To pull off a fantastic surprise party, you've got to put your party planning hat on in a big way. So we asked advice from one of our favorite party experts, Melanie Blodgett of Hip! Hip! Party GoodsÂ and Bright Box, the ever-so-cool line of modern light boxes. Follow Melanie's go-to simple solutions to plan a surprise party that goes off without a hitch and with a bang of style. It's easier than you think.