One of my favorite things to do (and something that I've missed dearly since the pandemic struck) is to host people. My Fiancé and I live in a small rental home, but we are so proud that we have a guest room and guest bathroom, because we LOVE having people over. When it comes to cooking or cleaning the house for ourselves we don’t enjoy it, but when it comes to preparing for a party we are all in! We love to celebrate with friends every chance we get- from dinner parties and holiday parties to everything in between. It has been so hard for us to have such a quiet house all year. So I wanted to take some time to write a blog post of encouragement for anyone out there who's in the same rut that Kyle and I have found ourselves in.
Humans are social animals, and we crave connection and interaction (even introverts like me!). We have gone a year without that, so it's understandable that we need to re-charge that part of our instinct and go out and be social again. Although we still can't have large parties, we still need to find ways fulfill this social need. Just because we can't congregate in groups doesn't mean that life's special moments shouldn't be celebrated (and I'm not just saying that because I'm an event planner haha). I might even argue that now-more than ever- it's especially important to celebrate the little things. Lord knows we are all ready to continue the huge celebrations. But until then, here are some mini-celebration ideas for you to celebrate life's special occasions and the accomplishments of those close to you:
Venmo them some money to buy themselves a drink, coffee, or fun treat
Is it somebody’s birthday, engagement, or anniversary? Are they celebrating a promotion at work or other milestone? This is the perfect way to let them know you’re thinking of them and want them to celebrate their milestones- however big or small.
Send them a care package with some fun items like confetti, treats, etc.
Is there a celebration or milestone that you can’t celebrate in person? Or perhaps you’re just missing someone a little extra lately. What better way to show someone that they’re love and celebrated?