We have recovered from our 5th annual End of the Summer Bash and it was a raging success! I rank this as one our best ever thanks to the great friends, great food, and maybe a little bit to the rum punch:
Traditional Jamaican Rum Punch Recipe:
"one of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, and 4 of weak"
4 cups lime juice
8 cups grenadine
12 cups Rum (yum!)
8 cups orange juice
lemons and limes for garnish
Mix and fill a giant punch bowl/container, invite 70 of your best friends and their families, eat, drink, and be merry!
150 people(including the kids) converged on my back yard Sunday afternoon to party summer away and stayed late into the night dancing to the island music of John Mcdonald and The Mango Men, playing some summer games, (volleyball, horseshoes, bocce, corn hole...) and hanging by the bonfire.
We cleared out around 2 am, bedded down 14 overnight guests, cleaned up the mess and had some great memories to dream about the rest of the night. Cheers to good food, good drink, good friends, good life!