It was the usual £1 fee on entry but no booking for this party was required. Tables and chairs were all laid with festive tablecloths ready for food later, there were plenty (but not all) toys out for playing. No grotto but there was a Christmas tree.
Parents had been asked over the previous couple of weeks to bring their child a gift with their name on up to the value of £5. The church provided the savoury food but parents were asked to bring sweet items.
Father Christmas arrived at approx 10.50 following a session of Christmas songs (i’m hoping my daughter doesn’t expect a present each time we sing Christmas songs!). He then sat down next to the Christmas tree and proceeded to call out the names written on the presents. Unfortunately although some parents kept well within the £5 budget some didn’t.
Food was a generous warm buffet, followed by the sweet items brought in. Children were catered for first and then parents were able to help themselves. Plenty of food for everyone J It was nice for the children to eat together.
The group as always, was busy but the mood was cheerful and festive. There were no quiet moments and children were happy and kept occupied.
After 2 hours though it was nice for some cool fresh air and homeward bound.
A thoroughly warm and inviting Christmas party for both parents and children.