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The best party I ever had was definitely my Sweet 16.
I've always loved fashion, so for my Sweet 16, I called up my local Bloomingdales in Short Hills, NJ, and asked them if they would put on a private fashion show for my friends and me, and let me be one of the models. They'd never done this before, but because I sounded eager (and maybe a bit pushy) they agreed.
So we had a buffet lunch for forty of my closest friends in the restaurant at the top of the store, and in the middle of the room, there was a big runway set up. After we ate, my friends took their seats around the runway. I went back stage. The fashion show started, and as these professional teen models began strutting their stuff, I remember standing in the wings, wanting desperately to back out -- what did I get myself into?!?!
But once the officious woman with the clipboard signaled for me to "go," I had no choice. I stepped onto the runway like a deer caught in the headlights. But then I heard it -- cheers and hollers from my friends! -- and instantly, something in me changed. I became a 5'2'' supermodel wearing not very flattering gray Burmuda shorts, a cropped sweater/jacket, and socks with flats. It wasn't a good look. But it didn't matter, because I felt... great!
Now it's your turn, what was your best party ever?