. So for example, if they’re turning 31, have the starting hour be 9:31 am.
Nobody’s too old for a slide. If you live in a house of stairs, lay cardboard over them to create one huge slide. This will definitely be a fun surprise for whoever’s special day it is — kid or adult.
Who doesn’t love the good old car surprise? If they’re someone who is on the go everyday, temporarily steal their keys to fill up their car with a bunch of birthday decor.
If you plan on throwing a surprise birthday party for your friend, try wrapping the front door with wrapping paper. This way, they’ll be surprised right when they see the door and curious to see what’s behind it!
Fill a room with balloons! This can be their bedroom, the bathroom, the living room, or every room in the house! Let them know that their birthday is a big deal.
If you’re good with cameras and video editing, surprise them with a special video composed of birthday wishes from all their favorite people. Include people they might not be able to see often due to distance!
If they’re someone who reads the newspaper everyday, surprise them with a newspaper ad! Fill in a slot in the newspaper wishing your friend a happy birthday.
Make sure your friend has absolutely no plans for the day and kidnap them for an unplanned road trip. Make it a fun one. The less expected, the better.
If they’ve got a favorite destination they love traveling to, get them flight tickets and/or a hotel reservation for it! This is definitely one of the best surprises you can give anyone, especially if they’re a travel bug.
Do you know all of your friend’s interests? If you do, use that to customize a special birthday for them! For example, if they’re a lover of music or in the profession of music, make or purchase a record player cake.
Although it seems like a very simple gift, it will definitely surprise them. Would you expect balloons inside a big box? It’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your friend’s face. Maybe leave it at their work right before they clock in.
Be the first birthday surprise of the day by creating a curtain of balloons outside their bedroom door. Depending on whether your friend is a morning person or not, they’ll greatly appreciate the surprise.
Instead of surprising them for just a day, create a full year of surprises! Commit to the long haul and give them a year’s worth of date nights. One date per month — try to be creative when planning them.