Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, writes that you should think hard about whether a surprise party is appropriate for your specific situation since surprise parties don’t always make people happy.
Some people are naturally more introverted and obsessively avoid any type of spotlight, making for a severe case of party pooper. Still others feel uncomfortable about birthdays in general, not wanting to face the fact that they’re one year older.
Others love, love–did I mention–love surprise get-togethers on their special day.
It’s a polarizing topic. About 400 participants were queried for a 2012 Tellwut survey with 53% strongly endorsing a surprise birthday party while the remainder said they much preferred knowing about the celebration in advance.
Throw a Surprise Birthday Party Filipino-Style
For the right group of people, planning a surprise birthday shindig can be a lot of fun leading to cherished memories.
Our video below presents some great tips from a successful birthday surprise party involving some of our Filipino family members and friends.
Good luck planning your surprise party!