10 Reasons to Party in 2010
After New Year’s Eve it seems that we not only say goodbye to the previous year, but also to all the socializing that we do during the holiday season. However, there are many ways to keep the merriment going! Have a party or event for another occasion. In honor of 2010, here are ten event ideas to help you keep celebrating:
1. Throw a Surprise Birthday Party
I know it seems too common place to start our list, but as anyone who has actually thrown a surprise party knows, its much more difficult than it seems. The difficulty lies in the set up for the party. How do you do it without the guest of honor knowing about it? Our tip… hire an event planner. That way you can enjoy the event stress free.
2. Celebrate Your Wedding Anniversary
Why is it that people wait until they have been married 25 or 50 years to throw a party? Those are definitely celebration worthy, but so is being married for 8 years. Have a party with your close friends and family at your favorite restaurant or reserve a venue.
3. Have a Co-ed Baby Shower or Wedding Shower
It is becoming more and more common to include the men in our lives for these important events. The great thing about it is that the men get to socialize as well and it is a great way to use the party as a way to celebrate with all of your close friends and family. Besides, if you are going to have a baby, it may awhile before you have had enough sleep to plan another party. So make this one count!
4. Celebrate a Job Promotion
In these tough economic times, now more than ever, we love to see our friends and family doing well with their work. If you get a promotion, or land a new client, or anything else that is big news, celebrate it with your family and friends!
5. Have a party at your home after the wedding
Weddings are such wonderful events, but often brides and grooms feel that they just didn’t have enough time to talk with their family and friends. Why not have a party a couple of months later? You can invite friends and family to see your home and have another chance to talk with them. A great bonus – you can show off your wedding photos!
6. Celebrate a not so well known holiday
Did you know that September 19th is “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”? Its true! You can use the Internet to find a holiday that fits you and have a party. Haven’t we all been waiting for someone to celebrate “Corn on the Cob Day” with? Here’s your chance!
7. Have your child’s birthday be a party for families
It may be fun to include friends and their families to help celebrate your child’s birthday. It seems almost obvious… You are already planning the party and getting food and beverages for the kids. Your friends are already planning to bring their children to the party. Why not just make it a BBQ at your home and invite families. The kids can have their fun and it will give you an opportunity to visit with your friends. If you want to keep your child’s party separate, you can always have a party for the adults on a different day. After all, you have earned the right to celebrate getting through another year of being a parent.
8. Singles Party
You don’t necessarily need to tell your guests that you are having the party for this reason unless you want to, but it is always great to have friends and family around you. Maybe you could even play match maker!
9. Sporting Event
It is common to have a Superbowl Party, but what about all the other sporting events that happen all year long? Invite everyone over to watch a soccer game or a poker tournament. In the end, its not what is on the T.V., its the fact that friends are together.
10. Just because
You don’t need a reason to have a party. If you want to see your friends and family, invite them to a party. And remember that it can be anything you want it to be. Your guests will be just as eager to attend if you are serving hamburgers from your grill as they would for a catered dinner.
Post Published on January 7, 2010.