"This milestone birthday went off without a hitch!"
If you've ever thrown a surprise party, you know it can be a lot of work — especially trying to keep the surprise from the guest of honor. For Anne-Marie, she had the added stress of planning a destination birthday party for her boyfriend Jason! Here's how she did it…
Anne-Marie rented a house in Lake Placid that was big enough to accommodate all of her guests. Her tip: work with a realtor to find the right rental property. As you can imagine, anytime you have overnight guests it makes collecting RSVPs all the more important!
In addition to providing basic party details and lodging info on her digital birthday invitations, Anne-Marie offered guests the option to contribute to Jason's gift via PayPal (she used the "Contributions" feature to do this). She also included personal notes for guests and sent frequent updates to guests as details of the event were confirmed.
Throw in fabulous catering, amazing guests, and you've got a milestone birthday party! Oh, and Anne-Marie's terrific idea to use the Contributions feature for the gift had a great payoff. Anne-Marie says, "The absolute best moment was when we offered Jason his BIG present: a Les Paul electric guitar he has wanted for years!"