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#1 glasnost

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:10 PM

So, what do you think about suprise parties?

Edited by glasnost, 27 February 2013 - 10:29 AM.


#2 LynnyP

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:25 PM

I detest them.  Especially the old favourite when you are supposed to pretend all day you have forgotten their birthday.  Yuk.  Just have a party.

#3 cinnabubble

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:29 PM

I would never forgive someone who threw me a surprise party. It would be all about their gratification and not mine.

#4 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

I'd love one! But I really think its a matter of knowing the person and can understand why some people hate them.

#5 CallMeFeral

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Love them  wub.gif

Have only ever had one thrown for me, it was wonderful  hheart.gif
Actually DH and his sisters did kind of throw me a surprise bridal shower - that was awesome too. It's so nice to think that someone would make that big an effort for you without you ever even asking. And you get saved all the hassle of organising it yourself! I hate organising...

#6 Itchy_Witch

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

Is it sad that I've always secretly wanted one? I won't give up hope that maybe someday.......

#7 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

I am not a great believer in making a fuss over adult's birthdays and would seriously murder anyone who ever gave me a surprise party.

#8 starfire

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:06 PM

I always wanted to have a surprise party! biggrin.gif I love a great surprise! It makes me go gooey on the inside - weird I know lol ph34r.gif

I tried to organise a surprise party for my then bf (now DH) but it backfired on me as we couldn't go back to his house (where the party was being set up) and all he wanted to do was go back to his house. I ended up breaking down and telling him what was happening and why he couldn't go back to his house because he was starting to get frustrated and cranky with me. ddoh.gif He admitted in the end that he doesn't like surprises so I made a promise with him to never ever do it to him again as it stressed me out lol.

#9 ReadySetRace

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

Would love a surprise party - has never happened to me.

#10 FeralBee

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:34 PM

I would hate to be thrown a surprise party. I had a nightmare once that my now husband threw a surprise wedding for us and I ended up hyperventilating and wanting to run away.

I accidentally cancelled my own surprise party one year - I forgot to mention that I was going to be in rehearsals all day on my birthday. My friends "made it up to me" by surprising me with dinner out, luckily just 3 of them. The thought was really sweet, but it was very uncomfortable.

#11 aprilrain

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:34 PM

QUOTE (doctorseuss @ 25/02/2013, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would love a surprise party - has never happened to me.



For the 2 PP's (sorry don't know how to quote both in one post) that would love someone to organise a surprise for them, I understand. Would love my DH to want to organise something for me. BUT... I think often we marry our  'opposites', so no wonder they never think of it.

#12 SeaPrincess

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

DH threw me one for my 40th.  I had no idea - he told me we were going to a work dinner, so Mum was organised to babysit and he'd done a great job of inviting friends that I didn't even know he had contact details for! It was great. But he'd organised it so that I was dressed for a night out, and getting there and realising that it was a night out with MY friends and not HIS colleagues meant that I was much more relaxed than if it had been a work dinner.

#13 Gegemite

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:38 AM

I'd love for someone to throw one for me one day.

We gave my mum a surprise 60th. She was so moved that people cared enough to do it for her. She said she'd always thought people who got surprise parties must be very loved.  wub.gif

#14 Feralishous

Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:15 AM

QUOTE (SeaPrincess @ 25/02/2013, 08:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DH threw me one for my 40th.  I had no idea - he told me we were going to a work dinner, so Mum was organised to babysit and he'd done a great job of inviting friends that I didn't even know he had contact details for! It was great. But he'd organised it so that I was dressed for a night out, and getting there and realising that it was a night out with MY friends and not HIS colleagues meant that I was much more relaxed than if it had been a work dinner.

This is could cope with, but I hate the birthday fuss, myself

#15 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:29 AM

It's only fair if they make up a pretext for you to get dressed up and have your hair and makeup looking nice.

#16 FiveAus

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:36 AM

Its bad enough at work when they put on a morning tea for a birthday.
If anyone threw me a surprise party, I'd never speak to them again, ever. I would be hugely embarrassed and very, very angry.
I hate parties, I hate going to them and I hate having them, and I try and avoid them at all costs.

#17 ~Supernova~

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:44 AM

I'd be horribly embarrassed and annoyed. I'd hope I would get over it though, because if it was my DH doing it, it would be something he was trying to do to make me happy.

I highly doubt he would though, as he knows I detest surprises of any kind. They make me feel awkward and uncomfortable. But I also have social anxiety so...yeah. Not my cup of tea lol.

#18 No girls here

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:45 AM

You really do need to know the person before you throw one.  Sounds like your mum would love one!

Personally I would hate one and I have told my DH that he is never to throw me one, and if anyone else wants to he needs to talk them out of it.



#19 TopsyTurvy

Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:50 AM

Another one who would love it, but it had never happened to biggrin.gif



#20 Chchgirl

Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:51 AM

I hate them with a passion! My 45th birthday is in June and I really don't want to do much, my mil is trying to find excuses to get me up the coast, but I won't be going as I refuse to travel over the long weekend..she let it slip recently that she wanted to surprise me but I have been very vocal that I don't like surprises!

I love my mil and she is great, but I think they are the ones that want something for me, not actually me wanting anything! I am a control freak and do not like anyone organising anything for me at all, no matter what it is!

#21 KnightsofNi

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:12 AM

I would hate it. Hate it!

#22 BadCat

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

I can't bear parties.  They are worse when they are for me.  And they are off the scale sucky when they are suprise ones for me.


#23 OscarAndTilly

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:33 AM

I don't like surprise parties for myself.

A dinner out with family is ok but not a big party.

My 40th is this year and I've made sure they know that I do not want a party but a dinner (that I know about) is no probs.

I may try and be away on a cruise on my birthday.

#24 CallMeFeral

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

QUOTE (Gegemite @ 26/02/2013, 01:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We gave my mum a surprise 60th. She was so moved that people cared enough to do it for her. She said she'd always thought people who got surprise parties must be very loved.  wub.gif


Awwww!




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