For the past 3 out of 4 years (we missed last year), my girlfriends and I get together for an ornament exchange. The 1st year we held it at LK, and the 2nd at TJ. This year we had dinner at Sorreno's, a wonderful seafood and Italien restaurant just up the road from me. I got a cute snowman ornament that I will post if I get off my lazy butt to take a photo of it.
I did make everyone take a group shot at the end of dinner. And if you're pushing and tell the complete stranger taking the photo to come a little closer, your shot goes from this...to this...to this... The moral of this story: always come 10 steps closer from where to are standing to take another exposure. You may be surprised at what you get!