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Anniversary Luau
September 2006
I threw a luau for my parents' 30th wedding anniversary. It was a huge sucess and everyone had a great time. I can safely say it was the highlight of my life thus far. More information is available at www.michaelgatti.com/luau.

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002 Party Supplies 003 Party Supplies 005 Stocked Fridge
Gathering supplies and ingredients
Gathering supplies and ingredients
A fridge full of luau food
006 Pineapples 007 Parrots 008 Parrots
Pineapples!
Heading into the yard
Parrot greeters
009 Entrance 011 Poster 012 Poster
Entering paradise
Poster compliments of Hawaii State Dept. of Tourism
Poster compliments of Hawaii State Dept. of Tourism
013 Yard 015 Poster 016 Tiki Hut
Decorated yard
Poster compliments of Hawaii State Dept. of Tourism
My Tiki Hut
017 Tiki Hut Sign 018 Tiki Hut 019 Tiki Hut
Not bad for my first bamboo sign
Inside the Tiki Hut
Inside the Tiki Hut
024 Tent 025 Yard 028 Bench and Palm Tree
The food tent before the food
Ready for guests
One of the few palm trees in New Jersey
032 Leis 036 Screen 038 Mom
No Lei, No Luau
My huge video screen
My mom shows off her muu muu
039 Pop and Uncle George 040 Anne 041 Dad
My grandfather and Uncle George
My cousin Anne
My dad's ready for the party to begin
042 Uncle George and Aunt Clara 043 Pig 044 Pig
Aunt Clara & Uncle George
One of the most popular guests! Our roasted pig was delicious!
One of the most popular guests! Our roasted pig was delicious!
046 Food 047 Food 048 Food
The food table
Marinated Teriyaki Chicken, Michael's Ginger Lime Shrimp, Pickled Peppers & Onions and Potato Macaroni Salad
Food!
049 Carol & Kathy Linardo 050 Uncle George and Aunt Clara 051 Carol & Kathy Linardo
Kathy and Carol
The food line
Posing with the pig
052 Food Line 053 Chris Celia 054 Group
Mom's coworkers wait for food
Chris Celia visits the head table
Friends converse
055 Group 056 Aimee and Ty 057 Mom and Neil
Enjoying good conversation
My cousin Aimee and her husband Ty
My mom and her boss/family friend, Neil
058 Mom and Dad 059 Mom and Dad 061 Group
Mom makes the introductions
They don't look like they could be married 30 years!
Good food, good friends
062 Group 064 Jennifer Speaking 066 Michael Speaking
Good food, good friends
Jennifer speaks about 30 years of love
I take to the mic
067 Dad Speaking 068 Mom Speaking 069 Michael Speaking
My father was eager to speak
My mother says a few words
Getting ready for a surprise
070 Anne Carrying Cake 072 Dad 073 Dad
Anne brings out a surprise cake
70 years young and he's still got wind!
70 years young and he's still got wind!
075 Group 076 Group 077 Group
Watching the slideshow
Watching the slideshow
Watching the slideshow
078 Group 079 Mom and Jennifer 080 Slideshow
Watching the slideshow
Mom and Jennifer
The slideshow
082 Slideshow 083 Slideshow 085 Mom and Dad
The slideshow
The slideshow
Mom and Dad cut the cake
086 Mom and Dad 087 Mom and Dad 088 Anniversary Cake
Mom and Dad cut the cake
Mom and Dad cut the cake
Mom and Dad's Anniversary Cake. Vanilla cake with whipped cream frosting.
089 Birthday Cake 091 Dad and Linardos 094 Uncle Dave and Mom
Dad's 70th Birthday Cake. Chocolate cake with buttercream frosting.
Dad and the Linardos
My mom and Uncle Dave serve the cake
095 Uncle George 096 Gift Table 097 Tiki Hut
Uncle George
The gift table
The Tiki Hut after dark
098 Tiki Hut Sign 099 Michael and Mom 101 Family
The Tiki Hut after dark
My mother and me
We finally are all in one place at the same time
102 Anne & Pop 103 Sukalas and Barbara Sarlo 104 Chris Celia and Mom
My grandfather, George, and cousin, Anne
I think I startled Jack
My mom with Chris Celia, who was a bridesmaid in the wedding
105 Uncle Frank and Francis 106 Mom Dad and Linardos 108 Carol Linardo
My Great-Uncle Frank and his wife Francis
My parents and the Linardo clan
Carol does her Barry Manilow cover

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