Here is what I managed to get:
John's parents came early and left as people were arriving. Such a blessing as Don really doesn't leave the house much these days.
Family always arrives promptly.
The friends arrived in groups. They were on a party tour. One group said we were the 8th party of the day. Tis the season. Jake hit 4 parties before his started!
I set up pictures in the house in case it rained.
Made cute table decorations that did not end up on tables because they blew right over in the wind and I could not problems solve a heavy weight at the last minute.
I put up a sheet for verses, prayers or blessings for Jake. It ended up being in a bad location but it was fun to see that several people found it and left him a scripture.
Only a couple sad balloons survived the night. Several popped in the wind as soon as John hung them. (and note riding mower stashed in the corner for garage cleaning)
Not too much cleaning left. The beauty of paper plates. Just throw it in the trash. Of course my refrigerator is full of fruit and cheese, I think I can take care of the fruit pretty quick but will be looking for someone to take a giant bag of shredded cheese off my hands. Luckily cheese freezes.
No after pictures of the garage as my van is currently parked in there. Someone commented about cleaning the garage being a waste since it didn't end up raining but I say cleaning my garage is never a waste! My van hasn't been in the garage in months!