Help me plan a Suprise Christmas Party!
December 10, 2008 9:24 AM Subscribe
This year, I have decided to plan a Surprise Christmas Party, mostly for my parents. Does anyone have any tips for helping me pull this off?
posted by PaulingL to grab bag (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My family's tradition, for longer than I have been alive, has been to host a Christmas Party. Each year they have gotten bigger and bigger, and this year my father decided, much to my mother's lament, that he couldn't afford it.
They live in Chicago. I go to school in Colorado. Basically, I am planning a total potluck dinner with at least 50 guests (most of whom have been already notified) that will be a surprise to my parents.
The plan is to get them out of the house for an hour or so, only to have them return to the bulk of the guests waiting inside ready to yell "Surprise!" when they enter.
I will be flying into Chicago on the 19th, a day before the party.
This is not going to be easy. Several problems include, but are not limited to:
-What to do with the dog for the night
-How to get the house ready during the interim that they are gone
-How to plan this all from over a thousand miles away
At this point, I am close to trying to find a kennel to take the dog to. I also have plans of doing a bit of cleaning the night before the party, when my parents have fallen asleep.
Clearly, I am going to have to be answering a lot of follow-up questions. But I am looking forward to it!
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