So a friend with a birthday earlier this month decided to hold her birthday party over two weeks after the fact… on the day before mine. :rolleyes: But that’s not what this thread is about.
Over the years, I’ve become less enthralled by the concept that my birthday is some special day that requires a whole bunch of off-the-wall-crazy-antics to keep me amused. For the past couple of years, I’ve either done nothing out of the ordinary, or just had a quiet dinner with friends (which, really, is not something out of the ordinary). This year, I plan on doing the same, but my friend has decided to throw this big bash and even set up a Facebook invite for everyone she knows (just knows, and not exactly friends with) and even her boyfriends’ friends (who she was whining about at his birthday party) along with a note that if we want to invite our other friends, we are encourage to do so. I mean, for me, the day is special if I can spend it with my close knit group of friends without having to worry about how many people show up and if the lack of numbers means everyone hates me.
Am I being judgmental to think that she’s being silly to need all this validation to make herself feel special, especially over two weeks after her real birthday, and especially since we’re in our mid-twenties and should really have left this big-bash-where-some-guests-might-not-even-know-what-they’re-celebrating in college?
How many guests would you cap your list off at?