I was a little apprehensive about Stephen's party, I think the largest number of people we've ever had in our home is 10 or 11, and those were mostly adults. I knew that Stephen had invited at least 20 people, and there was a good chance they would bring friends.
Stephen was a little nervous as well...I mean you send out all those invitations and no one shows up...that could severely impact your social standing....the party started at 6:00 and by 6:30 there were only 3 people and you could see the stress starting to build...but by 7:00 there was pretty much a line at the door.
I'm sure we broke some noise ordinance in our neighborhood...imagine 16-18 teenage girls all talking at once, and each trying to talk above the others....oh my goodness..can you say "TYLENOL"
In reality it all turned out wonderfully...It was really nice to have all of Stephen's friends over and see what great kids they were. They laughed, played some games, and mostly just visited with each other, and ate our food (we had plenty)...You can't ask for much more than good friends for you kids...and tonight brought home how true that is!
I managed to round up about half of them in the basement at once and snapped the picture below.
P.S. house is still standing...