Long story short, a family member of mine is planning a party for next week and it's causing so many problems. It's going to be about 80-100 people and it's for the various graduates in our family, including meeee! Now of course, the party planning is driving everyone crazy, especially the person in charge of planning it. This got me to thinking... party planning, at it's core, I think, is about making a memorable experience for everyone. The problem for me is that when I look back on my life, the most memorable gatherings I've been apart of were completely unplanned, spontaneous gatherings, or small "parties" along the lines of "Hey, so and so is bbqing, get over here". So I ask you all, what's your thoughts on this? Have you ever been to a gathering or party or whatever where the planning itself was integral to the making of a memorable experience?