Even superstars enjoy a shock. Alicia Keys threw her husband Swizz Beatz a surprise party for his 33rd birthday, reports UsMagazine.com. Many friends, including Carmelo Anthony and Lala Vasquez, joined the couple for the celebration at NYC’s High Line outdoor roller skating rink. Keys tweeted earlier in the week, “Happy birthday to the most INCREDIBLE man I know!  [Here’s] to a life of endless shining between us!”

What are some ways to make your partner’s birthday extra special?

Cupid’s Advice:

Though Valentine’s Day and anniversary celebrations are special, they’re focused on your relationship and not specifically on your partner. Here are a few ways to make your partner’s birthday memorable:

1. Consider your partner’s likes: Plan a celebration that your partner will enjoy. If your partner is laid-back and outdoorsy,  disregard any notions of an elegant, classy party. Your partner will appreciate the thought that you put into the event.

2. Invite old friends: If you host a party for your partner, invite friends that they haven’t seen in a while. Buddies from college or childhood pals can really make the day one to remember.

3. End the day together: After the birthday festivities end, don’t immediately start cleaning up. Instead, take your partner out for a relaxing dinner. After talking and laughing with so many people, your mate will enjoy the casual time with only the two of you.

What did you do for your partner’s birthday? Feel free to leave a comment below.