I don’t know about the cool kids, but I like you! I’m not a huge fan of parties, either, and haven’t been since my body stopped tolerating large amounts of alcohol…decades ago.
The party I wrote about was fairly easy for me, because the panic happens every time. When my daughter lived at home, SHE did everything…invites, food planning, decorations, etc. She loves that stuff. I was still a wreck, but I didn’t have to make near as many decisions as I do now. I miss her!