If you did a mid-afternoon party then you wouldn't have to provide "food" - just cake and ice cream and drinks. Is there a reason you are tied to a noon time party?
I hope the pay-off schedule goes as close to planned as possible - wouldn't that be lovely?
A word of caution......... buying to you're max or near max can set you up for disaster. I've been there. And --- 5 acres is a lot of land to take care of - I've been there too. Even if its just maintaining fences and driveway gravel! You'll need a tractor for sure.
My ex and I had 5 acres in the foothills 10 miles north of Boise. It would have been nice if it was wooded - but it was Boise - so it was more dessert-like. I hated it. It was his dream, not mine. But if it works, and its you're dream - it can be a wonderful way to live! Its nice not having neighbors too close - and you have lots of freedom to do what you want on your property. Just make sure you keep enough monthly cash free to do those things without stressing the budget.
that's my motherly advice..........
1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
2. Eat to heal
3. Move to live
4. Embrace today
5. Live with intention
6. Respect my body
7. Cultivate joy
8. Find my passion
9. Meditate on peace in my soul