I'm taking part in the October Blogfest 2012.
Starting off the blogfest is Jenn Duffy-Pearson of Wine n Chat and her prompt is "A Party Story"
When I was young I was awkward, shy and timid and parties were just not my thing. But the awkward caterpillar finally turned into a butterfly! I loved the parties then in my youth. I loved the interactions and I loved to dance.
And then the children came along. I was never into the children's theme parties. There were so many times I took my daughter to parties and was completely embarrassed when the party favours cost more than my gift and that the food looked like it was catered out of a 5 star hotel. I always walked away wondering if the party was for the benefit of the kids or a competition between parents.
It was a relief when I moved to New Zealand. Kids parties here are just that. And the kids have a blast.I kept my kids parties simple - a few supervised games, a couple of cartoons, pizza, chippies and a soft drink. We had a fancy dress party a couple of times and that was real fun. The kids came up with some very creative costumes all home made. Our parties were very popular and the kids often invited themselves! My kids and their friends think I'm a party genius.
So moving along from the kiddies to the adults and to the question "Am I the life of the party now"?
That really depends on who is at the party. If I like the crowd, I have a blast and I can certainly be the life of the party. If I'm not too sure of the company, I prefer to watch. People are such fascinating creatures and one can learn a lot just by observing. Some parties are just so energising and some just completely drain me. I always know it's time to leave when I feel my energies flagging. I love a good, interesting exchange of ideas, and as long as the conversation is interesting, the party is usually enjoyable. A couple of times I went to an "antakshari" party (best explained here) and absolutely loved them. Karaoke parties are also fun. I love to sing!
So, are you the life of the party? Please share your thoughts.
Enjoy your day.