Do the Muppet run & scream
I am over concious about being late. But a party? I will drive around the block, park at a store, play on my phone, anything to be fashionably late.
We still need ice, so since you are early how about you make a run for 6 bags? Thank you so much for helping!! Now beat it!
I'd just be glad I'm at a friends and not at my own house.
For a while I worked banquets in Sun City, AZ. It's a retirement community, no kids allowed. Throw a party and guests will show up a half hour early, hoping to help set tables and stuff.
Do your best Bobby Darin impersonation