I only realised recently, that I have never actually celebrated my birthday in my house. I was gobsmacked as you are now! How can that be! Especially for someone who loves to host.
Every year, husband has had some major events held for him. We have also done Christmas, Halloween and random summer / garden parties and bbqs. I have thrown a Gilmore Girls viewing party. I have thrown an all-out Oscars Award event. I have even thrown a pity party (for myself, with a friend to join). I mean c’mon, a party for anything really!
It is not as if I never celebrated my birthday at all. Usually it seems I have been overseas for it. I probably wouldn’t have thought about throwing myself a party, its only because we have actually had so many requests to host a party at ours this year, that I thought of it. (Also very flattered, Thank you!)
Unfortunately, we have such a tight and busy schedule throughout this year and I don’t think I will be able to host our usual merrymakings. The only free time we seemed to have was around July, which made me think why not just do a Summer party and also celebrate my birthday in the process. Brilliant!
I went with the theme of Festivals. Wilderness Festival is my favourite ever! It’s been two years since we attended, purely because Life gets in the way. If I was not going to go to Wilderness, why not bring Wilderness to me! With this in mind, I took many inspirations from Wilderness festival. Starting with my invites, wording them in the same ever so friendly and pleasurable manner that Wilderness does.
There was many DIY decorations. Glitters and costumes. Makeups and lots of effort from everyone, which totally made my day. Games of Charades and Taboo. Plenty of food and drinks. Lots of merriment.
Therefore, in the style of Wilderness and with passion and sincerity I say,
Thank you, to the bright sparkles, to the mass of superstars. You are incredible humans. I am amazed and enamored. Thank you for your glittering, shining presence. The entertainment. The Games. The movement and actions from your fine bodies. Words from the lips of all of you. My heart is full and I will always remember the magic.