- Sophie &Friends
Hey everyone! My name is Sophie. I'm a kid's party planner and it goes without saying that I have possibly one of the best jobs in the world. Or maybe it does need to be said -- so I'll tell you all about it!
The job fits me perfectly because I'm basically a "jack of all trades, master of none"... which some folks might find depressing, but in my line of work, it makes me a goddess. (And I don't say that lightly!)
Being a kid's party planner means you have to be able to design and create decor, load a truck, schlep boxes, decorate a space, face paint, sing, entertain, dance, play games, make crafts, clean up, schlep more boxes, reload the truck, and drive off to your next event -- all in about 5 hours. It's pretty exciting... but did I mention there's a lot of schlepping? Not one single day is the same as the other, which is what I like. I admit, I think I'd go crazy if I had to do the same thing day after day -- or even had to do the same party over and over. (I might have a touch of ADD... just a touch!)
I think if I didn't do this, I'd work for some fun magazine like Family Fun or American Girl -- two of my favorite inspirational guides. I literally get giddy when they arrive in the mailbox. Or maybe I'd be a librarian. I don't think I'd be a very good teacher, because I don't seem to do well with folks forcing their curriculum on me! I'm fine working within the parameters of what a child and parent wants, but the notion of having to stick to a particular plan day in and day out doesn't thrill me. I'm a bit more free-form, if you couldn't already tell!
That being said, I have the utmost respect for teachers, and parents too! Not being a parent myself, I get to have all the fun, without the pitfalls... and I truly appreciate the fact that people let me come into their homes and hang out with their kids. It's awesome. I still have to pinch myself after 15 years of doing this. I mean seriously: I get paid to do this, I have a staff -- a staff who likes their jobs... Honestly, you have to admit... it's pretty cool!