Putting reindeer food out on Christmas Eve has become a fun filled activity for many families.
Whilst it’s great fun and creates a lot of magic on night Santa and his sleigh is due to arrive, there is a lot of debate about how good this activity actually is.
Many people make reindeer food with glitter and sequins to really give it a pop of colour but in reality if the wild life come down and much on this is won’t be very good for them at all.
So whilst we want to enjoy the tradition of putting reindeer food out I do agree that it’s important to ensure its animal friendly.
Check out Party Remedies Animal Friendly Reindeer Food Recipe
Sprinkles (of your choice)
A container of choice to hold your creation
Simply mix two thirds oats with one third sprinkles. There are no measurements for this recipe as you can adjust the quantity to suit the amount of reindeer food you want to make.
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This is a great activity for young children to make their own with minimal mess
You could host a Reindeer Food Making Session for your children with a group of friends. In this instance you might choose to place the oats and a variety of sprinkles in different bowls on a table (a little like a candy station) and allow the kids to come through creating their own mix.
You could have little jars for them to put their mix in and also create a label making station where they could create their own label for their jar, a lovely take home from a fun evening.
Check out how Kelly Hampton from Enjoying the Small things does it! So special.
In this instance we’ve picked up some cute little plastic test tubes and filled these with reindeer food as a fun filled way to present them to the children on Christmas Eve. You can purchase them here.
These are a great addition to a Christmas Eve Box too if you’re putting one together.