Drinks: we went through four bottles of red, one bottle of hard cider, two sparking grape juice, one sparkling cider, one sparkling pear juice, a two liter of ginger ale, most of a Dr. Pepper and bits and bobs of other things.
Putting the hot cider on the table with the food and *taking the lid off* increased consumption.
Make less soup. Seriously. Times three is probably fine. But on that note, bringing the crock up to warm with water and putting the lid on catty-wampus worked perfectly. The soup stayed hot and silky all night. I guarantee that it will break when I reheat it, but such is life.
Make less roast. Even if it runs out, there's lots of other food.
The chili was a hit. I was wrong.
Think seriously about adding some more tableware. Four more plates, if nothing else.
Forty pounds of ice.
Doing the Yorkshire pudding in two batches was perfect.