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surprise party

noun
1.
a party or celebration planned for someone as a surprise.
2.
something that surprises someone.
Origin of surprise party
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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  • “I think I am going to have a surprise party,” said Mrs. Owen.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock Eliza Orne White
  • And so the surprise party turned into a surprise for Peggy herself.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock Eliza Orne White
  • It was the head of M'fosa's lieutenant, who had charge of the surprise party.

    Bones Edgar Wallace
  • He drawled, "In that case, the surprise party will include an elegant wake."

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • It's to be a surprise party—that is, Mr. Ashe isn't to know a thing about it.

    Blue Bonnet in Boston Caroline E. Jacobs
  • That hole was every bit as good as a surprise party to them.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller

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