2nd Annual Donuts with Santa Event Recap!


400 families joined us for our 2nd Annual Donuts with Santa event on Sunday, December 8 from 2-5pm at the Charming Cheshire Inn! Here’s a recap of the event – we can’t wait to see you next year!



The Title Sponsor

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool was back as our title sponsor this year! Site directors from University City, O’Fallon, and their soon-to-open Chesterfield locations were on hand to meet parents and answer any questions about their programs.

The Venue

Local families congregrated in the upper level of the beautiful event space at the Cheshire Inn! The Cheshire is located right on the city of St. Louis limits and boasts one of the BEST children’s programs for a local hotel. We’ll tell you more about this soon!

The Photos

We were thrilled to partner once again with K. Griggs Photography, who did all of the photos with Santa! Kerie has the magic touch when it comes to family photos, book your next session with her! Bonus: she’s a local mom!

The Donuts


What’s tastier than a Schnucks donuts? We were thrilled to have Schnucks sponsor our donuts for the second year in a row! Attendees were treated to various flavors and designs.

Cookie Decorating with Sweetology



Local families got to make and take their own cookie with the help of Sweetology! We can’t wait until they open new O’Fallon location in 2020, stay tuned for details!

Mini Manis with Paint Nail Bar

It’s no secret that we love the new luxury nail bar in town, PAINT! They were on hand to provide mini manis to our attendees.

Crafts with Play Street Museum



The Vendors

Start Right Foods

Start Right Foods handed out delicious waffles from their line of delectable breakfast products! You can find them in local major grocery stores (like Schnucks!) Run and get your hands on these gluten-free, protein-packed breakfast solutions ASAP.

Lass & Laddie

The quintessential boutique for childrens and baby clothing and accessories, nestled in the heart of downtown Kirkwood.


SoLayne Designs 

Owned by local mom of three and blogger Meghan Layne, SoLayne Designs was on hand for mom and dad to do some holiday shopping from her simple yet stunning designs at just the right price point.

Gold Fish Swim School 

Gold Fish Swim School, located in Warson Woods, is St. Louis’ newest swim school! They opened in late December and are now enrolling for swim classes.

The Spanish Clubhouse

The Spanish Clubhouse, a full-scale language school that offers Spanish lessons from babies to adults, was on hand to tell families all about their school and do a fun holiday craft!

St. Louis Symphony

Our partner the St. Louis Symphony was on hand to do a fun activity with families and tell them all that the Symphony has to offer local families, from fun activities in the community to concerts!

Bijoux Chocolates

Owned and operated by Meggie Ladendecker, Bijoux Chocolates is a small business that boasts stunning hand-crafted and hand-painted chocolate bonbons and other seasonal specialities. Meggie’s creations are too gorgeous to eat, but you definitely won’t be able to resist her unique flavors!

The Decor

The lovely Party Hop local duo outdid themselves once again to provide a gorgeous backdrop for photos with Santa – book them today for your next party backdrop or custom balloon install needs!

Photo by Party Hop

Thank you for attending!

We can’t wait to see you at our next event in 2020!

~ St. Louis Moms Blog


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Rebekah is the founder and owner of St. Louis Moms Blog. Born and raised in St. Louis, she loves the city for its rich history and small-town feel, Cardinals baseball, and toasted ravioli! After living and working overseas for three years, she is thrilled to be back in St. Louis. She is a full-time stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters and wife to her husband Jean-Christophe. They reside in Rock Hill. In her “spare” time, you can find her teaching French courses at the Alliance Française of St. Louis. Her hope for St. Louis Moms Blog is that it will be a tool for building community between mothers and a space where diverse ideas and experiences can converge!