The adulting social trajectory goes something like this: clubbing, dinners, engagement parties, weddings, baby showers and funerals. Mine is somewhere around weddings and baby showers this year.

When I attend all these events, there is a part of me that is there purely to celebrate with my friends. There’s another part of me that takes notes for any of my own events that may come along one day.

A definite theme I’ve picked up on, and liked this year has been simplicity. Two weddings and two baby showers and this trend have rung true throughout.

There were no elaborate “guess the size of the belly” games, no long-winded speeches from an endless list of relatives and certainly no gift opening ceremonies with endless cooing over how cute the hundredth onesey is! We, the guests, merely showed up, broke bread, laughed and celebrated the new milestones of our loved ones and I went home, heart overflowing with love for the time spent with them.

It’s not that these formalities aren’t authentic. it doesn’t mean that these gatherings are less special with speeches, but the core reason why we are gathered is often lost because of them. And that is why, the older I get, the more I appreciate that all the important things have been said and done long before the big day.

Thank you to all my friends who have taught me something new this year! I hope I can host gatherings that are as simple and filled with love as you have done!

Thank you for popping in! It’s always so good to have you here😘 have a beautiful week!