A FREE Printable Christmas Game For Your Holiday Party
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When you sprinkle magic reindeer food on your lawn on Christmas Eve, it leaves a glittering path–and a sweet treat–for Rudolph and Blitzon and their friends.
Make a bag of Magic Reindeer food for each family that attends your party or as an inexpensive stocking stuffer for each child.
Package this simple recipe in zipper food storage bags, and add a free printable gift tag containing the Magic Reindeer Food poem to make Magic Reindeer Food easy to make–and to give.
In a large bowl or container, mix:
1/4- 1/2 cup uncooked oats
1/4 cup red or green sugar crystals
Small sealable bag
Magic Reindeer Food poem (You can find a free printable of the poem at Magic Reindeer Food Poem)
HINT: You can use craft glitter in your magic reindeer food but colored sugar crystals (as used for cake decorating)are safer for other animals or birds that may ingest it.
Another fun reindeer games party favor is a bag of reindeer noses.
I wanted the perfect gift for you-
But couldn’t decide just what to do.
I almost sent you a dozen roses-
Instead here’s a bag of…
Reindeer noses are simply seven brown candies such as “Whoppers” and one red candy (to represent Rudolf). I used sour cherry candies for my red nose. You may find a free printable of the reindeer nose poem below. Just copy and paste into your document.
Log reindeer are the perfect project for your centerpieces. Simply reuse scraps of wood and timber from your woodpile, drill a few holes, and glue it all together. You’ll need a few thicker logs for the body and head; long, thin sticks for the legs, and pronged branches for your reindeer’s antlers. Add bow, bells or tinsel to complete your project. After the party you can give away part of your herd as prizes or save them to give as neighbor gifts.
Bake cupcakes according to package directions and frost generously with chocolate frosting. Top with pretzels for the antlers, a Nilla Wafer for the face, white frosting dots for the eyes, back pearl sprinkles or black icing for the eyeballs, and brown and red candies for the nose.
HINT: We made the pancake base of our Santa pancakes before arriving at the party. Because they are a little time consuming we began decorating them in advance. We noticed that the whipped cream started getting soft and didn’t look as cute. Solution- get more help with the decorating so that you can make them on the spot.
We used the “Minute to Win It” format for our “reindeer games”. We divided into four teams- team Rudolf, team Blitzen, team Dasher and team Donner and competed in 8 different challenges. We projected a countdown clock on the wall so that everyone could join in the drama as the seconds counted down. For more information on Minute the Win It games check out the following link.
I’ve never gotten too excited about all the “giant” yard games you find on the internet but a couple of weeks ago I actually saw a giant Yahtzee game. I got to touch it, roll the dice and count up my score and I thought, “Hey this would be fun for our next family reunion!” (I think that about a lot of things)
Giant Yardzee is pretty simple to make. You’ll need 5 dice cut from 4″x”4″ fence posts. Cut each cube to 3.5 inches to make a perfect cube.Sand as necessary and paint in bright colors. To make dots use a circle template to paint them on or use stickers or circles cut with a 1 inch hole punch.
This is a very cute bucket to store Yardzee score cards and markers in but a 5 gallon bucket is more practical as it will also hold your dice.
Print off giant sized Yahtzee score cards- there are many free ones on the internet- here’s one resource.http://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/support-files/yahtzee-score-sheet-large.pdf
Playing using normal Yahtzee rules.
Did you know- A single “dice” is called a die and multiples are called dice. The round dots on a die are called pips!
What a clever way to say thank you to a teacher, friend or co-worker. Include a basket or gift bag full of “orange” items.Some orange things you can include are:
orange breath mints
orange soda such as Shasta orange or Sunkist
non-food items such as orange colored pencils, markers, lip gloss, post it notes, straws or nail polish.
Copy the orange at the top of this article, cut out and attach with bright orange ribbon to your gift. Don’t forget to right your own personal message.
Use the “orange” theme to say thank you to special people at your reunion or “orange you glad it’s your birthday” for someone who celebrates their birthday during your reunion.
You can also create a “box of sunshine” for someone by replacing orange items with yellow things- yellow Jell-O, lemonheads and lemonade mix etc.
Or put together a green basket filled with green Mike and Ikes, peace tea, wintergreen life savers, green pear, green apples and fruit gum. It’s perfect for St Patrick’s Day or use as a thank you at your family reunion- “We’re LUCKY to have you in our family.”