One of the best things about my job is the fairly frequent potlucks we throw. We will use any occasion to have a feast. There are some amazing cooks and bakers among our staff and it is always exciting to come in on potluck days to see what delicious dishes have arrived in our staff room. Today, we celebrated Chinese New Year. Our dishes weren’t strictly Chinese (doughnuts & ravioli), but they were strictly scrumptious. And we don’t just eat – we decorate, too. My boss has a flair for decorating and our staff room was transformed into a mini Chinese courtyard. It was another successful and fun celebration that turned a dreary Monday into an enjoyable banquet.

Chinese banners

 Chinese banners dress up cold, grey storage cabinets.


 Noodles for longevity.

chinese lantern

Pretty paper lanterns.


 Oranges for wealth and luck.

pretty paper decoration

 A lantern as a centerpiece.

fortune cookies

Good fortune to you.

year of the snake

Here’s to the Year of the Snake!


  1. Happy Year of the Snake to you too. Your workplace sounds fab, I’m all for any excuse for a beanfeast. Great photos again too.

  2. vicki (bibliolathas / skiourophile)

    Wow, I love the snake – what a great idea for a work lunch too.

  3. Sounds like you work with a group of fun, energetic people!

  4. What a lovely thing to do with your work colleagues!

  5. JoAnn (Lakeside Musing)

    What fun! We often had ‘feasts’ at work, but never decorated… an extra special touch.

  6. Happy Chinese New Year! It sounds like you have a fun place to work. I love your photos too, especially the snake!

  7. Oh, fun! Besides the odd lantern we’ve never really celebrated it, it’s always nice to be somewhere with festivities. Your celebration looks really nice, the photos too.

  8. What a fun celebration. The food looks delicious and the decorations are so festive. Happy Chinese New Year!

  9. looks like a good get together ,all the best stu


    Happy year of the snake to you! I do like the idea of oranges for wealth and luck!

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