Invites were sent for an "Open Boat" and then I freaked out. Where on earth were we going to put all these people? A boat warming party is very different from a house warming party. If the weather cooperated, some people could hang out on the dock while others were on the boat. But if everyone on the list showed up at the same time or the weather was bad there was no way everyone would fit. Fear not, we had the most gorgeous day and people came in manageable waves. Hey fabulous friends -- did you guys coordinate that? There were times when we had 20 people on board, but with the cabin, sunroom, and helm station there was plenty of room for people to spread out.
Of course, before you can have a party, you have to prep:
|Doug made his famous pulled pork.|
|The breakfast bar became a buffet of munchies.|
|We set up the coolers on the dock.|
Our invite specifically said "No gifts please. (Seriously! We don't have space for anything else.)" Not everyone followed those instructions, but those that brought gifts were smart enough to bring consumables:
|Thank you everyone!|