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09 December 2010 @ 02:22 pm
#reverb10: party  
Before it began, I thought about participating in #reverb10: one prompt a day for the month of December to reflect on the past year and manifest the next, but I've found most of the prompts far too personal for me to engage with in this context, although I'm enjoying thinking about them for myself. Today's prompt, though, is a great and fun one: Prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.

I threw and attended a whole slew of great parties this year, but my highlight party was for my birthday last summer. It didn't involve every person I might have wished could be there, and it wasn't a huge party that reached deep into my social circle to include every last person whose company I enjoy, and it wasn't the surprise party I sometimes fantasize about having, but it was, nonetheless, a highlight evening of my year.

fennel and metagnat generously opened their home for me to throw the party there, and we did, if I may say so, a magical job decorating and lighting the place. spike put together a fantastically danceable and upbeat playlist. I got to snuggle and talk with lots of people, and had some incredibly affirming conversations, and saw so many of my friends doing the same. I ALSO got an awesome surprise cupcake and a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday".

It was basically a perfect party for me: everyone had a good time, there was no drama, all sorts of different kinds of fun were had, people wound up sitting on the kitchen floor for intense conversations, there was music, and dancing, and tasty treats. Thinking about it months later still makes me smile.
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m.entrope on December 9th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
I've had the same issue with the prompts. I've answered all of them, for certain, but not publicly.

I love this entry. :)
Rowan: Happymzrowan on December 9th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
I had a great time at that party! Thank you so much for organizing it.
veek on December 9th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yay! :)
sabriel_sabriel_ on December 9th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
This sounds simply perfect. Thanks for sharing.
Mizarchivist: Bookworm hidesmizarchivist on December 9th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
I always consider a party I throw to be a success if I have all those things *and* get to be present at said party, not just flitting and fixing.
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on December 10th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
*party love*