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The perfect surprise party

We know that successfully organising a surprise party can be extremely difficult. Who do you want to bring together for the day? Is it the birthday of a friend, family member or a colleague? Whoever it’s for, we have the ultimate guide to the perfect surprise party.

Book your surprise birthday party and contact us today.

Here’s your surprise party checklist:

1.) Have a Detailed Plan

What kind of party do you want to organise? A dinner, lunch or an evening event? How many people are you thinking of inviting? Make sure to ask our events team any questions you may have about organising your surprise party. Contact us here.

Don’t forget to look at the vast array of offers we have for your party, to make organising it a breeze!

2.) Book the Perfect Venue

The Holiday Inn Gloucester – Cheltenham is the perfect location for your surprise party, as it’s safely away from home, making it easier to conceal, so all the set-up can be done, with no risk of the special person finding out. Look at our events and occasions page, to check out which option is right for you.

Why not stay the night afterwards? Our choice of rooms will suit whatever you have in mind! Or how about getting the family together for a whole weekend? We can offer special accommodation packages for larger groups. Choose between our standard, accessible, family and executive rooms.

3.) Make Sure the Guest of Honour is Occupied

Arrange for the guest of honour to be out during the day, out shopping or seeing a film. Suggest popping into Holiday Inn Gloucester – Cheltenham for a coffee or a meal and then…surprise!

4.) Keep Out of View

Make sure guests park behind your desired location, out of view. There’s nothing worse than the surprise being spoilt by recognising a car belonging to someone the special person may know! Also, tell the guests to be absolutely silent until the guest comes into the venue – silent as a mouse.

Our parking facilities couldn’t make this any easier.

5.) Have a Theme

If your guest of honour is a particular fan of a certain theme, ask your guests to wear fancy dress, or have a themed cake made! You can even add some themed activities too. We’ll bring in entertainment for any children, as well as our own DJ, disco, themed entertainment or a tribute band to make your day complete. All you have to do is ask.

6.) Choose the Menu

The menu is extremely important for a surprise party. Have a look at our dining menus. The advantage of having a hotel as the venue us that the cooking of the food is entirely stress-free! Plus there is no washing up afterwards! Who can refuse?

Book your surprise party today at Holiday Inn Gloucester – Cheltenham! We can’t wait to help you organise your surprise party.

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