So, onto pics.
Me dressed ready to cook:
And photos of me and friends:
I only just realised I don't have any pics of the spaghetti and lentil bolognase I made so I'll skip straight to dessert:
The cupcakes I made impromptu:
Chocolate animal shapes (it took 200g of Milka to make these 8 shapes):
Ice pops (lemonade and food colouring - messy combination):
A handy place to store it when chatting:
It was an incredible night and so worth the pain the next day; I can't wait to host another one (though it turns out I'm a bit Monica-ish when it comes to being hostess). But basically, the recipe for a great night is: friends, food, drink and sugar.