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Over 100 expected for Christmas Eve, and now in between fainting I am throwing up snot and not started preparing yet!

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Philoslothy Mon 22-Dec-14 19:08:12

I am almost four months pregnant and this time have really bad morning sickness to the extent that I am passing out. Just to up the ante I seem to have a really bad cold/ flu and so have started throwing up my own snot! The room is spinning and I constantly have the sweats.

I am feeling so unwell that I am losing track of the days and am not sure how many days we have until Christmas. I do know that we have about 100 guests for a Christmas Eve party, about 20 for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

WE have no presents which is not the end of the world but I have not bought the food or drink never mind started preparing it.

I am sure everything will be fine, but home is hard enough at the moment so I can't share how stressed I am. So inbetween sneezing, shivering and vomiting I am smiling and telling everyone that it will be OK .

I am so annoyed with myself for getting stressed over Christmas, I never get stressed about Christmas.

plusonemore Mon 22-Dec-14 19:10:20

100? 20? Eeeks! good luck! I say make some lists grin

bogiesaremyonlyfriend Mon 22-Dec-14 19:12:27

Time to call in some recruits I think! And delegate!

Philoslothy Mon 22-Dec-14 19:13:46

I can't write but I can dictate lists into my iPhone and get one of the children to write it up and DH to check for things I have missed. The children are cleaning, DH is reading cookery books!

WeThreeKeemasofOrientNaan Mon 22-Dec-14 19:13:52

Call in help and recruits! Roping in some of the 100 to help out is the best course of action. People do love to rally round.

soverylucky Mon 22-Dec-14 19:14:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Philoslothy Mon 22-Dec-14 19:15:16

I might send DH to the pub and tell him not to return until he gets willing volunteers.

Thisismyfirsttime Mon 22-Dec-14 19:19:44

Sorry, 100?? 100?! Where are you hosting? At home? Are they friends/ family or is it for a do for a club/ group etc? If friends/ family enlist some help from them and if not enlist some help from friends/ family if possible for the event! You need to look after yourself flowers

Philoslothy Mon 22-Dec-14 19:23:29

It is a party so I only need canapés, sweet things and drinks - not a formal meal. It is at home, the house is decorated ready. The gifts for the party are all done and the children are making sure they are all wrapped. I am worried about how I am going to host, I am back in bed shivering at the moment.

SunnyL Mon 22-Dec-14 19:23:51

Can you text/email your guests and tell the truth and ask everyone to bring a dish each? I've never had a party that size without people at least bringing a bottle and some chocolates.

good luck OP!

IndiansInTheLobby Mon 22-Dec-14 19:26:46

My house feels full if there is more than 4 people in it let alone 100. Good luck OP and I hope you feel better soon.

StickEm Mon 22-Dec-14 19:28:28

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Philoslothy Mon 22-Dec-14 19:30:07

DH and DSS are off into the village to get some recruits. People know that we are having a hard time at the moment, DS has been in hospital and having a very hard time, so people will help- I just need to admit that I can't do as much as I would like to.

Philoslothy Mon 22-Dec-14 19:31:27

I can't cancel, it is a charity event and quite a big event in the village calendar. If needs be DH and the children can host without me .

NotTheKitchenAgainPlease Mon 22-Dec-14 19:32:18

The freezer section is your friend. Don't cook. It's the day after tomorrow. Hope you're better soon.

100???!!! How big is your house???!!!

Can everybody bring a bottle? Can everybody chuck in a tenner and you phone for pizzas?

Philoslothy Mon 22-Dec-14 22:44:05

It is not really a order a pizza kind of event. However DH and DSS have assembled a team. DSS's mother has offered to host if I want to sleep. Some neighbours have offered to put me up at theirs Christmas Eve if I need to rest.

trixymalixy Mon 22-Dec-14 23:00:33

Why are you doing this? You don't have to you know. Cancel it!!

Philoslothy Mon 22-Dec-14 23:05:58

Cancelling is not really an option, it is something we do every year and it raises a lot for a local charity. However I personally do not have to do it.

MsAspreyDiamonds Tue 23-Dec-14 15:03:26

Hi OP I hope you are feeling better but please don't push it. Is the vomitting part of the pregnancy or a combination of that & the winter vomitting bug? You don't want to pass the bug onto your guests.

Are you near a wholesalers like Costco where you can buy large catering packs of food & drinks?

I have just returned from Tescos & they have reduced a lot by 50%. Their 7 cheese selection box is now �4 so 10 of those would be sufficient for 100 people. The 900g box of crackers is �3 now so several boxes of crackers, cheese & fruit to make a giant cheese board. Perfect easy food for a large crowd.

M&S will have reduced their party
canape selection by now or will be
offering bundle deals.

Philoslothy Tue 23-Dec-14 16:35:34

I am being looked after by neighbours. DH, DSS and his mother have everything under control.

The vomiting is morning sickness, it was bad with the last 3 pregnancies.

Thankyou for asking.

Storytown Tue 23-Dec-14 16:48:01

"DSS's mother has offered to host if I want to sleep"

This is possibly the most heart warming thing I've seen this Christmas. I have no idea about the details of your life OP but you're obviously doing something right.

I hope you feel better soon.

CornChips Tue 23-Dec-14 17:20:11

YY Storytown. smile

oranges Tue 23-Dec-14 17:23:55

please rest and take up the kind offer to host elsewhere. Do it now while there is time to make new arrangements. You are pregnant, and you really shouldnt be pushing yourself too hard. Good luck.

Philoslothy Tue 23-Dec-14 20:18:58

It is bring hosted in our home but not by me! I am currently propped up in bed next door. I may pop in but strictly as a guest.

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