Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Birthday Girlzilla

NOW I'VE seen the show Sweet 16 and couldn't believe how snotty those teens could be. And I've seen brides absolutely lose it over a late flower delivery or badly made veil. But I never thought I would be the slightly more pleasant combination of them; I just turned 21.

AS 21 is a milestone birthday, I was planning something different to the usual party. I was given a budget and drew up a guest list. But over the past few months (yes I've been thinking about this for the past few months) the words "I don't want THAT at my party" have been uttered out of my mouth a few too many times. I wasn't being difficult or snotty, I just knew what I wanted and what I didn't. I just didn't realize how thin the line was from being a bit picky to being a complete monster.

LUCKILY I wasn't too much of a brat and on the day everything went according to plan. Your 21st birthday party is a bit of a practise run for your wedding. You have to have a budget, a guest list, what's going to be on the menu, what drinks to serve, how to decorate the venue. It's exhausting! Luckily when I got over all the planning, my mom would still be making phone calls and organizing decorations. Thank God for enthusiastic, helpful mothers.

ON THE day I had my two best friends (and champagne) to assist me getting ready. My one friend is luckily a makeup artist so I just had to sit there, sipping my bubbly, while she did my makeup and hair. Than a whole lot of photo-taking followed!

DESPITE THE hassle, the night turned out amazing and totally worth it. I now understand those 16-year old brats a little more, and respect their money-giving parents a lot more.