As Noah is beginning to understand more about the festive period it’s time to start some new Christmas traditions. On our list is a having a North Pole Breakfast, visiting Santa, donating toys to other children and one that I’m probably going to regret ever starting; Elf on the
sodding Shelf! What Christmas traditions do you have? I’d love to hear them.
On Sunday we had a North Pole Breakfast to announce the arrival of our two elves, Buddy and Tilly Tinseltoes. If this is something that you would like to try and are looking for ideas, here’s my how to host a North Pole Breakfast.
The North Pole Breakfast tends to be a sugary feast to celebrate the Festive season. Be warned as you may end up with some hyper children suffering from a sugar rush! Some people have their Breakfast on either the 1st December for their elf’s arrival or on the first weekend of the month as they have more time to set it up. Some even choose to do it on Christmas Eve as a goodbye to their elf.
There are loads of ideas on Pinterest for some decor inspiration. However, this is obviously space, time and money dependant. So if you want to go all out and recreate the North Pole in your kitchen or have a Grinch themed breakfast then go right ahead. I’d love to see those pics! I partially set up the night before because I have cats! If you are also owned by cats then you will know that anything new or different will be investigated, sniffed at and possibly even slept on. So the table was extended and things were looked out the night before to avoid the above. Then an early start in the morning to set it up properly.
Although I have a few Christmas tablecloths I wasn’t prepared for them to get wrecked with hot chocolate, strawberry juice and other stains so I used a paper tablecloth instead. I bought matching napkins, plates and cups to go along with it too from Home Bargains. I also bought a plate, bowl and tumbler from Matalan as a gift from the ‘Elves’ that Noah could use all through December and in years to come. The table was decorated with table confetti that I already had at home, as well as photo booth props that I picked up one year from Sainsbury’s for 25p.
Remember the 4 food main groups; candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.
Again time and money can come into this but Pinterest has loads of different ideas. There are Strawberry Santas, Santa and Rudolph Pancakes, Strawberry and Banana Candy Canes for you to make. Or you can buy stuff instead if you
would rather spend the extra time in your bed don’t have the time. You can buy crumpets shaped as Christmas Trees, Festive doughnuts and Mini Yule Logs. For drinks you could have some Hot Chocolate with marshmallows and cream, flavoured milkshakes or just plain milk. I made Waffle Christmas Trees by buying Nutella filled waffles and cutting them into triangles. Some chopped fruit for baubles and a pineapple star to top it off. We also had pancakes with a bacon scarf and tear and share cinnamon buns.
If you are in the ‘I’m not doing that creepy elf shiz’ category then just have the North Pole Breakfast as a special treat. If you are like me and are in the ‘SANTA! Oh My God! Santa’s coming!! I know him! I know him!!’ category then we all know that being extra is not an option!!
If you are looking for some more ideas for your North Pole Breakfast then check out my Pinterest board as it has loads of inspo on there. From food ideas to your festive tablescape.
You really don’t need to spend a lot of money on hosting a North Pole Breakfast. You may find you already have some of these things at home. Pound shops sell Christmas tableware cheaply or you can pick some up in the Christmas sales and stash them away for next year. I hope that you found my How To Host A North Pole Breakfast helpful. If you do decide to have one and take pics, I’d love you to tag me in them. You can tag me on Twitter @thelifeofdeem or on Insta @the_life_of_dee.