When we arrived, this was the 'alley' outside of the host homes. Several members of the same family - sibblings in their 30s and 40s live here together. So the party occupied the whole nook where about six families live.
There was a lot of food, and the hosts made sure that we were offered some of everything. No dog this time (as far as we know; this group of people would not consider dog to be food anyway). Mostly chicken and rice - some of which was quite spicy. One of the host homes had the buffet line in their family room (see picture).
This was basically a big party. The music was very loud, but there was no alcohol. There were lots of folks gathered, eating and talking. We gave a small monetary gift to the host. We found it a bit ironic that the young man being honored was not very central to the activities and socializing at the party. We weren't even sure which one he was since we'd only met him once or twice several months ago.