Katie Holmes knew just how to make her hubby, Tom Cruise’s 49th birthday special by throwing him a surprise birthday bash at Miami Beach’s SoHo Beach House, according to People.  Holmes planned the whole thing herself, including the RSVPs.  Cruise and Holmes’ daughter Suri, and Cruise’s children from his marriage to Nicole Kidman, Connor and Isabella, attended as well as 40 close friends.  Everyone enjoyed pasta, shrimp and other delicious dishes, as well as sweet chocolate birthday cake on the roof and inside the private venue.

What are some ways to make your partner’s birthday bash unique?

Cupid’s Advice:

What better way to show your love for your significant other than to make his or her birthday bash totally unique?  Cupid has a few tips on how to make the special day just right:

1. Surprise: Take a tip from Katie Holmes and throw your beau a surprise birthday bash.  He’ll be caught off guard and it’ll make his birthday one he’ll never forget.

2. Pick a fun theme: Every party needs a good theme, so why not make your boo’s bash centered around something he loves, like sports, adventure or music.  Pick a venue that caters to his interests, like box seats at a baseball game (for the sports lover), a concert hall (for the music fanatic), or a rock climbing facility (for the adventurous).

3. Add something extra: Add a little something special to the bash, whether it be requesting your love’s favorite song at a club, or ordering his or her favorite dish at a restaurant. It’s the little touches that make hier or her birthday extra special.

What are some ways you’ve made your partner’s birthday bash unique? Share your stories below!