A Bebe Thanksgiving Fieldtrip

Perhaps if you tried calling our headquarters yesterday after 3 p.m. PST you noticed no one was minding the phones. Our apologies for the inconvenience, but our company closed early to take a little field trip 20 minutes north to our off-site Warehouse in Santa Clara. (Until September of this year, our warehouse occupied the ground floor of our headquarters here in Los Gatos. That is, until they outgrew the space and moved to a new 6000 sq. ft. facility.) There in Santa Clara, everyone finally got to tour the new space and indulge in a pre-Thanksgiving potluck feast.

After sampling our dishes which included roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade lasagna and an array of salads and baked goodies, we all drew numbers 1 through 16 and exchanged holiday gifts White Elephant style. If you’re not familiar with this entertaining yet inexpensive way to exchange gifts with a fair amount of people, we follow this version. Our theme this year was “tacky yet useful” which keeps things simple and stress-free in terms of finding a gift to give in order to participate. Everyone was invited to bring either something from home that’s never been used or to make a “tacky yet useful” purchase of no more than $10. The most popular (i.e. “stolen”) gifts this year? A colorful bird-shaped vegetable peeler, a handle of sake, a collection of children’s storybooks and a slinky-yoyo set.

Thanks for stopping by our blog and Happy Thanksgiving to you all from everyone at Bebe au Lait!

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September Be-Be-Q in the Park

About a week ago Friday, our closest family members and friends joined us for a fun-in-the-sun-filled afternoon barbecue in the park. We jumped in a jumbo-size bounce house complete with climbing wall, slide, and basketball “court” fit for big and little kids alike and competed in classic outdoor games like croquet, badminton, soccer, Frisbee, horseshoes…even a potato sack relay race!

Hot dogs, burgers, tri-tip and baby back spare ribs were barbecued on-site by one of our favorite local smokehouses. They also served up garlic bread, fresh fruit and green salads and their famous baked beans. Thank you to Christina and Alan for baking cupcakes and cookies and to Santa and her family for treating everyone to homemade tamales.

Two pinatas — one pull-string for the really young ones and a more traditional one for taking a swing at — were very popular towards the end of the evening. Notice the alternative use of our nursing cover! :)

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