1. Boxes of chocolates stacked up in the sitting room -- and telling Katie to dig in.
2. A flurry of post-party emails and conversations -- thank yous, requests for clarification (Which one was your sister? Who were the two girls with the pink hair? How do you know so-and-so? Was he the one who...) and compliments (your family is so kind! The Barn has a lovely atmosphere. The garden looked wonderful).
3. A line of raindrops on a wire.