Before you get your glam rags on
There are tables and chairs to set up
Dress the tables
Who forgot the white tablecloths?
Chairs to be just so
Place the newly arrived white tablecloths
Red tablecloths next, all pointed this way
How do you get square tablecloths to fit nicely on round tables?
Lesson on how to fold lotus flower napkins; 80 odd of them
Next the kete (Maori flax basket) fits in the middle of the lotus flower, all the same way
Polish the silverware, no fingerprints in sight please
Which fork goes where?
Guests are arriving
Mingle and Jingle, nibble here and there
Drinkie or two
Table and tablemates to find
Games to be won
Main course to eat – yummo
Speeches to hear and give – maybe another drink before that one
Pudding – wouldn’t mind another
Oh what a night, thank you to all