My eyes hurt. I feel as if I have been staring at the calendar for 24 hours straight, well...make that at least 2 hours.
I'm planning a party. I think it's a very cute idea for a party and I swear I was a party planner in another life. With that said; I just cannot have any old regular get together. Why? When you can have themes?
I love a themed party. Each year I have thrown my own birthday party complete with a different theme each year. Don't cry, it's not sad that I plan my own birthday party. If I plan my own surprise party, then you should cry. That is so not a hint...don;t ever throw me a surprise party--I'm way too anal and chances are that I've already started planning the festivities for this year. Uhm, yeah, I have. I am crazy. So back to this: I planned a small cocktail party for my friends; new and old. I'm calling it, Cupcake Hour.
I have it all planned to a T. Literally.
Problem is, no one likes to RSVP. This is always the problem with planning a party. One year; I had to threaten people to RSVP. I told them I was not letting them into the party unless they made their reservation.
Anal, uhm hmm.
The point of the RSVP is not just to let me know who to expect, but sometimes place cards are involved or numbered items come into play. I cannot count without a head count, can I? It's so easy, but so hard for people to call and say: yay or nay. Oh, yes---you are supposed to call even if you cannot make it. Read up on your Emily Post.
So the couple of people who know how to RSVP, did. My party total is slim and I don't see the point in making cupcakes and planning a party with such a small group. What's the point, in that?
Then all that declined expressed such interest and heartbreak that they couldn't make it. Naturally I felt bad. Since I am the type that likes to accommodate others, I have postponed the party.
Now you are all caught up and I am staring at a calendar. My eyes hurt. I'm tired of writing emails back and forth: "How about this date?" "How about this time?" "How about not that date and this time"
How about you just show up?
I know I cannot please/accommodate everyone but I do want a nice size attendance for my party; is that too much to ask?
It really isn't, if you had my history with party planning...