30th surprise birthday ideas

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30th surprise birthday ideas
Don't gorget the decorations for the birthday celebration. (birthday party favours image by Photoeyes from Fotolia.com)

Planning a surprise for someone's 30th birthday provides for a few interesting opportunities. The surprise can be as simple as reconnecting with an old friend or as elaborate as a decades-themed surprise party. Whatever you decide, have the event reflect the celebrant's age.

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Decades-themed Party

Because people celebrating a 30th birthday in 2010 were born in 1980, have all the guests dress in '80s attire.

Decorate the party location with movie or concert posters from the '80s. Play music from the '80s. Take the theme a step further. Choose a specific element that the celebrant truly enjoyed. For example, if she liked Madonna, throw an '80s Madonna-themed party.

Consider using party invitations that resemble ticket stubs from the '80s to follow the music-themed birthday party.

30th surprise birthday ideas
Incorporate music from 1980 into a themed party. (annees 80 image by yannik LABBE from Fotolia.com)

Surprise Guest

Invite someone the birthday celebrant hasn't seen in years, possibly someone he went to grade school with. This works for birthday parties and intimate get-togethers. Choose someone the celebrant was close to, but lost touch with as he got older.

Contact old friends by letter first, providing a phone number to contact you. Because you don't know where that person is in his life, a direct phone call may not be the best option.

Gift of Memories

Ask the celebrant's friends and family members to write letters describing favourite memories of her. Create a picture board filled with pictures of her, from the day she was born until today. Put all the letters into an album to give her as a birthday gift.

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