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Old 01-25-2005, 07:04 AM
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Welll.. What theme could be the opposite of paradise for you?? If not Luau.. how about a blizzard theme?? Or a ski lodge?? Now THAT would be a turn around.. I could see penguins on plastic ice burgs.. all your guests in scarves and mittens drinking frozen drinks..

Or decorating with skis and moose heads.. LOLOL...

I dunno.. Here in the north-east we always go "tropical" what do Hawaiians do for "exotic"??

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Old 01-25-2005, 03:59 PM
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I absolutely love this thread and I am so excited at the thoughts of a 'birthday party' - even if I have to throw it!!!!

I've always wanted my dh to throw me a party but he's not a partyer or a planner of social events like I am. But a few years ago this was a big need for me and especially since I always remember my friends' bdays and they don't remember mine. After talking with my doctor (therapist), she said that we all have to "feed the beast" sometime. And if this was a big need for me, why didn't I just do it? Well, I didn't because I thought it was being tacky or that I was soliciting attention.

Well, earlier this month, I learned a very valuable lesson here at FC about meeting my own needs. I was having a personal crisis and so many here at FC came to my rescue to let me know that I was in deed worthy of not only voicing my needs but expecting help, love and care from my friends. A big thanks to Donna, Val & Deb (among others)!

So, following suit, I am going to "feed the beast" this year and throw myself a celebration bday party. In lieu of gifts, everyone has to share a funny story (like Your Most Embarassing Moment). A carnival theme, madhatter 'tea party' or a Redneck party might be kinda fun and could lead to some funny stories.

Thanks Donna for starting this thread and to Val for sharing her birthday idea. They have both inspired me to treat myself nicer.
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:30 PM
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Welll.. What theme could be the opposite of paradise for you?? If not Luau.. how about a blizzard theme?? Or a ski lodge?? Now THAT would be a turn around.. I could see penguins on plastic ice burgs.. all your guests in scarves and mittens drinking frozen drinks..

Or decorating with skis and moose heads.. LOLOL...

I dunno.. Here in the north-east we always go "tropical" what do Hawaiians do for "exotic"??

That's hilarious with the thought of penguins and platic ice burgs...it would be alot of fun to psyche everyone out...hahahaha! i will definitely have a lot of suggestions i'm sure by the end of the year!!!

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Old 01-25-2005, 08:33 PM
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aww hun well u have a wonderful time!
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Old 01-28-2005, 10:37 AM
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Hey there, Cyn!!

Yay!!! You are going to have an AWESOME party!!!!! So, looks like you have about 4 more months to plan!!!! I wanna come!!!!

I am so glad you stayed!!!!! You know, like I told you, we all have our problems, our ups and downs, but we are all here to support one another!!
Don't you ever leave again, you hear!!

But now........staying on topic.....this thread is about planning your own birthday party!!!!

Lovedmom......that penguin idea, blizzard theme...that would be a hoot!!!!!!

Thanks for your inspiration, Val, with your party!!!! Wow, sounds like you had a really wonderful time!!!!! That is awesome!!
I never did plan a party for myself last year, but you have inspired me!!!!

Mine is not until August but I want to have a tea party!!!!
And I Will!!!!!
No gifts....but maybe a note in the invite to bring a canned good for my feeding ministry!!!

How about you, catwoman, hummingbird ,momofjems, Katydid, Deb.......will you be planning a party, too!!?? (Well, Deb, you just had your birthday so maybe a "half year" party!!!!!!!)

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Old 01-28-2005, 11:27 AM
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I would love to throw a party for myself. I like the idea of having a tea party (herbal tea), but wish I had a nice place to entertain in. Everyone can wear big floppy hats and frilly dresses or just pants.
Maybe I'll throw a party and invite my dh and kids and take them out to dinner.
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:40 PM
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Cyn, I'm so excited for you! That sounds like sooo much fun!! I'm thrilled that your inner beast is going to a party! lolol.. After all, even our beasts need a night out!

Lita, and Donna, glad I could help inspire you.. I can't wait to hear what themes you cook up as the year progresses...

Ohh and that Victorian tea party sounds so nice.. (There is a place not far from here where you can spend a day for a reasonable amount of money, that serves a "high tea" in the afternoon.. )
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I don't think it's tacky. I thought my dh would like it most if I did the prep and he carried the rest off, and he did.
Last year my 40th birthday party, it was in a park, as many of my friends have kids of all ages they had the open area and swings etc to play on. I provided the food and they all provided their own chairs to sit on and their own drinks, we had a ball and the light was fading fast. Actually we had lots of food left over as most people brought a plate to share anyway.
.... also had to bring your best getting old and 40 joke and we had a joke off contest ... it was all in the telling and I had a great day, we all did.
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Okay, I am going to be the different one. I would be one to think giving oneself a party would be tacky if we are talking about a birthday party or a celebration party for yourself.

However, if we are talking about just having a party, just because, I think it is a fine idea. If you want to celebrate summer, have a Cinco De Mayo party, or anything else that isn't celebrating yourself, I think that would be great. Sometimes people have to have a get-together in order to have a reason to get their friends together to enjoy some time together. But, that is just my own opinion.
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