Surprise party invitations set the theme for a party and are the first step to celebrating the birthday festivities. The invitations should include the time, date, place and RSVP information. Don't forget to let guests know that the party is a surprise by prominently displaying the information on the invitation.
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Design your surprise birthday party invitations to resemble event tickets. Let the invitations present the mature mood of the party by decorating them according to the theme. If you are creating a Hollywood theme, for example, create the invitations to resemble your favourite R-rated flick. If the party has a musical or sports theme, design the invitations to look like a concert or game ticket.
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Message in a Bottle
Plan a tropical surprise birthday party and invite all the guests with a message in a bottle. Purchase plastic bottles at any party store and use parchment paper to write all the information on. This will give the invitation a more authentic, aged appearance. Invite guests to bring their favourite alcoholic tropical beverage to share.
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Record a Song
Creative and musically inclined individuals can record a song for surprise birthday party guests. Either burn the invitation song to a CD and send it out via snail mail, or upload the song to the Internet and e-mail the link. Send along the lyrics to the song so guests have something tangible with the important information. The lyrics can also give guests a glimpse of the wild night planned for adult guests.
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A treasure map is the perfect invitation for a pirate-themed surprise birthday party. Design the invitation as a map that directs guests to the party location. In addition to the essential information, be sure to let guests know to dress in pirate-inspired attire for the party. The treasure map can also give guests directions to hotels within the vicinity of the party in case they have too much pirate punch to drink.