[Working with Zee a plan for Hugh’s birthday party had been hatched. It began about noon when Dante would arrive at Hugh’s mansion by the lake with a carload of supplies for setting up and making everything that they’d need for that evening. While Zee had made comment about buckets of KFC, Dante had other things in mind. A huge Charcuterie Board
had been put together, along with plenty of Steak Tortas
, four different homemade flavors of popcorn
in special little rainbow popcorn boxes
and the food grand finale was a recreation of the slow cooker cake she’d tested making back in April for Leena’s birthday. Of course, the cake was updated for what she’d learned of Hugh’s taste preferences but it had just been so damn good that there was no way in hell she wasn’t bringing one tonight.
As meats cooked and the slow cooker settled in to taking care of the cake Dante would erect the protector screen, move speakers out where they may need to go, hook up the projector itself, run all the cables and wires in a way that no one should
trip, and then lay out the two picnic blankets
she’d managed to snag for the occasion. While the one with skulls and flowers perhaps wouldn’t be to everyone's taste that may attend tonight she’d just loved it too much to not bring it along too and besides, they had the rainbow one too. There would only be a break to check on the guest list and make sure everyone who should be coming tonight - as per Hugh’s preferences - was well on their way.
Fate was on her side as timing seemed to line up perfectly and everything was completed and packed into two large picnic baskets to be carried outside just in the time they needed for Hugh’s arrival to his birthday lawn and picnic movie night.]