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The perfect $0 gift for the host of a party/event

McKinley Valentine — 1 min read
The perfect $0 gift for the host of a party/event
Photo by Kira auf der Heide / Unsplash

I know it's perfect because I received it, loved it, and now I'm going to plagiarise it. The day after my wedding, one of my friends who attended sent me a Facebook message with "eight excellent moments from last night, in no particular order".

It was little moments and vignettes, some that I was there for, but was so nice to hear they brought someone joy, and some that I wasn't there for and would have had no idea about. A conversation, a joke, a person they met, someone's rad outfit, it REALLY doesn't have to be big things.

When you are a host, you want people to have a good time, and you want to know your event was memorable. You might like to think you connected interesting people together. You are a bit anxious and fluttery and sometimes you can forget to have a good time yourself or have proper moments with people because there's a lot going on that's distracting. So this is a gift that matches the emotional things that a host wants. In the same way that it's lovely to look at photos afterwards, having little recollections through someone else's eyes was the nicest thing.

And it costs nothing! And I think, like flowers or a bottle of wine, it doesn't suffer from not being my original idea.

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