There is something magical about Christmas and it’s amplified by children. I’ve always been a big “Christmas person” trying to celebrate it as much as I possibly can and when I became a mother I wanted my children to know the true meaning of CHRISTmas as well as wanted them to capture the joyful memories and traditions that I have from my childhood. I was wanting to do something extra special for the boys and our friends who have been so amazing to us this year and came up with the idea to have Santa come to our house and have a Santa Pictures Christmas Party (and luckily Daddy Russ is usually fairly game for my shenanigans). It was absolutely one of the best ideas I ever had! Seeing the pure joy on Luke’s face and the other children was priceless! I wanted to share some of the awesome photos with you from the party (nothing beats Luke’s face when Santa arrived). I also have to say a HUGE thank you to my friend and photographer, Candace Schaddelee, for capturing all the children!

santa pictures christmas party

I mean is this PURE JOY or what?! I can’t help but laugh out loud every time I see this photo!

santa pictures christmas party

I’ve known “Santa Williams” for about 6 years now. He’s one of the nicest people I truly met and is so incredible with the kids.

santa party

Foster was so intrigued by Santa and wasn’t scared at all!

santa pictures party

christmas party inspiration

christmas party decorations

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christmas party plates

I snagged my festive paper plates and napkins at Target and fresh flowers are a must in my book when entertaining.

smoked salmon crostinis

I decided I wanted to make some special appetizers. These are smoked salmon crositinis and I’ll do a separate post with the recipe.

pear marscarpone walnut

These were amazing… pear, marscarpone with walnuts. I’ll also do a separate post with this recipe.

meat and cheese tray

Antipasta kabobs and prociutto wraps with cheese.

christmas party appetizers

spinach dip bread bowl

One of my fave appetizers… spinach dip in a bread bowl.


christmas table decor

I found these adorable wood platters at World Market and made pretty table settings.

red and white christmas tree

christmas tree decor

christmas tree decor

christmas stocking fireplace

target christmas decorations

christmas decorations


Candace caught me hard at work cooking! I’m not very good at making dinner but I love doing appetizers for entertaining!



christmas party decor

My mom and stepfather are the best grandparents! Not only did they help with my kids but they helped with our friends’ kids as well!

san antonio santa

san antonio santa



Santa answering questions from some of the kids before the house filled up!


It was a magical evening and definitely a tradition we have to continue! Merry Christmas everyone!

Photography By:

rememory photography

San Antonio Fashion Blogger


2 Responses

  1. gmaj

    Absolutely beautiful! Lots of wonderful memories made there for everyone! The kids were in awe of Santa being there; so sweet.


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