Surprises can be great, but they also take away one of the greatest joys of life. Anticipation.
Imagine you want to celebrate your grandmother’s birthday. Someone suggests a Surprise Party. Someone else with a little more brains says, wait, we don’t want to give grandma a coronary! And someone else with yet a little more brains adds, also, imagine how great grandma will feel the entire time up to a party that we tell her about!