I'm up to my fingertips in a spreadsheet for the rest of the arrangements.
It's going OK. I've spent hours washing up. We got all the party stuff down from the loft, so I've been washing the plates, 'glasses' and semi disposable cutlery. And the platters. I also bought some chiller platters from Cater Speed, who offered inexpensive next day delivery, and the base price of the items was the best I'd seen. I can see that these chiller platters would be good to use anyway, so I'm wondering where I can store them so I have easy access.
All the new glassware has been washed, by the dishwasher. I've borrowed fold up tables. DB brought round some fold up chairs, a massive coolbox, and some other bits. Our electric cool box is plugged in so it gets really cold. The ice maker has been churning out ice for 2 days now. I've also frozen some large tubs of water, so that normal plates can stand on them and keep cool.
I've had one food delivery, and I'm going shopping tomorrow to buy the salad type perishables. I've placed a panic order for Sunday morning, which contains frozen snacks.... this means we can heat them up quickly if we're running out of food, or keep them if we don't.
The lady at a local cafe is making sandwich platters, for a very reasonable price. Sandwiches aren't difficult to make, but they are time consuming. And this way, we can collect them on Sunday morning so we won't have to worry too much about fridge space.
DB also lent me his breadmaker, so I can make two loads of dough at a time. I know I could make the dough by hand more quickly but this way the dough can be doing its thing quietly while I'm getting on doing something else. It also means I can make the dough later in the evening, rather than having to start early in the day. My wish list of breads is quite long.
It feels really odd buying in the food rather than making most things ourselves. If it was just for a few people, I'd be doing most of it, but there are just too many.
I expect it'll be OK.