(Can I start off with a big WOO HOO that my plinky is functional again? Thank you. 🙂 )I’m not sure how many people makes for the perfect party. Maybe however many people can comfortably interact in the space allotted? I’ve gone to all kinds of parties – dinner parties, balls, banquets, galas and as long as people could snack and chat (or sip and chat) comfortably, it was all good. I don’t even think the highest quality food or drink was necessary as long as there was positive, thought provoking conversation and exchange of information. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate good food, but good conversation is just better.