Thursday 15 October 2020

How to surprise someone with a trip or event

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All the creative trip reveal surprise ideas - plus creative concert reveal ideas that are perfect if you are wanting to surprise your recipient with a special event! Whether that's a surprise trip reveal for your boyfriend, your family, your grandparents or you want to surprise someone with some very exciting tickets, here are a ton of ideas for any surprise trip announcement you could want to make, from how to surprise someone with a trip to New York to surprising someone with a concert, and everything in between!

Creative ways to surprise someone with an event or trip!

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1. Gift them a few special essentials to take on the trip 

This is such a cute way to reveal the surprise!

2. Surprise trip scavenger hunt

Where your family or loved ones have to follow a trail of surprise clues that will lead them to the main surprise, the trip reveal! For example, clues for a surprise trip to Dublin in Ireland could be the Irish harp symbol, a clover leaf, the celtic spiral, a castle... so many ideas! A fun thing to do is write the surprise trip location with a secret pen and hide the lights around the room that would reveal the message!

3. Set your screensaver or homescreen

On all your devices to a picture of the location or a sneaky emblem that points to your surprise vacation or a clue regarding the concert they are going to! This is a great way to surprise your partner or loved one.

4. Change text autocorrect on their phone

Change a common phrase they're always using to 'we're going to (vacation place)' or 'we're going to see (music artist) in concert' or some similar phrase, to surprise them when they use it.

5. Put a surprise keyring on their keys

Car keys or house keys, secretly pop one of those vacation keyrings you can find, or souvenir keyrings, on their keys. It's one of the most fun ways to announce a holiday and the fact that this is so discreet builds anticipation for the best surprise ever!

6. Secretly hide little emblems around the house

For a concert, think of little objects or motifs that represent the music artist's album. Drop hints all over the place and see if your recipient notices! 

7. Deck the whole room out like the place you are going

This is such an exciting and fun idea for a holiday announcement. You could create palm trees, leaf garlands and vines out of paper - all the balloons and streamers too for a surprise birthday trip! You could even put together a special themed meal with mocktails or mugs of hot cocoa, depending on where you are going!

8. An amazing fun letterbox brownie announcement

When in doubt, write it on a brownie! This makes the best surprise for your recipient - you could bake it yourself or order one ready made. The letterbox size means this is perfect to send through the post, so they will get an amazing surprise at their doorstep.

Alternatively, you could bake them a cute bento cake, decorated with a funny quote about the location they're going to, or iced with a lyric from the music artist they're going to see - the best surprise ever!

9. Write them new lyrics to a song with a hidden message

Hide hints throughout and see if your loved one guesses! 

10. Pack a mini suitcase for them

Full of things they might need when going to that location, like suncream, sunglasses, a sun hat etc. For a concert you could make them a funny gift of a 'vocal repair kit' - to hint that they will be needing some RnR for their vocal cords very soon! 

11. Plant the trip reveal inside a wrapped up 'gift' 

Wrap the trip reveal, it could be a slip of paper or a postcard of where you are going, up in several layers of boxes and paper (try to make sure they are recyclable!) to make it look like you are giving them a huge gift. They will be confused as they unravel layer after layer and the gift gets smaller and smaller - until they receive the epic surprise at the bottom. This is the perfect time to try this trick as you can guarantee your recepient will be getting more and more disappointed as they continue and see the present getting smaller and smaller - only to be given a huge surprise at the end! A rollercoaster of emotions and so much fun for the whole family!

12. Sneakily plant a postcard of where you are going on the family fridge 

You could even subtly add an extra postcard to the fridge every day until the fridge is full of pictures of your location and someone twigs the surprise!

13. Make them special meals for tea that pertain to the location where you are going 

You could even adorn dishes with little mini flags for a big hint!

14. A surprise trip reveal poem! 

Ideas for this could include an anagram or riddle to keep your loved one guessing. You could hide it inside a surprise holiday reveal card and post it to your boyfriend or loved ones! 

15. A surprise holiday reveal balloon 

Have it waiting in your living room when everyone wakes up. An alternative could be a surprise pinata, filled with confetti and a folded up picture of your surprise destination.

16. Get your furry friend to announce the surprise

Why not attach a special custom tag to your pet's collar revealing the surprise - or dress up your pet to reveal the surprise. They will be sure to get plenty of fuss!

17. Prank them at the same time!

Leave a mess for them to clean up, but position your clue just sticking out where they will be able to find and see it. Use big letters to pique their curiosity - so they don't discard the clue as a piece of litter!

18. Pop a sticker on them while they are asleep

With the surprise reveal written on it. This is a hilarious way to prank your recipient in the best way and surprise them at the same time!

19. Create a 'pin the correct destination' game

The most fun way to announce your trip ever! 

20. A 'spin the wheel' surprise announcement

21. The decorated plate surprise announcement idea

This is such a good trick! Get your hands on a plain white plate 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 message or 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 or batch of cupcakes and dish it out on to the newly decorated plate, covering the message. Then wait til your recipients start 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.

22. A heated mug surprise announcement

You can get personalised heated mugs that are amazing! Once your recipient goes to use it and pours in hot liquid, the surprise will be revealed. This is one of the cutest surprise trip ideas ever!

23. Play a game of Pictoword

Where they have to figure out the message from a bunch of symbols and images! This will increase the excitement and anticipation to figure out the surprise.

24. A cup of tea with a message at the bottom πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is such a cool and exciting way to surprise your recipient! Just replace with a hot drink of their choice - or even fill with wrapped chocolates, candy or sweets. When you recipient finishes the edibles they will see the cute surprise reveal at the base of the mug!  

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Innocently arrange it and see how long it takes for them to notice it!

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26. Gift them a secret message bracelet 

With the message inscribed on the inside. This is such a beautiful gift idea and makes for the perfect keepsake to remember their trip or experience by! 

27. Bake them a cookie concert ticket or travel ticket

Gift them a ticket in cookie form to announce the surprise! This is so much fun and you can get super creative and ice all of the details on to make a cookie replica of a real ticket. This would make an amazing letter box size gift for your recipient that they will adore! You could even add a sprinkle of edible glitter and confetti to make it extra magical! 

How do you reveal a trip as a gift?

Decorate a whole room to look like the place you are going! This is such a fun idea, will make the best surprise for your loved ones and make everyone excited! You could make a room moodboard of all the ideas you want to include - paper palm trees, leaf garlands, tropical fruits and even mocktails - it will be the best teaser to the best surprise trip ever!

What do you give someone before a trip?

Surprise someone before a trip ideas... surprises before a trip could include a special scrapbook for them to take and document their travels, some travel essentials like mini toiletries, suncream, a little bucket and spade for kids, a kid safe camera - you could wrap each item like a gift or even tie a bow round it. Luxurious gifts to give before a trip could be high end sunglasses, a high end toiletries or travel kit, a travel pillow, a dreamy coat or scarf for somewhere cold.

What is the best way to surprise someone? 

Don't forget to record their reaction! Surprising someone is all about creating memories and capturing that excitement means it will be something everyone will remember, whether you want to surprise someone with a trip to Venice or plan a surprise trip for your boyfriend. Just remember, buying a holiday as a gift can be costly and risky if your recepient isn't able to go on the trip! Always make absolutely sure it's possible before you go ahead and book - sometimes the smallest surprises can be the best - do check out these cheap ways to surprise your girlfriend and how to surprise your wife - also how to surprise your boyfriend and husband!

How do you announce a surprise vacation?

Get creative with your surprise trip announcement by creating the location of your vacation around them - you could change their screensaver or phone background, put together a funny photoshopped picture of you all on holiday and frame it on the wall for them to notice! If you're feeling extra creative and have more resources you could even decorate one room in your house exactly like the location of where you are going - that should give them the best kind of hint and it's extra exciting!

How can I surprise my husband with a trip?

First, be sure he will appreciate the sentiment and that his diary is clear for the time you want to go on vacation. You can make sure it is clear by arranging something 'unexciting' around that time for both of you that means he will have to book that time off. To surprise him, choose any of the above!

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