It was really fun to surprise our guests on 6 December 2012 with chocolates from Santa Claus and his (her) helper!
Traditionally this is for children but yesterday we realised that even adults are delighted to see Saint Nick and Black Peter – and they also love chocolates! Santa Claus asked everybody if they had been good over the past year before getting chocolates. Any guests who pretended they had been naughty had first to sing a song for Santa Claus before getting chocolates too! It was fantastic to see and hear the “naughty” guests singing a Santa kid’s song while blushing and other guests making fun out of those who had not been good.
It’s amazing how an adult can turn into a child’s mind in seconds! I will never forget the lady who confesses to Santa that she’s never going to bed on time and also a man who pretended to be always good but mentioned that his wife was thinking different about his attitude! Both guests had to sing a song of course and they did sing with pleasure.
The chocolates were created as € coins and “paper” money. A few guests tried to pay this morning their hotel invoice with the chocolate money which created again a smile on everybody’s face!
Secret: Myriam and I did not enter through the chimney because Astoria Hotel has no chimney. We entered through the car park as usual.
With special thanks to my mother who spend weeks to make the costumes! Mamy, I love you!