Star-Studded Santa’s Secret Workshop 2013

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Santa’s Secret Workshop is back!

This past Saturday, we once again had the fabulous opportunity to attend the always star-studded Santa’s Secret Workshop holiday event presented by Bill Horn and Scout Masterson of Marque Communications (aka the “gunkles”) at the chic Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood. Celebrities such as Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr., Tori Spelling, Malin Ackerman, Denise Richards, Tiffani Theissen, Lisa Ling, Donald Faison, Melissa Joan Hart, Lisa Loeb, DeAnna Pappas, Beverly Mitchell, Busy Phillips, Jensen Ackles, Molly Ringwald, Ali Landry, Dan Bucatinsky, Tamara Mowry-Housley and more… and all had tots in tow for this family-friendly event.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Phaedra Parks

Activities for all

There was an entire crafts room hosted by Jo-Ann’s Crafts and Fabrics with kid-friendly activities from cookie decorating to DIY snow globes along with gorgeous and delicious sweet treats courtesy of Jenny Cookies. Other activities included glitter tattoos and manicures for the little girls (or boys!). Various family-oriented brands were also on hand to showcase their latest products including Corolle, Stokke, Orbit Baby, Ergo Baby, Ju-Ju-Be, ZoLi Baby, Diaper Dude, Diono, First Bike, Mabels Labels, SugarboogerSmarty Pants VitaminsSummer Infant, and Joovy.

Tori Spelling and Denise Richards

Santa is the star

And it wouldn’t be a holiday event without Santa, who was on hand to take pictures with the kids (at least the ones that weren’t terrified of him), and their parents courtesy of Getty Images. In the spirit of giving, this amazing event benefited L.A. Family Housing, whose mission is to help families transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. Guests also brought diapers to donate to the organization. This fabulous event was truly a great way to kick off the holiday season! (Note the post-Santa traumatized expression on Little One’s face.)

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Meet the Author | Esther Carlstone

Esther is the mother to a silly 20-month old daughter who hates wearing clothes. Born and raised in Southern California, she attended UCLA where she received her Bachelors Degree in English and continues to live and love Los Angeles many years after. After a decade-long stint as an event planner, she is now a writer/editor for various websites and blogs about all thing lovely at her site, A Lovely State of Mind. She's hates trolling through unorganized sales racks and is obsessed with fashion, food, travel, pop culture, Instagramming, good design, and too many TV shows to count. Oh, and coffee totally counts as a food group (the main one if you have a kid.) You can find Esther on her blog, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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