Surprise Birthday Party for an Adult

I need suggestions for plan a surprise party for my mother. She is turning 53 this year. What theme should I do?

Ishael from Roselle, IL

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March 26, 20080 found this helpful

One of the best ways to get her to the party is to send her a fake invitation to a surprise party for a friend of hers. First let the friend in on it! When she gets the invitation in the mail, she will want to go, and she won't wonder why there are cars parked all around.

As far as themes go, how about the good old fashioned balloons and streamers? It always works for me! Good Luck!

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March 26, 20080 found this helpful

think back on any time she went somewhere or with someone to a special place or event that she really enjoyed and talked about that was very memrable for her then see if you can recreate that theme. maybe she went on a cruise once so a tropical theme would bring back those memories etc. if you know her favorite color and type flower or music draw from that for your theme.

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If she didn't have to work, money was no object and she had no responsibilities for children, parents, spouse, where would she live? That should be your decor and music. Then base the rest of the party on her interests or hobbies. You might play games or produce a this-is-your-life story. Enlist friends to dress up as her favorite celebrities and put on skits. Try to have it someplace that she really likes to go.

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March 26, 20080 found this helpful

How about "her" kind of music from school and dating times? Encourage everyone to wear clothing from the time frame. There are vinatage stores with just about every era covered. When you send her invitation to the friend's party it can say dress for whatever year and bring along an LP or whatever she played as a high schooler.

* LP = long play record.. the large vinyl thingies with 5 or 6 songs on each side.

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March 27, 20080 found this helpful

Throw a tea party/mad hatter party! Or a pink party! (Think *almost* Red Hat Society.)

My mom is around that age, and I think if I were throwing her a surprise party, I'd make sure all my siblings were there, we weren't fighting, and we did something crazy or silly. Like a mad hatter tea party. With all the costume jewelry we could find from her mother's old jewelry box.

:-) Have fun!

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March 27, 20080 found this helpful

Borrow a record player and records from the 60s! I have a record player and records lol - im from Streamwood but i live in Indiana now - if you know someone whos still got a record player, that would be really cool! also, the best surprise parties ive ever thrown or went to were held a day or 2 later when theyre least expecting it! just make sure shes got a good heart - cuz it scares the hell out of the person! :)

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March 27, 20080 found this helpful

You could have a party for her "and" a celebrity (in absentia of course) who was born the same year. Some include Reba McIntyre, Whoopie Goldberg, Bill Gates, Kevin Costner, and Bruce Willis.

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Don't forget she will want to remember this party for the rest of her life. Take photos or her and each guest or family, with a digital camera and have a printer handy. Print the photos and put them in a scrapbook allowing the person who is in the photo with her to add in their own hand writing a story about a time they spent with Mom - or a happening they enjoyed together. At the end of the party she will have a keepsake to look at often and will enjoy the party over and over.

You can also go to a web site and get facts and happenings from the year she was born for games or posters or even invitations.

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