We had an awesome time at our Christmas party last weekend! Thank you so much to everyone who came. When we invited everyone in a blog post, we said it was our way to celebrate with all of you since you include us in the celebrations in your lives. We are grateful to all of you who allow us to capture your special moments and share in your memories. It is a blessing for us to be able to work doing what we love, and in the process we meet many incredible people and make some wonderful friends. In the spirit of the season, we want to say thank all of you and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Our guest of honor at the party was none other than Santa himself!! He was there for pictures with the kids, and for the adults too. Santa’s elves were at the party too and had an activity table for kids to make a Santa’s workshop scene, choo choo trains, ornaments, and other Christmas crafts.
Big brother showing off his creation of Santa’s workshop:
Little brother was not that excited to see Santa. He wouldn’t sit on his lap but with coaxing he was okay to stand near him briefly. We thought he might cry but he was just nervous.
Stacy and her beautiful family:
Some of the kids were so excited to meet Santa!
But mom’s favorite pictures are those were only some of the kids were excited and some were…not so much:
Megan showing that you are never too old to sit on Santa’s lap!
As the party ended, little brother slowly walked back over to Santa’s chair. After being so nervous earlier in the day we were interested to see what he was going to do. Dad asked him if he wanted to sit on Santa’s lap and little brother slowly nodded. He was hesitant, but soon sat on his lap, asked Santa to bring him “toys” for Christmas, and then even smiled for his picture!
You can see more Santa pictures in the album on our Facebook Page. Just look for Jason Angelini Photography’s Fan page.
Santa of course is a celebrity! Some of the kids were star struck to see the man that had the magic of Christmas walking around the party.
Big brother followed Santa around the room every where. He would come to mom and excitedly tell her everything that Santa was doing. When Santa sat down to eat, big brother couldn’t let him sit alone. He brought over the Santa he made out of stickers and tried to act cool despite his excitement as he casually chatted with the man himself!
We also had the talented Kathryn Flocken of Silhouettes by Kathryn there creating hand-cut silhouettes. Everyone loved it! We are going to frame all of our family’s silhouettes together.
Chelsea posing for her silhouette:
Jessica and Del looking at their silhouettes:
One of dad’s favorite silhouettes was David’s. The hat and facial hair looked so cool!
Of course Santa’s silhouette rocked too!
The other hit of the party was the entertainment. There were live carolers singing traditional Christmas songs. They were absolutely amazing! Sean thought they were good enough to text about.
Besides the yummy dinner and desserts from Catering by the Family, mom also had a hot chocolate bar set up. Most people enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate, but a few people thought a lid full of toppings was better. Marshmallows and chocolate chips make a great treat!
Kids help make Christmas special with the innocence and wonder they bring to the holiday.
Our family wants to send all of you happiness, love, and blessings this holiday season. We hope you are surrounded by friends and family and looking forward to a great year ahead!