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 :-)
Wonder what our 2019 Christmas Party will bring? Thank you all for coming.
"Great party!! Thank you all!!"
"Such a fantastic time at our first Little Hiccups Christmas party yesterday. Both kids, even the "too cool for school" pre teen had a wonderful time and thoroughly love their gifts. Small one is upstairs now, racing his remote control car around the landing! Next one for us is Clip and Climb! See you there!"
"Nathan enjoying himself as Woody from Toy Story at The Royal Armouries today for the Little Hiccups Enchanted Christmas Party. He even won a cute little trophy for dancing on the dance floor!"
"Thank you Little Hiccups. xxxx"
Thank you for another great party we had a fab time and they loved their gifts xx"
"Callum loved it. Thank you hiccups"
"Our first little hiccups event and it was amazing, thanks so much for everything Woody and Jessie were great, food was yummy (especially the pudding) and the presents they got from Santa were fabolus all 4 of my children loved them really thoughtful gifts thanks you so much xx"
"Thankyou little hiccups for a wonderful Christmas party xxxxx."
"Thank u for a beautiful party, food was amazing ! And while atmosphere was brill, always love meeting our gorgeous friends there THANK YOU"
"That’s how you throw a party. Thank you xx"
"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"