Hello? Oh, hey Sam!
Things are good in Philly, how’s everything in Boston, and your mom Aunt Marie?
I miss you too Samantha
Omg why didn’t you come to my party I was so upset that you didn’t make it.
It’s okay I understand that you had to babysit your little sister, Sally.
Alright, Alright I’ll tell you all about my party.
Okay so, the week before the party I invited a lot of people from school, my friends outside of school, and a lot of people in our family.
But when I ask these three girls Sarah, Ana, and Maria to come to the sweet 16 and tried to give each of them the invitation, they gave me a dirty look. Maria said, “Ha you’re inviting me to your party, it’s gonna be super boring and everyone is going to talk about it, saying how bad it was and that it was lame. Then I said, “Wow, how would you know if the party didn’t even happen yet? ” as I shook my head at them. Then I said “But okay if that’s how you feel then it’s better not to invite you”,and then I had second thoughts about even throwing a party if people thought it was lame before they even showed up.
Exactly I didn’t get how they’re judging and making conclusions about my party either. And I’ve never invited them to any of my parties before.
Stephanie saw how upset I looked after walking by those cruel group of girls. She asked, “Hey Ashley, what’s wrong, are you okay? as I was looking down.
“Yeah I’m fine” I said as I sighed. Steph said “So, I heard you’re having a sweet 16 girl!” I Looking up and said “Yeah, you wanna come?” “Oh my gosh girl yes, I would love to come.”
I know right she’s one of the nicest girl in my school. I said in my head wow, Stephanie made my day just by making me feel better about my party.
The day continued and I was feeling much better after my chat with Stephanie, as the day went on in school, I asked all of my friends that I hangout with in school to come and they all agreed.
Yes, I brought my entire outfit a month before the party with my mom. My dress was knee length fitted black sparkly dress.
Well what were you going to wear?
Oh wow (laughing) we were both going to wear black what a coincidence.
Anyways, since the party was going to be from 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. I had to get things together all Saturday morning and afternoon.
Omg it was so stressful, but it was worth it. My mom made me help her clean the entire house with her. Aunt Ana came with the twins cousin Amanda and Kyle to help me and mom with the cooking. Afterwards Aunt Ana did my hair, mom did my makeup and Amanda helped me get dresses.
My hair was just curled but my makeup was so pretty.
I know my mom is great at makeup, she’s teaching me tips and tools so hopefully I’ll be great at it. Alright back to the story. We left the house an hour early to get ready. As soon as I got out the car and looked up to view the building of the ballroom it was so pretty and luxurious. As we walked in the man who works there told us where to go, and we proceeded to his directions. Once we walked in the room, omg Samantha it was gorgeous! The room was big and it had a huge chandelier.
Yeah the room was already decorated, but we just need to set up the food we made.
The people I invited and the DJ started coming in around 8-8:30, and honestly I was extremely nervous. Because I said to myself what if the girls were right about my party, what if it turns out to be boring.
I had so much negativity in my mind about my sweet 16 sam because I was anxious about the feedback I get back from people.
But then the DJ played some good music and everyone was on the dance floor. Even my mom! I mean I was a little embarrassed about how me and my mom danced together. Then as I danced I look around the room seeing people laughing and dancing. Then I realized to myself that it’s my party and need to have fun and not stress about anything if people are having fun.
As the party ended and people was leaving, everyone told me that I had the best sweet 16 they’ve ever been to and I was so relieved to hear that.
I know right that was nice. But as soon as I got in the house I was exhausted from dancing so much (laughs) so I jumped in the shower, brushed my teeth, and fell asleep.
On Sunday I saw my party on almost everyone’s snapchat stories and instagram. I showed my mom and she was happy to see that everyone had a good time.
The following monday everyone’s topic of discussion was the party. Once everyone bragged to Sarah, Ana, and Maria, they felt so bad about talking bad about my party that, they apologized to me in person.
Yeah I accepted the apology although they were wrong to say such negative things about the sweet 16. I learned my lesson about this.
I learned how to have self confidence and not care what anyone say bad about me. Because at the end of the day, I know that I will receive some good feedback of my actions.