You may have always wanted to do this but never got as far as the invitation list. Or maybe you did try and pull it off once, but that was as far as it went. Never again; you said to yourself. It was all too much trouble. And the sweat that you put into this effort ended up causing you more stress. You were supposed to be having a good time, but this was not it. Yes, hosting a party can be a big deal. Putting all the nuts and bolts together is work.
And then there is the expense of it all that makes you want to wonder if it was worth it at all. Of course it is worth it. You should have a party. You must have one. Maybe your son’s graduation from college is coming up. You already let him down once. On the occasion of his 21st birthday, what was supposed to be his coming age celebration, all you had to show for it was a silver key which he has hidden away in his sock drawer.
And then there was the Bar Mitzvah for the young one. Only granddad, grandma, a few of the yokels from Shul and of course, Rabbi Joe. Sonny boy had to visit his pals for a good time. You can have the big one’s graduation bash by hiring a graduation party planner, and he’ll take care of all the arrangements. You’ve got a big wedding anniversary coming up and you can have that too by hiring a wedding anniversary party planner.
It’ll cost you a bit but at least you don’t have to worry about all the toil that goes into it. Right, now go and have your party already.