Last night was our first attempt at a large neighborhood HOA event as Social Directors. We thought it would be fun to do a Fall BBQ. As September started approaching and life (and schedules) got to be crazy though, we were a little bit hesitant that we'd be able to pull it off.
My amazing co-director Kara had the brillant idea of having Fuddruckers cater the BBQ instead of having our husbands slave over the grills all evening. It was the perfect idea... especially since Kevin was one of the leaders in charge of the Father/Daughter camping trip last night and he and Catie only made it to the BBQ for 30 minutes (if even).
If you get more than 100 guests, the cost from Fuddruckers is only $8.50 per person and you get unlimited french fries along with your meal. Yum!
We decided to get a giant bounce house for the kids to play on and it was a hit! People came out in droves and the best part as organizer was that all 150+ people that RSVPed paid me ahead of time... so I didn't have to spend the evening hounding people for money. :) A local real estate agency gave us bags to hand out with our neighborhood name on them, so that was a fun take home prize. They are perfect pool bags.
We also had a dessert potluck. I was so impressed with all of the delicious treats people brought. We had to set up another dessert table because we had so many. Totally my sort of party :)
I have seriously never been so exhausted after a party ever. Fortunately clean up was easy and Andrew and I finally made it home around 9pm... after having been setting up and running party errands since 4pm.
This morning I woke up and every bone and muscle in my body was sore. Definitely means the night was a success! Can't wait for the next one!