Throwing A Surprise Father’s Day Party: Affordable Tips

Our Fathers are very important people in our lives – that’s why it also important to go all out and spend this special day with them. For this year, throwing a surprise party for your Dad can be possible – even at a budget.

Here are some Surprise Father’s Day ideas you can do for that special man in your life.

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Remember your audience

Know what your father or husband may like in terms of gifts and parties. Remember who that party is for. Would they prefer a casual party, a party limited to your friends and family members or a party outdoors. You can then plan on how you can surprise them effectively by knowing the things that you need to prepare ahead of time. As for invites, you can send out e-mails of private messages via SMS to keep it a secret.

Guests list

Be sure to include the guests that your father would definitely want to have for the party. This can be their favorite cousin, a colleague, the newspaper delivery boy of his barber. Be sure to include the people he would definitely love to be with but do not have the pleasure of time to spend most of his time.


Decorations can be as simple as bon bons selection via Parties Online. No need for balloons or expensive decorations. Use the budget for the decorations for a gift that your father would really love.

Food and drinks


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All dads love good food and cold beers. So let them forget their diet for a day and enjoy steaks freshly cooked from your oven and cold beer from your cooler. If Dad happens to be the grill master, allow him to rest and relax for a day by doing the job for him. Let the steaks, burgers and ribs fill the tables and enjoy a great barbeque party together with your fathers.


Their favorite movie, a basketball or football game or a day of Playstation is pretty much an interesting way to entertain your father on his special day. Beer pong or a game of golf might also be scheduled especially if they enjoy doing such activities.

If we can all afford a ticket to the Golden State Warriors vs Cavaliers game, we would all splurge and buy those special men in your lives whatever they may desire. However, we can also do a few interesting and fun activities that can touch their hearts and make their day without having to spend too much.


Things to Consider When Attending a Party

So, you’ve been invited to an event or even asked to help organize it. It may be a huge birthday bash, a surprise bachelor’s or bachelorette’s party, an anniversary with friends and family, or a small gathering with attendees you can count with your fingers. You agree to become a part of it and thank the host for the invitation. What next?

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Regardless of the type of party you’ve committed your participation or attendance to, it is important that you to ensure that you will be there, look your best and have fun from start to finish. Many people have their own routine that you can apply on your own as well, in order to be sure that you rock that party.

The moment you’ve agreed to be in someone’s guest list, make sure you squeeze it in your schedule. Most often, we know when a good time will be and when your job or other commitments won’t allow it. Committing your attendance to this event would mean a lot to the host, so make sure you mark your calendar. Unless something really more important comes up, focus on being there on that day.

Commit to looking good, smelling good and feeling good on the day of the party. Plan to don a nice outfit that fits the occasion. Polish your footwear. Wear a perfume. Be sure your confidence level is up on this day. You’ll be meeting the host, the celebrant, your friends and acquaintances, and even make new ones. It pays to pay attention to your overall appearance. Try to be in a good mood for this day as well, particularly if it is a formal occasion or one with a particular significance to you.

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Ready your gifts, if any. Take the time to learn about your recipient’s hobbies and interest, and then shop for the perfect present. You don’t want to get some generic item you see on an online shop. A well-thought gift speaks volumes about you. Make sure it is something that your receiver will appreciate. In not-so-formal get-togethers, you may be asked to contribute some party supplies. Be sure to search for Parties Online when looking for top quality items.

If you’re someone who isn’t particularly good at striking a conversation and making friends with strangers, it pays to know the people in the guest list. If it’s not something you’ll know from your circle, politely ask your host. Having an idea about the attendees can help you become better prepared for the individuals you will be meeting or rekindling lost ties with.

Coming on time matters! If you try to switch roles with the party host, you know you’ll never appreciate people who don’t commit to the time that has been set. This is particularly true if you have been requested to accomplish some tasks. Show that you appreciate the invitation and are interested to do the part you’ve been asked by showing up on time.

Days before the actual event, anything can happen. If it becomes impossible for you to be present in the party, be sure to inform your host. It is your way of paying courtesy to the person or persons who have thought about making you a part of their special celebration.

Great Indoor Party Game Ideas for Kids

Parties for kids are great and fun events to be at. However, not all kid parties are done outdoors and guaranteed with sunshine and room to run around and play. Thus, it is also important to have a good stock of indoor party games for the birthday celebrant and the guests for a fun birthday party!

Here are a few fun games you can have for your indoor party as well as in any group activities or classroom activities involving children. There is a general rule to follow though. Always have more games available, props and all that the number you think you might need.


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Balloon Pop

Balloons are considered as staple in parties. Popping them is noisy, frantic and offers lots of fun. It is also a simple game that can be done without having to worry about too many accessories and props. With a few set of chairs that you already have prepared for the party and tons of balloons to pop, it would really be an entertaining game to do indoors. One thing to remember though is to have enough balloons available as give-away at the end of the party.

Batman party games

Boys and girls alike would love to have some action and their favorite superhero included in the games that they play during a birthday party. Batman is indeed one of those characters every little boy and girl would love to have. Party game ideas might include mimicking Batman’s moves or playing dress-up. Have several colored papers, tapes and other accessories that the kids may need to create their own batman costumes or masks. Be sure to have an adult for each group or child available to supervise them most especially with scissors involved. You can even have a Batman painting contest to be able to allow the kids to enjoy while the adults dine or have a peace and quiet time during the party.

Musical numbers

Music is a very essential necessity for parties and there are a lot of games and activities that can be done with music. These include musical chairs and stop dance – both very entertaining games that will surely up the vibe in any party. Parents can also grab the chance to take videos of their kids while they strut their dancing skills on the dance floor.

Building games

You do not have to provide accessories to be able to pull-off this party intermission. Popsicle stick, playing cards, building blocks, boxes and even pillows will do. You can also ask the kids to build a tall building out or uncooked pasta noodles and marshmallows. Bigger kids would definitely enjoy some competition and their creativity and resourcefulness will definitely tested with this game.

Treasure hunt

Children of all ages love finding hidden treats and objects – especially if there is a prize at stake. Put some clues on slips of paper, on your party decorations, inside balloons and other accessories in your party venue. Place the first clues in areas that can be easily noticed and make the next ones a little bit harder to find. The prize could actually be the treasure that they are looking for. Small treats like candies, toys and the like are more than enough to keep the kids excited and enthusiastic to find the treasure.

Entertaining kids in an indoor party does not need to be complicated. Simple fun ideas can bring a lot of fun for any party, whether it is hosted inside or out in the sun.