Monday, July 12, 2010

Event Planning 101

So this week I am anxiously engaged in getting a BABY SHOWER together.

This is a lot of pressure. In a good way of course.

See, in my former life (I have several of those, did you know?) I was a party planner.

I know. I know.

But seriously, one of my main jobs when I worked for a little performing arts center in Wisconsin was "event planner."

Dude. I HATED that job.

Here's why: I am not a good event planner.

I got good at it, but that is beside the point.

I am not a good event planner because I stress and stress and stress. And it is my life's mission to AVOID stressful situations.

Fight or flight? I choose flight 99% of the time.

Well, I would stress and plan, and work and stress and not sleep and stress.

And then in 4-6 hours (depending on the event) it was over.

Then I was forced to start immediately on the POST-event stuff, like thank you cards and follow-up reports.


None of it was really "fun," which is, in reality, antithetical to PARTY PLANNING.

Did I ever tell you about the Bridal Fair I did WITH food poisoning?

No? I'll spare you.

SO, now I am party planning a baby shower, and to my IMMENSE surprise, I am enjoying myself.

Turns out, party planning on a small scale is 1. Fun and 2. Easy.


So, come Wednesday, I'll be thrilled to be celebrating my sister's upcoming arrival and NOT stressed about thank you cards or follow-up reports, because those are HER job.



Alisa and Jared said...

You threw me an awesome bridal shower! You've got mad skills!

Braden said...

This sounds very stressful. I hate planning parties!


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