This morning we had our first ever North Pole Breakfast. What is a North Pole Breakfast, you ask? Well it’s only the cutest in new holiday tradition rounding the interwebs. Just do a quick search of North Pole Breakfast on Pinterest and you’ll see what I mean!
In a nutshell, it’s a special breakfast to welcome in the Christmas season.
I first saw the idea over on Rachel’s blog. I am always in awe of Rachel and her endless creativity. I’ve played with the idea of having a breakfast for some time and yesterday morning I woke up and just decided to do it.
I’m very impulsive like that.
I decided I would keep the food simple and would head to the dollar store for decorations.
- Adorable “Welcome” sign for our Elf, Jack.
- Snowman paper plates, cups and napkins.
- A buck for a pack of 10 Christmas activity placemats.
- Christmas pencils
- Two for a dollar mini stockings for the silverware, napkin and pencil.
- Elf ear hats.
- Blinking light necklaces.
- Tinsel Christmas Tree centerpieces.
- Some of that snowy, glitterly, cottony stuff.
- Glittery snowflakes to hang from the ceiling.
- Glittery curling ribbon for the snowflakes.
- Snowman serving platter.
I added my own tiered desert platters, some holiday coffee mugs and a snowman plate to complete the entire table.
From the grocery store I bought:
- Large marshmallows for “Snowman Kabob’s.”
- Strawberries for the hat’s on the Snowman kabob’s (I meant to dab a dollop of whipped cream on top of the hats but never got around to it).
- Peppermint Peeps to go in the hot chocolate.
- Peppermint hot chocolate.
- Canned cinnamon rolls (this was all I had to “prepare” the morning of).
- Powdered mini-donuts (snowballs).
- The ingredients for my Breakfast Crockpot Casserole.
I LOVED the Breakfast Crockpot Casserole. It was awesome to just throw it in the crockpot the night before and then I didn’t have to cook anything in the morning. I had contemplated making snowman pancakes but since my boys are awake at o’dark thirty, I decided I wanted EASY.
As hard as I tried to be up before the kids, the twins beat me to it. I came out at 6:30ish and the twins were sitting in the living room on their iPods. They hadn’t even noticed the dining room! (BOYS!). So I gently nudged their attention to the dining room and watched their faces light up!
Gabriel was the first to see Jack, our Elf on the Shelf. He brought a note saying he was so happy to be back at our house and just in time for the special breakfast!
We invited Grandma and Grandpa over to share in the festivities.
It was SO MUCH FUN! I can not wait to do it again next year!