Lovely party, tired Em-i-lis

One important catering lesson I've learned is that no matter how well you prepare in advance, the last four-five hours are always seriously intense ones so you best get a good night's sleep beforehand. Some items simply have to be finished at the last moment, and transport is always somewhat nerve-wracking, especially fragile items like layer cakes. I'm flat on the couch after going full speed ahead for five hours this morning, but the party turned out beautifully and I hope the ladies are still there, eating, full and happy, especially the mom-to-be and her mom, the fab hostess!