Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Party Planning

As I alluded to earlier, this weekend we are having a little get-together here are the Eck Ranch. It was a bit short notice, but we sent out the requisite mass-email around 2 weeks ago. Then we spent the last two weeks doing what amounts to the most work of any party: trying to figure out who is actually coming, and then how much of everything to buy.

It is a delicate balance between running short on food and beverage and having someone have to eat their brat minus bun with only chip crumbs as accompaniaments, and having 30 frozen hamburgers in the freezer (which we don't eat except when people are over) for the next 5 years, and having 6 pounds of uneaten potato salad stinking up the fridge.

So far out of the four or so full-on planned 'parties' that we have had here since we moved in, only 2 had appropriate amounts of food and beverage purchased. The other two erred on the side of 'a whole extra keg of beer', rather then the 'eat quick or go hungry' side of things. That is OK I suppose, I would rather have too much then have someone go hungry.

We did get colored plastic cups, because you can't have a party without those.

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