party time

This week's RevGalBlogPal Friday Five is party themed: tell us these five things about parties, birthday or otherwise.

1) Would you rather be the host or the guest? I'm not sure if it's the introvert or the control freak in me, but I'd much rather be the host. That way I have more control over whether I have fun, and I can busy myself with tasks if I'm on people overload.

2) When you are hosting, do you clean everything up the minute the guests go home? Will you accept help with the dishes? Of course I accept help! I usually plop down in exhaustion after folks leave, then get some energy and clean everything up as soon as possible. Now that I live in community I share the clean up duties with 4 other people so it goes by very quickly and more enjoyably!

3) If you had the wherewithal, and I guess I mean more than money, to throw a great theme party, what would the theme be? Well, the best party I've ever been to was one that my old roommate CoCo & I put together just before Episode I of Star Wars came out. It was of course Star Wars themed with everyone in costume and it was just awesome! We had 5 Han Solos (all men), 4 Luke Sywalkers (all women), C3PO, a cross dressing Princess Leia, Greedo, Aunt Beru & Uncle Owen, Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Chewbacca (me), Boba Fett, and one of the best imitations of a Sand Person I've ever seen (you know who you are) complete with screeching sound. Perhaps you had to be there, but it was one of the most enjoyable evenings of my entire life. Given that I've already reached the pinnacle of theme party-dom, I don't know if I'd throw another one.

4) What's the worst time you ever had at a party? There have been many times when I've been at a party and just not involved or in the mood to be there. If I can find someone to talk to, I'm good. But if there are people I don't know or I'm not in the talking to people mode, I can easily withdraw and the party just drags on and on and on.

5) And to end on a brighter note, what was the best? Well, aside from the aforementioned Star Wars party, I loved my 29th Birthday Party. Growing up with a late July birthday in the DC area, I never got to have birthday parties. Either we were on vacation or everyone I knew was on vacation. So, in my 20's I started throwing birthday parties for myself to make up for lost time. When I was turning 29 I gathered my best girl friends for a trip to Chuck E Cheese. We played skeeball, ate pizza and drank beer. What could be better?


Iris said...

Your Star Wars party sound fun! Did you find the party to be a lot better than the movie itself?

Susan Rose, CSJP said...

Anticipation is always better than George Lucas style dialog. ;)

Anonymous said...

I like Skee-ball at Chuck-E-Cheese too! But 'my nuns' vetoed the idea for my 31st birthday this past January. :)

Songbird said...

I agree with Iris!