When I was in college and my early 20’s a party consisted of just people and drinks. There was no fancy food spread or cocktail contraptionery. As I got older, parties became “tastings” or “soirees” and had things like chocolate fountains and clean bathrooms.
Another thing that happened was: less parties.
Sure, there’s less parties because people get older, but I think parties started dying out because they got too complicated and everyone felt obliged to spend days preparing.
I, myself had sworn off parties about 10 years ago after a hugely scope-creeped barbecue took a week of my life from me to prepare and clean.
But I missed having people at my house.
So I took the brave step of saying screw you guys if you want a clean bathroom then go before you get here. It’s my birthday and I’ll do nothing if I want to. Also: hope you can make it!
Results: BEST PARTY IN YEARS. I spent 45 minutes breaking my rule about cleaning ahead of time and then about 15 minutes cleaning up after people left.
How did I do it?
Here’s the invite. Please take it and make it your own and have your own Drinks and Cups party. It might change your life. Or at least the way you think about parties.
An unexpected bonus: during the party I got to HANG OUT WITH GUESTS instead of running around trying to find utensils or ice or some other dumb stuff that trouble parties’ hosts have to deal with.
Note: there was more highlighting and colors on my invite but
Drinks + Cups Party Invite!
I’m turning older! I’m having a HASSLE-FREE“DRINKS AND CUPS”
I’m having party at my place, followed by dinner down the street at Love Supreme (RSVP if you want to join the dinner part).
TLDR: All Mike wants for his birthday is NO HASSLES. (And for people to read more than the TLDR).
Mike swore off hosting parties because it’s not fun and there’s too much cleaning. But he is breaking his rule because he thinks he can make it hassle free. Please help his birthday wish come true!
I believe parties get too complicated as you get older and so that’s why they are so rare. Let’s start something new with Drinks+Cups. I apologize in advance for the strict rules but they are necessary to make this work!
SATURDAY JULY 29th
PART 1: My House >> DRINKS + CUPS Party
>>> 5:30-7:30 <<<
BYO Drink (and cups) because this is a hassle-free birthday for me.
These are the only things you are allowed bring:
1) Drinks (I suggest beer or wine)
Do NOT bring:
1) Food, ice, mixers, limes, snacks.
2) Anything that is not a drink or a cup.
3) Anything I’m going to have to deal with before, during, or after this party.
None of the following will be provided for you:
3) Food, ice, utensils, or other party items that are almost always provided by a party host.
The following items WILL be provided:
1) Paper towels (while supplies last).
2) Toilet paper (while supplies last).
3) 95 degree tap water. (also while supplies last).
Let’s help me get my ultimate birthday wish of a hassle-free birthday!
>>> If you still want to come after reading all that, you are a true friend and I thank you!