Next saturday it's the birthday of my best friend. We are in many aspects very alike. Heck, last weekend at the weekly movie evening, we were asked by some guy whether we were siblings.
One of our main differences is that she loves giving huge parties. And of course I will attend. But I'm not sure for how long. She has so many friends and invites so many people... I can't stand that for long. Luckily, the next day, we'll be both at our role playing afternoon. ^^
My own birthday is nearing soon. I ignored it most of my life. Last year, however, I thought "it's my birthday, I don't have to give a party, I can do whatever I want if it makes me happy". So I invited some people to a boardgame afternoon. And it was nice. About 5 or 6 people showed up, and we had fun and it was a nice day and everything. So I want to do it again this year.
I first asked the five or so people most important to me, to make sure they have time on the same day. Two of them already replied, waiting for the rest. Then I'll decide on a date, and then invite some more.