Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I don’t think we have full-on Postparty Depression, but I do think we have the blues! Planning a party is all-consuming. You plan the little details and dream of the perfect event. Then you stress a little as the date gets closer .... will we have enough food? Drink? Will anyone show up? Do people even like us?
Then they do show up! Hundreds of them! It’s amazing, outrageous, and fun! They like us! They really like us!!
Then you wake up with a splitting headache and a hazy memory of what happened ... and it’s over.
A certain amount of insomnia, irritability, tears, overwhelmed feelings, and mood swings are normal during the first days after a party. These "party blues" usually peak around the fourth postparty day and subside in less than 2 weeks, when household changes have settled down. If you have postparty blues after a great celebration, you're not alone—more than half of all party hosts have temporary mild symptoms of depression mixed with feelings of happiness after having a party.
Good to know!
We just need to figure out when it will be good for us, both financially and psychologically, to have another party!