Its been a (very busy!) month since our party but it is still talked about. Every year there is the challenge of making sure that the Christmas Party is just as special for our children as it has been in previous years.
This year we had a special Disney twist (and who doesn’t love a bit of Disney!) because Little Hiccups, through In Kind Direct, have been joined with The Disney Store in The White Rose Centre, Leeds. And what this means is that if The Disney Store had any stock in the shop that they couldn’t sell (ie. end of sale, slightly damaged, no box, parts missing, etc) they put it all in a big box and give us a call. We go and pick it up and over the year have collected some wonderful, wonderful gifts to pass onto the Hiccups children. Knowing this, we obviously went with the theme and had a Disney Christmas. Susie Sparkles was back as Jessie and Woody from Toy Story and the balloons from Celebration Balloons were Disney style. We had Claire’s Facepainting back with her wonderful talent and this year she brought a friend, Louise, who created masterpieces from balloons. I spent most of the party with a unicorn on my head but that is another story…
We were back at The Royal Armouries and the room was again decorated in a truly beautiful manner. It makes the party feel so special as if the decorations were just for us. And this is what we want to get across to the Hiccups families – that they ARE special. That they SHOULD be invited to the most amazing parties and they definitely should enjoy themselves at all times of the year but especially at Christmas because that is when magic is real. And if anybody deserves magic its the Little Hiccups families.
A massive thank you to our Santa and elves who held back their return to the North Pole to visit our party and as always excelled themselves. There were so many happy children coming away with their gifts. And of course, thank you also to our photographers of the day, Heather (one of our volunteers) and Dean from Dean Sanderson Photography, because special memories like these are meant to be kept forever. Although I was slightly disappointed that Heather turned up in Disney style BUT Dean didn’t. Next time maybe…An Alice in Wonderland and a White Rabbit theme would be perfect 🙂
“Thank you for the lovely party glad we came both boys had fun and now are both asleep now. Thank you also for the lovely Santa gifted boys love them. Santa must of know we love Olaf and McQueen”