Monday, January 18, 2010

Birthday Fail

My 35th birthday will be arriving in 3 weeks. And for such a blessed event, I decided I would throw myself the bash of the decade - a birthday prom!

Everyone I talked to about the idea agreed it was a totally awesome way to celebrate. So I went into full planning mode back in November. I decided I'd sell tickets for $20 just to cover the booze and I'd cover the rest. I found a rental hall, created a theme, created a website, put a PayPal button (credit to Beaner) on the site for easy payment, created a Facebook invite, emailed people, phoned people...


I honestly thought I was going to have to turn away people once I hit capacity. I've only sold 19 tickets to date, which is far from enough to make it worth while spending $500 on the rental hall. I'm out $250 on the deposit. That would have been some nice dough to spend on much needed work clothes.

I was really looking forward to this. I was going to look back on it and think, "Wow, that was legendary!" This party was going to make me forget about the fact that I'm divorced, childless, with no prospects on the horizon and have now reached the age where my reproductive abilities are exponentially deteriorating. Nevermind the fact that I totally need bifocals and my hips hurt every single day.

Now I'm going to look back on this milestone and think, "Oh that was the year I threw a party and no one came."

Happy effing birthday to me.


  1. To be fair, 19 tickets isn't really "no one".

  2. I don't know you, but if I did, I would have come. I have been secretly wanting to revisit prom again for some time.

    Whatever happens, please know that someone (that is me) is raising a glass of champagne (that is really a bowl of cheerios) to you.

  3. Leslie: 19 isn't exactly no one, however it just wasn't enough. And now I'm out my deposit because I gambled on the fact that more people would have participated. Lesson learned.

    Carrie: Thank you very much for your kind words. You are surely the first person to have ever raised a bowl of cheerios in my honour. I will think of that on my birthday.

  4. You know I love you but I agree with Leslie. If I tried to throw myself a party I would have like 10 people max.

    People love you, 19 enough to get tickets ahead of time. You know how unorganized people can be, I am sure if you could buy at the door, your turn out would have been even bigger.

    I am sorry you lost the deposit. That does suck. But don't let that ruin your birthday. Jersey Shore cast is going to be a Wet Bar that night if you wanna go have a fist pumpin' time.