I know you have already gotten through the party and it sounds like a lot of fun....in the future maybe my trick will help....
first off at home...in the front yard....all my friends and neighbors know my issues so if I just walk away mid conversation they understand...
BUT.....at parties and other gatherings....If the need hits and I can't just get up and go because someone is talking to me...I grab my cell phone....study the front of it, pretend to look a bit bothered and distressed and then I say "please excuse me, this is our sitter and I know she would not call if it were not an emergency" Then I just start walking out of the room with the phone held to my ear. Works everytime....funny thing is both our boys are full grown and their own....so if anyone ever challenges me on this...i suppose i will have to say "dog sitter" until grand kids come along and I can use them.
dx IBS 1999 UC 2000 CD 2001
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
tried Naltrexone Jan. 19, 2007 Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose one shot every week. Also nightly dose of mesalamine.
Surgery Nov 4th, 2008 removed 30 inches of small bowel.
Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
52 yrs old