Well, it’s November. Six months since last April. Six months until next April. This makes me officially 29.5. Can you still have half years once your age has reached double digits?
For Marc’s 30th last December we threw a big literary-themed dress-up party. It was a great party. Good times. And I got to organize it all so I had an exceptionally good time.
So, since Marc had a big 30th party, I guess I should too. I’d love to plan the party. But the fact that the party will be for me makes it just a little less fun.
Still, I want to give it a shot. Maybe not as crazy as Marc’s. Or maybe more crazy, since I am the crazy one in the family.
Here are some birthday themes that have crossed my mind so far. Throw your thoughts and ideas down here too, if you like:
1. Mamma Mia-Themed Disco Party. Enough said. I think this would be awesome! One of those rare occasions when I can show cleavage guilt-free.
2. Grocery Shower. Everyone bring me their favourite recipes and a sack of potatoes or some other food item. So I can get extremely useful presents.
3. Hotel Rwanda Party. Depressing, yes. But I am the one who had a Schindler’s List birthday party in grade 11. We could raise money to send to people in need. But, ya, probably won’t do this one. I blame Jyl for this idea. 🙂
4. Joni Mitchell Karaoke Party. This one just came to me, because Blue is playing on the computer as I’ve been working here today. And I love it. Maybe we could all bring a depressing poem from our teenage years (or just listen to mine), and sing the songs. But I think there’d have to be marijuana at the party for that to work. I’d like it (the Mitchell karaoke not the marijuana), but probably nobody else.
And that’s all I’ve come up with. There are so few opportunities in life to be crazy in an organized manner, I think I should do something costume-y for my party. So maybe the disco thing would be the best. Maybe Marc could get Meryl Streep to come and sing for me or something.
Of course, my party planning would be solved if I received a hot tub for my 30th birthday present. But this is so not the year for that. If there was ever a year for that not to happen, this is the year. And that’s okay. SaskPower gift certificates have always been on my wishlist.
What to do? What to do?