I know this might sound odd, but this party was one of my most favorite to plan. I think not having a close relationship with the guest of honor allows me to get more creative, enjoy the planning process, and not stress over the whole event having to be PERFECT. When I throw a party for someone I love, I get a little crazy about details and making sure the party will be "the BEST EVER!" It also showed me that putting my list aside and enjoying the process is good for my soul. My creative juices were a-flowing and even though a few details slipped through the cracks it was a great afternoon. And Allison sure felt the love.