As announced briefly on Facebook, we had a great Father’s Day weekend here – a little steamy, but we kept the air conditioning going, and were able to give away all 14 door prizes this year – yipee! We gave away a prize each hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it’s so much fun that the folks were here to claim them – we only had to use one back-up name.
Here are some pictures of the card-making, face-painting, and cookie-decorating fun we had on Saturday.
Kids of all ages enjoyed making Father’s Day cards!
And then came cookie decorating. Choose your icing color and your topping favorite first…
Then get to work…
And somewhere in between, add a butterfly or a bear paw to your face.
The associates in Department 56 decided to get in some fun with a 50s theme – Root Beer Floats for only 5 cents! They raised over $60 in donations for our Relay for Life team.
A genuine poodle skirt, pedal-pushers, and a jaunty, polka-dot neck scarf set the stage for the day!
We also made bows and wreaths, demonstrated setting up a small village with your Department 56 houses, and had guests racing around the store answering our Scavenger Hunt questions – where do you go at Christmas Place to create your own beach? Good question! Evelyn Smith from West Virginia, winner of the Scavenger Hunt, can tell you. I will tell you that you must go to Mrs. Claus’ Candy Kitchen for a really refreshing ice cream cone on a hot summer day…
Hope you enjoyed a marvelous weekend and Father’s Day, and that you’ll be able to join us this time next year for more fun and prizes!
~Janet @ The Christmas Place