It's still at least an hour or so before the party's supposed to start. Good thing too, since Ix is still making her way over with the main course. Wolfen form just doesn't cut it for hunting deer - not hunting solo, anyways, and as excited as the pack is, someone'd probably end up taking a bite out of the buck she got and by the time they got back to the clearing, there'd just be the leftover bits that no one ever wanted to eat anyways. And bear form, as strong as it might be, isn't all that fast. Especially when trying to keep a deer carcass on one's back.
The food is set out on a group of folding tables. The drinks are in coolers, and the bonfire won't be lit until everyone's arrived, although the cookfire manages to ignite as Ix lumbers into view.
It did rain the day before, but it was fairly light and Ix 'cheated' a bit. The ground is dry (near the center of the clearing, anyways; further out, it gets a bit soggy) and there isn't much that still needs to be set up.