A forum I am a frequent member on is going to an expo this weekend that just happens to be 20 minutes from me. We've all been talking about a meetup, a lunch at the hotel or something. So I suggested to make a dinner and drinks at my place to save money on lunches. Though, now we hit a few snags. Expo is Saturday 10am to 8:30pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. I wouldn't mind doing a dinner Sat night, but I will be leaving the expo at 8:30pm and dinner would be at 9pm. I don't mind it, but I don't want anyone staying past midnight as I will be getting up early to go to the expo again on Sunday (most only come for Saturday, so they might be willing to hang out later.) I also don't know if this is too late? Sunday dinner is out of the question as most will be driving home then. Lunches are also out of the question as most don't want to leave the hotel/expo because of the speakers coming.
What would you do? I don't want to hold the dinner & drinks if less than 5 people come (it's supposed to be around 30 of us) I think it would be a waste of money for food, but do you think more would come if its at 9pm? I don't want people here till the wee hours of the morning. I don't want to disappoint everyone and say I'm canceling. I could leave the expo at 5:30pm and start dinner then and have everyone come and go as they please, but then I would miss out on the part I want to see most at 7pm. I could do something Sunday, but I doubt as many would come as everyone will drive back home.
I have no idea. lol. Ideas, suggestions, help please?