The party was a huge success! We really had a great time throwing the party and everyone seemed to enjoy all of the food, music, pool time, etc. Kids had a blast and several in the neighborhood have been coming up to me each day (during swim practices or what have you), thanking me again for inviting them to the party! Families that weren't able to make it have been texting or emailing me saying word is out that our party was a blast. Ha! Pretty funny but all of that just feels like affirmation that we all had a good time.
And, everyone loved the remodel and backyard too - woohoo! We look forward to throwing many more - this summer and on!