Age isn't the only thing that's creeping up on your friend. Keep the plans for your surreptitious celebration between you and your co-revelers with a surprise birthday party invitation that makes the process foolproof and lets everyone know to keep their lips sealed before the big reveal. Signal that your surprise birthday invitation is for their eyes only with tongue-in-cheek redaction stripes or speak with a stage whisper and send a design with a giant "SHH" printed in boldly graphic type. If you're planning a party theme with a more traditionally festive unveiling, you'll find designs featuring candles, sealed lips, and champagne.
A surprise party is quite the way to ring in a golden birthday and it's easily done with surprise party invitations in digital foil-stamped options. If you're looking to throw a surprise birthday celebration for the kids, we also have more playful themes with vibrant colors and text that will catch anyone's attention. Make sure your friends know who they're celebrating with a photo invitation. Since the birthday honoree isn't choosing the portrait, you can even get away with a shot that would ordinarily get untagged for decency's sake.
Once you've chosen the theme for your surprise party, use our online design tool to finalize the aesthetic details. Pick out your preferred font as well as a new digital backdrop and envelope liner for your message. The unveiling of your completed design won't be the only surprise that night. We've put together perfect surprise party invitation wording that you can customize, though we have to say, the most important instruction is for your guests to keep their lips zipped. After you've finished customizing your surprise party invitation template design, use our online tools to set the rest of your plan in motion.
Start by assembling a guest list of your best co-conspirators. You'll find past party attendees in the online address book or you can import names from your email contacts. Send your invitation sub rosa and use your event page or individual guest messages to assign party duties. Online RSVP tracking not only lets you know who's showing up but also who hasn't yet opened their invitation so you can give them party instructions offline.