When I finally admitted to myself that I indeed wanted a launch party for my book, I gave my party planner (aka my mom) a budget to fit into. I’d read that launch parties can easily become expensive, and usually don’t result in many book sales. Since my mom was not only decorating the event but was also the primary financial sponsor, I didn’t want to waste my hardworking mother’s money. While I wanted the event to be special, I didn’t want to go over the top and end up financially stressed because of it.
And then wineageddon happened.