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{elfing + reindeer food + treat ideas}

R E I N D E E R  F O O D

sprinkle on the lawn at night

the moon will make it sparkle bright

Santa’s reindeer fly and roam

this will guide them to your home!

Probably the most simple Holiday goody we make.  This is another tradition in our home.  Before we go to bed Christmas Eve, we always remember to sprinkle the reindeer food in the lawn.  I used to make these giant baggies full of the oatmeal + glitter concoction.  Then I realized, it’s a pain in the ass to clean up.  Less is more, right?  Now we make little mini sacks…you’re welcome recipients 🙂

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I purchased the glitter + oatmeal from the Dollar Tree.  I somehow ended up with fold top sandwich baggies, so I used them.

ps….if you want a good laugh, give your kids a fold top bag and ask them to close it.  HAHA….I’m so mean.  After 2 minutes of handling the baggie, Bailey asked why I cut the zipper off.  It was pretty entertaining.

This is my go-to Reindeer Food printable.  It’s the easiest.  They are formatted  to fold perfectly over the top of the baggie.

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Reindeer Food Free Printable

I came across this Magic Reindeer Food printable today….I like it!!  The stag photo is perfection.

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I love Jenny Collier’s blog!  She created this Magic Reindeer Food printable you can print Here.

Perfect for a classroom goody, since it’s very budget friendly.  Making 30 won’t cost you more than about $5.

 

W E ‘ V E  B E E N  E L F E D

The Christmas Elf has come to town,

To leave you some goodies, I see you have found.

If you wish to spread some of this good cheer,

Continue this greeting cause Christmas is near.

First post the “Elf” where all can see,

And leave it there until Christmas Eve.

Then make 2 treats, with 2 notes like this,

Deliver to 2 neighbors who the elf has missed.

You only have two days to leave a treat,

Ring the doorbell and run – be fast on your feet.

Let’s share in the spirit of friendship and love,

That’s what Christmas is really made of.

Printable

Now, isn’t that sweet.  Just like “Booing”, your treat doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. Here’s how we elfed our homies this year.  I’ve included diy printables too.

Cookies for Santa

I’m guilty of almost forgetting Santa’s cookies every year!!  Please tell me I’m not the only one?  It’s one of those tasks that I don’t think of till it’s Christmas Eve.  We’ve been serving Santa Oreo’s the last few years.  LAME!  I found this idea and thought it was brilliant.  Layer all the dry ingredients into a mason jar.  Then Christmas Eve (or before, if you have your shit together, unlike myself) you just add melted butter + 1 egg + vanilla.

You don’t even have to Elf peeps with this.  Make one with your kiddos and keep it for next week.  You’ll be happy you did!!

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Here’s what you will need:

Quart sized mason jars

(fill jars in this order)

1 1/3 cup of Flour

1 teaspoon of Baking Soda

1 teaspoon of Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon of Salt

1 cup of Oats

3/4 cup of M&M’s

3/4 cup of Chocolate Chips (we used mini’s)

1/2 cup of Sugar

1/2 cup of Brown Sugar

Pack everything in as tight as you can into the jar!

Cookies for Santa  + Baking Instructions + Editable Christmas Tag

Thank you Fancy Ashley for the adorable printables.

We also did an early morning elfing with Chocolate milk + donuts….yummmm!

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Have a cup of cheer Printable

Print + cut + fold + staple.  Fill with marshmallows + straws + candy canes.  Makes for a perfect drink along side the donuts.

Keep it simple!

S W E E T S // reindeer style

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Did you sign up to bring a sweet treat to the classroom Christmas party tomorrow?  If so, I’ve got you covered.

How adorable are these cookies and cupcakes?  Bailey and I threw them together last night.  Her advent calendar for the 16th was “bake a festive treat”, so that we did 🙂

Here’s what you need:

  • Pillsbury refrigerated Sugar Cookies (or store bought)
  • Pillsbury cake mix
  • Cupcake liners
  • Chocolate frosting (any variety works)
  • Small Pretzels
  • M&M’s
  • Candy eyeballs

Candy eyeballs can be found at:

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Super easy to assemble.   Get your kids involved!  We like to lay all the baked treats in a row and give out jobs….You’re in-charge of eyeballs.  OK.  You’re in-charge of the ears…etc.  Clearly I love spending time in the kitchen, so anyway I can incorporate a way to get Bailey excited to join me is a win-win!!

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That was a whole lotta kid Christmas Stuff.  I need a drink!

xoxo stacyb

 

 

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