i told you there were a lot of photos…

anyway, here are the rest of the things i deem essential in order
to have the best. birthday. ever

6. handmade birthday banner – there’s something refreshing about
featuring one unique decoration rather than a plethora that have
just rolled off the assembly line.  this banner took me 3x longer
to make than the cake topper version, which must mean it’s 3x
more special, right? once again… worth it!

7.  goodie bags – what better way to show your friends you

appreciate them coming to your very last-minute party than to

leave them with cute-ass mini popcorn bags filled with candy?

none.  that’s what.

8. friends – i always say this, but i am nothing without

my friends.  you all bring joy to my life and sanity to my

brain.  new york city wouldn’t be the same if i didn’t have

such wonderful people to share it with.  i’m so grateful to have

been surrounded by those closest to me on the night of my

birthday, even though i gave 48 hours notice [in true spur of

the moments fashion, i planned this party two days in
advance…oops!].  thanks for coming, ya’ll.  hope you had as
much fun as i did.

9.  food – truffle mac n’ cheese?  baked fries?  more

cupcakes? don’t mind if i do.

10.  no inhibitions – loosen up.  this is a birthday party, not

an awards ceremony.  my hair was frizzy, my body was sweaty, my

face was sticky, and i gave no fucks.  i had one of the most

memorable nights of my life with some of my favorite people at

the most perfect location, and nothing [not even unbearable
humidity after a full day of work] could have ruined that.

okay so these 10 items aren’t really essential–you could have

your birthday party on the L platform for all i care–but they

definitely enhance a day that’s already awesome.  when it comes

down to it, all that matters is that you’re surrounded by [and

singing with] the people you love, you’re eating dank food, and

you’re feeling good.  the night i turned 24 was one of the most

memorable nights of my life, and i can’t wait for the rest of
this year to be just as memorable.




1 Comment

  1. Fritz John Marajas
    November 11, 2014 / 5:49 am

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