I’m not quite 40 yet, but I got to celebrate with some of my favorite people last night and it was more joyful than I could have imagined.!!! As much as I love to throw parties for other people, I really wasn’t so sure I wanted to have one thrown for me. I’ve actually thought about this for years, and have gone back-and-forth about the idea. What would be a theme? Colors? Where would it be? Just ladies? Couples? Families? Making the dreaded “list”! Do I even feel comfortable with all eyes on me? How much of a hand would I have in planning it? Too many questions to answer!
I was pretty decided against it. I had been planning a trip with my family to be gone for my actual birthday, and that was enough for me. But when my fellow 1978-born friend Heather (@lovely.matters ) was incredulous that I didn’t want to have a bash, she convinced me that I couldn’t let the moment pass, and took the reins in the party planning.
So I relented…semi-dragging my feet, and after I hesitantly told her that I think I wanted to do it, I started to get excited about the idea. All of those questions that I had swirling in my head became clear, and we moved forward with the plans. (And “plans within the plan” as my closest friends have said I am known for). It was truly a night to remember, and I’m so grateful to her and my dear friend @carolineasay for the joint effort in making me feel special. I can’t wait to share all of the details in the next few days, but for now… I want to know: Would you be up for a big party on your 40th? Did you do one? Just ladies? Couples? What did/would you do? #40thbirthday #40thbirthdayparty