There were discussions already, after the meal last year. We have ideas, but are quite limited as far as layout goes, given the amount of folks that are there, and the size of the area provided. As it was, we were told we couldn't move the pool tables used for serving as they were placed against the walls, but we did anyway, or it would have been even worse. We did protect them before using them to served.
People do linger too slowly, that's for sure. I think we should provide Ron and Jim with cattle prods to keep the crowd moving.
Kidding aside, we will be encouraging folks to move along.
I do agree with Gabi, that it would be unfair to split the food into two separate tables, people would just be wanting to browse both. Also, last year I was purposely watching to ensure folks did not go back for seconds until everyone got through, and if one or two slipped through, that would be it. Yes, some of the first through finished before the last folks got through, but I have seen this in lots of big gatherings like this.
Pretty sure though, if anyone wants to help set up this year, you won't be turned away.
Bottom line, it will be lots of fun regardless of how it goes down.