Watching the Holiday Classics is one of our favorite family traditions! From Elf to Home Alone to Christmas Vacation, we love getting in our PJs, grabbing a snack and turning on the TV to watch one of our many favorite movies. To make your holiday movie nights extra special this year, try serving your kiddos a festive snack to go along with the movie! And have them help in the kitchen to make some holiday memories and set holiday traditions! Here are some "Pinterest-y" suggestions that don't take too much time, too many ingredients, or a degree in snack making.
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Grinch Fruit Kabobs - Here's a fun and healthy snacks the kids will love! All you need are green grapes, banana slices, strawberries and mini marshmallows. put them all together with a toothpick and you have tasty Grinch kabobs!
Grinch Punch - To make this yummy drink, all you need is: Hawaiian Punch Lemon Lime Splash, Sprite and vanilla ice cream! Fill your glass with 3 parts punch, 1 part Sprite and a scoop of ice cream. To make the drink even extra special,cover the glass rim with green sugar crystals.
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Rudolph Donuts - All you need are chocolate donuts, pretzels and candies (I like to use m&m's) to make these extra special donuts!
Graham Cracker Reindeer - The kids might really like to help with this reindeer treat! They can help spread frosting or peanut butter on the graham cracker then on pretzels for antlers and candies for the eyes and nose.
Reindeer Cookies - These cookies are adorable! Just like the graham cracker reindeers, but with Nutter Butter Cookies! Yummy!
Popcorn Snowman - If you've got popcorn, markers and a cup, you can put together this holiday treat. Just draw Frosty's face on the cup and fill it with popcorn!
Snowman Donuts - Just like the reindeer donuts, these snowman donuts are super easy! Depending on what candies your kids like, you just need an orange candy for the nose (candy corn and Mike and Ikes work well) and chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth to put on the powdered donuts. You can put three donuts on top of one another to make a snowman on a stick and add a fruit leather for the scarf.
"A Charlie Brown Christmas"
Christmas Tree Brownies - Since "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is synonymous with Charlie Brown's less-than-desirable Christmas tree, serve a special Christmas Tree snack! And these snacks are the cutest! Simply cut a pan of brownies into triangles, use a candy cane stick for the trunk, and decorate the brownie however you'd like!
Christmas Tree Cone - This is a fun snack for the kids to help with! They can decorate an ice cream cone with frosting and candies to make their own special Christmas tree.
Candy Christmas Tree - This holiday treat is (in my opinion) one of the tastiest! Candy on top of candy on top of candy! Stack the candies like this: a mini Reese's, a regular-sized Reese's, another mini Reese's, and then a Hershey's Kiss. Then drizzle some decorative frosting!
"Santa Claus is Comin' To Town"
Santa Brownies - All you need are bite-sized brownies, whipped cream, strawberries and mini marshmallows to make this Santa treat.
Santa Fruit Hat - For a healthier take on the Santa hat snack, simply put some whipped cream or a marshmallow on top of a strawberry, and bam, you have a Santa hat!
"The Year Without A Santa Claus"
Santa Crunch Popcorn - This salty and sweet recipe is a real treat! Popcorn, melted marshmallows and two different types of M&Ms all mixed together!
Santa Hat Oreos - Here's another take on the Santa hat snack...Put the Santa hat on top of an Oreo! All you need is your favorite type of Oreo, with a strawberry and mini marshmallow on top!
When you're not watching your favorite holiday movies and looking for a fun holiday event, be sure to visit the Fun4FirstCoastKids website! We have listings for holiday lights, Santa sightings, shows and so much more!
Guest blogger: Stacy Fournier.