I try not to think of myself as a control freak but this is pushing the definition.
I have a large patio with a catering tent over it. I plan and host large parties frequently because I enjoy it. My DIL asked to have my grandson's 2nd birthday at my house and I am glad to help.
The party is this Saturday. I have asked several times over the past weeks how many guests are expected. She cannot give me a clear idea of how many responses she has gotten or even how many were initially invited. I know how many family members are coming but have no idea about their friends.
The last party she threw she asked (via email) for all family guests to bring a dish--enough to serve 80 (yes, 80). I heard about this at the party as family started arriving with crock-pots and sacks of food and drinks. I was MORTIFIED! Only 32 people showed up in the end.
I gently discussed this with her afterwards. I told her that for this party I would be glad to do all the cooking. And I am.
I guess I'm just venting but this is crazy! I guess I'll prepare for 50 and hope for the best. My son is no help as he says, ask her, she knows what's going on. Right.