In 2016, Lisa Smith with Petals-n-Parties met with Carter and Frances and started the planning by finding out what Carter thought would be fun. Because about 80 children and 160 adults are invited, there has to be nonstop entertainment from the time you walk in the door until everyone leaves.
The outside was decorated with Santa Claus surrounded by presents, the front door featured toy soldiers standing guard and a choir sang to greet everyone. It also held a circus tent set up for crafts, where the children made snow globes and decorated gingerbread houses.
Inside, Santa listened to what every girl and boy wanted for Christmas, while Alice Fielding took pictures of everyone. Dinner was served in the dining room buffet-style, with lots of yummy kid food served as well. There was a hot chocolate station and a s’mores station. Lisa made cake balls, cookies and petit fours, and popcorn was served.
Games included electronic basketball, a snowball launcher they could aim at wrapped packages, inflatable putt-putt and more. Each child could have their face painted and received a special balloon to take home. What better way to celebrate the coming of the holiday than to get to go to Carter Fayard’s Magical Christmas Party!