It is no surprise that New Year’s Eve at The Inn was not only a fabulous event, but one that many guests have commented “they will never forget.”
A classic combination of old world glamour, a magical setting and the most delectable dishes created by Chef Maurice and his team helped to make the last night of the year a great success.
The theme chosen by our very own Kyle Mais was simply “Marilyn Monroe.” Everything that was her favorite, became the setting trend of the evening. Red and black ruled the evening as it was well known that Marilyn loved this color combination — red lights glittering in the almond and palm trees all around the property, as well as white lights twinkling at every corner; it was reminiscent of what a 1950’s film set would look like.
The guests were asked to dress as in the style of “old world glamour and Marilyn” and they definitely helped to create that magical setting with their beautiful ensembles — most guests wearing red and black.
Festivities commenced with the popular rooftop champagne cocktail party at 8 p.m. Guests were able to take pictures beside life size posters of Marilyn while being serenaded by a Blues Singer, also dressed in red and black, and sipping the champagne cocktail that Marilyn loved best, which is aptly named “The Marilyn Monroe.”
Guests and residents mixed and chatted and after the cocktail party, everyone walked down to the beach and pool areas which were also decorated in the same red, white and black theme.
Tables were adorned with white rose etched tablecloths, candelabra with red roses and small fire pits around the tables to create a famous romantic vibe.
Dinner was served with an elaborate buffet setup around the pool. As in years past, Chef and his team served grilled lobster tail, platters of smoked salmon and pimento blue marlin, roast leg of lamb, Caribbean-style ‘escovitch fish,’ lightly grilled yellowtail snapper, shrimp kabobs, and Alaska king crab legs. There was also a sumptuous and decadent array of salads and salad dressings, cold cuts and cheeses, and decadent pastas.
The dessert station was the “wow” of the evening with many guests taking pictures of the beautiful ice carving on the table — a high heeled shoe saluting Marilyn’s love of high heeled shoes.
Here is a quick video of one of our many ice carvings being carefully sculpted.
A band played and delighted the party-goers with romantic music throughout dinner and at midnight handled the countdown into 2015 with most guests on the dance floor. At midnight the DJ took over and continued with dancing tunes until well after 2:00 a.m.
And it would not have been a magical ending without our guests being able to send off sky lanterns sending wishes out to the universe. What a scene it was to see all the lanterns making their way up high into the star lit sky!
Congrats to Kyle and the team who helped put together a most fabulous and spectacular New Year’s party again this year!
We at Jamaica Inn wish you all a very happy, peaceful and blessed 2015 and do hope to welcome you “back home” this year.
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Fabulous and wish that we were there