7 birthday surprise ideas to make their day super-extra special

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It’s no secret that we absolutely LOVE birthdays—they’re like little, personal holidays for celebrating all our favorite people!

But sometimes—maybe it’s someone’s birthday that you’re really close to, or even someone that’s just been great to you in the past year—those celebrations call for something EXTRA special.

Here are some super-fun (and for the most part, pretty easy) birthday surprise ideas for when you need to go that extra celebratory mile.

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1. Day of awesomeness

Turn someone’s birthday into a day full of awesomeness. Think of all the things they love (their favorite places to eat, things they like to do, or places you know they love to shop), and fill their day with it. Each stop could be a surprise, with the birthday-person being whisked from one thing to the next—or at the start of the day, you could hand them a full itinerary using our free printable birthday schedule. This could last for a day, a weekend, or a week!

Download our free printable birthday schedule (comes with two options, so you can plan a lot or a little).

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2. Round-the-clock gifting

Everyone loves getting gifts, so why not keep that feeling going all throughout the day? You could give a birthday present once every hour (or every few hours), saving the biggest/best gift for last. If you’ve decided to combine this with the ‘day of awesomeness’ idea from #1, you could give a present related to each event you have throughout the day!

3. 12 days of birthday fun

It’s just like the Christmas song, but with a birthday present leading up to someone’s birthday. We originally saw the idea on Mother’s Niche, but thought that it would be really cool to do with a theme. For example, if your big birthday gift for someone was a weekend getaway to the beach, each smaller gift for the first eleven days could be a clue leading up to the big gift—a pair of flip-flops, sunglasses, or a bottle of suntan lotion.

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4. Balloon avalanche!

Nothing says birthday like balloons! You could put a birthday present in a closet, and then fill the closet with balloons like Oh Happy Day, so all the birthday happy falls out when they open it! You might have also seen this ideas like this one from Paper & Pixels on Pinterest, where she surprised her husband with a balloon avalanche when he opened the door (she even left an opening at the top so she could see his surprised expression). This is usually done while the birthday person is sleeping, but it would be pretty great for a surprise party, too!

5. Flower bomb

If you like the balloon avalanche, but you’re looking for something much prettier (that also smells nice), check out this flower bomb idea from designlovefest.

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6. Care package

Remember when getting mail was still fun (before all those annoying bills started showing up)? If you can’t be with someone on their birthday, bring back some of that postal joy by sending a birthday care package. Just think of all the things you’d bring along to celebrate if you could be there, add in a few nods to inside jokes, and ship them in a box!

Oh Happy Day’s  Birthday in a Can is a fun twist that’s great for kids. If you’re looking for a romantic gift, create a fun night in for you & your significant other using one of our Date in a Box ideas. If you love the idea of a birthday care package but don’t know where to begin, you can always order one from the experts at yourcarepackages.com.

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7. Cards, cards and more cards

What’s better than a birthday card? How about a whole week’s worth of birthday cards? If you buy your cards online, you can have them all scheduled to go out on different days, so your birthday-boy or girl will get one every day leading up to their birthday. Oh, and we may  know of a birthday card website that can help ;)

Hope these ideas get those birthday juices flowing, and as always, if you’ve got other ideas for us, we’d love to hear them!

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IMAGE CREDITS
(4) Balloon surprise via Oh Happy Day | (5) Flower Bomb via Designlovefest | (6) Birthday in a Can via Oh Happy Day | (6) Birthday Care Package via What Matters Most to Me

 

7 Responses to “7 birthday surprise ideas to make their day super-extra special”

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  1. Amber White says:

    Oh wow! I really like the fifth birthday idea. Its so creative and incredible.

    • Gwen Bucknell says:

      It’d be so great to walk out and see your car full of flowers, wouldn’t it?! I love how outside the box this idea is :)

  2. char sailer says:

    I got more than 50 people to send my brother a card for his 50th birthday..half of them were complete strangers who wrote him some of the funniest messages…’remember me and that night we spent together 30 yrs ago?’..I walked around with cards for a few weeks so some would arrive every day…he loved it!

  3. Thank You! For Sharing Such a Good Ideas to make someone’s day Happy

    • Gwen Bucknell says:

      You are very welcome! As awesome as it would to be on the receiving end of any of these, I think giving them might just be a little better ;) If you end up using any of these, we would love to hear the response!

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