I am not into parties or social events. My whole family knows this. I would rather have a day off and just be able to hang around with a few people and talk on my birthday. I do not like the club scene or going out to a big event. It is just not me. I like being around friends and family, but they all like to have big parties. For my 50th birthday party, my wife rented a Platinum Party Bus in Toronto. She knew that controlling the number of guests was going to be important to me, and you can only fit so many people onto the party buses. Of course, they have big ones that can hold almost 60 guests, so she got a smaller one that could hold about 20.
My wife helped make the setting more friendly to me by cutting the number of guests to 12. We had close family and friends in attendance. My wife also arranged a nice dinner in a private dining room. This way we could be away from the other patrons. She even hired a four-piece orchestra for the music. I really enjoyed this birthday party. I cannot help my aversion to large crowds, but I sure do enjoy being around people who are family and friends. They understand too, even though they prefer big parties for birthdays. We all had a great time together.
I enjoy talking to people and really listening. I cannot do that at big parties. Just a few friends and family lets me relax and enjoy myself. The party bus had really comfortable seating in a nice arrangement making it perfect for conversation as we went along. The beverage bar was stocked with our favorite beverages, and soothing music was being played on the sound system. I imagine most people use party buses for wild and loud parties, and that my so-called “party” was very mild by comparison. Still, it is something I really enjoyed.