December 13, 2011

Reindeer Dust Recipe

Any kid who is waiting for Santa Claus to come this Christmas knows the importance of preparing for the big guy. You need to leave out milk and cookies for Santa to make sure he comes to your house and leaves you some nice presents. Santa gets all of the treats, but let’s not forget about his reindeer- they’re the ones that drive Santa around and make sure he gets to your house after all. Make sure to leave out some food, also known as reindeer dust, for the reindeer this year.  Here's a special recipe for Santa’s reindeer that will attract them to your house and give them a nice snack while Santa’s inside working his magic.

reindeer-food-bag

When I first heard of the idea of reindeer dust from a friend, I had to mix some up for my nephews. The kids sprinkle the reindeer dust on your lawn before going to bed Christmas Eve to attract Santa and his reindeer and give them something to munch on. It’s a lot of fun for the kids and they will look adorable sprinkling it around outside.

reindeer-dust-gift

You can get creative with what goes into your reindeer dust, but here’s my recipe:

-Popcorn
-Oats
-Raisins
-Sprinkles
-Magic Dust (glitter)

Just make sure your kiddos don’t think the snack is for them to eat if you’re putting glitter in it! I mixed up a batch of the reindeer munch, put it in a zip lock bag, and attached a reindeer image that I designed (from my printable gift tags) to a square cut from a paper shopping bag.  I think it makes a very cute gift!

Have you heard of reindeer dust before?  What Christmas Eve traditions do you celebrate?

I'm sharing this post at House of Hepworths.

2 comments:

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Love this idea! We can't forget about the hardest working reindeer. Thank you so much for linking up to Dare to DIY! I really appreciate it.

yeoldesandwichshoppeva said...

I love this!!! I'm so doing this next year when my kid is 2 1/2!! Oh boy! Thanks for sharing!