I have eight nieces and nephews that I am crazy about, although, if you ask them, I’m just plain crazy. I’ll never forget the time, around my birthday when one of them asked me: what is your number? He was also the one who would ask me where my party was going to be. He was hoping for Chuck E Cheese or Fun Zone or one of those places where they make a big deal out of your birthday. But that got me thinking and sure enough I started having birthday parties for myself. I would send out handwritten invitations – this was long before all these beautiful photo party invitations existed. The party would be at the bowling alley and then we would all go to the party room and have pizza and cake. The kids and I had loads of fun and everyone else thought I was crazy.
Once the kids hit their teens I stopped throwing parties for myself. But if photo invitations were available back then I would definitely have sent them out. I would have made invitations using a picture of myself when I was a kid. And then each succeeding year I could have used a picture from the last party to invite them to the next one. The point is that you don’t have to be a kid to have a birthday party and you don’t have to be a kid to send out invites – grown up party invitations are for the kid in all of us.