My daughter was invited to her classmate’s birthday party. She insisted on going to her friend’s party because many of her classmates were going, but I don’t think she knew what to expect. Neither did I. However, when I saw that the venue was at a well-known hotel in downtown, I sensed that this was going to be one of a kind birthday party. I have heard rumors about lavish birthday parties thrown by wealthy families in Indonesia.
My chin dropped. I felt like I stepped into the world of Alice In Wonderland. I didn’t know that this kind of birthday party existed. Moreover I never imagined that we (my daughter) would be invited to a birthday party like this.
I was in heaven. It is not too far off to say that I might have had more fun than my daughters. As I stood right by the sashimi bar, I called my husband who was working on Saturday night from home. I told him he should just drop whatever he was doing and come over. He was still working and too tired to get dressed to come. It was a shame that he had to miss this amazing spread. At the same time, I only saw a few husbands there, so maybe it was for better. Even now thinking about the food made my stomach rumble.
To my surprise, my daughter received an iPod nano as a party favor. Wait. Whose birthday was this? I don’t even have an iPod and my daughter now owns one.
I told my friends about this birthday extravaganza and this question arose: “how do you live up to this?”. We think that the answer is you just don’t. My girls will never be able to have a birthday party like this, but that is fine.