Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Are You A Party Person by Pat Simmons


Let the party begin!

In a few weeks, I'll reach a milestone in my life. To celebrate, I'm throwing a Medicare party. Yep. I'm working on my guest list of sixty-five friends who have impacted my life.  Five years ago, I did the same and had about fifty guests from grade school, high school, family, in-laws, and church friends.

I had an amazing time. Here is one of many photos taken from that party in 2019.

I kept it simple. All my guests had to do was show up. They didn't have to dress up or bring a gift. I wanted to celebrate their presence in my life. I hope to do the same this year.  For me, it's all about the fellowship and memories.

The day is also about reflection to remember the people, four of them, who are no longer here to laugh with or hug. I've outlived some of my classmates, relatives, and my father, so I'm thankful for birthdays, even if my hair is getting grayer every day. :)

I would love to hear about some of your theme parties.

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Pat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author of forty-plus titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth passionate about researching her ancestors then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a five-time recipient of the RSJ Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance and the 2022 Leslie Esdaile Trailblazer Award recipient. Christmas Dinner was also an Emma Award winner for Book of the Year. Christmas Dinner and Here for You were featured in Woman’s World Magazine.

As a Christian, Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as a life-altering experience. She has converted her sofa-strapped sports fanatical husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, and GPS-guided chauffeur. They have a son and a daughter. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and has worked in radio, television, and print media for over twenty years. Visit her at


  1. For my 39th birthday I had a state fair themed party. We ate picnic food and candied apples, flavored popcorn, and lots of lemonade. Like your party it was geared toward enjoying each other's company.