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Am I totally barmy crazy loony to be considering a party at home?

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MadreInglese Thu 11-Jun-09 13:46:19

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

Am I stark raving bonkers to be considering it?

MaureenMLove Thu 11-Jun-09 13:47:41

See other thread!

NorbertDentressangle Thu 11-Jun-09 13:51:42

We've been thinking of having a party this summer too -not for any particular reason, just because we've never really had one TBH.

My main concern is what if it rains but you sound as if your yard could be perfect for gazebos.

If you kept it to just an evening party (rather than an all day open-house affair) I don't think people would expect full-blown food would they? Just snacks and nibbles?

MadreInglese Thu 11-Jun-09 14:02:37

Yes norbert, was thinking just evening and just nibbles, I think it would take me all day to cook properly for 50 people! smile

It would be quite late in the year so I think covering and heating outside would be a definite necessity.

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