Our budget was about $1.20 US per person.
We planned for 100 people
The party was held in the Chapel
There were no table cloths, centerpieces and only paper décor and a few lights on the walls
We ate hot soup and rolls in humid 80 degree weather
And Santa got too much sun!
I was in charge of the program. I used this great program about the Symbols of Christmas compiled by my dear friend, Nicole Rowland, and added in Christmas Hymns for the congregation to sing.
The highlight of the night for me was when our cute 5 year old friend James came marching back into the chapel from being outside and announced, "That is not the real Santa...there is no sleigh out in the parking lot." That was your first clue? Oh the innocence of children. I am so charmed!