Chicken adobo (Arlene)
Chicken Katsu (Kerry)
It was great fun. We started out with eating, of course. Guests helped with the grilling in the backyard. Good thing we bought that 4 person outdoor dining set because we didnt' have space for people to sit and plus it was 90 degrees that day (scorching in the house). Drinks were consumed, of course. We had a scavenger hunt with THINGS and PEOPLE inside and outside the house. People who completed the hunt with all answers correct got a 2nd entry into our raffle. People played the ukulele (Arlene!) and the Wii Fit. Of course, there were people playing poker as well. We cut cake and had the raffle towards the end of the night. Many guests (15 or so) stayed until the very end. Of course this is not before having multiple drinks and shots (nasty dark rum ones) and making Seila's watermelon-mint blend and dumping some alcohol in there! Just mingling and meeting new people is always fun, too. :)
We closed up shop at around 1:30AM and Ed and I quickly cleaned up. Thank God for paper plates. I used every paper and plastic utensil I had ever owned.
Thanks for a birthday I will ALWAYS remember. :)