18 Awesome Birthday Surprise Ideas for Best Friend

Yesterday one of my acquaintance asked me for some good birthday surprise ideas for best friend. I asked for whom you are planning, he said one of her very close friend from childhood. So i gave some really cool surprise ideas that he can plan. With that i thought i should also share these general ideas with my readers as well. So today i will be giving away some of the best birthday surprise ideas that you can plan for your best friend.

Friends are a very important part of our lives. Your best friend is not just someone you have fun with, but he or she is also the person who knows you inside out. They are aware of all your flaws and yet agree to stick by you through thick and thin. You can share all your secrets and troubles with them and can be sure that no matter what happens, they will always be present by your side, supporting you and helping you in getting out of all your troubles.

Hence, it is only right, that when there is a special occasion in the life of this best friend of yours, like their birthday, you do something extremely special for them and hereby, let them know how much you love, care and appreciate their friendship. Since, just like your friend knows you very well, similarly, even you must be aware of all the likes and dislikes of your friend, planning a surprise for them on their birthday would not be too much trouble for you.

However, to make your task of planning this birthday surprise for your friend even simpler, I have compiled a list of some great ideas which can be used for surprising your best friend on his or her birthday.

birthday surprise ideas for best friend

Birthday surprise ideas for best friend

If you want to plan something really special for your best friend, but are having trouble coming up with a perfect idea for the same, then the below list can prove to be extremely helpful for you.

Plan a Day Doing Something They Like

Plan a Day Doing Something They Like

There must be something that your friend, simply loves to do, it may be shopping, water sports, or something else.

Birthdays tend to be a very busy day, with one having to talk to socialize with a lot of people. And as a result of this, the birthday boy or girl does not get to do something that they truly want to do on this special day of theirs. Therefore, as their best friend it becomes your responsibility to ensure that instead of wasting the birthday on meeting people and doing stuff that they do not enjoy, your best friend gets to do something that would make the day really special for them.

You can actually tell them that you are taking them to meet more people who want to wish them birthday, and instead take them to a mall or water park an surprise them with a fun day.

Kids Birthday Party

Kids Birthday Party

If you and your friend have been together since childhood, then there surely must be one special birthday party, which both of you must have enjoyed and still remember.

You can actually plan a surprise birthday for your friend, and prepare everything at the party, as it was during this old special birthday party the two of you had maximum fun at.

Reliving this childhood birthday party is not just something that would surprise your best friend, but would make him or her extremely emotional as well.

Enjoy a Spa Together

Enjoy a Spa Together

If your friend has been having a rough week at the office, with having to spend long longs in office, trying to complete the excess workload, then maybe, the best idea for a birthday surprise for them would be a day of relaxation.

You can book a nice spa session for the two of you and while enjoying and relaxing in that atmosphere, the two of you can also catch up on all the latest gossip in each other’s life.

You can also get a nice makeup session included in the spa package, and finally finish off the birthday surprise with a nice lunch at a restaurant which is either new in town, or is one of the favorite eating joints of your best friend.

Get Adventurous

Get Adventurous

Our lives today have become restricted to our homes, offices and dinner parties. We neither have the time nor the inclination to take up some nice outdoor, physical activities. However, this might not have been the case when you were younger and in school or college. You and your friend may have been a part of the hiking and other similar outdoor sports groups in college.

This birthday, take your best friend, back to these old and more healthy college days, and take him or her out for a hike, or simply engage in the game of kite flying like you both use to when younger.

Participating in these outdoor sports, would help both of you in reliving your childhood and also feel an adrenaline rush, which your friend may not have experienced in a very long time.

Take a Class Together

Take a Class Together

You and your friend may have been in the same class in school and that is where your friendship may have begun. Doing something together is the best way to come close to anyone, and therefore, on this birthday, plan a surprise for your best friend, which would not only be special for her, but which would make your friendship stronger as well.

You can enroll the two of you for a special one day class for something that both of you enjoy like cooking, yoga, etc.

Skip Town for the Weekend

go out for trip

If your friend’s birthday is falling on a weekend, you can plan a nice weekend trip to some nice location close to your home, but far enough to forget the busy daily life and have fun in each other’s company.

You can also ask your other friends to join you for the trip, more the merrier! While all the friends pay for their expenses in this trip, the expenses of the birthday girl or boy can be shared by all the friends.

Get the parents of your best friend pack a weekend bag for them, so that there is absolutely no reason for you to tell your friend in advance about this trip.

Do Something Unexpected On the Birthday Eve

Do Something Unexpected On the Birthday Eve

While the birthday is a special day, however, even the birthday eve is also equally important. In fact, if you are planning to give a surprise to your friend, then doing something special on the birthday eve would be a much better idea, as your friend would not be expecting anything to happen on this day.

You do not have to indulge in any grand gestures, but small loving acts can go a long way in surprising your best friend and making them feel extra special on their birthday. For example, if you know that after a long day in office, your friend has to go back home and cook dinner for himself or herself, which can be quite exhausting, you can plan on getting food delivered to their doorstep once they reach home from office and along with this food, attach a nice birthday message for them, letting them know the special meal is for the most special friend of yours.

Get Maximum People to Wish Them Birthday

Get Maximum People to Wish Them Birthday

We generally do not expect the doorman of our building to remember and wish us birthday. In fact, there are only a select few people in our life who we expect birthday wishes from. However, if those people, who are not supposed to remember or even know about our birthday, do come up to us and wish us birthday, it would not just be surprising, but also very special. It would make one feel like a celebrity.

So on this birthday of your best friend, inform as many people as you can about his or her birthday, so that your friend keeps getting wishes from everyone around her all through the day.

Send a Special Birthday Wish

Send a Special Birthday Wish

More than the presents and party, it is your wishes that matter the most to your best friend. Therefore, you need to find a unique way of expressing your feelings on this day for your friend.

No one uses snail mail these days, and surely your friend too would not be expecting you to write a letter to her. Therefore, writing a letter, with all your feelings in it, and sending it through the snail mail, would be a great birthday surprise for your friend.

You can be sure that this letter of yours would be cherished by your friend for the rest of their life.

Plan a Nice Dinner At Home

Plan a Nice Dinner At Home

The best time best friends have, is in each other’s company, where they are able to vent out all their frustrations and share everything that is happening in their life and around them.

Hence, instead of planning a grand party, this birthday surprise your friend with a quiet evening accompanied by a simple dinner, cooked by you personally, where the two of you can have a conversation which would last all through the night.

Call in Old Friends

Call in Old Friends

 

If the two of you have been friends since school, then surely you must know some other old friends, who may have moved out of town and hence, you hardly get to meet them.

However, school friends are always very special and just like you; they too might be willing to go that extra mile to make this birthday special for their school friend.

All of you can plan in advance, and these old friends can come to town for a surprise dinner party for your best friend. Seeing these old pals, would surely be a huge surprise for your best friend and he or she would simply love you for it.

Make a Video Compilation of Birthday Wishes

Make a Video Compilation of Birthday Wishes

Wishing over the phone is not the same as wishing in person, and if that is not possible, then the next best possible alternative is to send in a video birthday message.

This birthday, surprise your best friend by making a compilation of video birthday messages from all her friends and relatives, who may or not be living in the same town. Technology has made this task easy for you, but you would still have to contact everyone involved and put all the messages together, but doing all this for your best friend is something you would definitely not mind doing.

This video would be extremely special for your best friend and he or she would be extremely thankful to you for giving her this amazing birthday surprise and present.

A Friendship Diary

A Friendship Diary

This birthday gift your friend all the years of your friendship together.

Prepare a diary which starts with the memory of the day the two of you met and goes on to include all the special moments that the two of you have ever shared. You can also include pictures and other small items which are a memory of the amazing time that the two of you have spent together.

Get a Customized Calendar Made

Get a Customized Calendar Made

No this calendar would not be about the old memories, but about what you plan to do with your friend in the future. This calendar would be the next one year planning of your time with your friend.

Starting from the birthday night and the special diner dinner you have planned for your friend, the calendar would show every following month, the two of you engaging in something special.

Whether all these plans would materialize or not, we don’t know, but all these plans are surely going to surprise your friend and bring a smile to her face.

Plant a Tree Together

grow plant together

No, I am not an environmentalist, but simply a very emotional purpose. All the cards, gifts and other items you give to your friend are perishable, but when the two of you plant a tree together, you can be sure, that in the years to come, both of you may move to different cities and lose touch with each other, but this tree would always stand tall as a symbol of your friendship.

Hence, on this birthday, ask your friend to plant a tree with you, which would ensure that even after you are dead, your friendship would still stay strong.

Making that special friend feel special on his/her birthday is just something that as a friend you have to do and hopefully, the above ideas would help you in planning some great birthday surprises for your best friend.