Monday 5 October 2020

Creative birthday surprise ideas for boyfriend

Creative birthday surprise ideas for boyfriend

Here are some birthday surprise ideas for your boyfriend, how to surprise your boyfriend and some really cute, fun and creative birthday surprise ideas for him!

Also check out these adorable 'just because' boyfriend surprises and long distance boyfriend surprise gift ideas, plus where to take your boyfriend on his birthday!

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How can I surprise my boyfriend for his birthday? 

Creative birthday surprise ideas include making a special themed meal for him - get a themed cookie cutter for cheap and make character sandwiches and cookies - recreating old childhood traditions from birthdays, making him cute personalised presents and even dressing up as part of a themed surprise!

What can I do special for my boyfriends birthday?

Pay special attention to what he talks about and loves and shares with you, whether that's a past memory, a game, anything he's loving right now - and recreate it for his birthday - go all out and use it as a theme! He'll feel touched you remembered what he said, it's such a cute and special birthday surprise idea.

PS check out these amazing eco friendly balloons for your party! They come in every colour and biodegrade at the same rate as a leaf, causing zero damage to the environment!

How can I surprise my boyfriend on his birthday in lockdown?

Send him lots of special parcels through the post - you could get so creative with them, surprising him with quirky and personalised wrapping paper, binding little treats inside the layers of paper, so he will find them as he unwraps the parcel, or asking someone he lives with to frame a specially made funny photoshopped portrait of you both in his room on his birthday. The best and funniest surprise!

How do I spoil my boyfriend on a budget?

1. Decide on a theme 

And get extra creative! Think about what your boyfriend is in to, a comic franchise or tv show series, it could be his favourite Pokemon down to his favourite guitar, from his favourite food, favourite sport, favourite pet, to favourite place to hang out (you could recreate it!)

2. Decorate the whole room pertaining to this theme! 

There could be cardboard cut outs, murals, paper chains, get super creative by making decorations out of paper. You could make a moodboard beforehand so you know what you need to deck out the room in your chosen theme. Use foil for any shiny parts; you could even get some paints out!

3. Gift him a mixtape USB full of songs that remind you of him πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Or him of you! This is such a unique and adorable DIY boyfriend gift idea he will absolutely love and treasure.

4. Gift him these adorable Perfect Match chocolate matches πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The cutest ever boyfriend gift, these are so affordable too!

5. Wear a costume 

Or themed outfit, dress yourself up as part of the theme or even dress your pets up too!

6. Gift him an adorable and delicious letterbox brownie parcel

This is the best gift ever, the cutest surprise that will fit perfectly in the post too.

7. Give him a one of a kind self customised gift 

It could be a hoodie, a hat, slippers... there are so many options! You can personalise them yourself and make them extra special by decorating a plain piece of clothing and adorning them with iron on patches, sew on patches or pins.

8. Put together a nerf gun package and challenge him to a duel

Put together a nerf gun package, with enough ammo, plus filled water balloons, silly string This is such a fun and special gift for the man who has everything, or does not want a gift, and is bound to result in hilarity. This is such a fun gift idea and is super special and memorable.

9. Gift him a best boyfriend ever badge πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

There is no cuter surprise! Let your boyfriend know how much he means to you with this adorable badge!

10. Pop some secret treats in his bag 

When he's not looking or has gone to the toilet, so he will realise when he gets home. The best time to do this is near the end of his stay or shortly before he goes, so he will get the surprise next time he checks his bag at home.

11. Create a personalised lego gift of the two of you πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This romantic and geeky gift is so special and perfect to gift your boyfriend! 

12. Recreate his childhood favourite dessert

Always a winning gift that is perfect for the man who has everything!

13. Gift him vegetables made out of chocolate πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Confuse his senses in a hilarious and fun way with this five a day selection made entirely from chocolate! This is perfect for someone who doesn't like their greens - or even perfect for someone who is a healthy eating addict!

14. Get extra creative with the wrapping 

Get personalised wrapping paper with your face on it, or a character you know he'll love. Wrap gifts in multiple layers and sneak in extra little surprises, such as sweets, cute and funny doodles, keychains and even joke items. There'll be so much of the wrapping he'll want to keep!

15. Ask a friend to set up a sneaky surprise at your boyfriend's house when he's out 

It could be a framed print of a funny image you photoshopped together - featuring the both of you, any funny pets, friends and family and anything your boyfriend loves.

16. Set up a blindfolded food buffet 

And include lots of different foods you both have never tried before, try different foods from different cultures, an assortment of spicy, sweet and even gross foods to try. This is a brilliant 'party game' that will be perfect for the two of you - it's sure to result in hilarity and fun times.

17. Prank him in a fun way!  

A fun way that is fun for the both of you, maybe create a prank surprise 'happy birthday present' from the dog, you could use fimo or even a soggy cardboard roll for the joke!     

18. Go and watch the stars 

Put together a stargazing kit with flasks, blankets, smores, even a telescope if you can get your hands on one - try look for a second hand one or any equipment you can rent or borrow.  

19. Make a pick and mix station 

From your childhood, with all the pick and mix sweets you can think of, the best birthday surprise ever!

20. Put a funny outfit on your pet 

Let them become part of the themed surprise! 


21. Gift him a personalised colouring book 

Turn your photos together in to colouring pages and gift him these hilarious offensive crayons that are sure to make him cringe and laugh out loud in equal parts!

22. Put together a movie night box for both of you 

You could fill it with items such as dvds, marshmallows, smores, blankets, glow sticks, different flavours of popcorn and snacks, all the essentials!

23. Try a special message plate surprise

This is such a good trick! Arrange for your boyfriend to go out and only come back at tea time, when you'll have a meal prepared for both of you. Then get your hands on some plain white plates and some plate decorating pens or paint - even the kinds kids often use to decorate a plate for Grandma. You can create a really cute design - and then be sure to follow the instructions to let the paint or ink set - it is often recommended to pop in the oven for a certain time. Once it is completely dry, you can set about preparing the meal and dish it out on to the newly decorated plate. You could even cleverly cover each section of the plate with a different food - just make sure every bit is covered with food so that it looks like an every day white dinner plate. Wait til your boyfriend starts eating to reveal the cute surprise! You get to keep the memory and relive it every time you use the plate for a meal! It's such a cute surprise idea and you can get really creative with the design and message you choose to give.

24. Gift him a five senses gift

These gifts are extra special and make for the most memorable gifts!

25. Make sugar cookies of his face with this personalised photo cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is possibly the coolest thing ever! A cookie cutter that you can personalise with your recipient's face, based on a photo of them! You can now make sugar cookies of your recipient, perfect for their birthday and sure to amaze them and make them laugh in equal parts, so perfect!

 26. Watch some cute home movies together

There is no cuter activity and way to spend time together!

27. Make cupcake toppers of his face

Find a funny picture (or lots) and print to make hilarious cupcake toppers! This is an amazing boyfriend birthday party decor idea that your recipient will be sure to love and will result in a lot of hilarity at the same time!

28. Make a heart shaped cupcake pullapart

To remind them how much you care! Just arrange cupcakes in a heart formation, then ice over them as one, add some decorations and voila!

29. Make a breakfast with cute themed pancakes

Maybe you have a franchise you are both invested in or have something quirky or geeky in common! Make use of the theme and create cute pancake designs for when he comes down in the morning - it will be hilarious if the designs go wrong! This is a great way to create some cute memories and surprise your boyfriend at the same time.

30. Gift him a hamper of bizarre and interesting foods

Tons of foods they have never tried before! You could even set up a blind food tasting game - or a game of foodie dares - and get them trying all kinds of crazy food combinations they would never normally! 

31. Give him a gift from his pet

There is nothing more special than a gift from their pet! This could be a beautiful framed portrait of their pet (a super affordable gift!), a life size biscuit or cookie decorated to look just like their pet (you could DIY this yourself!) or a gift featuring their pet's paw print.

32. Serve him a realistic chocolate breakfast! πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

A hilarious gift idea that is so unique and creative, the perfect loving way to prank your boyfriend!

33. Gift him a funny sign or hanging for his space

It's always hard to find home decor gifts for men but your recipient is sure to adore a hilarious sign for their space! Ideas could include 'naughty corner', 'enter at your own risk' or you could even personalise your own.

34. Opt for these amazing eco friendly party balloons πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The zero waste and zero guilt way to celebrate his birthday in style, now there is no need to compromise style and decorative flair when it comes to decking out your party using eco friendly decor! These balloons are eco friendly and biodegrade at the same rate as a leaf, making them perfect to enjoy guilt free at your party - and even more reason to blow up more!   

When can surprises go wrong?

If the surprise is too dramatic or costly, it can have the unintended effect on your recipient, for example, spending a lot on a surprise trip could backfire if you find out they had to work during that certain period. For this reason, it's often the smallest surprises that surprise your boyfriend, partner or recipient the most and make them the happiest, as it is often the thought that counts.

Avoid putting any demands on your recipient with your surprise

If your surprise requires a certain reaction or actions from your recipient, this might put pressure on them and in return, result in a negative response from your recipient. Examples to try to steer clear of might be, planning an event with many guests at a time your recipient is tired and needing to relax, or indirectly sending a message with your surprise that requires a particular effort on your recipient's part, such as arranging a romantic meal or dressing up, for the expectation of activities afterwards. Aim for surprises to make your recipient smile, as they come straight from the heart!

Keep their tastes in mind

When planning a surprise, be sure there is nothing that might be costly or inconvenient for your recipient involved, such as a difficult cleaning job, or anything that might make them feel uncomfortable. Also, if planning a food related surprise, be sure to check for any food allergies they might have beforehand!

My boyfriend is working on his birthday - what do I do? 

Ideas for how to surprise your boyfriend at work include dressing up in a disguise or costume and surprising him at work, making a lovely surprise for him to come home to, or setting it up at the pub he visits on the way home. You could also make him a little birthday care lunch package and take it in to him at work! It can be themed, filled with specially cut sandwiches or cookies - all you need is a themed cookie cutter off Etsy or Ebay! It's inexpensive and such a cute and special idea.

You could even make him a mini pick and mix bundle, with little amounts of all the pick and mix sweets you can think of and find! As you only need small amounts, they should be super affordable to find and it makes such a special, playful and nostalgic surprise gift, the gift of reminiscing his childhood!

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