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Lo r a l e eLe wi s ,t h ep a p e rc o mp a n y ,b e g a ni n2 0 0 9 ,wh e nas t r a n g e r c o n t a c t e dLo r a l e ea n db e g g e dh e rt or e c r e a t ea ni n v i t a t i o nh eh a ds e e no n h e rf a mi l yb l o gf o rh i s4 0 0 +g u e s t l u x u r ye v e n t .Su r p r i s e dt or e c e i v es u c ha r e s p o n s e ,s h o c k e dt h a ts o me o n ewo u l da c t u a l l yp a yh e rt od owh a ts h e l o v e d , Lo r a l e ef i l l e dt h es t r a n g e r ’ so r d e r-a n dap a p e rc o mp a n ywa sb o r n . No wo v e r1 0 , 0 0 0o r d e r sl a t e r , Lo r a l e et r i e st or e p l i c a t et h ee x p e r i e n c eo fh e r f i r s tc u s t o me rf o ra l lh e rc l i e n t s .Lo r a l e e ’ sa mb i t i o ni st oc r e a t eb e a u t yt h a t p e o p l ewa n tt oe x p e r i e n c et h e ms e l v e s .I n v i t a t i o n sah o s t e s swi l lf r a mef o r h e re v e n t .Pl a c ec a r d sab r i d ewi l lk e e pi nh e rj e we l r yb o xf o ral i f e t i me . Lo r a l e eh a sb e e nf o r t u n a t et oc r e a t e wo r kf o rma n yc e l e b r i t i e s , Os c a r wi n n e r s ,a n dmo s tr e c e n t l y ,Th eOb a maFa mi l y .Sh es e r v e sa st h e p a r t ye d i t o ro fBa b i e k i n sMa g a z i n e .He rf a v o r i t ec l i e n t st h o u g h ,a r eb yf a r h e rf o u rc h i l d r e n .Th eb e a u t yt h e yb r i n gi n t oh e rwo r l di sn o tr e p l i c a t e d . Th i sr e s o u r c eb o o kwa sc r e a t e df o rt h es o l e p u r p o s et oi n s p i r e . Un l i k eac o mp a n yc a t a l o g , i t d o e sn o tc o n t a i np r i c e sa n db o x e so fLo r a l e e ’ s p r o d u c t s .I n s t e a di t ’ sar e s o u r c ef o ri n s p i r a t i o n . Ea c he v e n ts h o wnd o e sf e a t u r eLo r a l e eLe wi s p r o d u c t s ,b u tn o ta l la r es t y l e db yh e ra n de a c h c o n t a i n sd e t a i l e dn o t e so nh o wy o uc a nr e c r e a t e t h el o o ka th o me .Ou rh o p ei st h a ti ti n s p i r e s y o u rs o u la n db r i n g sas mi l et oy o u rf a c e !


Li k ema n yo fmyc l i e n t s ,I ’ v ef o u n dg e t t i n go n ef a mi l y p h o t owi t hs ma l lc h i l d r e ne l u s i v e .Ch e c ko u tp a g e7 0f o r t i p so nh o wt oma k ei th a p p e n !Iwi s hIh a dr e a di tb e f o r e !


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I l l u s t r a t o r , Ho l l yJ o n e s i samo t h e ro ft woa n d f o u n d e ro fSa yHe l l o . He rwo r kh a sb e e n f e a t u r e di nn u me r o u s p u b l i c a t i o n s . Sh ewa s t h ep r o d u c td e s i g n e r f o rSt a mp i n ' Up !f o r6 y e a r s .


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Ev e n ts t y l i s t , f o u n d e ro f De l i c i o u s l yDa r l i n g Ev e n t sa n dmo t h e ro f t wo .Di n a ’ st a l e n th a s b e e nf e a t u r e do n n u me r o u sb l o g sa n d p u b l i c a t i o n s . Di n a ’ s t a l e n twa sr e c e n t l y f e a t u r e db yKr a f tFo o d s .

Ev e n ts t y l i s t , f o u n d e ro f Th ePa r t yWa g o n , a n d mo t h e ro ft wo . Ly d i a wa sn a me do n eo f Th eTo pPa r t yPl a n n i n g Mo mso f2 0 1 2 He r b l o gi sf o l l o we db y t h o u s a n d sa n ds h e e n j o y si n s p i r i n go t h e r s .

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Fo u n d e ro fKa t e La n d e r sEv e n t s , LLC Ka t ei sas t y l i s t , p h o t o g r a p h e r , La y l a Gr a y c ec o n t r i b u t o r , a n d n e wmo m. Ka t ei s c u r r e n t l ywo r k i n go na n e x c l u s i v el i n eo fp a r t y p r o d u c t s .

Ab o a r d c e r t i f i e dd e n t i s t a n dmo t h e ro ft wo , Dr . An n i es p e c i a l i z e si n ma k i n gs mi l e sb r i g h t e r i na n do u to ft h eo f f i c e ! Dr . An n i es e r v e so nt h e Ut a hHe a l t hFo r u mt o e n h a n c et h eh e a l t ho f i mp o v e r i s h e dc h i l d r e n .

As u g a rc o n n o i s s e u r , Be c k yi samo t h e ro f t wo .Be c k yb e l i e v e s s we e t sa r et h ep e r f e c t wa yt oc e l e b r a t e !Wh e n Be c k yi sn o tc o v e r e di n f r o s t i n g , s h ee n j o y s t h r o wi n gs p e c t a c u l a r e v e n t sf o rl o v e do n e s .

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s o u r c e df i r e wo o da sac e n t e r p i e c e , wi t hp i n e c o n e sa n dl o v e l yl i t t l e wo o d l a n dc r e a t u r e s( Pi e r On e I mp o r t s ) .Toa v o i dame l t i n g me s s , weu s e df a l s es n o w p u r c h a s e da tal o c a lc r a f ts t o r et o b r i n gas n o wywo n d e r l a n dt ot h e t a b l e .Fo rt h ec o o k i et r e e s , we u s e df o a mc o n e sc o v e r e di nt h i c k f r o s t i n gt owh i c hwea t t a c h e d c o o k i e sa n dt h e nf r o s t e do v e rwi t h p o wd e r e ds u g a r“ s n o w. ”

Wes e r v e dh o me ma d eh o tc h i l ip a i r e dwi t ha n a r t i s a nb r e a db a g u e t t ea sama i nc o u r s et o o f f s e tt h eo u t d o o rc h i l l , p a i r e dwi t hh o t c h o c o l a t e .Wea d d e dg i n g e r s n a p si nb a g g i e s wi t hLo r a l e e ’ so v a ls c a l l o p e ds t i c k e r s .We d i s p l a y e do v e r s i z e dRi c eKr i s p i es q u a r e so n a n dh o me ma d emi n id o u g h n u t so ns t i c k s . Th es e c o n dt a b l ewa sah o tc h o c o l a t eb a r . Lo r a l e e ’ sn o t c h e ds t r a wp e n n a n t sa n d l u x e c u tb u f f e ts i g n sc o mp l e t e dt h el o o k .


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r t y !I tc e r t a i n l ywa st h ec a s ef o ro u r s .Web u n d l e du po u r t r e a t s , a n dl e tt h e mc r e a t et h e i ro wnwi n t e rwo n d e r l a n d .To c r a f ta n dl e tt h e i rc r e a t i v i t yd ot h er e s t .Th ee n dr e s u l twe r e v i t i e swe r es p o n t a n e o u s ;t h ec h i l d r e ns i mp l ye n j o y e db e i n g e x p l o r e , g a me so ft a ga n dc h a s e , a n dh i d ea n ds e e k .Do n ’ t t yma yb ewa i t i n gj u s to u t s i d ey o u rb a c kd o o r .Le ti ts n o w!


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mi n iq u i c h e s , p i n wh e e ls a n d wi c h e s , mu f f i n s , d o n u t s , g r e e ky o g u r t , f r u i t , a s s o r t e dc e r e a l s&c h i c k e nmi n i s a n d wi c h e s . Myf a v o r i t ep a r to ft h eb r u n c ht a b l ei st h e g l i t t e rt r e ewi t hs we e to r n a me n ts u g a rc o o k i e sf r o m Yu mmyDe l i c i o u sCo o k i e s . Th et r e e&o r n a me n t s r e mi n d smes omu c ho ft h ei n v i t a t i o n , Ij u s tl o v ei t . Th a t Wh o v i l l es i g ni sb e y o n d i n c r e d i b l e , Lo r a l e ed i ds u c ha na ma z i n gj o b ! ”


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No t h i n ga d d st oaf a mi l yg a t h e r i n gl i k ec r e a t i n ga ni n v i t i n ga n dwa r m a t mo s p h e r e .Tod ot h a t , Iwi l l o f t e ns e t myt a b l e sa se a r l ya sad a yb e f o r es o t h e r ei sn ol a s t mi n u t er u s h i n gt os e t u p .An dwh e nt h eg u e s t sa r r i v e , e v e ni f t h ed i n n e ri sn o tq u i t er e a d y , t h e r ei sn o taf r a n t i cf e e l i n ga n dt h eg u e s t sf e e l t h ewa r ma n di n v i t i n ga t mo s p h e r e .

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To k e e pc o s t sl o wa n d( s t i l l ma k e t h e e v e n t l o o k b o u n t e o u s ) ,Lo r a l e ed i d n ’ tb u y al o to fo n ek i n do ft r e a t . I n s t e a d ,s h eo p t e dt ob u ys ma l l q u a n t i t i e so fma n yi t e ms( f o r e x a mp l e :t h r e ec u p c a k e s ,f o u r c a n d yc a n e s , ah a n d f u l o fr i b b o n c a n d y , a n df i v ec h o c o l a t emi c e ) . Wei n c o r p o r a t e dal o to fr i b b o n i n t ot h ec u p c a k et o p p e r s ,b u f f e t s i g n s ,a n dj a r st ot i ei ta l l t o g e t h e r . Wea l s oh u n gb a l l e t s l i p p e ro r n a me n t so n t o t h e b a n n e ra n dt o p so ft h ej a r s .


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Du r i n gt h eh o l i d a y s , o u rf a mi l ye n j o y sa l l o ft h ee x c i t e me n t a n d t r a d i t i o n st h a t c o mea r o u n do n c eay e a r !Il o v et a k i n gmyc h i l d r e n t oe v e r y t h i n gt h a t Ic a n -f r o mp a r a d e st op a r t i e s , v i s i t swi t hSa n t a , h o l i d a ys h o ws ,a n de v e r y t h i n gi nb e t we e n !It r u l yl o v ei ta l la n d l o v ee x p e r i e n c i n gi twi t hmyc h i l d r e n . Amo n ga l lo ft h es wi r lo fd o i n ga n dc e l e b r a t i n g ,Ih a v ea l s o a l wa y swa n t e dt oh e l pt h e mk n o wt h eg i f to fg i v i n ga n ds h a r i n g . Af t e rt r y i n gt of i n dwa y st h a tt h e yc o u l dp a r t i c i p a t ei ng i v i n g ,i t wa s n ' t wo r k i n gl i k eIh a dh o p e d .Iwa st h i n k i n gmo r el i k ea na d u l t wi t ht o yd o n a t i o n sa n dd i n n e r sa ts h e l t e r s . Ir e a l i z e dt h a tIn e e d e dt oma k ei ts o me t h i n gt h a tmyc h i l d r e n l o v e dt od oa n dk n e wo t h e rc h i l d r e nwo u l dwa n t o re n j o y .An ds o , e n t e rt h ev e n d i n gma c h i n e sa tt h eg r o c e r ys t o r e !Th eo n e st h a t h a v et h el i t t l et o y si nt h e m? Ye s ,t h o s e !Myc h i l d r e na s ke a c h t i mewewa l kb yi ft h e yc a ng e t s o me t h i n gf r o mt h ema c h i n e s , a n d t h e ya r ea l wa y sme twi t ht h ea n s we rn o .An ds o , It o l dt h e mt h a t Iwo u l db u yt h e mo n ei ft h e ywe r ewi l l i n gt ol e a v ec o i n st a p e dt o t h ema c h i n e sf o rs o me o n ee l s et oh a v eac h a n c et og e t at o y .Th e y a g r e e d !An ds o , at r a d i t i o nwa sb o r n !


Ea c hDe c e mb e r ,wel e a v ec o i n st a p e dt ot h ema c h i n e sf o r a n o t h e rc h i l dt of i n da n de n j o y .Wel e a v eas i mp l en o t et h a ts a y s " Me r r yCh r i s t ma s ! "La s ty e a r ,myd a u g h t e rwr o t et h en o t ee a c h t i mea n ds h ea l wa y swr o t e ," MARY CHRI STMAS! " It h o u g h t t h emi s s p e l l i n ga d d e dt ot h ec h a r mo fc h i l d r e nd o i n gs o me t h i n g n i c ef o ro t h e rc h i l d r e n -n o tt ome n t i o nt h ei r o n yo fi t .( An d , a f t e r t h ef i r s t t i meo fl e t t i n gt h e mb u yat o yt o o , t h e yn ol o n g e ra s k e di f t h e yc o u l dh a v eo n e ! ) .I th a sc o met or e p r e s e n ts o me t h i n gt h a t t h e yl i k et od of o ro t h e r smo r et h a ng e t t i n gs o me t h i n gf o r t h e ms e l v e s . Th e yu s et h e i ro wnc o i n s -i ti sas i mp l ea c ta n d b r i g h t e n st h ed a yo fa n o t h e rc h i l d .I t p l a n t st h es e e df o rb e i n gk i n d a n dt h i n k i n go fo t h e r s .I t h a sb r a n c h e do u t t oi n c l u d eo t h e rt i me s t h a twes e c r e t l ys h a r ek i n d n e s s . Th e ya l s ol o v et og e th o t c h o c o l a t ea tt h eSt a r b u c k sn e a rwh e r eweg os e eSa n t a .An ds o , wes t a r t e db u y i n ga$ 5 . 0 0g i f t c a r dt ol e a v ef o rt h en e x t p e r s o nt h a t c o me su pa f t e ru s .Wel o v et os e et h er e a c t i o no ft h ep e r s o nt h a t g e t st h ef r e ed r i n ka n dt h e yn e v e rk n o wwh od i di t b e c a u s ewea r e a t at a b l e !Th ek i d sf e e l s op r o u d , a n dIl o v ei t t h a t t h e ya l s ol e a r n t og i v ea n o n y mo u s l y !Th ek e yi st of i n ds o me t h i n gs i mp l et h a t y o u rc h i l d r e nr e l a t et o , a n dl e ti tg r o wf r o mt h e r e !


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sticky is icky! No t a l l s u g a ri sc r e a t e de q u a l .St i c k yc a n d i e sl i k es u g a r e df r u i t s n a c k s , c a r a me l s , p o p c o r nb a l l se x p o s ey o u rc h i l d ’ st e e t ht os u g a rf o ral o n g e rp e r i o do ft i me .A g o o dg u i d ei st h a ti fi ts t i c k st ot h e i rh a n d s ,i twi l ls t i c kt ot h e i rt e e t h !Ch o o s e c a n d yt h a t c a nb ee a t e nq u i c k l ya n de a s i l yt ol i mi t t h ea mo u n t o ft i mes u g a ri si n c o n t a c twi t ht h et e e t h .Sa n t a ’ sc o o k i e sa r emu c hb e t t e rf o rt e e t ht h a ng u md r o p s .

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To o t h b r u s h e s ,f l o s sa n dt o o t h p a s t e ma k ep e r f e c ts t o c k i n gs t u f f e r s ! Fi n d t o o t h b r u s h e sa n dp a s t et h a tf e a t u r ey o u rc h i l d ’ sf a v o r i t eDi s n e yPr i n c e s so r Su p e rHe r ot oma k eb r u s h i n gmo r ef u n .Ro t a r ya n dmu s i c a lb r u s h e s ,Co l g a t e s wi p e s , a n dr e a c hf l o s s e r sa r ea l l g r e a t i n e x p e n s i v ei t e mst h a t c a ne n c o u r a g eo r a l h e a l t h .

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Ea c hc h i l dh a dt h e i rv e r y o wnGi n g e r b e a dh o u s ea n d “ Gi n g e r b r e a dCo n s t r u c t i o n Zo n e . ” Si n c ea l lg u e s t s ( wi t ht h ee x c l u s i o no fmy l i t t l eBo s t o n )c o u l dr e a d ,I c r e a t e dp e r s o n a l i z e dc h a i r b a c k e r s ,a swe l la sal i t t l e p l a c es e t t i n g s ,t oh e l pt h e m

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ma d eLu n c h �c o n t a i n e r swi t hmi n i h o n e yp e a n u t b u t t e rb o y s , b r e a dme n( o fc o u r s e ) !Th i se a s e dt h eg u i l to fg o r g i n go u r wa sv e r yc h e wa b l ea st on o tb eac h o k i n gh a z a r df o rt h et i n y r t y !


Toma k es p r e a d i n gf r o s t i n g e a s y , we ma d e s ma l l i n d i v i d u a lf r o s t i n gt u b e s f o re a c hc h i l d .I fy o uh a v e v e r ys ma l lc h i l d r e n ,l o o k f o rt h ea c c o r d i o nt y p e .Th e p i c t u r e d f r o s t i n g t u b e s we r ep e r f e c tf o rf o u ro r f i v ey e a ro l d s , b u tf o rmy t wo y e a ro l dBo s t o nIs h o u l dh a v e p u r c h a s e dt h ea c c o r d i o ns t y l e .I p u r c h a s e dmyf r o s t i n gt u b e sf r o m Ga r n i s h .Na n a ’ s Swe e tSh o p p e wa smymo m’ sb r i l l i a n ti d e a .We l i n e ds h e l v e sa n dt a b l e s wi t h u n i q u ef u nc a n d yf o rt h e c h i l d r e nt od e c o r a t ewi t h . Ea c hc h i l dg o tal i t t l e t r a ya n dc o u l df i l lt i n y p l a s t i cc o n t a i n e r swi t h wh a t e v e rc a n d i e st h e y wa n t e d .Th ek i d sl o v e d t h eal ac a r t es e r v i c e !


Ea c hc h i l dg o tt o we a ra g i n g e b r e a d a p r o n ma d e wi t h l o v eb yNa n a . We d i d n ’ tp u tn a me so n t h ea p r o n sb e c a u s e o u rf a mi l i e sa r es t i l l g r o wi n g a n d we wa n t e dt ou s et h e m f o ry e a r st oc o me .


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Sn a i lMa i l :Ch i l d r e nl o v eg e t t i n gt h i n g si nt h ema i l . Ma i l b o x e sc a nb e c o mea ma g i c a lt r e a s u r ec h e s tf o rc h i l d r e na st h e yl o o ki n s i d ef o rs o me t h i n gs p e c i a l s e n tp e r s o n a l l yt ot h e m.He r ea r eaf e wi d e a sh o wt o“ Sp i c eu p ”y o u rl e t t e r s : Se n dl e t t e r ss u b s t i t u t i n gs o mep i c t u r e sf o rt h ewo r d s . Cr e a t eas e c r e tc o d e a l p h a b e t . Wr i t el e t t e r st oy o u rg r a n d c h i l d r e nu s i n gt h es e c r e tc o d e . Gr a n d c h i l d r e nl o v ef i g u r i n go u tc o d e s . Pe r s o n a l i z e da d d r e s sl a b e l sf o re a c h g r a n d c h i l dwi t hc u t ei l l u s t r a t i o n s / c l i p a r t . Yo uc a nd o wn l o a dma n yf r e eo nt h e i n t e r n e t . Ta p eo rg l u ee x t r a“ c l i p a r t ”o nt h el e t t e ro rp a c k a g e .Fi n ds o meo ft h e c h i l d ’ sf a v o r i t et h i n g s .

Ph o t o s :Cr e a t ea ni n e x p e n s i v ep h o t oa l b u mf o re a c hc h i l dwi t hp i c t u r e so fe a c h f a mi l yme mb e r , e x t e n d e df a mi l yme mb e r s , p e t s , a n dh o u s e . Ch o o s ep h o t o st h a t h a v ef a mi l ya c t i v i t i e st oh e l pt h e mr e me mb e rt h ef u nt i me st o g e t h e r . s e n d p i c t u r e so fy o u , y o u rp e t s , a n dp i c t u r e so ft h ec h i l df r o mp r e v i o u sv i s i t s . Th i s h e l p sg r a n d c h i l d r e ng e tt ok n o wy o ua n df e e lc o n n e c t e d .Ma k eac o l l a g eo f f a mi l yp h o t o sa n dl a mi n a t eo na ni n e x p e n s i v ep l a c e ma t . Yo uc a na l s oi n c l u d e c l i p a r to ft h ec h i l d ’ s“ f a v o r i t et h i n g s ”

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Ch i l d r e nl o v eg e t t i n gt h i n g si nt h ema i l .Ma i l b o x e sc a nb e c o meama g i c a l t r e a s u r ec h e s tf o rc h i l d r e na st h e yl o o ki n s i d ef o rs o me t h i n gs p e c i a ls e n t p e r s o n a l l yt ot h e m.He r ea r eaf e wi d e a sh o wt o“ Sp i c eu p ”y o u rl e t t e r s : Se n dl e t t e r ss u b s t i t u t i n gs o mep i c t u r e sf o rt h ewo r d s .Cr e a t eas e c r e tc o d e a l p h a b e t . Wr i t el e t t e r st oy o u rg r a n d c h i l d r e nu s i n gt h es e c r e tc o d e . Gr a n d c h i l d r e nl o v ef i g u r i n go u tc o d e s .Pe r s o n a l i z e da d d r e s sl a b e l sf o re a c h g r a n d c h i l dwi t hc u t ei l l u s t r a t i o n s / c l i p a r t .Yo uc a nd o wn l o a dma n yf r e eo nt h e i n t e r n e t . Ta p eo rg l u ee x t r a“ c l i p a r t ”o nt h el e t t e ro rp a c k a g e .Fi n ds o meo ft h e c h i l d ’ sf a v o r i t et h i n g s .

photo album Cr e a t ea ni n e x p e n s i v ep h o t oa l b u mf o re a c hc h i l dwi t hp i c t u r e so fe a c hf a mi l y me mb e r ,e x t e n d e df a mi l yme mb e r s ,p e t s ,a n dh o u s e .Ch o o s ep h o t o st h a th a v e f a mi l ya c t i v i t i e st oh e l pt h e mr e me mb e rt h ef u nt i me st o g e t h e r . s e n dp i c t u r e so f y o u ,y o u rp e t s ,a n dp i c t u r e so ft h ec h i l df r o mp r e v i o u sv i s i t s .Th i sh e l p s g r a n d c h i l d r e ng e tt ok n o wy o ua n df e e lc o n n e c t e d .Ma k eac o l l a g eo ff a mi l y p h o t o sa n dl a mi n a t eo na ni n e x p e n s i v ep l a c e ma t . Yo uc a na l s oi n c l u d ec l i p a r t o f t h ec h i l d ’ s“ f a v o r i t et h i n g s ”

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l e ea b s o l u t e l yr e f u s e dt oc o o k !So meo ft h eme nmi s s e dt h e e ys a wt h ed o u g h n u tt o we r !Us i n gwo o d e nr o d ss t u c ki n o fe a c ho t h e rt oc r e a t es e l f s e r v ed o u g h n u tt o we r s . meRe i n d e e rGa me s . Lo r a l e eh a dRe i n d e e rRe l a y swi t h h o wna b o v e ) . Ar et h o s en o tt h ec u t e s tr e i n d e e rs t i c kh o r s e s nwa sf i e r c e .Th e s es t i c kr e i n d e e rt r u l yf l e w.


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Ah o tc o c o ab a rwa samu s t .Lo r a l e ep l a c e dl i t t l ed i s h e sf i l l e dwi t h p e p p e r mi n ts wi r ls t i c k s ,mi n ic h o c o l a t ec h i p s ,ma r s h ma l l o ws ,a n d c i n n a mo na r o u n df o rg u e s t st oe n j o ywi t ht h e i rh o tc o c o a . An dwh o d o e s n ’ t n e e dab i t o fDa s h e r&Da n c e rWh i p p e dCr e a mwi t ht h e i rh o t c o c o a ? ! ?Lo r a l e ec r e a t e dWh i p p e dCr e a ml a b e l st oc o o r d i n a t e . J o h nCh r i s t e n s e n ,o wn e ro fRh i n oDe s i g nLa b ,c r e a t e dt woo f f a b u l o u sb u n d t c a k et o we r sf o rLo r a l e e . Co n t a c t Rh i n oDe s i g nLa ba t j o h n c h r i s t e n s e n @g ma i l . c o m I no u rh u mb l eo p i n i o n ,t h e y ma d et h eb u n d tc a k e st a s t e e v e nb e t t e r ! Si n c et h e r e wa sn o ta s n o wf l a k ei ns i g h ti nTe x a s , Lo r a l e ep l a c e df a k es n o wa l l a r o u n dt h eb r e a k f a s tt a b l e ! Un f o r t u n a t e l y , s h e d i d n ’ t t h i n ka b o u tt h ewi n df a c t o r . Th e r e we r eaf e w s e v e r e wi n t e rf a k e s t o r ms ,b u tt h e t i n i e s tg u e s t sLOVEDi t . I nt h ee n d , Lo r a l e ef e l ti t wa swo r t hg e t t i n gaf e w p l a s t i cs n o wf l a k e ss t u c k i nh e rma s c a r a .


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R e i n d e e rG r a i n Whayo ne e: w h o l e g r a i n o a t s , t w o d i f f e r e n t c o l o r s o f g l i t t e r , c o n t a i n e r s f o r e a c h c h i l d , r e i n d e e r g r a i n l a b e l s , b o w l s a n d s p o o n s . . . a n d y o u r i m a g i n a t i o n !

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e x p l a i n t o y o u r g u e s t s t h a t t h e y w i l l b e c r e a t i n g m a g i c a l r e i n d e e r g r a i n t h a t t h e y w i l l s p r i n k l e o u t s i d e o n c h r i s t m a s e v e n i g h t t o g u i d e s a n t a ’ s r e i n d e e r t o t h e i r h o m e . 1 . l e t e a c h c h i l d s c o o p o a t s i n t o t h e i r b o w l . e x p l a i n t h a t t h i s r e i n d e e r g r a i n i s m a g i c a l a n d w i l l g i v e s a n t a ’ sr e i n d e e r s t r e n g t h a n d e n d u r a n c e t o t r a v e l a r o u n d t h e w o r l d t o e v e r y b o y a n d g i r l . 2 . s p r i n k l e y o u r f i r s t c o l o r o f g l i t t e r i n t o e a c h b o w l . e x p l a i n t o t h e c h i l d r e n t h a t t h i s i s r a r e m a g i c a l r e i n d e e r d u s t , a n d s w e e t t o t h e t a s t e ! t h i s g l i t t l e r i s a s p e c i a l t r e a t a n d h e l p s t h e r e i n d e e r t o s o a r t o g r e a t e r h e i g h t s ! ( t h e m o r e o v e r d r a m a t i z a t i o n t h e b e t t e r ! ) t e l l t h e c h i l d r e n t h a t t h e y n e e d t o s t i r t h e g l i t t e r a n d o a t s c a r e f u l l y -s o i t d o e s n ’ t l o s e i t ’ s m a g i c a l p r o p e r t i e s . 3 . s p r i n k l e s e c o n d c o l o r o f g l i t t e r d u s t i n t o e a c h c h i l d ’ s b o w l . e x p l a i n t h i s d u s t i s m a d e o f s t a r l i g h t a n d s h i n e s b r i g h t . i t w i l l s p a r k l e a n d g l o w i n t h e n i g h t a n d w i l l l e a d t h e r e i n d e e r t o t h e i r h o m e . t e l l e a c h c h i l d t o s t i r c a r e f u l l y ! b e c a u s e y o u d o n ’ t w a n t t o l o s e a s i n g l e p a r t i c l e o f t h i s n u t r i c i o u s a n d m a g i c a l g r a i n . 4 . a f t e r t h e g r a i n a n d g l i t t e r i s s u f f i c i e n t l y s t i r r e d t o e a c h c h i l d ’ s l i k i n g , h a v e a l l t h e c h i l d r e n r e p e a t t h i s c h a n t “ s t a r b r i g h t , s t a r l i g h t . h e l p s a n t a ’ s r e i n d e e r f i n d m y h o m e o n c h r i s t m a s e v e n i g h t ! ”t h e c h a n t i s v e r y i m p o r t a n t , b e c a u s e i t r e l e a s e s t h e m a g i c a l p o w e r s o f t h e r e i n d e e r g r a i n ! 5 . g i v e e a c h c h i l d a r e i n d e e r g r a i n l a b e l t o p l a c e o n t h e i r c o n t a i n e r . h a v e e a c h c h i l d s p o o n t h e g r a i n i n t o t h e c o n t a i n e r . t e l l t h e m t o s e a l i t t i g h t . . . a n d d o n o t o p e n u n t i l c h r i s t m a s e v e n i g h t !


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lighten up.

Do n ’ t b ea f r a i dt ot u r no f ft h a t f l a s h , La d i e s !Tr ys h o o t i n gi nt h e s h a d ewh e r et h el i g h ti ss o f ta n dt h e r ea r en o th a r s hs h a d o ws !

have perspective.

I n s t e a do fs h o o t i n gy o u rc h i l df r o my o u re y el e v e l , g e td o wno n t h e i r s ! Ge t t i n gy o u rk n e e sd i r t yma yb r i n gy o uab e a u t i f u l l y c l e a ns h o t ! Al s ot r ys h o o t i n gf r o m a b o v e . Ad i f f e r e n t p e r s p e c t i v ewi l lg i v ey o ue x a c t l yt h a t !

zoom it in.

Ar ey o ut r y i n gt oc a p t u r et h eb a c k g r o u n do ry o u rc h i l d ?Zo o m i na n df i l l t h ef r a mewi t hy o u rl i t t l es u b j e c t -n o t t h eb a c k g r o u n d . Ab o n u so ft h i sme t h o di sy o uwo n ’ t wo r r ya b o u t f i n d i n gap l a c e y o u rt i n yt o th a s n ’ td e s t r o y e df o rt h ep h o t o-t h el i v i n gr o o m wo n ’ ts h o w!

be silly.

Re l a xa n dh a v ef u n .Of t e no u rc h i l d r e na r eu p t i g h t wh e nwea r e t a k i n gp h o t o s ,b e c a u s ewea r e ! Ta l k i n gwi t ht h e ma n db e i n g s i l l yy o u r s e l fi so f t e nt h ek e yt oas u c c e s s f u ls h o t .


workshop Ev e rwo n d e rwh a ti two u l db el i k et os e ei n s i d eSa n t a ’ s Wo r k s h o p ? Wh a two u l dt h eBr e a kRo o ml o o kl i k e ,a n d t h ee l v e s ’wo r ks t a t i o n s ? Th e s ewe r et h eq u e s t i o n swe a s k e do u r s e l v e swh e nwec r e a t e dt h eSa n t a ’ sWo r k s h o p p a r t y .Wewa n t e ds o me t h i n gt r a d i t i o n a l ,f e s t i v e ,v i n t a g e a n dwi t ha ma z i n gd e t a i l s .Th er e s u l t i n gp a r t yi sama g i c a l l o o kt h a ti sv e r ye a s yt op u tt o g e t h e r .


Fo rt h e“ Br e a kRo o m”t a b l e ,wef o u n da no l d d r e s s e rt h a t wewe r ea b l et op r i mea n dp a i n t r e d , a n d wes wa p p e do u tt h eo l dh a n d l e sf o rf u n ,o v e r s i z e d k n o b s .I nr e c r e a t i n gt h el o o ky o uc o u l dmo r ee a s i l y s u b s t i t u t ear e g u l a rt a b l ea n dd r a p ei ti nar e d , wh i t e , o rg r e e nc l o t h . Weh u n gLo r a l e e ’ s1 2 x 1 8Br e a k Ro o ms i g na n dawr e a t h( wh yn o t ? )f r o mt h ec e i l i n g ( a ne a s i e rs u b s t i t u t ewo u l db eaf r a meo nt h ewa l lo r s i mp l yt a p i n gi tt ot h ewa l lo rs t a n d i n gi to nt h e t a b l e ) . Wet h e nd e c k e do u t t h et a b l et o pwi t ha sma n y o v e r s i z e ds t a c k so fh o me ma d ec o o k i e sa s we t h o u g h t Mr s . Cl a u sa n dh e rs t a f fo fe l v e sc o u l dma k e . . . o ra sma n ya so u rs t a f fc o u l dma k eb e f o r er u n n i n g o u to fCh r i s t ma ss p i r i t ! .


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