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Do 10K, 20K, and 30K members get to plan their own parties?

Asked by Sunny2 (18686 points ) October 1st, 2011

I am working my way up the Lurve ladder rather slowly and noticed there have been parties, some quite graphic in nature. I love to plan parties. I do it for fun even if the party never happens. I get a new cookbook and read through it planning the parties I could have. Is this something I could do when I finally get to the next level?

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HungryGuy's avatar

No. The parties have always been planned by a friend of the member being congratulated. I think it would be tacky to announce your own party :-p

YARNLADY's avatar

Yes, if they have a close friend they notify when they hit the mark. Usually people watch the ones they interested in and then hit their submit button. Sometimes there are duplicates.

augustlan's avatar

You can’t announce your own party, but you definitely can decide how you’d like it to be celebrated. People often “bring” the foods, drinks, and music they like best to their parties. Of course, lots of us will “bring” you stuff, too, so I hope you’re ok with a bit of “bring your own” shenanigans. :D

Sunny2's avatar

but, but, but. . . okay. sigh.

AmWiser's avatar

This Thread might help you. You might want to read this thread also (kinda enlightening). There was another thread…but I can’t seem to find it right now.

Hibernate's avatar

And what if one of us don’t want a party?

AmWiser's avatar

@Hibernate I think the answer is ‘sorry, you don’t get a choice’. Of course you can go AWOL before you reach the milestone.

Coloma's avatar

@Sunny2

” I love to plan parties. I do it for fun even if the party never happens.”
So, you stage a lot of parties in your imagination ey? LOL

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Sunny2 I’ve planned some, worked great.Planned some, blew up in my face. You take your chances.

Sunny2's avatar

@Coloma Precisely. I think I just like to plan things. Probably more than actually doing them. That way, @Adirondackwannabe, they all go perfectly. In my mind. ( don’t even make guest lists, but if someone wants a menu, I’m glad to offer it.

lillycoyote's avatar

I just recently had my 20k party and I did ask someone to host it. When I was about 18 lurve away. Not that I necessarily love her anymore more than I love the friends I love as much as her :-) but I am very fond of her and wanted her to do it, rather than asking one of my fluther friends who was asleep or not online, we’d been PMing last night, so I knew she was online,awake and aware, and I was going to hit 20k any minute and I wanted her to do it. She was totally on top of it and it worked out perfectly.

The problem with planning the K parties is that you can never be sure exactly when that odometer of yours is going to turn over. Once your odometer does roll over, the party is like a force of nature. It will happen, I believe, within minutes, with or without you. :-)

And, I was actually unaware that I was responsible for bringing the pancakes. I’m a little slow on the uptake sometimes but @jeruba was so very polite and gracious about my oversight and brought them for me.

Edit: I’ve also had my disappointments. I have, maybe had a friend, who I think is no longer here, but I really wanted to host his party and I asked him about it and he said he would really like it if I did and I was looking forward to it but someone got there first. I was bummed, but that’s the way it goes.

jrpowell's avatar

It would be nice if the community feed held off for few hours before announcing the milestones.

Hibernate's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe he’s always up for a new name but not because he does not want a party but mostly because he wants to be able to lurve other people replies ^^ For instance if I give several great answer/questions to you after a while it doesn’t matter if I give them since you won’t receive any lurve. That’s zen .. thinking of others more than he thinks of himself.

Cruiser's avatar

@johnpowell Why is that? Why delay the inevitable?

jrpowell's avatar

@Cruiser :: So someone that actually knows the person could have a chance to make the post instead of some random person that just noticed it popping up in the feed.

Kardamom's avatar

You might not be able to announce your own party (but not sure why you couldn’t, except for the tacky factor, or maybe Auggie has some guidelines about not hosting your own party) but you could certainly say once you got to “the party”, “I’m turning the tables on you, I’m here to throw a party for you guys” and then have at it. Then you could post all of your ideas about “foods” and “decorations” and “themes” etc.

Some of the jellies have even given “gifts” to the guests that showed up at their “parties.”

Sunny2's avatar

@Kardamom Thanks for the idea.

Cruiser's avatar

@johnpowell Gotcha and great point!

erichw1504's avatar

Nope. Illegal in 45 states.

Sunny2's avatar

@erichw1504 I hope I get to go to a prison in one of those states if I get caught!

erichw1504's avatar

@Sunny2 You don’t go to prison for this type of violation. Instead you are fined $42.42 and are slapped on the chest with an over-sized cucumber.

Sunny2's avatar

Oh, no! I’m not supposed to have cucumber. Could they substitute a banana?

erichw1504's avatar

@Sunny2 Banana would be fine, but it will have to be a green one.

Sunny2's avatar

Okay, green banana. How did I get myself into this? Slapped with a green banana is cruel and unusual, not to mention humiliating. Just wait until you do something wrong.

erichw1504's avatar

@Sunny2 Oh, forgot to mention, I am not affected by this law.

Sunny2's avatar

And that’s because?

erichw1504's avatar

Because I am awesome.

Sunny2's avatar

Okay. You win. Bring on the green banana.

erichw1504's avatar

So, you held your own party?

Sunny2's avatar

No. I have to wait until I do that ? I haven’t decided to actually carry out my wishes since I tend to be a law abiding citizen. But I’m planning in my head.

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