farewell parties and saying goodbye

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1. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

What do you think about farewell parties?
I'm leaving Germany for 19 months next week and friends of mine have arranged a farewell party for me this coming saturday. First I thought this was really sweet, but now I'm freaking out, because I have to say goodbye to many of my close friends on the weekend. I know it's a party and I will probably have lots of fun, but it also will be so hard knowing I won't see or party with them for a very long time. Shall I cancel it??? Dunno, I think the - I'm going away next week excitement has really kicked in now - I still have so much to arrange and get done and saying goodbye to my parents today has already left me feeling very sad. I mean I'm really looking forward to going away, but this week has just been so shity (I don't even have time to spent time at TP at the moment, so please forgive me if I'm not responding to PM's immediately).

So party or not?!? Any other advice on how to stay cool before going away will also be much appreciated!


2. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Have the party Steff, the memories of it will serve you well in the next 19 months...

3. Posted by AlexT (Full Member 245 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

definately party... its the perfect opportunity to see all your friends before you go and you will regret it if you were to cancel it. Go... have fun!

4. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

I agree with Alex and Fi...ENJOY yourself!!! Have a good time! Forget about planning..or being away from your friends...you will be back before you know it (and probably before you want to be) and you will have new friends and fabulous memories!! Once in a lifetime kind of stuff!!!

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

I agree as well Steff!;) Of course, you'll feel sad, but good sad if you know what I mean. How lovely that your friends are going to miss you that much that they want to throw you a party!

6. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

yes party party party-it'll be something to remember-a good time with great ppl while your away-i'm sure you'd regret it if you didnt see many ppl before you went away.

I'm going to go mad when i leave (and i'm only going for a few weeks!!) got everyone from friends to the local police coming-it'll be brill. You've got to do it! Just have fun, let your hair down and party girl and dont think nothing of it!

7. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Steff, have it! Maybe later I'll do the same thing as you do... or maybe not

All the very best, Steff!

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Go to the party!!!!! Sure, okay, you're going to laugh and cry and all that stuff - but you won't regret it either!! Also remember that your friends planned this party as a way to say good bye to you too. It really is as much for them as it is for you. Enjoy yourself and relish in the fact that they care about you enough to plan a party in your honor. Go and be merry!!!

Isa hands Steff a martini to get the party started! Now it's too late to back out - you have a drink in your hand!! ;)

9. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

And Steff.....

TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES at the party, stuff them in an envelope (the pix, not your friends) and take them with you. That way, they'll always be with you, and you can show people on your travels what crazy friends you have...

10. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Go for it Steff! You'll regret it once you're out there somewhere. At least the good fun and times will help all of you to stay in contact even you're away. And it's not really saying goodbye after all. It's just 19 months, time moves fast and it will be like 'Tomorrow I'm comin home'... ;)