Try Throwing a Party for Your Best Friend

My best friend’s birthday is coming up, and I’d like to surprise her with a party. It’s not every day that someone turns thirty.

When we were younger, we used to think that thirty was ancient. Now that we’re on the brink of reaching this milestone, we laughed at the way we thought as children.

No matter how old my best friend will be, there are certain things she loves. She’s always wanted to travel and see the world. This wanderlust was apparent in the brochures she’d collect and the questions she’d ask others when they visited our country.

I once saw her list of places she’d like to visit. I bet she’s crossed off most of those locations by now.

Besides traveling, she also has a weakness for soda in special containers. She said they taste better like that, so I’ll have to take her word for it. Look here if you’re a soda lover like her and want to know if plastic or glass is better.

I’ve been wracking my brain for the perfect gift for her. (The party is pretty much taken care of. I asked another one of our friends to execute my plans. She’s an event planner, so this will be a piece of cake for her.) What do you give someone who has everything?

I even contacted her family in case they had ideas, but they weren’t much help.

I think I could put together a mishmash of her favorite things.

For traveling, I could get her new luggage, but that seems so boring. I’m more of a homebody, so maybe I need to think of things from her perspective.

In the end, I’ll probably just go with her favorite treats, travel friendly kits of makeup, leather luggage, and tickets to a cruise.

I went with the cruise idea because she’s never experienced a cruise. For all the traveling she’s done by boat, plane, train, and car, my best friend has never enjoyed the luxury of a cruise. I think she’ll like it.

I won’t turn thirty for another six months. I can’t even imagine how I’ll feel when that happens. It’s a good thing my best friend will already know. I hope it’s not as terrible as everyone else makes it out to be.

No matter our age, I know we’ll always remain best friends. I just hope she enjoys the gift and party. All our friends will be there, so it will be a night to remember.