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Tell me I'm not mad! Having a BBQ for 150 at my house!

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Milliways Tue 28-Jun-05 18:03:49

Annual church fundraising BBQ is held in my garden - this year it seems VERY popular - 150 ish on the list. My freezer now has 180 sausages & 100 cornettos in it - got to get more of those. Butcher will deliver the burgers & kebabs on Sat am.

We will have a Live8 screen up for those who want to watch it, 3 large Barbies on the go, & probably a queue for the trampoline.

Please pray for good weather - my garden is large - my house is not (But we will have 3 large gazebos + 1 normal size one up)

Am I really mad?

starlover Tue 28-Jun-05 18:04:32

yes. totally mad.

mummycan Tue 28-Jun-05 18:05:38

yes - but very big hearted. It's very sewwt of you to do this

crystaltips Tue 28-Jun-05 18:06:31

you are mad - mad - madder than Mad Dog McMad !

lucy5 Tue 28-Jun-05 18:06:43

Yes but you will go to heaven.

Milliways Tue 28-Jun-05 18:08:36


We feel having this garden is a gift, we are thankful & try to use it. It's just remembering that when the thought of all those people coming becomes a reality

Nemo1977 Tue 28-Jun-05 18:09:07

aww your not mad

your totally insane

emmatmg Tue 28-Jun-05 18:14:47

150 PEOPLE????!!!!!

My god woman, you are stark raving bonkers!!!!

Twiglett Tue 28-Jun-05 18:16:15

assuming there's a committee of helpers doing all the work you are not mad at all but rather lovely

you must have an extremely large garden I think 8 people would fill mine

Milliways Tue 28-Jun-05 18:16:23

At last count 98 Adults + loads of kids

lemonice Tue 28-Jun-05 18:33:03

You are a raving nutter, have you dug a trench and make sure everyone knows you suffer severe migraine otherwise enjoy yourself and fingers crossed it doesn't rain... (and try not to poison anyone important)

stitch Tue 28-Jun-05 18:41:14

i think yo uare very brave.
have you got paper plates, and bins around to chuck them into?
people to man the barbies etc?
can i come?

kalex Tue 28-Jun-05 18:45:46

I think that you are really lovely

pepsi Tue 28-Jun-05 18:49:30

Yes agree you are mad, but Im sure you will have a great wont have to cook anything either........Im guessing there will be a scrum of males around the bbq demonstrating their cooking skills! Have you got a group of people helping you? You know, one person to let people in, one to help with drinks, organising games for children etc. Are people bringing food as well?

StrugstuWaitingForThePostman Tue 28-Jun-05 18:50:02

looney choons comes too mind! whata brave woman u r. i would love to enjoy giving bbq or parties but unfortunately i'm too anal about getting mud/wine/cake on my carpet! well done and good luck and if possible enjoy it.

dropinthe Tue 28-Jun-05 18:50:41

Good on you-not mad,just v kind!

MrsGordonRamsay Tue 28-Jun-05 18:51:22

Proper Bonkers,

But just the sort of thing I would do

Except I frequently volunteer us/me/DH and then tell him

He never complains, which considering I am the one with the Faith and he is neither here nor there Faith wise, impresses me no end.

Milliways Tue 28-Jun-05 19:03:20

Every family brings a salad/crisps etc & all brink drinks.We supply meat, bread etc. Men on a Barbie rota (including a professional Italien chef!). Starts at 4 - until it's too dark to see.

Milliways Tue 28-Jun-05 19:03:22

Every family brings a salad/crisps etc & all brink drinks.We supply meat, bread etc. Men on a Barbie rota (including a professional Italien chef!). Starts at 4 - until it's too dark to see.

Milliways Tue 28-Jun-05 19:04:28

Oh - and we get all pates, cups etc from church, & without asking there is aleays someone washing up

stitch Tue 28-Jun-05 19:35:52

sounds lovely

MarsLady Tue 28-Jun-05 19:42:08

Of course you're not mad

<<of course she is!!!>>

It sounds like a wonderful event. Have fun with it and remember not to get too drunk in front of the vicar lol

lemonice Tue 28-Jun-05 19:44:51

Just had a terrible thought you don't live in Midsomer you?

Whizzz Tue 28-Jun-05 19:45:13

Yes totally potty........can I come ???

Best of luck - hope the sun shines & your sausages sizzle

Milliways Tue 28-Jun-05 19:45:46

No -But why?

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