You might find yourself wondering why Kim and I started this whole “Life is a Party” situation. (Maybe not, but we’re going to pretend that you think about us). A big reason is we love parties, and we believe that there are so many things in life worth celebrating. When we are going all out on events, or even a small party like a girls night, people often wonder why we feel the need to put in so much effort.
It’s worth it.
I hate to get all “scholastic” on you, but… celebrations are a part of human history. People began celebrating birthdays thousands of years ago, and holidays have been around for who knows how long. Plus, the actual definition of the word celebrate is “acknowledge (a significant or happy day or event) with a social gathering or enjoyable activity” (thank you Google Dictionary). Happy day? Enjoyable Activity? Sounds pretty legit to me.
Maybe we’re biased, but besides the facts, there are many reasons why we love to party.
It brings people together. Do you ever miss your friends or family and just want them all in one place? Host a party! A little food, a little music, some drinks-they will definitely come running.
Parties highlight happiness. I don’t think I’ve ever thrown or been to a party where I don’t see lot’s of smiles. As cheesy as it sounds, parties tend to make people happy. You get a lot of happy people together in one room and the happiness temp really raises.
They recognize the good things in life. The beginning of a marriage, a birthday, graduation, retirement, promotion, etc. There are so many good things in this world and I don’t think they get highlighted enough. Even the smallest accomplishments like getting a raise at work should be celebrated. We always encourage others to acknowledge the little things, and what better acknowledgement is there than a party?
Celebrations show gratitude and appreciation for what we have, whether that be each other, a pet, a house, or honestly just a new outfit. The minute you stop recognizing and appreciating the good things in your life is a sad day indeed.
Gives you something to look forward to. We get it, things get hard. We 100% relate. The #1 thing that helps me get through a tough time is something to look forward too...my favorite being (you guessed it) a party.
So, I know what you’re thinking: “This all sounds great Nat, but I don’t have enough money, time or patience to continually throw parties”. Well you’re in luck! If you stick around here, Life is a Party will help you plan stress-free parties on a budget.
Emails us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org for help, ideas, or just to chat. If you want to celebrate, we’ve got you, boo.
Okay, I’m hopping off of my soapbox now.
So much love,