Ever since I can remember, Christmas Eve has been the highlight of the holidays for me. Some of my families traditions growing up consisted of opening 1 gift of your choice, baking cookies for Santa and especially the big Kelley Christmas Eve get together. It’s been my absolute favorite & now that I have a family of my own I cannot wait to start my own traditions.
Since Jake and I have a minimum of 4 Christmas’s during the busy weekend; We’re really not left with a TON of time on Christmas Eve night. And since we’ll continue the tradition of baking cookies for Santa with my parents, I figured I needed to find something just as memorable, timeless but a quick and easy tradition that my son will love and cherish as he gets older.
Most of you with kids I am sure have seen the bags of reindeer food trending Pinterest this season.. I wanted to take the idea and make it our own by getting my little guy to participate in on the fun by making it with me. Kinda like baking cookies for Santa but WAY less time consuming – perfect for the maybe half hour we’ll be given before bed time after getting home from all the Christmas Eve festivities.
The best part of baking Christmas cookies is digging into that cupboard and pulling out all the mixings and tools that have been sitting there since the last time you baked. Although our version of reindeer food is mainly made up of non edible “condiments” I still wanted to give the experience of “baking” so I went out and bought all the ingredients, and peeled the store labels off so I could replace them with my own personal labels.
These were created using standard Word and I downloaded free fonts from DaFont – reindeer icon was saved from google.
Once I got the store labels off I used Modpodge to glue and seal the new labels in place.
A sprinkle here, a sprinkle there and ya got yourself a fun little batch of magical reindeer food. Christmas Eve can’t come soon enough. We plan to start our morning at Church, have lunch at my parents were we’ll participate in a ginger bread house tournament, cookie baking & open gifts with them. Around dinner time we’ll head out to Christmas with the extended family and we’ll finish the night at home, sprinkling our new reindeer food on the sidewalk.
I hope you all have an amazing Christmas. Thanks so much for stopping by.