In a couple of months (on November 19th, to be precise) I turn 21. I’m not usually mad about throwing parties – I haven’t had one since I turned 14 – and most of my birthday ‘gatherings’ since then involved my best friends, a scary film and homemade vodka jelly in my mum’s kitchen. Great fun they were too. But it’s my 21st and, seeing as I had a very quiet 18th, 19th and 20th, I think I should do something involving more than 10 people.
I’ve already asked the Twitter hive mind for suggestions and there were some really good ones. But I think I know what I want to do and it involves the following:
- People who I like
- Tipsiness (preferably of the champagne variety)
- High heels and a pretty dress
- A very late night
- A nice place for us to chat
That sounds all well and good but there are a few problems, like the fact I can’t organise for toffee and OMGWHATIFNOBODYTURNSUPANDILOOKLIKEACOMPLETEIDIOT.
Let me explain.
I don’t know a great deal of people in the capital and I can’t expect my impoverished student friends to travel from their various Midland campuses to thatLondon for my sake (that’s fine, as I’ll be having a separate shindig in Derby). But I honestly don’t think I know and like enough people in London to fill out a room in a pub. There are around 20 people (at a push) who I’d want to see, and that’s not really enough for a party.
Now I’m confused again. Ideas on a postcard, please…