I turn 21 this Friday, October 19th. Since I started kindergarten when I was 4, I am in my fourth year of school- still as a 20 year old. I started college at 17 and got my driver's license my December of my junior year of high school, etc. etc.
So this is the last big milestone before age "ain't nothin but a number," as Aaliyah would say... and since it's a well known fact among my friends that I'm younger than shit ("You're still not 21 yet?"), who were out at the bars all this summer, it's kind of a big deal.
My best friend and I decided to facilitate the entire party, we'd create an event on facebook. Both of us felt that it was the easiest way to contact the most people in the most organized fashion. Also, that way we can both change whatever details we need or want to (as admins). And I can obsessively stalk the "attending," "maybe attending," and "not attending" lists.
Without the events application on facebook, I would have been hard pressed to get the word out about my birthday to the 70+ people I invited (I know this seems excessive but I swear they're all my friends and they all have been waiting for me to turn 21!!).
Ahhh facebook... such a wonderful tool for the garden variety party planner.
P.S. We'll be out on North Ave after 10 p.m. for anyone who wants to tag along!! :)