Bill Horn and Scout Masterson Host Secret Santa Benefit Party for Celeb Parents!

Ian Ziering and his daughter Mia

Some of Hollywood’s hottest moms and dads along with their families attended the 2nd Annual Santa’s Secret Workshop presented by Bill Horn and Scout Masterson at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, CA.

Among those who joined in on the fun were these celebrities: Tiffani Thiessen, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott, Jackson Rathbone from The Twilight Saga, Jason & Molly Mesnick, Gilles Marini, Angela Bassett, David Boreanaz, Sarah Drew, Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Ian Ziering, Marshall Allman from True Blood, Courtney B. Vance of Revenge, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Lindsay Sloane and Brianna & Ryan Culberson from The Real Housewives of OC!

I was invited along with my family to enjoy this AMAZING party that kicked off Hollywood’s holiday season. In the giving spirit of the holidays, we were all asked to donate diapers to L.A. Family Housing.

I just had to get the scoop from Bill and Scout AKA The GUNCLES all about their holiday party and what they hope Simone will learn about giving to others!

Tell us how you got involved with L.A. Family Housing:  When Simone was born so many amazing people sent her gifts. Too many gifts in fact. Suddenly the house was filled with two of everything: two strollers, two high chairs, etc.  We wanted to make sure that these items we weren’t using would go to good use. After doing a little research online, we found L.A. Family Housing. We were instantly drawn to their program and living facility for families — a way for those in need to work their way out of homelessness. After a tour of the facility with Simone, we knew we had to help any way we could. Since then, we’ve also discovered Baby Buggy and became involved in their important efforts. We were thrilled when earlier this year we were able to introduce LAFH to Baby Buggy. Now LAFH is a recipient of products collected by Baby Buggy in the L.A. area.

How do you teach Simone about giving back:  We both believe strongly that as parents we need to lead by example. This is especially true with giving back. We try to involve her in every charitable event we attend. The great thing about working with children’s charities is it usually means kids are welcome at most events. And when we need to leave the house for a Baby Buggy meeting, we make sure that she knows where we’re going and why.

Tell us what you hope comes out of this day of giving:  We hope two important things come from Santa’s Secret Workshop. First, we hope the guests at the event will have a great time in celebration of the holidays, will learn more about the charity and get involved on an ongoing basis. We also are thrilled that so many of the participating sponsors of the event donate product to LAFH. For example, Stokke just donated $2,000.00 worth of diapers, made a sizable donation of Johnson & Johnson products, and Joovy is arranging to send product directly to a LAFM facility, among others.

What is the most exciting thing about being a parent?  Every day Simone says or does something new and the simplest things — a poop in the potty or an “I love you” — will make our day.

What is the scariest thing about being a parent:  Keeping Simone safe is the scariest part of being a parent. You realize quickly how fearless little kids are and how fearful you become as a parent. Watching the news or reading a newspaper is a constant reminder that no kid is 100% safe at any given time.

OK, just for fun… tell us your favorite story of the year about Simone:  Simone at Halloween is an amazing memory. She embraced every part of the holiday — the costumes, the candy, trick-or-treating. She loved dressing up as a strawberry, Wonder Woman and then as a white bunny. She is a fearless, fun loving little girl.  We just love that about her.

  • LA Family Housing 1 of 32
    LA Family Housing
    L.A. Family Housing received lots and lots of diapers from all guests!!! Their mission is to help families transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services.
  • DELISH! 2 of 32
    Event décor was courtesy of Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts and was styled by Sybarite Designs.
  • Ian Ziering And His Daughter Mia Do A Little Arts And Crafts! 3 of 32
    Ian Ziering And His Daughter Mia Do A Little Arts And Crafts!
    How precious is this little girl! The funny part is that the photographer asked Ian to hold up the frame for a photo with MIa and Mia on her own put her face in the frame when they said smile! Ian laughing said to the photographer quick get this!
  • Soda Stream! 4 of 32
    Soda Stream!
    Sarah Drew checks out one of my favorite household necessities The Soda Stream! It is so cool and you can feel good about making fun drinks at home!
  • The Best Way To Clean Your Teddy Bear! 5 of 32
    The Best Way To Clean Your Teddy Bear!
    Some of those on hand showcasing their latest products included Teddy Needs a Bath, Stokke,  Ergo Baby, Funktion, Numi Numi DesignJu-Ju-Be and Innobaby 
  • Arts And Craft Time! 6 of 32
    Arts And Craft Time!
    Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts also kept all of the kids extremely busy creating crafts to go home and and decorate the house!
  • Jenny Cookies !!! 7 of 32
    Jenny Cookies !!!
    OMG!!!! dessert table was outrageous with dessert-ista, Jenny Cookies. If with you could taste these heavenly treats! And you can order from Jenny Online! Seriously, they are incredible!
  • A little Girls Dream Come True! 8 of 32
    A little Girls Dream Come True!
    What little girl would not be in heaven seeing so many Corolle Dolls in one place! I was in love with all of them!!!
  • The Perfect Holiday Gift! 9 of 32
    The Perfect Holiday Gift!
    OK, I could not resist! This is my daughter thoroughly enjoying the Joovy BicycooBMX Balance Bike! She needs one for Hanukah!
  • Jason and Molly Mesnick 10 of 32
    Jason and Molly Mesnick
    The Orbit Stroller in red would be perfect for Santa!
  • Dean McDermott Hattie 11 of 32
    Dean McDermott Hattie
    Ahhhh.... Dean and Hattie are having some cuddle time... How adorable they both are wearing brown cowboy boots!
  • Umbrella? 12 of 32
    This little girl can't seem to get enough of her new unbrella!
  • Tori Spelling and Lisa Rinna 13 of 32
    Tori Spelling and Lisa Rinna
    Tori Spelling and Lisa Rinna bond over jewelry! Why not?
  • Nails! 14 of 32
    Angela Basset's daughter Bronwyn is enjoying her manicure!
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar 15 of 32
    Sarah Michelle Gellar
    Sarah is full of smiles being interviewed!
  • The Perfect Red Car! 16 of 32
    The Perfect Red Car!
    Ali Landry helps Marcelo into the Joovy race car!
  • David Boreanaz 17 of 32
    David Boreanaz
    David and his daughter Bella are enjoying face painting time!
  • Stella!!!! 18 of 32
    Fashionista Stella McDermott is stealing the show with her faux vest! ADORBS!!!
  • Bump Alert! Christie Lynn Smith and husband John Fortson 19 of 32
    Bump Alert! Christie Lynn Smith  and husband John Fortson 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
  • Tori and Dean 20 of 32
    Tori and Dean
    Hmm.... Baby #6? Nah.. they just need to get a double decker stroller!
  • Everyone Needs Holiday Cards! 21 of 32
    Everyone Needs Holiday Cards!
    HP created the ultimate photo studio where a everyone gathered with their families and snuggled up to Santa Claus. made it easy for everyone to create their own cards at computer stations.
  • Tori Spelling and Family! 22 of 32
    Tori Spelling and Family!
    Tori Spelling and Husband Dean McDermott enjoy their holiday photo with the whole CLAN! WOW, they all smiled on the count of one!
  • Giles Marini And Family 23 of 32
    Giles Marini And Family
    Giles Marni and his beautiful girls!!!
  • Bump Photo! 24 of 32
    Bump Photo!
    Jamie Anne Allman (The Killing) & Marshall Allman (True Blood) show off the holiday bump!
  • Tiffani Thiessen and Harper 25 of 32
    Tiffani Thiessen and Harper
    Harper was so adorable enjoying her red icing on the cookies and did not want to leave the art and crafts!
  • Angela Basset and Family 26 of 32
    Angela Basset and Family
    I have never been as star struck as i was when I met this incredibly sweet family! I am still reveling in it!
  • Jason and Molly Mesnick 27 of 32
    Jason and Molly Mesnick
    I wonder if Jason and Molly were at Ashley and JP's wedding?
  • More Bumps! 28 of 32
    More Bumps!
    Malin Akerman of Couples Retreat is full of smiles as she awaits her bundle of joy!
  • It’s Always Sunny??? 29 of 32
    It's Always Sunny???
    Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia say CHEESE for their family holiday photo!
  • Ali Landry And Family ! 30 of 32
    Ali Landry And Family !
    Ali Landry and her two kids Estela, 5, and Marcelo, 13 months with husband Alejandro Monteverd.
  • David Boreanaz and Family! 31 of 32
    David Boreanaz and Family!
    I met David and his wife years ago before they were married! I can not believe how big his kids are!
  • Marissa Jarrett Winokour! 32 of 32
    Marissa Jarrett Winokour!
    Marissa Jaret Winokur is looking HOT and full of smiles taking her holiday photo with her husband Judah, son Zev and his two adorable girl-friends!!! Just love Zev's green lantern pants! He could zoom off with Santa!


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