In addition to the Santa photo shoot, the Emerald Isle park and recreation department also organized a breakfast with Santa. The ideas were wonderful even though it fell apart a bit for reasons out of their control.
Everyone was given a number (based on the order in which you registered) and that was the order that you went to see Santa in. They used the scoreboard in the gym to light up the number. Bella refused to sit on Santa's lap again. (who was different from the photo shoot Santa) And each child got a small toy from a bin once they were done.
While kids waited they had breakfast (of course), a snowflake cutting station, a coloring station, and a Bingo station. The Bingo was fun because the numbers on the cards were all 1-9 and they used M&Ms for markers. Then each child had to fill the card before they got bingo. Since everyone had the same numbers, just in various places, every child won every game. The prize: they got to eat their markers! They had also planned to have a magic show but the magician had car trouble. (I feel like there is a joke there, but I'm too tired to find it)
We had a good time especially because Bella's buddy, Blake, and his sister were there with us. We kept trying to get a cute picture of the 2 of them, but it's hard to make two little bodies stand still long enough!