Sharing in the such important moments in people’s lives has brought many wonderful people into our own lives. Just as we did last year, we hosted a Christmas party and invited all of our past and present clients. It was our way of saying thank you for inviting us to share in your celebrations by having a good time celebrating the fun and cheer of this Christmas season together! Thank you to all of the people who joined us and made it so great. We had just under 90 people come! There were elves making ornaments and doing others crafts with the kids, a balloon twister, face painting, wonderful carolers, and Santa himself was there for pictures! The food from Catering by the Family was so yummy! We also had wine with festive red and green wine glasses and a hot chocolate bar with lots of whipped cream, marshmallows, and chocolate chips to top it off. But of course the best part of it all was sharing an evening with so many fantastic people. The good friends and good cheer really made the party exactly what we were hoping for. Thank you again for everyone who came to join us!
This is busy season so Jason and I haven’t been getting much sleep lately. I think it shows with how he assembled the North Pole sign at around 3am the night before the party:
Directions for the hot chocolate bar. We couldn’t refill everything fast enough!
Some of the snacks and treats we had out:
We had the traditional holiday food of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, and rolls.
The elves in the Elf Room getting ready for the kids to show up:
Making a Santa ornament:
Making a poster of favorite Christmas memories:
“My Favorite Christmas Tradition is…wrapping paper fight!” We saw that on a poster and now we think it is going to become a new Angelini family tradition too!
The awesome balloon twisting, face painting elf. She made balloons into Luke Skywalker and Darth Maul, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Rudolf, and even our own family!
Thanks to Stacy of Meant to Be Wed for her help with the party! She also helped us find these amazing carolers! I want carolers to follow me around for the whole Christmas season. They make everything feel so festive!
Before Santa arrived everyone was all smiles and excited to see him!
He made his entrance and greeted all the kids.
But once he sat down for pictures, some of those smiles faded. We tried with our own kids first but our youngest made a quick run for it!
Santa and the elves. Thanks again to the elves for all their help!
Some kids were sure to bring their lists so they didn’t forget to tell Santa what they wanted.
Santa with Rudolf:
Some of the kids cried making for some classic Baby and Santa pictures!
(This is one of my most favorites!)
Other kids had wonderful smiles!
She is being sure to let Santa knows what she wants for Christmas before she leaves.
Other kids just wanted to check him out to see what this was all about.
Some of the family pictures with Santa:
To see more of the kids (and adults) with Santa, check out the gallery of Santa pictures on our Facebook Page.
Once Santa was done with pictures he gathered all the kids and read them ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas before saying goodbye and heading back to the North Pole.
We had plans for everyone to gather outside to watch the classic Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer on our new outdoor projector and screen but we had some technical difficulties (being that Jason tripped over the wires and knocked everything down! Straight out of Christmas Vacation!) so we just played the show in our movie room upstairs instead.
It was really a terrific night and got all of us into the Christmas spirit. We hope all of you take time with family and friends to celebrate the season and enjoy this most wonderful time of the year!