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.
#1. Number Shaped Envelope Surprise
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.
#2. Envelope Surprise
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.
#3. Hanging Photo Gallery
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.
#4. Eggs in the Mail
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.
#5. Surprise Water Balloon Fight
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!
#6. Multiple Small Gifts
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.
#7. DIY Slide
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.
#8. Car Surprise
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.
#9. Wrapped Door Surprise
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!
#10. Balloon Filled Room
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.