It was a hectic day of preparation for the "BIG PARTY"!
There were flowers to be purchased and artfully arranged.
There were terraces to be "broomed" free of fallen bouganvillea blossoms,
only to be replaced minutes later by windfalls.
There were Moroccan candle covers to be placed on the stairs
and lit just before the guests arrived.
Magical images were cast along the stair wall from these carved metal shapes.
Miguel, the cook, arrived at 4pm with his assistant to prepare hors d'oeuvres.
Before the party started at 7pm, they created a total of 480 finger foods
including a cascade of shrimp attached to a pineapple.
At 6pm the pastor taco crew arrived to set up their taco stall on the terrace.
With a flick of his wrist, he added a small piece of pineapple to each taco!
Ninety guests started arriving at 7pm and soon filled the terraces.
Fortunately no one fell into the pool although several were discouraged from jumping in!