Photo 5: A narrow purple fishnet (Oriental Trading) ran down the center of this table. Two straw hats filled with fresh, whole tropical fruits sat on each end of the table. Ocean scented shells and potpourri were tumbled freely in the middle of the table and provided a delightful tropical odor to the event. This table housed the chocolate fountain, fruit & and drinks (fresh cherry limeade). We had a slight snafu with the chocolate fountain. First it wasn’t on and then even when on wouldn’t melt the chocolate. Fortunately Ghirardelli (my fav!) chocolate chips melt like a dream in the microwave when mixed with a little oil. And surprisingly they stay melted for a long, long time! You may guess that these are after shots as I was so busy hobbling around that I forgot to take snaps while the party was in progress!