Celebrity Families Attend Santa’s Secret Workshop

Santa's Secret Workshop

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott made their first public appearance with all four of their children – Liam, 5, Stella, 4, Hattie, 1, and Finn, 3 months – at the 2nd Annual Santa’s Secret Workshop presented by her BFFs “The Guncles” held at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, CA.

Also in attendance was Hollywood Moms’ Club star Ali Landy and husband Alejandro Gomez Monteverde along with their two children – Estela, 5, and Marcelo, 1 – at the fun family even that benefited L.A. Family Housing, whose mission is to help families transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services.

New mom-of-two Sarah Michelle Gellar brought along her 3-year-old daughter Charlotte for a little mommy-and-daughter time.

“I think they’ve [Bill Horn and Scout Masterson] done a beautiful job,” SMG told Celebrity Baby Scoop. “I feel like I’m the child here. I think I might be enjoying it more than my child.”

And Tori Spelling talked about some of their favorite Christmas family traditions.

“Definitely a lot of baking,” Tori said. “My mom’s a great baker. We always baked a lot growing up. So that’s something I love doing with my kids. And decorating the tree is a big thing.”

Tiffani Thiessen shared the joys of experiencing Christmas with her 2-year-old daughter Harper.

“It’s like reliving it when I was a kid,” Tiffani told Celebrity Baby Scoop. “We started the Elf on the Shelf this year and Santa’s a big deal. It’s neat. It reminds me of what I remember what Christmas was like when I was a kid.”

And Ali Landy shared their upcoming Christmas plans.

“This year we actually rented a home in Mexico,” Ali said. “My husband’s family is from there. So we’re on the beach. We’re not doing a white Christmas. We’ll be there over the holiday – surfing!”

The fun family event was also attended by many more celebrities and their families.

Some of the high-profile guests included an expectant Malin Akerman (Couples Retreat), Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga), Jason & Molly Mesnick (The Bachelor), Gilles Marini (Dancing with the Stars), Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles), Angela Bassett (ER), David Boreanaz (Bones), Lisa Rinna (Celebrity Apprentice), Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Sean Murray (NCIS), Jennifer Aspen (GCB), Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills, 90210), Mark Deklin (GCB), Lex Medlin (Drop Dead Diva), Jamie Anne Allman (The Killing) & Marshall Allman (True Blood), Marisol Nichols (GCB), Courtney B. Vance (Revenge), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Retired at 35), Lindsay Sloane (Horrible Bosses), Marla Sokoloff (The Practice), Kelly Stables (The Exes), Melissa Sagemiller (Law & Order: SVU), Alex Nesic (Sleeper Cell), Spencer Grammer (Greek), Christie Lynn Smith (General Hospital), Amanda Righetti (The Mentalist), Brianna & Ryan Culberson (Real Housewives of OC), Cuttino Mobley (retired NBA player), Dwayne Adway (Into the Blue), and Brooke Anderson (The Insider).

And what an event it was!

HP once again hosted the ultimate photo studio where a professional photographer captured families with Santa Claus. Snapfish.com was on hand with computer stations for guests to create their own cards. And Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts helped create crafts for children of all ages.

Mom.me hosted a “ME Lounge” for parents that featured relaxing manicures and a personalized, create-your-own scent bar. While in the adjoining “Little ME Lounge” guests’ children enjoyed kids’ nail bar, glitter tattoos, play time activities, and cookie decorating with dessert-ista, Jenny Cookies.

Event décor was courtesy of Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts, and was styled by Sybarite Designs. Some of those on hand showcasing their latest products included SodaStream, Corolle, Stokke, Orbit Baby, Ergo Baby, Teddy Needs a Bath, Funktion, Numi Numi Design, Innobaby, Ju-Ju-Be, and Joovy.

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