Saturday, May 06, 2006

Cinco de Mayo!

It was a fun party. Case and a friend of ours decided a while ago that it would be fun to have a "theme" pot-luck--Italian, Mexican, etc., so we thought we'd go ahead and do it. When we were deciding on the date for the party we realized that the day we had chosen was Cinco de Mayo! Of course we went with the Mexican pot-luck and it was a really fun way for us to get together with our friends before many of them leave island for summer vacations. Many of the people here from the states and Canada go home at this time to attend graduations, weddings, check out new grandchildren, or just generally touch base with stateside family and friends.

Thank goodness for evites! That made it so easy to keep track of everything. The kids helped clean the house and made lots of big, colorful paper flowers that we put up around the main floor. We made a cd of mariachi (etc.) music and one of our friends and her kids made a piƱata. Casey had some plants--some quite big--he had "inherited" when a friend of his passed so we put them out on the deck along with some of our colored Christmas lights. I made guacamole and quesadillas (we seal the edges of the tortillas and deep fry them--I think anything tastes good in a deep fried flour tortilla. Yum!). Anyway, everybody brought a dish--there was some incredible fresh salsa...

Jake's band played a few numbers out on the deck, that's always fun. After they were done, our little trio did a reprise of the tune we did for the Cultural Night at the church. Half way through the evening, some friends came in that have been in Hawaii for the last couple of weeks for their daughter's wedding, so we looked at the wedding photos on the tv. All in all it was a really fun time. I think we had about 50 people. We started early, 5:30, so that people wouldn't need to keep their kids up too late--the last guests left at 10. What a great group of people. We're so blessed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ugh... I wanna come! Thanks for coming up with all the great ideas AFTER I leave.

It sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. I hope the Villegas' put Renae's pics. up onliine so that i can see. Lisa says they're great.