Sometimes it seems as though surprise parties are impossible these days with Blackberries, email and text messaging all posing as a spoiler. There are ways though that it can be done. If you wish to throw a surprise Bridal shower there are a few things to keep in mind and which will help to make it the best Bridal shower surprise ever.
The First Step
First things first you are going to need to make up the guest list. You really cannot go any further before this has been done because you are going to need to find out who is willing to come, what days are good for everyone, how far they are going to be able to travel and so on.
Write up the guest list not forgetting to include the bride-to-be’s best friends and family members, the number of guests that you invite is really a personal choice and how many people you think they would like to have come.
Choose the Date
The next step in planning the Bridal shower surprise is to actually set the date. This can be somewhat tricky, because more than anything you are going to have to make sure that the bride herself is going to be able to make it on that date, but without letting her know that you are up to anything.
Speaking to her fianc to see what his opinion on this is, and getting a hold of her date book/day planner, without being overly nosy, can help you check to see what dates she is free and available.
Keep Her Busy
For the duration of the planning and preparing stages of the surprise Bridal shower you are going to need to make sure that the soon to be bride is kept blissfully in the dark and busy.
Without making it too obvious that you are trying to get her out of the way, you should have her occupied with other tasks while you and the other girls are busy working away to make sure that her bridal shower is just right.
Keeping Everyone Quite
Bridal showers can be an exciting affair, especially a surprise Bridal shower, but making sure that everyone keeps quiet is a must.
The more people each person tells about the surprise party the more likely that it is going to leak out and the guest of honor will find out about the surprise, so make sure that all of the invited guests are tight lipped and keep it on a need to know basis.