Forty+ guests? Nine days to pull off this "gantzeh megillah — a big production"?
I am in awe of this superwoman named Joan Nathan.
Here's an excerpt from The New York Times article:
"My seder survival tactics boil down to a few basics. Make a list. Follow it. Always accept help when offered. And remember to create your own family traditions. With my nine-day Passover countdown plan, you can give a stress-free seder for five or 50. And you can enjoy yourself."
Here's the full article: "Passover Seder, Smoothly Done" (3/28/12)