Extra chairs maybe? A variety of seating arrangements are nice.
Or Mom's Special Dish(tm)?
That's a good idea... maybe you could ask her to make your DH's favorite "mom" dish for lunch/dinner the next day? That would give him something special the next day, while allowing you a breather.
Ooh! Good idea. And a little flattery never hurt anyone.
This isn't a bad idea. Letting her do something the next day.
As for drinks, ice and chairs...it's at a bar so that won't work.
Anyway, I did talk to her yesterday. I told her again that DH had the oppourtunity to invite other relatives and he say no one else. I told her that if she wanted to mention it to people it would be ok but I'm not sending anymore invitation. I also had to explain to her that this wasn't a big fancy party. It was just all of DH's friends getting together at a "dive" bar for drinks, a little food and dancing.
She did offer to get the cake. I thought this would be a great ides since I would be doing a lot of running around that day and she could pick it up for me. The she told me she wouldn't be able to pick it up, she just wanted to pay for it. I wouldn't mind that but it would be so much more helpfully if she was to pick it up. That's where I need the help. Picking things up, decorating, getting everything there. I have my family and a friend of mine doing all this for me.
Oh well, I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens!