{You’re Invited} Houston Moms Blog’s Donuts with Santa!

Houston Moms Blog will kick off the holiday season with our inaugural Donuts with Santa event at Evelyn’s Park Conservancy! This will be such an exciting morning for kids and parents alike and will surely put you in the holiday mood. Our event will feature crafts, games and cookie decorating for the kids, DONUTS and photos with the main jolly dude himself, SANTA!


Ticket price includes access to EVERYTHING we have planned for this family event! Every child who has a ticket will leave with a swag bag packed full of amazing goodies, enjoy food and drinks from our amazing sponsors, crafts and games and, of course, take a photo with Santa! Families will be able to download their child’s professional photo one week after the event.

{All ticket sales are 100% final and Houston Moms Blog is unable to offer refunds for any reason, as this event will happen rain or shine.}

Child Ticket {1 ticket per child, age 1 and up} :: $25

Parent Ticket :: $5

Baby Ticket :: Free {must be accompanied by at least one paid parent ticket}

Tickets include…

event admission 
crafts, games & cookie decorating
a light continental breakfast, juice & coffee
professional photo with Santa {to be downloaded after event}
swag bag {one per ticketed child}



We are so thrilled to have The Learning Experience as this year’s Title Sponsor for Donuts with Santa! The Learning Experience has been positively impacting families for more than 30 years by developing and implementing ground-breaking care and early education programs throughout the country, including 17 locations in the greater Houston area. The foundation of The Learning Experience was built on three principles: cognitive, physical and social, or as they like to say “learn, play and grow!” In addition to full time child care, they also after before and after school programming and summer camps.


This event would not be possible without our amazing venue host, Evelyn’s Park Conservancy. What a little gem within the city! Nestled on five acres in Bellaire, the park offers the community a place to relax, rest and connect with the outdoors. The park hosts events throughout the week, including fitness classes, community events and more. Whether you’re getting lost in a good book while enjoying the sunshine, or checking out the butterfly garden with the kids, it is a beautiful space and one not to miss!

We can’t have Donuts with Santa without donuts, so thanks to Houston’s favorite donut company, Shipley’s, we will have some of those delicious donuts at the ready for you and your kiddos.

The Little Gym – Houston/Bellaire is another sponsor we are so incredibly excited to have at Donuts with Santa! They specialize in unique educational classes that revolve around active play for your kiddos. From parent/child to grade school gymnastics, dance, karate and more… they have so much to offer to keep your kids moving and grooving!

Calling all Trolls fans! Trolls: The Beat Goes On from Netflix will be at Donuts with Santa… say what?!? Your kiddo could win some pretty sweet Poppy and Branch swag AND your family can learn more about the just-released seasons and an all new line of Trolls toys. Better get those Christmas wish lists ready!

And what’s a holiday season without cookies?!? Michael’s Cookie Jar will be at our event providing cookies and all the goodies to decorate an edible masterpiece! Michael’s Cookie Jar has been serving some of the finest cookies around to the greater Houston for more than 11 years. Their location in West University is a feast for the senses and they offer custom order cookies along with a delectable treats at the counter.


And what would Donuts with Santa be without the big, jolly guy himself! Thanks to Kumon Math and Reading Center in West University, Santa will be joining us for individual pictures AND to hear all about your child’s Christmas wish list. And if you’ve been considering getting some academic enrichment for your child, be sure to check out Kumon in West University. Whether your kiddo is just beginning their academic career or needing some one-on-one enrichment, Kumon is designed to help him or her develop a love of learning.


We are so honored to have PaigeMc Photo joining us during Donuts with Santa! No waiting in lines during this Santa photo opp as each family will get a designated time for photos with Santa once they check-in the day of the event. A link to the Santa photo gallery will be emailed to you one week after the event. You will be able to download the photo and print as many times as you would like. What a great gift opportunity for grandparents! We will have a fun and festive holiday themed backdrop thanks to Countless Occasions.  And be sure to document how much fun your family is having during the event and post the photos using our hashtag, #HMBDonutswithSanta2018.


Each and every ticketed child will be leaving the event with a kid-friendly swag bag with amazing goodies from brands including Kwik Stix tempera paints, Rise Buddy, Mangoozers Fruit Pouches, Bird’s Barbershop, OOLY, Workman’s Friend Superior Barrier Skin Cream and more!


In an effort to build community and give back, we always select a local charity to partner with for each of our major events. For this particular event, we ask that you bring an item to donate to Kids Meals, Inc.. Their mission is to end childhood hunger by delivery healthy meals to Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children and through collaboration with their families provide resources to end the cycle of poverty. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 0+ for Kids Meals to deliver on December 11. For every toy donated, you will be entered into a drawing {maximum of five entries} for a gift basket that includes Children’s Museum passes and more!



Interested in getting YOUR business or brand’s name alongside all of the amazing sponsors you’ve seen above?  Please contact Meagan, our co-owner at [email protected] for options on this event and future endeavors too!

Disclaimers: ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL.  Tickets are non-refundable and there will be no rain checks offered, as this event will happen rain or shine.  With plenty of advance notice, we will attempt to connect you with another mom who is interested in purchasing your tickets should the need arise. Additionally, anyone who elects to purchase an entry ticket will be automatically subscribed to our email list {if they have not been already} in order to provide the most timely and up to date event information subject to our Privacy and Opt-Out Policy for subsequent communications at https://houston.momcollective.com/privacy-policy/. By purchasing this ticket and participating in the event, you understand that your photo and/or that of your minor child may be taken, and your participation serves as your express permission for Houston Moms Blog, any of the participating sponsors on the day of the event, and their respective affiliates to use such photo(s) on their respective professional websites, in promotional materials, and/or on their social media platform for marketing purposes only without further approval, compensation, or notice.

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Ann grew up in central Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State, where she met and later married her husband, Cory. They moved to Houston in 2007 and she started working in the nonprofit sector handling communications and marketing. She’s mom to three kids, Jack {June 2104}, Colin {September 2016}, and Abby {April 2019} and had every intention of being a working mom, but several months after their first was born her husband’s job led them to Calgary, Alberta Canada. After moving back to the area in September 2017, they gave up their previous inner loop status for suburban roots and are living in Spring. In her free time, Ann loves starting projects she never seems to finish, reading a good book and binge watching something other than Frozen or Dino Dan. Connect with her via Instagram {@annherlocher}.


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