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For six years now we have hosted “Breakfast with Santa” for our son’s basketball team.
I try to make it look special from candles on the table to hanging stars from the chandelier.
I hot glued three candy canes together to make an easel to hold each of the boys names for place-cards. We drink hot coca out of Santa mugs and I let these rowdy boys use the fine china for such a special occasion!
We eat pancakes, bacon and sausage ——and a few snowman doughnuts. Mini powder sugar doughnuts with a candy corn nose and candy eyes (from the cake decorating store).
Usually we make a craft but this year I couldn’t resist playing “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” with these fifth grade boys. Santa graciously agreed!
Santa takes a photo with each boy
Hands out a small gift to each boy
In the past Santa has read “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” This year Santa was so fabulous he said the entire poem from memory. He also reminded the boys how lucky they were, to be good, listen to their moms (thank you Santa) and remember those who don’t have as much.
I’m thankful these boys still go along and just lose themselves in the magic of the morning!