Breakfast With Santa
We love our Breakfast with Santa, but recently we have had to change it to Our Ward Christmas Party, but let me explain our Breakfast First.
|Breakfast With Santa|
| We always picked a Saturday earlier in the month, so that as thing got crazier we were already done, plus later in the month we held an Adult Ward Christmas Party. |
I have done this activity inside and outside, living in AZ make it much easier to do outside, but you can do either. when we did do it out side, a few things different we did, were, we had buggy rides, Santa also showed up in the buggy. (no snow here, so a buggy was our sleigh) We also had a fire pit going for those that did feel a bit to chill, make sure you have one person in charge of the fire the WHOLE time, they cam not leave, someone needs to be watching. since there will be little kids running around. The clean is a lot easier outside too.
SANTA: We of course had Santa there, we have give out; candy canes, little bags with treats and another time we gave out a cookie. So you can do what ever. We did take picture also, I would go get them printed, the at church the next day I would then tape them with blue painters tape on to the bulletin board at church (we have even just used the wall) and people would come pick off their child’s picture.
FOOD: We have served everything at different times, we have done the muffins, doughnuts, fruit, mile and juice menu, to pancake, ham and juice, I find that the muffins get thrown away, that food gets wasted, stick to the basics pancakes!
Decorations: see below
“Breakfast for Dinner” at the Ward Christmas Party December
For many years we have had two different ward parties, a Breakfast with Santa and an Adult Ward dinner, but as life has become crazy we have tried to simplify and I really felt bad that the kids were not getting the spiritual side of Christmas, and we only wanted to have one party, I did not want to give up Santa, but I also wanted the children to remember the true meaning of Christmas, so I combined.
Since we did not have the Breakfast with Santa, we decided to have breakfast for dinner. And the kids love breakfast, no picky eaters at this one! and the men love the Biscuits, Sausage and Gravy!
* White table clothes with green and red toppers (cut up dollar store plastic table clothes for toppers)
* Christmas wrap empty boxes and put in middle of tables
* Have YW make some gingerbread houses (out of graham crackers)
* Fake pine tree’s we were amazed how many people had some of those small tree’s.
We also put a fake Christmas tree up, we added white lights and just tied ribbon on them. Cute easy and we did not have to haul all out Christmas tree decorations to the church. Or get extra one’s if our tree was already up at home. Another time instead of ribbon, I went and bought a couple of yards, no wait I bet they were less then a yard each, of two different cute Christmas fabric and tore it up into small strips and used it for the bows.
We have used garland to drape along the front of the stage, with lights.
* Biscuits’ and Gravy
* Fruit Trays
* Orange Juice
you could also do:
* Scrambled Eggs
* cold cereal
Here is a poem, my husband and I came up with when we had to change to Breakfast with Santa to an evening event. Please feel free to use it, if you want.
So many signs of Christmas!
We see them everywhere.
Our days are full of craziness
And not much time to spare.
There are many things that we must do,
cooking, shopping and errands too
by the end of the day we stop and ponder…
did I have breakfast? hummm….. I wonder?
But never fear the day’s not done.
Come and join us for holiday fun.
“Breakfast for Dinner” will be served at 6:30pm followed by a short program.
Santa will be joining us from 5:30pm until 6:30pm
We would love for you to invites your neighbors and friends, this can be a great missionary tool!
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We also gave out at treat:
Small bag with a few pieces of candy
Since we had Santa there before the meal and program, we needed something for the kids to do while waiting, we did had a craft and coloring pages, no one really wanted to do a craft, but they loved the coloring pages.
Here is a skit a good friend of mine wrote
Another time we took the poem
and acted it out, while someone read it! We also added some music!