28 May 2015

Try Party Hosting


For the first time in my life, I hosted a party, and it turned out to be... interesting.

Most of you know that I am an introvert. I don't like going to most social events, and when I do, I usually go about them bringing a book or music of some sort to pass the time. I cannot hold really conversations without actual depth unless they are talking about that interests me, mainly ideas and imagination, and these are things that most people don't usually like to discuss about.

I decided to host the party because my friends from middle school and I needed a concrete address to meet up at rather than saying, "Meet up at this place several blocks away from my house." Plus, we all wanted to try to meet up all together once again, and what better way to do it than the day after school and finals ended?

Most of the people I invited showed up except for two, both which had prior commitments. 
 

One of my friends arrived nearly an hour before the party was supposed to start, dressed up as Quicksilver, remembering that we were all supposed to dress up like some sort of Marvel super hero. She and I, while waiting for everyone to arrive, watched the Filipino soap operas (with English subtitles) that were airing on television. Though there were English subtitles, I had to keep translating for my friend, because I kept complaining that the translation was "off".

If you are not aware of how Filipino soap operas are, they are intense: in one of the shows, a man nearly dies and a girl finds out she is adopted... and this all happens under the span of thirty minutes!

Plus, the show I mentioned is geared toward younger children.



When the fourth person showed up, we all ate. My family cooked and bought simple foods to eat, because we weren't sure how it was going to fare if we got foods that required a lot of utensil work.




Before there was a thought of having a party, there was an original plan, which was basically to meet up over at a track and field area several blocks from my house and just talk. The original plan was improvised and tied into the new plan, as instead, we all ended up going around to play card games in the enter of the field.




If you go through some of the wood in the back area of the track and walk the path for awhile, there will be a way to get to an elementary school. It had been awhile since I had last been there and since my friends said that we should replenish "the long lost hours that growing up has brought on us", then we stayed in that area for awhile. The nature you get in that area is quite beautiful.







At last, the party came to an end, and while waiting for everyone's parents to pick everyone up, we all played Just Dance, because why not? I would advise you, if you ever dance to the song Tetris, do not play the blue guy. I repeat: do not play the blue character. It requires bending down on the ground. Or, if you play the orange character, get ready to be carried.


How have you all been doing, this summer (or winter)?
Are you still in school, or have the doors let you out?

50 comments:

  1. I'm still in school! I have a long, long time left! In still in primary school!

    I could never host a party! I don't like most social events either!

    The party sounds like fun! I love Marvel! Who did you dress as? That scenery does look gorgeous!

    I'm glad you had a good time!

    Xoxo

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    1. I had an amazing time, thank you! Ah, right, you live in the UK, huh? How the school system there work? When my friends and I decided to dress for Marvel, I was going to dress up like someone from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or just make Captain America's shield, but my wardrobe does not have the sort of things I would like to create that.

      Social events, yeah, they can be intimidating, but if you are with friends, it takes away that pressure. ^.^ And the scenery... I had a chance to explore it again. Expect a photography post which will go more in depth about that particular area!

      xoxo Morning

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    2. Well normally in MOST parts of the UK (or England anyway) you finish school in July. If you're in Year 11 (which I think is 12th grade in America) then you finish in about May but you have to go back sometimes in the day for your exams until June or early July I think. Then you have prom and you're done! Then you (if you want) go to collage and university!

      But I have a long time left as I'm 10 years old and in year 5 (6th grade???) so I have about 6 years left! But that's alright, I enjoy school! Me and my best friend have 1 and a bit year/s left of primary school and we're planning secondary school together - ha ha! It probably won't be the perfect plan we've compiled but if we're together - it will be awesome - we're super duper close!

      So yeah that's just how it works! How does the school system work in the US?

      xoxo

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    3. Oh yes, and I only really like sleepovers with my closest best friend that I mentioned above! I don't like group sleepovers or parties etc. xoxo

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    4. Whoa, I didn't realize you were that young! I thought you were twelve! I think it may be awhile before I end up hosting a party again (the party was fun, but it was energy draining for me and I need time to retreat and recover). Sleepovers are fun! It's been awhile since I've been to one.

      I live in the US, but the state that I live in does schooling differently then the rest of the country. In most other place, school starts when you are about six, which would be kindergarten, and you go up to twelfth grade, and you graduate the age of 18. Then you can decide you can go to a college/university. When you are a senior (twelfth grade) you have prom, then graduation. School goes on from September to the end of June.

      Where I live, it's done a bit differently, because school starts in August and ends in May, before our Memorial Day. Also, we don't have to take the high school graduation exam, and unlike everywhere else, there is a "cut off" date stating what grade you are in. So if you are born after this "cut off", then you have to start in the grade behind. Let's say you are born on September 1st and you want to start first grade. Instead, you would have to start kindergarten because you are younger. In other states, if you turn a certain age during that school year, you can stay in that grade.

      I'm one of those born under the cut off date, so I'm younger than most people (but the weird part is, I'm placed in so many advanced classes that most people in my grade won't take for another year or two). I can't explicitly say what grade I will be entering in the fall, but if you want to have an idea of how old I am: the university isn't far off from my future.

      Schooling in the UK sounds awesome, though! My cousins live in the Philippines, and the school system there gives my head a headache. XD

      xoxo Morning

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    5. Ha ha! The U.S. Schooling sound pretty good - especially yours! In the UK, we don't graduate from high school, you only graduate from uni I think! When you're two years old, you CAN start preschool (I don't what that is in the U.S. I'll have to look it up!) but you don't have to go to preschool! Then at my preschool it was a little odd because once you'd finished, unlike the others, you had a whole year until infant school started! So in the UK, we start year r (reception - again I don't what it is in the U.S.!) and in my schools we call/ed them pippins! Ha ha! But anyway, we start Year R when we're 4. We finish infant school in year 2 when we're 7 and then move into juniors. Then you finish at 11 (year 6) and then move into secondary school!

      I hope this gave you a better idea of what it's like!

      Ps in a way I'm glad I'm only ten! It's fun! And this sounds odd, but I really like my teachers for year 5 (6th grads I think)

      Oh yes, I'm not sure if it's like this in the U.S. But in the schools I went to, infants and juniors, you have the same teacher through that year. Example
      Year 3 Mrs bla
      Year 4 Mr whatever
      Year 5 blah

      So you wouldn't have different teachers for different lessons! But then in secondary school you do. I don't know if it's like that in EVERY school but it was on ours! Xoxo

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    6. Thanks!

      Wait, there is no graduation from high school? Weird! There are university graduations as well, I think, but they aren't as well known as high school graduations are. The preschool age is the same here and we don't have to go to preschool, either! What's infant school? I think that your reception year may be the same as our kindergarten here, maybe, maybe not! :)

      Ten was such a fun age for me! I was in fifth grade (but everyone else there was eleven) during that time! Hmm... I think that we have the same thing when you mean having the same teachers. What happened here in elementary school is that our main teachers would teach us common core-- math, science, reading, and writing (for some reason, no history), and we had these other classes like art and library, but it would be a certain time, once a week! There are some elementary schools (your primary schools) that would have different teachers for different subjects, but it's very rare!

      xoxo Morning

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    7. Oh ok! I think in America you finish secondary school at 18 don't you? In this country (I think it's going to change though in September) you finish secondary school at 16! But I think it's going to change to 17 - I THINK! It's quite surprising how different school works in different countries!

      Xoxo

      Ps thanks for telling me! It was interesting! Xoxo

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    8. Yeah, we do finish secondary school at the age of 18, but because I'm younger than everyone else, I'll be graduating at the age of seventeen! :)

      xoxo Morning

      P.S. Yeah, this was interesting and very fun! ^.^

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  2. I am definitely still in school! Yes, unfortunately! And, I am a hater towards social events (esp. discos and sleepovers) too.

    - www.whatlexieloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, I'm sorry to hear that you are in school! I hope your break comes pretty soon! I don't hate (don't say "hate" often; it's a strong word) social events, but I'd rather not deal with them. I prefer reading books or spending an evening having a movie rather than going to a party. I remember one time, I had to go to a really fancy dress up party my parents were invited to, and it went pretty awry.

      xoxo Morning

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  3. Great post!!

    pengirl9.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Hahahahhahahah what even. This post is so good. Your party skills sound fabulous. ;-)

    As for school, I'm still in. But today I'm going to finish my last two finals THEN I'M FREEEEEEEEE. WHOOP WHOOP. So excited. Then, on Thursday, I leave for summer camp. SO EXCITED.

    I hope you're doing well! :-)

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    1. Hi, Cally! :D I My party skills are far from fabulous; the only good news is that I didn't trip... but I did fall from climbing up a slide. ^.^ I hope your finals went well and that summer camp goes well and everything goes well, too! Summer camp is the best, especially if you have amazing friends that are going with you! I'd love to embark on a summer camp, but I'm never allowed, so I'm stuck at home. :P

      xoxo Morning

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  5. THAT. CAKE. *drools*

    And yay, you did the Marvel dress-up idea! ^^

    Even though you're an introvert, you still do a good job of going out and talking to people! You're always making posts about social things you've done. I'm more of a "close-the-blinds-lock-the-doors-don't-answer-the-phone-and-never-ever-engage-with-humans" type of introvert :P

    I don't know if I said this before but I love the amount of photos you take in your posts!

    O | Life as a Young Lady

    (P.S. yes I'm still in school [forgot to answer that haha] and I probably will end up doing a couple of subjects through the summer *cry*)

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    1. I'm sorry that you will still have to deal with school over the summer! There is a good side from that, and that is you will be prepared for next year. Yay!

      I totally did the Marvel dress up idea, yeah! I wanted to dress up like Skye or Jemma, but I could not find anything that stood out in my wardrobe to do so. Then I decided to make a Captain America shield, but I can't.... There was a hammer in the garage, but it would be sad. XD

      You're totally right though; I never actually took to see that the events and going abouts that I enter in as social, but I guess you are right! Most of the time I'm the one taking photos. ^.^ I don't think I mentioned this, but the photo with the bird perched up on the metal gate? I had to chase that bird for ten minutes before taking an actual good photo. XDDDDDD

      xoxo Morning

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  6. Sounds like you had so much fun :). I just got out of school yesterday, but on Monday I'll start attending an all-month summer art course from my school. So I'm not totally free yet :).

    - Ellie

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    1. Ellie, that's amazing you get to participate in a summer art course! For some weird reason, I've felt as I've been called to take up writing (which is no surprise; it's been about an entire month without actual writing progress going by) and art. The only dilemma with that is I have no mediums to work with!

      What type of art will you be specializing there? Well, though you will be taking the art course at your school, I hope that you have tons of fun. Make sure to post pictures of the pieces you made when you can on your blog, all right? ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  7. WOW!!!!!! That sounds sooo much fun! Xxx

    You can pop round to see my blog when u can xx

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    1. It was so much fun! I'll be sure to check out your blog, all right? ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  8. Hey! How are you doing? I just wanted to let you know that I have decided to make/sell blog buttons.
    I was inspired by Miss Shelby's new blog "Every Bit Of Lovely". ( everybitoflovely13.blogspot.com) Her blog is so colorful
    and cheerful that I decided to make a button for it. It was really fun and it's actually on her blog now.
    Anyways, Lately I have been trying to think of different ways to
    raise a little bit of money and this is one that not only helped me raise some but is also a lot of fun. So, I looked online and
    to buy a blog button was about 20 to 25 dolloars or so. Now, I'm not a professional or anything and if you ask me, that's a
    little much. So I'm going to be selling the buttons for 5 dollars each. I'll have a page on my blog soon ( Digital Diary)
    but you guys can just email me if you want one. What it will be is, I'll have you answer a few questions like the color
    you want, pattern, anything special, etc. Once you answer those I'll make your button and send it to you. If you don't
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    me 5 dollars in the mail. Also, If you want to buy like three or more for maybe one for you and suprise your friends with
    some, give it to them to be nice, for there birthday ect. Then I'll give you a better deal.So, how does that sound? Please
    tell your friends and I would love it if you would share it on your blog! (If you do then please let me know and I'll
    check it out!) Thanks! Hopefully I can get a few orders.


    Have a blessed day everyone!

    ~Maddy

    My email : maddycrone@gmail.com

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    1. Hi! I can't do anything online that requires me giving out personal info (or money) but don't worry, I'll be sure to spread the word! It's the least that I can do. ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  9. Your party sounds so fun! In fact, I am about to have a birthday party with some of my friends next month. I Just Dance game looks like so much fun! I have played a dance game with a friend on her wii and it was fun, a bit awkward and weird, but really fu! <3

    I am done with school, mostly. Sense I'm homeschooled my mom is having me do American History throughout the summer, but its better than doing 6 subjects:)
    -Clara

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    1. Just Dance is tons of fun! :) I do agree some of the dances are weird. For example, have you played YMCA? It's not on the version that I mentioned in the post, but it's super awkward. One of my friends recorded some of us dancing to Bad Romance, and when we were trying to do jazz hands, it looked like we were being electrocuted! ^.^

      That's great school is almost out for you! It's great that your head will still be grounded by American History; I loved that class when I took it in middle school. It was tons of fun and very interesting!

      xoxo Morning

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  10. Parties are cool. (:
    I'm still in school. I have one more week, and then a week of finals.

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    1. Parties are very much cool, yes (but I'm sorry that our party, sadly, does not have awesome aviator/sunshades). Good luck with the last two weeks you got in school before summer! Stay strong! You're almost there!

      xoxo Morning

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  11. Sounds like you had a great time!
    I love that photo of the play equipment. My eyes are drawn to it every time I scroll through your blog!

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    1. I did! I love the playground equipment, too! I wish I could say how much I love it and what my connection to that particular playground is, but it's not something I could publicly share... :)

      xoxo Morning

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  12. All of these photos are awesome! Do you like photography a lot? I like how when you do photos it's kinda like life photos, but still nature. Ya know what I mean? Also I wanted to tell you that if you would still like to enter for my story contest that you have until tomorrow night. I hope you can do it! I understand if you can't though! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Ellie! :) I love photography a lot, but my interest in is only a bit older than when I first started blogging; my parents bought me my first camera back in 2012. Hmm... I think you get what you mean. Do you mean like the photography reflects the nature of life? I don't know, sometimes there are so many ways to interpret something!

      Whoa, is the deadline that soon? I've been starting on working on the story... I'll speed things up a bit and try to send it to you by then! ^.^ I'm excited on how the piece I'm working on your for your contest will turn out!

      xoxo Morning

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  13. First, love these pictures, especially of the playground! It looks like you had a lot of fun.
    Second, I'm also on summer vacation and I think just being able to spontaneously do things with other people is my favorite part!

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    1. The event was tons of fun! I love doing that too, hanging out with friends spontaneously, but the only problem here is that it's not necessarily easy to get my friends together (a lot of us are starting to work now, or are on vacation). ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  14. i,
    I tagged you for the lets get happy tag!

    http://mintyperfections.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/goodbye-studio-ghibli-lets-get-happy-tag.html#comment-form

    - mintyperfecions.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey! I'll be sure to check it out tomorrow; I'm logging off my laptop after I finish these comments. I hope you understand. But thank you so much for the nomination! I appreciate it!

      xoxo Morning

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    2. thats fine,
      I'm still in school. I'm 10, and in uk year five. Only 1 and a bit
      years until secondary!

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  15. Great post xx :) the party you hosted looks amazing! :)
    http://agirlblogx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. It sounds like everyone had a lot of fun! Thank you for sharing ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Hey, Amy! No problem! ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  17. Sounds like a sweet little party, and the cake looks scrumptious! I only have one more week left of school, and then exams... ew.

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    1. It was a definitely great party! I wish you luck on exams; they give me huge headaches even to think about them. I even think my brain is still fried from the experience, and I last took finals about ten or so days ago... ? :P

      xoxo Morning

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  18. I keep reading this post again and again! Its so so so good!!!!!!!!! In my new blog you can make a cake recipe about how to make your self!

    Galaxy

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    1. Thank you! I'll be sure to read it before I leave for the evening!

      xoxo Morning

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  19. Glad you had a good party! The cake looks delicious, and I enjoyed the photos. I enjoy going to friends' graduation open houses...but since a lot of my friends have already graduated and there are only a few this year, I've decided to host my own party--a volleyball night later this month!

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    1. Graduation open houses are super fun! Good luck with your volleyball night! Your party sounds really fun (this comes from someone who loves volleyball)!

      xoxo Morning

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  20. Your party looks great :) I don't know if I'd ever gather up the guts to actually have a party (and that's coming from an extrovert). Mmm, did you bake that cake? It looks absolutely delectable <3 Yep, I'm done for this year, and I'm really enjoying summer so far :) Apart from the fact that yesterday and today I was sick from poison ivy :(

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty sure you have the guts to host a party, Autumn; the stressful part is the planning! I wish I could bake cake; no, that was cake someone else made. Are you all right from your poison ivy? DDDDD:

      xoxo Morning

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  21. This sounds like my ideal party!

    I'm also quite introverted and fail rather epically when it comes to socialising.

    My school doesn't break up for summer until late July! I'm hoping that the next 6/7 weeks will fly by!

    Kate x
    www,theteenaspect.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! I hate it when teachers end up pitting everyone to introduce themselves to everyone; we all want to make friends, but do it naturally. It's not fun to be forced to make friends. Stay strong for the last several weeks of school! :D

      xoxo Morning

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