No no no! Do not clean your house properly do that after Clean toilets, supply clean hand towels and plenty of bog roll. Put a sign on the WC. Clear hall of all clutter, shoes etc, have a designated area for coats (weather permitting!) Have bin areas, ie, the stronger binbags taped discretely around. Delegate and do not turn down any offers of help. Have a wonderful time.
Crikey! If you tried that at my house everyone would be so packed in like sardines that there wouldnt be room for any dirt I bet you are glad that it is pretty much a good forecast once any morning rain has cleared.
Just putting my feet up now. The weather was amazing, all the kids well behaved, trampoline in constant use but no accidents, nothing burnt, tonnes of salads (we do a bring and share salad thing), magnums & soleros went down a treat, my parents continually washing up (even though we used paper plates for the first year).
Even the cat managed to not bring a dead bird through the crowds (has done before!).
The guys on the BBQs though were frazzled - they got SO hot and deserve a medal.