Is it weird that I like to think about the big parties that we will throw when we're older? Because I do. Not often, but sometimes.
I've never been a big party thrower. We like to have people over for dinner, and we had people over for the Super Bowl once or twice, and I enjoyed hosting the book club, but we haven't really done any proper parties, big ones with music and lots of people, unless you count our wedding.
But, you know, our house is great for parties. I could definitely see holding holiday parties here, or indoor-outdoor summer grill parties, or dinner parties, or birthday parties... really, any kind of party. I'd love to hold baby showers and whatnot here, too.
But, right now, we hardly know enough people in Denver to throw a party. Pretty much everyone we know in town would have to come in order for it to qualify as a party. And the budget doesn't run to big fancy parties at the moment anyway. But really, it's the friend thing. All of our friends here have lived here longer than we have, and have real, deep connections. Point being, I wouldn't be the go-to person for hosting a baby shower for, well, anyone, you know what I mean?
I know that will change with time. And that's why I imagine parties in the future. Throwing a surprise party for Torsten for some major birthday (40? 50?). Graduation parties for our kids. A 10th or 20th or 50th anniversary party for us. An annual holiday party for all of our friends. That sort of thing.
I want to do that. I want to get to the point where we have the social network to do that.
I feel pretty settled here. I'm meeting people and spending time with people I've already met and it's been very nice. I think we've adjusted well in our first year here, and made some good connections that will last.
But I can't wait until I feel like we're a staple here, we have a group, we're grounded, and everyone knows to plan for our annual holiday party, or whatever. Even though I imagine it'll be a few years before we get to that point.
What about you? Do you host parties often? If not, do you think you'll start doing so at some point in your life? What kind of parties would you like to throw?
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