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Event Planning Advice: Is Throwing Myself a Party Sad?

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Event Planning Advice: Is Throwing Myself a Party Sad?

Dear Star,

I’m graduation from grad school in December and I want to throw a party for myself for graduation. Most people will graduate in June and there won’t be many people with me to walk across the stage. My plan is to get my friends, family, and classmates together to celebrate me finally earning my diploma. 

I told my mom about the plan and she laughed, adding that I would never do something so “pointlessly self-centered.” When I asked her why she would think that, she told me that no one should ever throw a party for themselves because it just means that I don’t have any friends to throw it for me (I asked her if she wanted to throw me the party and she said no to that). 

Should I throw myself the graduation party or try to learn how to be less selfish?

-Penny N.

Dear Penny,

There is nothing wrong, selfish, or silly about throwing yourself a party to celebrate and event, a milestone, or just that you are you and you are amazing. Besides, look at you! You’re graduating with a master’s degree. Well done! If there was ever a reason to have a party, there is one.

You're graduating with a master's degree. Well done! If there was ever a reason to have a party, there is one. Click To Tweet

Your mom’s mindset sounds like you’re expecting everyone to carry you on a velvet litter and have your party guests kiss your ring one-by-one. You’re having a graduation party after accomplishing a wonderful milestone in your educational life. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that at all.

You're having a graduation party after accomplishing a wonderful milestone in your educational life. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that at all. Click To Tweet

One thing that irks me about parties is they’re supposed to be moments of joy in sometimes grueling lives. Have you thrown a party for yourself and your school accomplishments before? I doubt it. After working for at least two years, you have a degree that could change your career and understanding of the world.

Celebrate it!

Have fun and happy planning!

-Star

 

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