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Sinterklaas Party

We had our Sinterklass Party for 2016 and the kids young and old had a good time.Sinterklass Party 2016Isn’t this the sweetest picture?  Santa asked for a hug and she immediately gave him one!

We started doing a Sinterklaas Party after my oldest son returned home from his LDS mission to the Netherlands.  This is a wonderful tradition where they welcome in the Christmas Season on Dec. 5th and 6th with the arrival of Sinterklaas on a boat.  Sinterklaas then does a parade down the center of town on his white horse!  I just absolutely love this tradition.  It is just whimsical to me.

I love celebrating Sinterklaas Day in our home, because we can have a fun party with Santa Claus at the first of the month.  And welcome in the festive Christmas season.  Then we can celebrate the birth of the Savior at Christmas time!Sinterklaas Party 2016Santa comes in and talks to the kids for a few minutes.  (He forgot his hat this year!)  But isn’t that head of white hair beautiful?? 

We sing a couple of songs with his bells for the accompaniment.sinteerklaas-party-2016Then Santa talks to each of the kids one at a time.  

Sinterklaas Party 2016We then have to do a group photo with all the kids and then each family does a photo with Santa!
Sinterklaas Party 2016Then Santa got up and went and sat by my dad for a picture!  What a fun picture of Santa with my dad.  It is one I can cherish for many years to come!Sinterklaas Party 2016Next he came and sat by my husband and I!  He is a right jolly old elf!

Santa gives them a bag of treats and we sing we wish you a Merry Christmas as he goes back out the door!

After Sinterklaas leaves, we have the tradition of giving the kids their Christmas PJ’s.  So they can wear them all month long!Sinterklaas Party 2016We also give each family a family home evening book that we will use during the next year.  I will tell you more about that in another post.

So that was our Sinterklaas Party for 2016!  I hope that there are many more to come!

Thanks for visiting and Happy Sinterklaas Day to All!

11 thoughts on “Sinterklaas Party

  1. What a beautiful celebration…Love the pjs
    Did you see the vintage truck napkins etc at JoAnnes ?…thought of you again

    1. Rosanne, Thank You for your kind comment and for thinking of me again! I have not seen the napkins at Joann’s but I did get the vintage truck plates at Harmon’s! Love them!

  2. What a wonderful family time with loads of memories! Thanks for sharing and glad your son went to Netherlands to bring this back home! Thanks for sharing! Love Santa and all those PJS are awesome!

  3. Rita, I have been under the weather for a while (surgery, etc), but I am still following your blog and love to see all your postings…Wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season…also thanks for the VT message again this month…I will mail it out this month…

  4. The Sinterklaas party looks so fun. I wish all my kids lived close to me so we could do more than the regular holiday visits. We always do the Christmas pajamas but it’s Christmas Eve instead. Lots of fun cute pictures with all of them together. I think I remember you posting last year about giving Christmas experiences gifts for your family. I am trying to implement that this year. Looking forward to that.
    Love reading your posts and sharing your VT message handouts. Thanks do much.

    1. Saundra, I am VERY fortunate that all of my children and grandchildren live nearby and that we can get together often. I feel for you, but thank goodness for modern technology that you can still communicate easily with your children and grandchildren! Thank you for your kind words and support, they mean a lot to me. Hope your holidays are filled with love and peace!

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