1. Fit 17 chairs round the tables. Our kitchen table can seat 14 (if you're friendly or some of you are small children), but I planned to extend it into an L shape with a fold up table (bought from a well know kitchenware shop). I drew a plan and counted out 17 virtual chairs. We've just brought the table in from the shower (aka the storage cupboard in the back kitchen) and it seems to have shrunk. Or else my mind was playing tricks. We're going to have to be VERY friendly, especially as there are no small children invited tonight.
And 2 - get glammed up. I've tried to urge the guests to "dress to impress" so we are making an effort.
Off now to juggle a few chairs.