HOW TO

Organise a surprise party

Your better half has a b’day on the horizon so now’s your chance to plan an unforgettable celebration. But if this surprise party is going to stay a secret, they shouldn’t suspect a thing until that confetti cannon pops when they make their grand entrance.

You’re now part of a covert party-planning operation and the following are a must: be organised, leave no trace of arrangements and collude with friends to ensure this is a party to remember. These apps can help you pull it all off with aplomb.

Secret communication

This planning phase requires the utmost secrecy. The cake, the gifts – not even a hint of a balloon colour should leak. To keep all the details under lock and key use the messaging app Threema; it protects sent messages and images with a password, so your partner doesn’t accidentally read about any of your surprise plans.

    Threema

    Seriously secure messaging

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Untraceable gift-buying

You’ve scoured online for the jacket at the top of their present wish list. Quickly put it in your shopping cart, purchase it and wait for its arrival. But what if that jacket follows you, appearing in advertising banners on all of your devices? Fret not because DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser will help you cover your tracks. The app protects your privacy on the web and ensures that banners don’t reveal what you want to be kept as a surprise.

    DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

    Privacy, simplified.

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Organise food and drink

“The food and drink at the party were incredible”. That’s the feedback you want from your guests, so you’ll need a good shopping list that has enough different drink and culinary choices to keep every party-goer satisfied. With Bring! Shopping list & Recipes you can easily share a shopping list with several people, maintain it and check off everything that’s in your shopping cart. Only you and your friends will see what you have on the list, nobody else.

    Bring! Shopping List & Recipes

    Simple Grocery List and Wallet

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Make this party unforgettable

You’ve nailed it. Your partner was definitely super surprised! They thought no one was coming, but then, the doorbell rang and the whole squad was at the door (confetti rain and birthday songs galore). The party was a huge success and you’ve snapped so many fab photos. Now it’s time to turn to LaLaLab so that you can put those party pics in the right light. With the app, the surprise party project becomes a cool photo book that your partner can treasure forever.

    LALALAB. - Photo printing

    Prints, Photobooks, Magnets…

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