Good things about the party:
Should be fun,
We're getting a whole lot of stuff done around the house to prep for it, ie. a few more lights up, carpets down, paintings up, dirt removed....rooms cleaned
Should be very interesting anthropologically, seems that here it is rude to show up even a few minutes late for a party, so they may be hammering on the door aat 6:30! AUGH! The architect even said he was hoping to come a few minutes early to take some pictures when it is all cleaned up. He is more optimistic than I am and may get here before me!
Also it is rude to leave part way through a party and they tend to all leave at once. Good lord.
Down side: Getting all the stuff done for the party, like putting up lights and paintings also evicting dustbunnies. The schedule of the whole thing.
Deciding who not to invite. We can't ask them all, we haven't got the coin for that sadly.
Bit of good and bit of bad. The menu: fun; the shopping: not. Scheduling: fun; cooking: depends on a number of factors, ie not burning things, and people helping + success with the original scheduling!
Turns out we have exactly 50 liquid holders, as in mugs, glasses, wine glasses and champagne glasses, plus some mini-mugs and two japanese handless tea cups. As we look to have about 50 guests, that seems like it will do, only a little dish washing mid-party!
Should be fun! Three lights up today, one carpet down, one light purchased, vessels counted and a curtain chosen. Debating painting Youngest's room Wednesday night, but that might be nuts.