It's the holidays at Laguna Art Museum!
To celebrate, the entire staff enjoyed a potluck feast on Tuesday. We had plenty of delicious food including chili, mac 'n cheese, tacos, fried rice, salads, and, of course, dessert. That red velvet cake was to die for. And Dawn slaved away on her tasty pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes. Yum.
Jackie brought traditional English holiday "crackers," too. They're cardboard rolls that make a cracking sound when you pull them open. Inside are cute little gifts, as well as corny jokes and crepe paper crowns. Of course, everyone wore their crowns for the duration of the lunch.
After we dined, we had a White Elephant gift exchange. Our group is very nice, so there wasn't much stealing of gifts, but it was super fun. Some gift highlights were a magic worm, a white elephant tea pot, and a Frida Kahlo cutting board that wasn't actually a cutting board.
Oh, what fun!
Today the staff got together to decorate the holiday tree in the lobby. There were ornaments on the tree during the previous three weeks, but they were all given away at a raffle. The Museum has accumulated a random assortment of ornaments over the years. We've decided that the tree is quite girly, as there are a lot of pink and sparkly ornaments. But the tree looks beautiful, and it was another opportunity for the staff to bond. That's the important part of the holidays, right?
Stop by the Museum to see our tree for yourself. Underneath the tree are gift bags available for purchase that contain various levels of Museum membership. These make great holidays gifts for your loved ones - and they're already wrapped for you!
Happy holidays from Laguna Art Museum!