Oh, the fun!
Last Saturday (December 3) celebrity guests and their children attended the very first-ever Santa’s Secret Workshop held at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood. During this special event benefiting L.A. Family Housing, VIP guests and celebrities such as Tori Spelling, Tiffani Thiessen, Gilles Marini, Ali Landry, Lindsay Sloane, and Autumn Reeser came out for a day of family fun and gifting. Kids and their parents decorated cookies, got their faces painted, had photos taken with Santa Claus and checked out some of the hottest products available this holiday season.
Some of the other celebrity guests included Sarah Drew, Sean Murray, Ashley Jones, Alicia Coppola, Kiersten Warren, Sean Kanan, Spencer Grammar, Evan Handler, Marisa Coughlin and many more.
Thanks to HP, guests were able to avoid that dreaded trip to the mall by having their pictures taken with Santa in the North Pole Photo Studio. The photos were printed onsite to an HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One printer , using HP’s ePrint technology. Kids and young adults who visited the Children’s Peppermint PLACE Room were outfitted for their photos by The Children’s PLACE.
The location was decked out with living Christmas trees from Adopt a Christmas Tree and baker to the stars, Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies, flew in especially for the event and created the children’s cookie decorating table filled with delicious desserts. The kids even had a chance to design their very own Itzy Ritzy reusable snack bags!
So…what are the hot products and companies to look out for this season?
- Every child at the event left the event with one of Joovy’s products (their line includes strollers, pack and plays, car seats for dolls and tricycles) and many others.
- 4moms gave a demo of the mamaRoo baby swing (look for a give-away from us soon!) and newly released Origami – the world’s first power-folding stroller.
- Orbit Baby
- Mabel’s Labels
- Pixelmoda Watches
- Shea Terra
- The Spirit Sleeve
- Krazy Coupon Lady
The mission of L.A. Family Housing (LAFH) is to help families transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services.