Donuts With Santa Playdate at Lil Bambinos Playtorium {RECAP}

Disclosure :: we had such a blast at our Donuts With Santa playdate to spread the holiday cheer in Baton Rouge, and none of it would have been possible without our amazing community sponsors: Lil Bambinos Playtorium, When You Wish Entertainment, Chelsea Meng-RealtorSherman and Balhoff-Specialists in Orthodontics, Bayou Time Babysitting and Nannies, Tiger Deaux-nutsHome MaloneWhitney Andrus-Sensible PortionsBliss Patisserie, Newk’s Eatery, Beth Curry Photography, LeeKay Photography and Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 

dwscollageWe were so excited to welcome families who could make it out for this cheerful morning at Lil Bambinos Playtorium! All of Santa’s little darlings came ready to enjoy crafting, yummy food and PLAY time! There were lots of fun and age appropriate activities for all Baton Rouge kids to enjoy, including climbing the jungle gym, playing with building blocks, grocery shopping, or even hosting a puppet show.

Thank You To Our Wonderful Host :: Lil Bambinos Playtorium

We were so grateful to have another successful playdate at Lil Bambinos Playtorium! lilbambinosThis is a mom-owned business in Gonzales, and when we say they have thought of just about everything to entertain the kids, that’s a fact! Activities include everything from sliding, jumping, crawling, reading, building blocks, trains, putting on puppet shows, grocery shopping and more! We highly recommend looking at this playtorium for your next Baton Rouge birthday celebration, or you can check their calendar to see available days and times to bring your family to play!

Thank You To Our Community Sponsors

We are incredibly thankful to When You Wish Entertainment for sending Santa and his sweet elf, Peppa-Mint, all the way to Baton Rouge. We highly recommend you check out this entertainment company and their many characters to choose from. We were happy to welcome Bayou Time Babysitting and Nannies to their first event with us. They communitycollagebrought the cutest reindeer headbands and families had a great time visiting with them to find out all they offered. We welcomed back our friends at Sherman and Balhoff-Specialists in Orthodontics, who brought a colorful set-up with cool neon sunshades for the kids! We were excited to have Chelsea Meng, who is a local realtor with C.J. Brown Realtors here in Baton Rouge. She brought adorable cookies to share, held a giveaway at her table and talked to moms about house hunting! The kids had a blast decorating unique Christmas ornaments with Home Malone, which had beignets on them. This is such a wonderful business to shop for Louisiana-inspired art and lagniappe. 

Thank You To Our Food and Beverage Sponsors

Tiger Deaux-nuts never disappoints! They brought the tastiest donuts around decorated perfectly to make all of Santa’s guests happy..and a white chocolate donut? Yes, please! We have to say … Newk’s Eatery brought the most delicious pulled pork sandwich that had swiss cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce along with their signature sweet tea and pink lemonade. We can’t wait to go to their restaurant to have more! Next, we had our dwsfoodfabulous friends from Bliss Patisserie on hand with an assortment of options to help the children {and parents} decorate their own Christmas-themed cupcakes! The end result was simply delicious. You’ll want to visit them for all of your sweet needs, trust us! We were delighted to have Whitney Andrus with Sensible Portions bring delicious biscuits and fresh fruit. Moms got a peek into their meal plan options just in time to wipe the slate clean for the New Year! 

Thank You To Our Swag Sponsors ::

Moore’s Marinade // Fruigees // Raising Cane’s // Natural Life // The Pencil Grip Co. // LaCroix Water // Fresh Wave // Bug Soother // Peeled Snacks // Surf Sweets // Isabella: Girl in Charge // Pearhead
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Thank You To Our Giveaway Sponsors ::

Lil Bit Crawfish Boiling Set // Little Pnuts ($25 gift card & Halloween themed book) // Step 2 (Great Creations Art Center {valued at $90}, a Whisper Ride Cruiser in Red {valued at $60} and a Just Like Home Kitchen In Tan {valued at $90}) // Lil Squirts Louisiana Baby Book (valued at $54) // Baby K’tan {valued at $60 // Kid Possible (week of camp) // Baby K’Tan // Beth Curry Photography (valued $185 at  Family Photography Session plus 2-5×7 and 1-8×10 print) // Gymboree (valued at $105)// A Faithful Mom Planner (valued at $37) // Crane (valued at $150)

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#RSMBgivesback ::

brfoodbankAs with all of our Baton Rouge community events, we choose a charity. We were grateful that families brought canned goods for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, whose mission is to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes by providing food and educational outreach through faith-based and other community partners. We are very thankful to those of you who were able to help contribute to the cause and help other families have an enjoyable holiday season

Thank You To Our Photographers ::

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Thank you so much to Beth Curry, the creative behind the lens of Beth Curry Photography. She was able to catch the magical moment of children visiting with Santa Claus. Beth is a natural light photographer who finds true joy in capturing your most special of moments in life from first kiss as husband and wife to the soft touch between a mother and her newborn. We highly recommend checking out her portfolio! 

Thank you so much to Jackie Haxthausen, who is the talent behind the lens of LeeKay Photography. She was able to capture all of the fun and merriment of families enjoying visiting tables, crafting, food and lots of play! Jackie is a lifestyle photographer who loves to be a part of any memories you’re interested in making with your family ranging from couple’s sessions to newborn sessions. We highly recommend checking out her portfolio!

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