the neighbors decided to have a "full moon party." one of the signs announcing the event, taped to the bank of metal mailboxes, had images from the film, chocolat. i don't remember, but apparently there was a similarly themed happening in the movie.
it was known exactly where and when the moon would rise, and when it appeared in its place in the sky, it was no surprise. but with the white balloons tied to the dock, light blue stringed lights, floating candles, flowers, wine and a delicious array of eats, the mood and the temperature provided the perfect climate.
it makes it really easy to attend a party when it's just steps outside your door. there's really no excuse not to.