Yay! The party was lots of fun. Heather C, Jess, Jing Jing, Kirez, Klinton, Rion, and Steve all came. I had a good time at least, and I think they did too. :) I think the group size was just about right: much bigger and it wouldn't have been as cozy; much smaller and I doubt it would have reached that critical mass that guarantees a fun time. My mother's Irish bread got good reviews (thanks Mom), and the dinner came out really well (due to the extensive help that I got from everyone; thank you all so much). Yay.