Birthday Party Essay

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“One vote for Dakota,” my dad said as my heart jumped in surprise. I was at my “Survivor” themed birthday party, and I was nervous at the thought that I could be the first one eliminated from my team at my own birthday party. I had experienced a similar feeling of trepidation four months earlier when I attempted to eat a three-pound burger and a pound of fries in an hour at Fuddruckers in Jackson. I had only five minutes left to complete the challenge, but my stomach was on verge of exploding. In both stories, I would later encounter great surprise. Turning 18 is a huge moment in a person’s life as one transitions from a kid to an adult. To mark my 18th birthday on January 2nd , I wanted to do something special. The last birthday party I …show more content…
In mid-December, I began to ponder what theme I wanted my birthday party to have. When I was previously considering having a party for my 16th birthday, I created Pinterest boards for a fiesta birthday party, a luau birthday party, and a Titanic birthday party. As I considered those options, though, I started not to feel good about them; I had been trying to eat healthy—something Mexican food is definitely not, no one has a luau in the coldest month of the year, and the cost of fine dining and fancy clothes would be way too expensive. I soon stopped looking at my Pinterest boards so that I could watch the finale of the hit reality game show “Survivor.” Although I had only been a fan for two years, I was and still am obsessed it; the twists, the turns, and the challenges all make for high-quality entertainment. As I watched the finale, I realized that a Survivor themed birthday party would be very entertaining and allow me to invite many guests. After the finale ended, I logged back into my Pinterest account and created my 100+ pin board of challenges to play; my dad, however, would pick the challenges at random so that I could be just like the other contestants and not have an unfair advantage. I then decided that the party would be held at my church because of its vast space, its kitchen, and mainly because …show more content…
One month after planning, January 30th came, and I was ecstatic; I was going to get to experience my dream of being on “Survivor” without having to use the restroom outside! My family arrived at 8 a.m. at the church to set up, the guests then arrived at 10, we ate at 10:30, and then started playing at 11. Instead of having my guests bring a gift, I had them bring $5 each that would contribute to the total prize; second place would win 10% of the total amount money and first place would receive the total money. Although the second-place winner wouldn’t be receiving $100,000 and the first-place winner would not receive $1,000,000 like on “Survivor,” they would be receiving $6 and $60, respectively, which isn’t a bad payment for going to a birthday party; One classmate I invited, however, didn’t go because he “didn’t have $5” (As if I do nit remember his giving my friend a $30 Olive Garden gift card for her 16th birthday party). After I collected the money, I

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