Post # 1
First, Happy New Year!
To all the brides getting married in 2014 and the moms to be-congrats-this is your year!!
Last night DH and I hosted a NYE party at our apartment. It was fun. However, it hit me last night that 1-hosting a party is $$$- i have so much food left over to feed an army…wth do i do with it?! 2) The clean up…oh I hate the clean up. I started doing it little by little last night so I don’t have much to do except vacuum, sweep and put away the massive amount of wine we have left. 3) Im tired of partying. And I dont mean dinner parties, I mean like the going out as if you 21 again and staying out til 4am and being a hotmess. A handful of guests didnt leave my place til 530am. And that was bc I told DH I am beat…I am trying to give them the hint by cleaning..get them out. DH was awesome and got everyone out in a way that he wasnt rude. He said the Landlord texted him about noise or something.
My birthday is on Monday and you know what I am doing? Nothing…absolutely nothing. DH has something planned for me next Friday, but it does not consist of getting drunk. Lol…He is taking me to my favorite restaurant and then we are going to see a show.
I just don’t like the drinking anynore, like I will have a glass of wine or two but I don’t drink to get wasted! My girlfriends always plan a big outing in the city at a nkcd bar, but someone always ends up in the bathroom with someone holding their hair back. And Im going on 29…I think its time to stop the young 20’s partying. I feel like the bar/club scene is just not my cup of tea. I would rsther be at a lounge or maybe even a low key bar (one thats not borderline club..where i can actually have a conversation lol)
Did there come a time for you when you would just rather stay low key or just stay home with DH than go out?
Post # 3
I really didn’t party in my 20’s. I hit the party phase my early 30’s for few years. Now days as a 40 year old woman we especially on NYE stay home. Sorry I rather get my drink on at home if going to party than deal with the idiots that chose to drink and drive or the idiots are just plain drunk off their asses.
Post # 4
I didn’t party much at all. I went out a few times between 19-21, mostly because I was dragged along by other people at work, or checking out a club for a friend’s birthday. I’m really uncomfortable with crowds in general – I really need to be in a specific mood to enjoy going out drinking and dancing.
I much prefer to stay in, have friends over and go over to their place to play board games and drink. That’s what we did last night – had one of our “couple friends” over and played Settlers of Catan and Dominion.
Post # 5
We go through stages, but I am 30 and it hasnt stopped!
However that being said, I stopped having parties at my house long ago. I prefer to go, have fun, and then go home when I am ready. And you don’t have to clean up after anyone except yourself!
I just found out I’m pregnant so I will not be partying for the next 9 months or so 😉
Post # 6
@Daizy914: I stopped when I met DH,wthrough we had a few wild nights out! Most of my friends were over it at that point but I had a couple of friends who love to party. They moved away so it all calmed down at that point. We’re talking about a night out soon and I’m worried!! I’m not able any more!!!
Post # 7
@Daizy914: I would say after college I just lost interest. Working a full time job and partying just don’t mix. At this point (29) I cherish my sleep more than any other activity.
Post # 8
In college I for rip-roaring drunk several times a week. Now, at 26, maybe once every other month? If that? I just hate the hangovers, the cost, and the worry (“omg, did I do anything stupid?”) that goes along with it, but that doesn’t mean I hate it so much I never do it, ha!
Post # 9
Almost immediately after I graduated college I lost interest in partying. Even my senior year at 21-22 I was growing tired of it and much preferred to have low-key nights in with my roommates and boyfriend. I go out to bars with friends a few times a year now and enjoy it, but I generally avoid clubs because that scene just makes me miserable.
Post # 10
i partied a ton when i first turned 21. i moved out of the big city and now live in the middle of nowhere so i don’t really party at all anymore. i’m turning 24 in april.
Post # 11
partying died down for me after I graduated college and moved in with FI, but it hasn’t stopped. I love a good party, but I also love quiet nights in. I’d say I party maybe once a month now, as opposed to almost every weekend in undergrad.
Post # 12
@Daizy914: I stopped actual parting at 20. I quit drinking (for the most part, very rare social drinker now) a little after my 21st birthday. I started partying and drinking at 15, so i guess I started early in some opinions lol. I hung out with a lot of older (18+) people and didn’t look my age at all. My husband calmed me down a little when we started dating at 16… but I still did it on my own time.
Personally, I know how I get when I’m buzzed/drunk, and it’d def get me in trouble. So therefore, there’s a two drink limit for me set by myself lol. =)
Post # 13
@Daizy914: *sigh* I never have. I go to parties maybe like 2-3 times a year – and I am in college!! I’ve always been more of a homebody. My fiance and I enjoy going out with each other more. I like going out to the bars with my friends occassionally, but for the most part we keep to ourselves. I’ve hosted 1 party last year, and while it was fun, I won’t do it again – I just don’t have the personality for it I don’t think LOL
Post # 14
@Daizy914: I’m 27. I don’t go clubbing as much as I used to, though I still go occasionally. I mainly just go to the pub though, and tend to prefer quieter pubs.
When it comes to house parties though I tend to stay late; as do my parents (in their 60s) and their friends. If we have parties at ours (I live with them) the last people usually don’t leave until 5/6am, and we’re cool with that; we hate it if people leave before 2am lol.
Post # 15
@Daizy914: The weaning off partying came to me in two phases. I was extremely poor growing up so my college years weren’t the “fun” college years with partying and spring break that everyone seems to have (I went to private school that was “safety school” for rich kids who could not get into the Ivy Leagues so picture that culture). If I wasn’t in class/studying, I was working multiple jobs. I had a full time internship in the summers during college so no summer fun either.
My point is: I didn’t really get a chance to party until my mid-20s and late-20s. I had “real jobs” then with generous vaca time so I was finally able to enjoy that scene albeit later than everyone. When I was 27-28 though, I noticed that I was one of the “older” people partying at bars and felt awkward. I didn’t fully wean myself off until 30 though. It was confirmed for me that I was over it when DH and I walked into NYE party at our favorite restaurant and just felt old… And bored. It doesn’t hold the same allure anymore.
Post # 16
@FMM: omgggg!!! Congrats!!!!! That is so exciting! I dont know why that made me tear lol
@sauerdragon: we have the personality for it. I love a good party but I think I would enjoy a party more if i could just go..have fun and then leave. Hosting a party ks too much work and it gets expensive. Lol I think I am just super tired