We planned an anniversary dinner for my parents while we were in Barbados. My grandmother provided flowers (lovely tropical arrangements that my mom and I picked out).
To help set the mood, we hired Eric Corbin to play steel drums. He is very talented and even took some time to show us how the drums work. Depending on how the pans are designed, the musician will get different notes from each one and each note has a specific place on the drum.
We enjoyed the music so much (the Mount Gay rum punch was nice too) and decided to dance. The photo below shows my cousin Amanda, her husband Vic, my mom and dad and my Uncle Stacey and Aunt Judy cutting a rug. I performed an interpretive solo number that was not photographed.
Chef Michael Hinds cooked traditional Bajan cuisine and served it buffet style. Chef Shane Clarke was also on hand to assist and he cooked for us all week. These men are very good at their job.
The night was truly magical. We toasted mom and dad's anniversary with champagne and a few special quotes that I selected and read.