Magic Reindeer Food & More Christmas Eve Fun

This is Big Santa (or so my kids have named him). He lives up the street from us and we drive past him several times a day, so he has become a big part of our Christmas anticipation each year.

This year our Christmas Eve celebration will be even more fun as Matt is off work for the whole day! We plan to bake our birthday cake for Jesus (a Christmas Day tradition) and this year we're going all out with a rainbow cake!

{photo courtesy of Southern Living}

We're also planning to try something new. I've seen the recipe for Magic Reindeer Food all over the blogworld as a neighbor gift, but the kids & I decided it would be the perfect thing to put outside for the we put cookies inside for Santa.

To make it yourself, mix together the following ingredients in a Ziploc bag and shake well.
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup white sugar
1/4 to 1/2 cup red & green decorating sugar

And of course we'll be tracking Santa again this year too! It was one of Jack's favorite things last year and I am thinking EJ will get in on the fun this year too.

{photo courtesy of Norad}

And after all that fun at home (along with a lot of last-minute wrapping I'm sure), we head to Grandma's house for the real celebrating to begin!
Jackie said...

oh my gosh, my kids love that santa too!!! however, we have to make it a point to drive past him, kind of not on our route unfortunately...but i think he should be!!

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

we've been using that reindeer food for years!! the girls love it! and apparently, so do the reindeer! hee

merry christmas friend!! love you to pieces!!

Sadie said...

Merry Christmas Guys!! I hope you have a spectacular day.

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