i am having my mothers side of the family over for christmas. it will be about 50 people, adults and children. would it be ok to invite some others? there is nothing formal about my moms family, they are very laid back. i would like to invite our new next door neighbors and also my very closest friends. does anyone have anything christmasy special drinks or foods? i would like some green or red things. i was going to stick the old faithful jello shots. o i didn't mention they can really throw them back... they can. it is supposed to be about 32 degrees and probably snowing. can anyone suggest any activities? i know the kids will be out feeding the horses more than they should have, chasing chickens and probably letting the rabbit loose. but besides that, i told my dh we should have a fire going for smores. he of course thinks that is the stupidest idea ever. well because of where i want it. i would like a fire pit out back near his work shop. all paved driveway. he wants it across the street at our usuall fire ring. it becomes a swamp over there when it rains. that is what we will have plenty of this week. so it will be standing water if it doesnt' freeze. anyway, we have huge parties in the summer, on the river front. this will be the first in the winter. i don't know what to do? please give suggestions. thanks for your time and happy holidays.