Magic Reindeer Food – a recipe and printable

shilton family christmas traditions

It’s only 8 sleeps away until Santa and his lovely reindeer take to the skies to deliver all the gifts for the good boys and girls on his nice list. Every knows that it’s pretty custom to leave a mince pie and a glass of milk out for Santa but what about the poor reindeer that do all the hard work. They’re usually left a carrot to share and between all of them, they only get a nibble each. So this year, why not make them some magical enchanting reindeer food for them all to share on your lawn whilst Santa delivers the gifts.

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A handful or two of delicious porridge oats
A sprinkle of edible glitter or confetti
A spoonful of sugar

All you need is a clear sandwich bag (adult supervision required), a bowl to mix up the ingredients and voila – a bag full of magic reindeer food to sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas Eve to guide the reindeer to your home and to fuel the rest of their journey.

I’ve also created a label which you can print off for your own magic reindeer food. All you need to do is click on the image below and right click your mouse and ‘Save Image As’ something memorable and somewhere safe on your computer. Then print it off and attach it to the bag of magic reindeer food ready for Christmas Eve.

Magic reindeer food label for blog useI’ve made some up for Little Mr so we can start a new family tradition of leaving a treat out for Santa and his reindeer but more on our plans for Christmas Eve coming later this week.

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. Rosalyn L
    24/12/2014 / 1:24 am

    This is a cute idea, but mixing glitter and oats and putting it outside can cause serious harm to any animal that is seeking a delicious winter treat. For a more wild-life friendly version, mix colored sugar or edible glitter with the oats instead.

    • 28/12/2014 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you Rosalyn, we will be using edible glitter next year.

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