This Magic Reindeer Food is an extra-special formula made just for Santa’s reindeer. Mix up this easy reindeer food recipe, sprinkle it outside and lead Santa’s sleigh to your home. A fun Christmas Eve tradition for the family!
The reindeer food also makes a fun holiday gift for neighbors and a festive souvenir for your local cookie exchange. After all, when you’re making all those cookies for Santa, you’ll want to remember his trusted reindeer too.
Don’t forget Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen (and of course, the most famous reindeer of all—Rudolph)! Reindeer need the occasional magic treat to keep their flying skills sharp!
What is reindeer Food?
You’ve never heard of magic reindeer food? Well, it’s an extra-special formula made just for Santa’s reindeer. Reindeer Food is made from oats, sprinkles, and edible glitter this magic reindeer food can be sprinkled on the lawn for the reindeer to eat.
They absolutely love this treat, and it will guide them right to your house. From there, it’s a hop, skip, and a jump and Santa’s putting gifts under the tree.
Ready to make this special magic reindeer food? Here’s the recipe, plus an extra cute printable label with a reindeer food poem to explain the important process!
Magic Reindeer Food Poem and Printable Bag Topper
This reindeer food recipe is super cute for kids to sprinkle in the yard to guide the reindeer and Santa’s sleigh to their home on Christmas Eve. The poem that goes along with the food and printable label is so sweet!
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Magic Reindeer Food Poem
Make a wish and close your eyes tight,
Then sprinkle on your lawn at night.
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam,
This food will guide them to your home!
Does it really work? Of course! This magic reindeer food is a kid-approved tradition, right along with leaving cookies and milk for the big guy. Santa’s reindeer must get tired, after all, and this sweet treat is the perfect pick-me-up to keep them going through the most important night of the year.
I’ve created a reindeer printable food bag topper to go along with the treat. This printable includes the darling reindeer food poem above and perfectly complements my snowman soup bag topper as well. These will look so adorable in your kids’ Christmas Eve Box!
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Easy (and Bird-Safe) Magic Reindeer Food Recipe
This extra-special reindeer food recipe is easy to make and bird-friendly (in case Santa’s reindeer leaves behind crumbs). I’ve seen recipes that use glitter or other inedible items, but it’s best to use animal-safe ingredients to protect wildlife friends. Here’s how to make magic reindeer food.
Reindeer Food Recipe Ingredients:
How to Make Magic Reindeer Food
Once you’ve assembled the ingredients, mix them all together in a bowl and divide them into cellophane food bags. You can usually find these bags near the cake and cookie decorating section of your local craft store. You can also find bags online.
Print the cute magic reindeer food printable tags, fold over the top, and staple in place. With only a few steps, you’ve made the perfect addition to your Christmas Eve boxes!
Add Magic Reindeer Food to Your Christmas Eve Boxes
If this isn’t already a tradition in your family, it’s a great one to start. Many people open one particular present on Christmas Eve as a night-before-Christmas treat. Typical items in the box include pajamas, a stuffed animal, fun holiday socks, a favorite holiday story, and a treat.
Magic reindeer food makes the perfect addition to your Night Before Christmas box! We often enjoy “snowman soup” (a special hot chocolate drink with melty “snowman” marshmallows) and perhaps a cookie or two as we tuck in on Christmas Eve.
As you prepare the plate of cookies and a tall glass of milk for Santa, your kids will love sprinkling their bags of reindeer food in the yard. Have them make a trail so the reindeer will be guided right to your door. By morning, squirrels and birds will have helped clean up any remnants that the reindeer don’t gobble up.
Sprinkling the reindeer food is a tradition that adds charm and wonder to the night before Christmas. Kids love listening for the reindeer and sleigh bells as they drift off to sleep, dreaming of the next morning under the Christmas tree!
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Add the Magic Reindeer Food to your child’s Christmas Eve Box! So fun!
There’s nothing quite as magical as the night before Christmas. These cute bags of reindeer food will add another element of excitement and wonder to Christmas Eve. The recipe is simple and easy, but the memories of this Christmas activity will last forever.
- Gather all the ingredients mix them together in a bowl.
- Scoop 1/2 cup of reindeer food into each bag. There should be enough to fill 4 bags.
- Trim down bags with scissors if bags are too long.
- Print the cute magic reindeer food printable bag toppers and trim them out.
- Fold bag topper over the top of the bags and staple in place.
The recipe is simple and easy, but the memories of this Christmas activity will last forever!
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Have a magical holiday season!