I was doing so well with my #reverb10 posts! Yesterday was the first time I didn’t get a post up promptly. In my defense, this has been an insane week, with finals for my first two classes. (I am now 13% done with my graduate program. My goodness how time flies!)
Last night, as we finished our exam, my classmates and I gathered at Elephant & Castle for drinks. As I sat there and drank cider and watched the snow fall, I thought about the prompt:
Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.
And I couldn’t think of any one specific gathering. I didn’t go to any big blow-out parties this year. (I’m okay with that.) I only went to one wedding, and it wasn’t a traditional one with music, dancing, etc.
Instead, I went to many, many more small social gatherings than I ever have before, even ones where I don’t know people. I’ve gone to events for social marketing people, book signings, running events, local tweetups, all of which I would have been reluctant to do a year ago.
Many of my friends now have kids, so some of the bigger parties I used to count on every year have changed, with kid-friendly activities, nap rooms, and an 8 PM curfew.
But that’s fine. As we grow up, so do our expectations and definitions of “fun.” I was never a drink-till-I-black-out party girl. And really, it’s about the people you spend time with. If dear friends are hosting a third birthday party, I’m there. And if party time involves a Scrabble board and some wine, so much the better.
What about you? Did you have a memorable party experience this year?