Arabian Nights Valentine

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One of my good friends is a DJ at a club in a local restaurant. Last year he invited me to come to a special Valentine's Day celebration with a very romantic theme- Arabian Nights. I told him I would definitely be there.

When my date and I arrived at the restaurant a valet took the keys and parked my car in the car park while we went inside. The entire room had been decorated with sheer cloth and what looked like silk was draped, tent-like from the centre of the ceiling. A dance beat pumped from the speakers and the floor was already crowded. I noticed a few guests wearing Arabian style costumes, but enough people were wearing normal clothes so I didn't feel out of place.

My date and I got in line for the buffet dinner. The Mediterranean style food was very good and clearly had been professionally catered. My date went to the bar to get a beer for himself and a glass of wine for me. While were eating a costumed magician entertained us with some fantastic parlor magic.

The music stopped as we were finishing our food and a four belly dancers came on stage to perform accompanied by music played live by an Arabic band. After the dancers left the stage four jugglers showed off their considerable skill by throwing and catching burning batons and machetes.

After dancing for a while, we took a break. I had the bindi artist decorate the backs of my hands with henna while my date had a fortune teller read his palm. Although he joked about it, and is a terrible skeptic, he later told me that he thought everything she told him was surprisingly accurate.

It was such a great party we stayed until two in the morning. My date told me he had had so much fun he wants to go with me next year.