DS's first birthday party is the first Saturday of October, and in our area, the weather is usually unpredictable at that time of the month, so I'm not sure where to have the party: At home (which is my first choice, but if we had it at home I'd have to cut the guest list down a lot; I have at least 30 people. I thought it would be hard to "come up" with 30 people), at a park (depending on if it rains or is too windy/cold, this may not work), or in some sort of community building (which is my last choice. The buildings are pretty ugly).
On the invitations, I have the when, where, RSVP by x date, and rsvp to me at my # (is it tacky to say, "text or leave a message"?). Do I need anything else on the invite? Is it tacky to also say "you can email me or message me on facebook your RSVP"?
Is pulled pork a summery food? Would you use it for October? Can you think of anything more festive but still works with October? I'm wondering if I should do a sit down lunch with lasagna or pulled pork, or something else, but I'd like it to "match" the season (more autumn-y than summery) if that makes any sense...