Yesterday, you see, was Janel's birthday, and though she had initially planned for us all to celebrate at Seven Stars Pepper, Tim pointed out that the Mareeners had a home game that day, and parking downtown was going to suck. So, on with the emergency back up plan: A top-secret, tropical-themed party at her house, with her doing the planning and us doing the cooking.
How surprising: She wanted to supervise. But I digress.
The theme, as it turned out, was Brazil; and (as you'll see in the pictures below) Janel took it over the top by putting together the perfect costume: "Suburban housewife throws tropical-themed party".