Sips and Sweets with Santa 2019: A Holiday Success!


For our 4th Annual Sips & Sweets with Santa we met on Saturday, December 7th from 9AM-12PM at Green Flash Brewery. It was the perfect start to the holiday season. The venue was filled with laughter, joy, and the holiday spirit.

Family tickets included access to a great lineup of fun family activities, entertainment and of course a digital family photo with Santa. The first 50 families who registered received a VIP swag bag.

We didn’t let a little rain stop us from kicking off our Holiday Season!

All guest 21 and up will received a 25% discount on Green Flash Brewing Co.

SDMB Event Team

Check out some of the photos Renata took this weekend!


Nice to meet you! I am Renata.

I was born in Brazil, but I call San Diego home. I started my venture into professional photography by assisting at weddings, but soon fell in love with photographing families, children, and newborns. Oh, and how I love newborn snuggles and kid’s laughs!!! 

Facebook: Renata Terra Photography
Instagram: @rterraphotography

 Illiana’s photos from last weekend



I’m Iliana. I’m a lot of things. A coffee lover, a wife, a photographer, questionable meme sharer, but above all, and most importantly, I’m a mom!
There is no stronger bond in the world than the love of a mother, and nothing more relatable than making tiny humans. My journey through motherhood has been… a long one. I have a toddler who is a wild animal, and one child whose soul was too strong for the body he had.
Motherhood has been hard, but sweet and the most rewarding gift in my life.
My second passion is helping women document their journeys through motherhood. I specialize in maternity, birth, and milestones like cake smashes. I also do outdoor newborn photography!
I’m also a navy wife who takes great pride in documenting all the best parts of your career and military life like homecomings, commissioning/promotion and of course retirements!
I can’t wait to start your journey with you and watch your kids grow up. I will cry at your birth and cheer with your family. I end up being friends with most of my clients, so you’ve been warned.





Gymboree Play and Music

 Platinum Sponsors of the ever so popular Cookie Decorating Station Gymboree Play and Music.

Their leading-edge programs are also designed to support your needs as a parent. With parent involvement at the core of their philosophy, they provide a safe environment where your child can be challenged, learn and thrive; and where you have the opportunity to celebrate their milestones, ask questions and meet other parents just like you.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego

Platinum Sponsor: the Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego is to inspire and enable youth to develop into productive, healthy, caring and responsible citizens.

The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who came out to the special celebration. The Grinch of course managed to stir the pot.

Gymboree Play & Music, San Diego, 

Made sure everyone had a chance to decorate a sugar cookie.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego Platinum sponsors brought fun Christmas stockings to decorate.

Starlight Dance Studio kept the kids busy crafting all morning.

Renee Marie will had the latest Usborne Books, even The Grinch agreed.

Just4Fun facepainting and Balloon Twisting 

Need a break?EliveLife has you covered.

Santa Larry and Elf Marilyn were back again this year. Respected Elks and community members, love to spend their time bringing joy during the holiday season.





Renee Book Corner

renees book corner

Giveaway from Hair by Toni Kathrynn will be a “Mom on the go ” Gift Basket.

Toni Kathrynn

 8 pack Once  Upon a Farm baby food pack.

Each swag bag had a pair of tickets to the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla. Also, the tote swag bags are compliments of UCSD .

Look out for Christmas tags, handmade by Paper and Paste CO.


Get a new issue of San Diego Family Magazine

$500 value Giveaway  from customize your very own beauty and health services gift certificates gift package. No expiration gratuity not included. Choose from massage facials peels microderms salon acupuncture fitness etc.   

Free trial class Gymboree Play and Music

Enter for a chance to win a Mini Shoot with Renata Terra Photography

Tote bag filled with Happy family organics baby/toddler food and snacks!

2-hour Family Wealth Planning Session with Attorney Amy Hsiao (worth $750).

Check you swag bag for a moisture wicking headband by Wicked Wickees


Missed Sips and Sweets with Santa and 25% off  Green Flash Beer?

No problem! Meet us back at Green Flash on Tuesday, December 31st 10am-1pm for our Noon Year Celebration, complete with a count down and balloon drop at Noon.

*Swag and Giveaway Sponsors Contact Xochitl Salcido


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