Okay, just to spoil the ending for you, it was so fun! My lovely friends made it an amazing day and now I'm sitting here wondering why I didn't just have a birthday party earlier.
The truth is, having a birthday party of your own is actually so stressful, even though you're really stressing over nothing. Number one, you have to choose who you're going to invite. This always creates some drama in your mind because you have a limited number and obviously some people won't end up being invited, and it makes you feel so so bad, and them too. Number two, you have to actually give out the invites and wait for RSVPs, which some people aren't so good at giving. And number three, being paintball, the party was very weather dependent. The day before, it was raining so heavily and the forecast said there was going to be another day of rain. This actually freaked me out so much, but the next day I woke up to perfect sunny weather. I guess the forecast just really wanted to make me worry over nothing.
So when we first arrived at the place, everyone was so scared. We could see the people playing the game in their camo suits and bulky helmets, and the whole thing looked like a scene from World War 1, which we had just been learning in history. The bangs of the guns and the bullets also made us afraid getting shot would hurt, which it did a little but it wasn't even the real paintball, seeing as we're under 16.
But once the games started, I got pretty into it. Loading and shooting with the guns, and playing all the different games, I think I actually got some exercise for once. Although my team lost in the end, playing the games were such a good experience. I especially enjoyed the last one where it was just my group. My dad even came in to join us and we played a shooting game, where everyone had to shoot at those without ammunition, who had to run between barrels like that shooting ducks game at carnivals. One of my friends and I pretended we had run out, and came back from behind to shoot the instructor :'). The ducks fought back.
Being a paintball place, there were also quite a lot of hot guys ;). There was that instructor in the yellow shirt, that guy in the brown shirt, the guy in the blue shorts. You could see some of the welts on them though, because that's how much the real paintballs hurt.
And then there were the presents I got, which were actually so sweet. The cards were full of personal information and inside jokes, which I had never gotten during my primary school parties.
And here are the presents I got...
Haha. There's loads of pineapples because I think I have a pineapple fetish, and my friends know it ;)
Yes. I even got a polaroid camera, which a bunch of my friends chipped in to buy for me. Here's the first polaroid, taken at the party then and there.
So I'd say this birthday was one of the best, even though it wasn't my actual birthday. I absolutely love all my friends and I would love to spend every birthday with them <3 Thanks for coming you guys <3 <3 <3