Caribbean Kokomo-party

One day I woke up with the song ”Kokomo” in my head, so I thought – let’s do a Caribbean cruise themed party!

We quarantined for the appropriate amount of time, and then we invited my parents for lunch. I had planned on making them cruise tickets, but my craft assistant went and did something else rather than hang with their mother! 🙂 (I still haven’t gotten used to not being able to use my eyes as much as I want to, but I’m getting there with the help of my kids most of the time!)

I made a long wreath out of leftover fake flowers and wreaths, and decorated the dining room with colorful fabrics.

The kids made a presentation about the Caribbean islands and the food there. My daughter made a most excellent meal –One Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Pineapple-Coconut Rice – I cannot recommend this recipe enough, it was divine!

We also served gorgeous mocktails – Fruit Loops – a must have if you’re to pretend you’re on a cruise! These mocktails were so good, not too sugary.

It was lovely going to the Caribbean for a short while. We did this last spring too, as the pandemic got going – had themed dinners with the kids having a presentation of a particular country or region and then eating food from that region. It’s such a lovely experience, and I hope my kids will think back fondly on these dinners!

P.S. The bunnies got to have a party too!


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