This past Saturday was the 4th Annual Uptown Beer and Wine Fest and it was another great turn out!
Last year at this event, I ended up in the newspaper doing the Wobble so I decided to keep it a little more classy this time.
All kinds of people of people were in attendance and it was so nice running into old and new friends while sharing mini glasses of brews. I wish I’d kept better tabs on all of the beers and wines that I consumed but all were pretty darn good to me!
Here of some fun pictures! Ran into some fun guys in kilts who asked me if I liked “bagpipes”
Picture taken and edited by my LOVELY friend, Jenn
Who says you can’t have two cups??
Adorable friends, Emily and Kari
Roomie having a blast in the middle of everything!!
There’s no better way to bring in the fantastic fall weather than a good ole festival!!
It’s 2013 and it’s Time for My Dreaded 10 Year Reunion.
Actually, I’m not dreading it at all! A few years ago I attended a 10 year with an ex-boyfriend of mine and ended up having a blast. He was 5 years older than I was and apparently everyone his age was dating someone my age so it ended up being one big fun party.
I mean, dressing up and drinking in fancy places? COUNT ME IN!!
So a few weeks ago I was contacted by one of my old ’03 classmates who was apparently in charge of getting this event together. Keep in mind that the year is almost over and I haven’t been available for a single planning meeting. He stated that he’s been very busy and unable to accomplish venue planning and other details. No problem! I’d love to help and LOVE planning parties. He then informs me that the set date for the reunion will be Aug 24 – IN 46 DAYS!! Now, I could have just said it was impossible but I do so enjoy a challenge!
After finding a venue only to have them cancel one week later because they were opening a restaurant within the next few weeks, I’ve managed to secure a new one that I KNOW won’t be going anywhere – The Marriott Downtown. I’ve helped secure a DJ, buffet, and even set up an online pay page all while trying to keep the Facebook page updated and appease all of my former classmates.
If if sounds like I’m patting myself on the back, I suppose I am a bit. All this planning isn’t near as easy as I’d thought it would be but I’m thrilled to be feeling such a sense of accomplishment!
Now with the event only two weeks away, I’m starting to feel slightly apprehensive. Will enough people buy tickets (at this juncture, we only have one couples ticket bought out of 50 people!) Will everyone show up? Will there be enough food? Is the room too small? Do I need to make a speech? I secretly hope so! What if the DJ is too loud? Am I over-thinking everything? Possibly. Truth is that I just really want everyone to have a good and memorable time. At the same time all of this makes me wonder,
Am I becoming too concerned with all of the planning details to a have a good time at my own reunion??
I’m guessing that we’ll just have to see how things are going within the next few weeks. And don’t worry, I’ll be sure to update you!