I feel it's far more thoughtful to show up with cracked pecans (though the opposite is true of the eggs), so that means a couple hours of standing at the bar in the kitchen, shelling away. It's been my experience that a gentle little buzz really makes this time pass far more enjoyably.
With that gentle little buzz in mind, I made a cocktail of gin, orange juice and ginger ale; a bit of fizz, some vitamin C for my good health... I don't know if there's a name for this (if you do, please comment), but it seemed to work out pretty well for the task at hand.
I ended up with a pint bag of halves and a pint bag of pieces to bring (along with some empty egg cartons) for bartering.