Is a surprise birthday party for someone with few friends a bad idea?
April 4, 2009 2:30 PM Subscribe
My girlfriend's birthday is coming up, and I want to plan a surprise party. Is this a bad idea?
posted by TheyCallItPeace to Human Relations (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For various reasons, including the difficulties of our long distance relationship (800km!) and the fact her twin sister has recently moved to the other side of the globe, I think she needs a special birthday to cheer her up.
My initial idea was to have some sort of surprise birthday party, but then I realized she has a very sparse set of friends -- individual friends who don't know each other. The other problem is I don't really know them (see long distance bit above), or which ones she is closer to and would like to see at a birthday party vs. the one who are just acquaintances. Her closest friend is her sister, really, who won't be able to come, and beside her I can only think of two people she talks about more frequently, but even these people she only gets to see very infrequently because of their schedules (all nurses working shift in different places).
Is there a way I can pull this off without really knowing any of these people? Should I start focusing my energy on coming up with a different birthday surprise?