"A small party last night for LO's actual birthday, for family and close friends".
I think that is broadly how I reported it yesterday.
This is what really happened.
All arrived when they should have, presents from Nic's folks were opened, I also got a dressing gown, and a measure of my age perhaps, but that was just the ticket.
Once everyone had arrived, E and I started setting up the sound system. This consists of gear very reminiscent of my gigging days, with a large Bose speaker in each room, and a 05m square amp and effects box under the food table. By the end of the evening, it was on quarter volume, and the foundations were shaking.
We had food. We had drink. Then we had dancing, with Gee Gee even getting up for a dance, being led astray by A who, as hoped, was the dancing life and soul, giving Samantha a run for her money. In fact, the "dance off" between A and Samantha was quite something to behold*.
At around 10.30pm, we decided drinking, music and other excesses needed to end so that we could preserve our energy for the main event tonight. It was at this point that mother-in-law's glasses were discovered as missing. Much over-dramatic searching later, and all guest left, they were still not found, then suddenly father-in-law remembered he had them in his pocket. The air went blue, so we rushed the Maggots up to bed, and the in-laws left with much raising of voices, and one can only imagine the atmosphere and words in the car on the way home.
Bring on this evening.
* if you have heard of twerking, that will paint the picture.