We threw a party!
This is the only picture we took, the next morning:
Okay wait I took this one too:
In the lower right corner you can see our second, back-up recycling bin, similarly overflowing with bottles. Good show, friends, jolly good show.
We were not partying with Guns N' Roses, pinky swear, but did manage to pack over 50 people into our house, most of whom were jam-packed into the new kitchen because we need to revisit our food/booze party flow mapping.
But all in all, I think it went well! This was the biggest party we've ever attempted, and also our first Friendsgiving potluck. The turkeys came out delicious, everybody brought amazing apps/sides/desserts, kids and adults alike all seemed to have fun. I was a slightly nervous twitchy wreck about the party all month, but after we finished cleaning up on Sunday I asked Jason when we could throw ANOTHER party, because that was fun, but he just kind of stared at me silently for awhile and then took a nap on the couch.
...the couch right by our new COFFEE TABLE!
Of course, now that the table is there it basically changes EVERYTHING and I want to redo just about ever other element in the room but whatever. My husband built a thing and then deep fried a turkey and made enough challah bread stuffing to feed at least 100 people. All of whom I think we totally could fit in this house, next time. Just gotta move the booze out of the kitchen, like the pied party piper.
(Photo swiped from Facebook as evidence that yes, there was at least one other person in our house and also Jason didn't even let me handle the damn gravy. Our goofiness died a quick death a few minutes after this because I realized we broke the gravy boat last year and never bought a new one, so I had to serve the delicious gravy in a regular bowl, like soup. Obviously, the party was completely ruined and everybody immediately left and are probably still talking about the travesty of the gravy soup to this day.)