1. Please give Santa as much information as you can on your young guest so he can interact with them and keep the “Magic Alive” (Names, ages, sex, interest, what they want for Christmas, and favorite gift from Santa last year). Make sure Santa has a cell phone number for the party just in case of emergencies. The minimal number of people aware of the visit the better the surprise.
2. Give “Santa by Scott” clear directions to the party location and availability to the parking areas nearby, save Santa Claus a parking space.
3. Santa’s Helper can brings a digital camera or video recorder and it’s a great idea to enjoy the moment and be in the photos and just enjoy your Photo CD/ DVD Package from Santa see Rates Page!
4. If Santa has gifts for the children. I can arrange to pick up gifts outside your home. Have your gifts ready. I can carry in one bag of presents for children or guests. They should be Clearly Labeled. I suggest a large black marking pen and printing directly on the gift, as tags can easily fall off. Please ensure a gift for each child, every year we end up with a crying child and no gift.
5. Santa likes to enter the party, meet the children, and show them his Book of Christmas Secrets (Photos of the North Pole, Elves and reindeer), Get photos and group photos, then pass out gifts if so desired. If you have a large group of children to see Santa, you should assign someone to be Santa’s helper and coordinate the order of children as they each visit Santa.
6. A large sturdy chair without arms is best for Santa to sit in. A good straight-back dining chair works well.
7. Set the chair in a festive setting, usually near your Christmas tree or other holiday setting. Think of the area as if you were in a photo studio and arranged your ‘props’ and ‘backdrops’. Place a wreath, a few Christmas cards or your children’s drawings on the wall to make a wonderful difference. Leave room for others to gather around and behind Santa’s chair for group photos.
8. Think about photos with everyone. What about grandma and grandpa? Take a photo with Santa and Grandma Hugging. Nothing is more fun than having Santa ask “Grandpa if he’s been a good boy!”
9. For the payment due to Santa, place it inside a Christmas card or envelope. It never looks appropriate when someone is seen paying Santa. So, as Santa is departing, hand him or Mrs. Claus the envelope and say, “Thank you Santa, and here is a Christmas card from all of us. “Santa by Scott Characters “do accepts tips for jobs well done.
10. **Santa requires a retainer to place the event in his books and a signed copy of contract and a 48 hour confirmation from the customer via phone or e mail to confirm the event.