We had about a dozen people there. This turned out to be a really good quantity; we had enough people for one game and one conversation all the time. This worked out well because there weren't the problems that sometimes happen with two games going on of people wanting to switch gaming groups but finding it hard to do so, and because the people who just wanted to chat got to do so. This was a really nice number of people for a party like this.
The particular purpose of the games night was to give Kevin a chance to play Frag and Munchkin, since parties at his house have so often prevented those from happening. So we started off with Frag. Things were a little slow at times, but much mayhem happened. The special cards were definitely big swing factors in the game. I was probably the big loser; I didn't manage to frag anybody in the whole game.
After that, Austin wanted to play Carabande. I generally hung in second place, unable to get a strong lead past Austin.
Then, Ricochet Robot with Kevin, Austin, Carl, and me. I did pretty well at this one, though it was a fairly well-balanced game; I won, but it was a marginal victory. I just get blind spots for the answers sometimes.
As usual for our parties, we had far too much food: we had cookies, a cheese ball, chips and salsa, and pretzels, and Philip brought sopressata and peppered salami, and Kevin brought pepperoni and cheese... we probably had more food leftover than had been eaten. Oh well. I'm getting more relaxed about this happening.
In sum: a very nice smaller party. I hope to do parties like this often.