Secret parties are a big thing right now. Many businesses choose to use them in their marketing, but you don’t have to run a business to enjoy the fun that organizing a secret party – or attending one – can bring you. In fact, a secret party can be used for any occasion and makes the event something that everyone will be talking about. 

 Organizing a secret party is something that more and more people are keen to try. It’s an exciting adventure to attend one, so organizing one must be even more fun. However, there are lots of considerations to think about before going ahead if you want it to be a success. Here are some of the dos and don’ts for you to get started with.

Do Have A Backup Venue

Anything can happen when your party is a secret one, so having a second (and perhaps even third) venue in mind can make a big difference. Since it is a secret, changing venues at the last minute will not inconvenience any of your guests, and it means that the party can go on even if there is a problem with the venue you initially chose. 

Do Choose A Date In Advance 

Although the venue can potentially change at the last minute, the date can’t. Once you have told people to keep a date free for a secret, surprise event, that’s what they’ll do – suddenly changing things will mean that many won’t be able to attend (especially if it’s close to the date of the party) and some will become annoyed about the change and decide it’s just not worth it. Once you have a date, stick to it and ensure all those who need to know are told in plenty of time. 

Do Serve Food And Drink

A secret party might sound like a lot of fun, but your guests aren’t going to be particularly happy if there is no food and drink or if you charge them for it once they arrive. Remember, if you take away the secret element of the party, everything else stays the same. So if you would typically find a recipe for lemon cake and bake it to serve, or you would hire in caterers, or you would order pizza for everyone, this is what you’ll still need to do. 

Don’t Tell Anyone Who Doesn’t Need To Know 

It may seem obvious, but in order to keep a secret party actually a secret, the fewer people who know, the better. So only tell those who definitely need to know. If you want to ensure that even these few people keep your secret safe, you can create an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) so that they can’t tell anyone what’s happening without serious consequences. 

Don’t Give Away Too Much At Once 

When you are trying to create excitement around a secret party, you need to release teasers and snippets of information slowly. Too much all at once, and you’ll destroy the atmosphere of mystery building up around what you are planning. It’s a fine line to balance on, but you need to give people enough information to get them interested in what will happen, but not so much that they don’t want to find out more.