I can't help with party advice; my wife very rarely strays onto my boat (although she would be most welcome and I do offer now and again) and I don't think a boat load of guests, if I could arrange such a thing, would be any help either.
However, it looks like you've managed to sign up as a member so you can go anywhere you want on the forum and join in as much as you like! (There isn't a vetting process or any such nonsense any more, unless, apparently, you're from Manchester but that seems to be a new rule that's just emerged today so I'd simply keep quiet about it if it's the case)
Thanks for all the welcome notes........I'll do my best to behave (I'm a pleasant chap really).
However I seem to have walked into something here: whats all this about Manchester?
Dirty smelly place I've not been there for about 10 years. and I was born in Moss side, but in 1938 it was quite a nice place then. ;D
There is one thing that really upsets me, thats the Manchester Ship Canal they make it so hard for visitors to have a trip up and back from Liverpool. OK if you winter up in Manchester or Northwich, but to do a cruise visit darn expensive.