I have a <ahem> big birthday coming up in a few months and was just thinking of maybe going out for some drinks with friends, but DP suggested last night that we have a party at home. There would be approx 50 people invited, not all would come of course. We have two decent sized reception rooms, a medium kitchen and a medium yard area where we would prob get gazebos & heaters.
I'm about 60% sold on the idea but would love your comments and input to help me make up my mind.
All I can think of at the moment is -
Pros Much cheaper and easier for people to come than a £££££££££££ night out in town I can decide on decor, food, guests, etc (control freak, moi??) More relaxed and less booming music than a night out
Cons The MESS Would have to do food (don't mind but might be pricey depending on numbers) No dancefloor (I've never seen people dance at house parties other than on telly!) Less space at home than in a bar in town