On Saturday (December 7), celebrities – such as Denise Richards, Tori Spelling, Jensen Ackles, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ali Landry, Busy Philipps, Gilles Marini – and their families attended the 3rd Annual Santa’s Secret Workshop.
Presented by Bill Horn and Scout Masterson (a.k.a. The Guncles) of Marque Communications, the festive event was held at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. and kicked off Hollywood’s holiday season by bringing celebrities and VIPs together for a day of family fun.
“We love hosting Santa’s Secret Workshop each year because it’s become a way for our friends, and their families, to gather together for the holidays,” Horn tells Celebrity Baby Scoop. “We also love that everyone gets the opportunity to give back by donating to L.A. Family Housing.”
In the giving spirit of the holidays, the event 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.
Families were seen visiting with Santa Claus against a winter scene filled with snow. Kids kept busy creating crafts, getting glitter tattoos, and cookie decorating with dessert-ista, Jenny Cookies, who returned for the third year in a row to create the event’s one-of-a-kind sweets.
Event décor was courtesy of Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts, and was styled by Sybarite Designs. Santa’s photo room was styled by Kara’s Party Ideas. Some of those on hand showcasing their latest products included Corolle, Stokke, Orbit Baby, Ergo Baby, Ju-Ju-Be, ZoLi Baby, Diaper Dude, Diono, First Bike, Mabels Labels, Sugarbooger, Smarty Pants Vitamins, Summer Infant, and Joovy.
Celebrity guests in attendance included Tori Spelling (“Beverly Hills, 90210”), Busy Philipps (“Cougar Town”), Sarah Michelle Gellar (“The Crazy Ones”) & Freddie Prinze, Jr. (“24”), DeAnna Pappas (“Bachelorette”), Denise Richards (“Twisted”), Tammin Sursok (“Pretty Little Liars”), Malin Akerman (“Trophy Wife”) , Tiffani Thiessen (“White Collar”), Sasha Alexander (“Rizzoli & Isles”), Lisa Ling (“The View”), Dan Bucatinsky (“Scandal”), Beverley Mitchell (“7th Heaven”), Melissa Joan Hart (“Melissa & Joe”), Phaedra Parks (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”), Gilles Marini (“Switched at Birth”), Sara Rue (“Malibu Country”), Sean Murray (“NCIS”), Jensen Ackles (“Supernatural”), Tamera Mowry-Housley (“The Real”), Tiffany Thornton (“So Random!”), Amanda Righetti (“The Mentalist”), Anna Trebunskaya (“Dancing With the Stars”), Donald Faison (“The Exes”), Alana De La Garza (“Law & Order”), Ali Landry (“Hollywood Girls Night”), Michelle Monaghan (Made of Honor), Molly Ringwald (“Secret Life of An American Teenager”), Sarah Drew (“Gray’s Anatomy”), Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (“Modern Family”), Cuttino Mobley (retired NBA player), Eric Ladin (“Boardwalk Empire”), Galen Gering (“Days of Our Lives”), Jennifer Aspen (“GCB”), Jessica St. Clair (Bridesmaids), Kelly Overton (“True Blood”), Kelly Stables (“The Exes”), Kristina Guerrero (“E! News”), Lex Medlin (“Drop Dead Diva”), Lindsay Sloane (Horrible Bosses), Lisa Loeb (musician), Samantha Harris (“Entertainment Tonight”), Mark Deklin (“GCB”), Marla Sokoloff (“The Practice”), Marsha Thomason (“White Collar”), Rosa Blasi (“Strong Medicine”), Christie Lynn Smith (“General Hospital”), Jamie Allman (“The Killing”), and Chudney Ross among others.