Who doesn’t love getting a birthday surprise? The best kind of presents is the ones you never saw coming. Whether it’s an unexpected cake at midnight, flowers from your favorite store without any mention by them beforehand…or even better yet-a a completely random act that means everything to us! It always makes our day when someone goes out o extra measure for us on such important days as birthdays and anniversaries. We’ve got a few birthday surprise ideas to share with you that anyone can achieve.
Number Shaped Envelope Surprise
Make your birthday person feel like a boss by turning them into an adult! Post up various envelopes on the wall to shape their age. Fill each one with special notes from friends and family, then watch as they grow old before our eyes in just minutes flat- not without knowing how many people cared enough about that momentous occasion after all these years.
Or if the person wants to keep his or her age a secret, just post up equally sized envelopes in rows. You can number them so they have their own envelope for opening each day.
Hanging Photo Gallery
Have your friends and family members take a walk down memory lane with this cool photo gallery of all their favorite memories. Just print out black-and-white pictures from the printer onto paper, attach them to the string at the bottom then let them go.
Eggs in the Mail
You know how much friends mean to you, and they’re always there for each other no matter what. So it’s time that we return the favor! Send them a little gift on their birthday with this special handmade card made especially just for him or her- plus fill an egg inside too; maybe put in some chocolate coins from Mexico City because those are delicious. And remember: surprises can be good when done nicely.
Surprise Water Balloon Fight
Fill up a basket of water balloons and leave them at the door. Hide across from each other in strategic locations, getting ready for an awesome fight! Make sure you bring plenty with both your balloon assortment as well so no one gets left out – it’ll be funnier that way too.
Multiple Small Gifts
There are many ways to show your friend how much they mean this year. One idea is buying them a series of small gifts that have specific times attached, starting with the first one coming out each hour.
The slide is the perfect way to teach children about staying safe and having fun at any age. You can create one big, continuous path for them on your stairs or even in an apartment building with cardboard laid out over the top of it.
We all love a good old-fashioned car surprise. It’s the best way to make someone smile on their birthday, right? Well if they are always running around town or temporarily steal your keys for an impromptu trip home then do this: fill up that baby with plenty of decoration.
Wrapped Door Surprise
Throw a surprise birthday party for your friend by wrapping the front door with some festive, decorative paper. They’ll be curious enough when they see it that you can then explain how much fun this is going to be.
Balloon Filled Room
Fill up the house with happiness! Make your child’s bedroom their own private haven. Let them know how much you care about his or her special day by giving him/her something that will last forever-a room full of balloons, ready for any adventure they may choose to have next year too.
Group Wishes Video
If you’re good with cameras and video editing, surprise them by creating a special birthday video that includes all their favorite people. Include those they might not be able to see often due to distance.
Celebrate the occasion with a newspaper ad. Fill in the slot by wishing him or her well on their future endeavors and enjoy seeing someone who reads every day get excited about something new that they’ll learn from too.
Unplanned Road Trip
The best way to surprise your friends is by taking them on an unexpected road trip. You need something fun and exciting for both of you, so plan accordingly.
Favorite Destination Tickets
Do you know their favorite destination? Get the flight tickets and/or a hotel reservation for it. This will be one of the best surprises you can give anyone, especially if they’re an avid traveler.
Learn about your friends’ interests and use that to make a cake customized just for them. If they’re music lovers, you could get an actual record player made as to the edible present.
Balloons in a Box
It’s the thought that counts, and this is something you can give without even having to spend much. A big box of balloons awaits them inside their office.
Get creative and give them a memorable birthday surprise by creating an unexpected curtain of balloons outside their bedroom door. If they’re more morning people, then you’ve done it right.
A Year of Dates
Surprise them with a full year’s worth of surprises! Commit to the long haul and give your significant other one date per month–try being creative when planning it.