Post # 1
Most of my fiance’s friends live about an hour away from us in another city, so he doesn’t get to see them that often, so I thought it would be nice to surprise him by inviting his friends out for a few casual drinks on his birthday. The only problem is that I do not know them very well, so I am afraid it might seem awkward for me to put this together. Also, I am not sure how to orchestrate a “surprise” at a bar without asking the guests to get to the venue before us, which I feel might be kind of rude. So, I am curious if anyone out there has some ideas as to how I could go about putting this together. Thanks! & Happy Holidays : – )
Post # 3
I did almost the exact thing for my Fiance for his birthday a few years ago. I had it at Dave and Buster’s (food+games+drinks=good times!!) I didn’t know his friends very well at the time, so I FB one of them and told her what I was planning, she took care of letting everybody know the details so that they were waiting at the front door when Fiance and I got there. I told Fiance that a group of my friends was having a party there because it’s not a place we go to very often. If you can get in touch with one of his friends, I’m sure they would be willing to help out.
Post # 4
Don’t worry. It’s not awkward at all. Did it last year for my guy’s 30th bday. Doesn’t matter if they don’t know you really well, they know your guy really well and that’s what matters. Trust me. It’s not weird. Just tell them it’s a surprise. Everyone understands surprise parties so it’s absolutely not rude to have them show up 1st.
I did it via facebook. I didn’t want to track down numbers and call people multiple times as I scheduled things. Sent a group email, instructed them to keep it secret on pain of death, and that way everyone could see changes, give their input on the locations I suggested and I didn’t have to send out tons of messages to tons of people.
Don’t overthink it. 🙂 It’s really easy and he’ll LOVE it.