Have you ever organised a surprise party? If you have, you will know what it is like. The sneaking around, organising of diversionary tactics, the hoping none of the guests give the secret away!
Over the last few weeks I've been involved on the edges of the organising of a surprise party for someone who is almost impossible to surprise. Sneakily we have sourced photos to create a photo book present. People have been invited, games have been arranged, catering organised. There have been elements of danger, such as how to involve the people who we know absolutely cannot keep a secret. There has been complications such as the fact everyone is working really hard and has hardly any free time.
But people have been amazingly helpful. Friends offered their houses as staging points. Others are providing food (including the most amazing custom birthday cake) or transport or any number of the other elements you need for successful party - let alone a surprise one.
And in the end, we managed it. I don't quite know how, but it all came together in the end. What a brilliant success.