How to Have a Magical North Pole Breakfast: Free Menu Printable
North Pole Breakfast time is soon to be upon us.
The Elf on the Shelf was first introduced to me 9 years ago. I instantly loved the idea (I am a bit mad about Christmas!). Freddie was just 3 when we started the tradition. And not only was it a hit for me he absolutely loved it.
We started with just one elf on the shelf. We are currently on 4 elves plus Uncle Si plus a reindeer!
Our North Pole Breakfast consists of a mix of healthy, savory, and cookies and it is the best meal of the year. I have created a free North Pole Breakfast Menu printable for you to download too.
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North Pole Breakfast Accessories to Make It Super Special
We set up the dining room table with new Christmas jumpers.
All of our Christmas teddies and lots and lots of food!! If you want to check out Etsy they have loads of cool stuff all great for a Christmas breakfast, these are our favorite Etsy finds:
- North Pole Breakfast Printables (also scroll down to the end of this page to download our free North Pole Breakfast menu)
- North Pole Straw Wrappers
- 24 x Elf On The Shelf Cupcake Toppers
- Christmas North Pole Hot Chocolate personalized enamel mug
What food to have at a North Pole Breakfast
With the arrival of the North Pole breakfast is the first day the Elf on the Shelf arrives.
To explain this to the kids we always leave an Elf on the Shelf arrival letter on the table.
These are our favorite North Pole breakfast ideas:
Christmas Tree Cookies
I normally spend hours baking the night before the North Pole Breakfast. And these Christmas trees and snowmen cookies look great.
These snowmen marshmallows are easy to make and look amazing.
All you need is marshmallows, some small cocktail sticks to stick 2 marshmallows together. A giant chocolate button for their hat and some strawberry laces for the scarves.
I buy the pre-made color icing and use this to decorate them further. Also, a sprinkling of icing sugar always looks good.
I normally cheat and buy a build your own gingerbread house as I am generally doing this the night before.
But of course, if you have more time, it would be better to make it from scratch, I have used this silicone baking tray in the past. I put finger lights around the boards and inside the house for an extra wow factor!
This is daddy’s job! While I am frantically baking Stuart makes this snow igloo!
It is fairly easy to make, all you need is sugar cubes and water, but it is fairly time-consuming! Again inside we put a finger light inside for dramatic effect.
A couple of days before the North Pole Breakfast I make both the snowman soup (hot chocolate, with marshmallows and a candy cane) and the chocolate Santa sleigh. These are so easy to make but can take time, so I never make these the night before. Download our free snowman soup printable bag topper for an easy option.
I try to buy nice Christmas cellophane cone bags for the snowman soup as it adds to the magic of Christmas!
Add in 3-4 teaspoons of hot chocolate and top it off with magic stars chocolate and then small marshmallows.
I put a nice bow around it with a candy cane and a nice poem (look on Pinterest there are loads!). But if you want to buy it just grab it from Etsy.
Chocolate Santa Sleigh
The chocolate Santa sleigh is loads of fun to make.
I normally start with a kit-kat and then stick to candy canes to the bottom.
Then I add a small Lindt Santa to the front edge of the kit-kat. I then pile on all of his favorite chocolate bars (use mini ones though!)
They are easy to make (although use plenty of glue!) and look amazing.
Healthy North Pole Breakfast
My son has always actually preferred fruit and savory food to sweets and chocolate.
Christmas Tree Savory Platters
We also created some really easy-to-make fruit and savory Christmas tree platters this year.
The star was an apple and the base of the tree was an apple.
The green of the tree was grapes cut in half, and the decoration was blueberries and raspberries!
Banana & Strawberry Candy Canes
One of our favorites is these healthy candy canes.
All it is is chopped-up bananas and strawberries.
They look really good, and what’s even better is the kids love them!
Savoury North Pole Breakfast
Christmas Tree Crumpets
I normally purchase the Christmas tree-shaped crumpets to go with our North Pole Breakfast.
Or if they are not available I will make toast and cut it into Christmas shapes.
Savory Food Platter
The savory food Christmas platter was tomatoes, cheese, and cocktail sausages.
North Pole Breakfast Menu
This is what our menu looks like, you can either print this out or I have added a blank North Pole breakfast menu for you to create your own.
- Elf milk
- Snowman soup
- Christmas tree platter
- Healthy candy canes
- Christmas tree crumpets
- Sausage Christmas platter
- Christmas snowman cookies
- Christmas tree cookies
- Chocolate Santa sleigh
- Snowman marshmallows
- Gingerbread House
Let the North Pole Breakfast Party begin!
The kids just love it, and it is a great way to start the Christmas season. Also, it is the start of the Elf on the Shelf. So every day the Elf reports back to Santa on the behavior! Check out some of our Elf antics.
Even More Elf Printables?
If you are in a rush and are tired of searching for Elf on the Shelf printables you can purchase all of my printables for a small fee here. There are 39 pages to print out!
41 pages are included in this download including:
- North Pole Breakfast Menu (2 pages)
- Elf construction zone (2 pages)
- Snowman soup (2 pages)
- Elf Kisses (2 pages)
- Elf notes (3 pages)
- Elf scavenger hunt (3 pages)
- Elf memory game
- Elf games
- Elf hats
- Elf on the Shelf word scramble (3 pages)
- Elf names word search (2 pages)
- Elf story coloring pages (7 pages)
- Elf arrival letters (5 pages)
- Elf goodbye letters (2 pages)
- If I were an elf writing activity (1 page)
- Elf on the Shelf yearbook (2 pages)
Download North Pole Breakfast Menu Printable
Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)
Do you have a North Pole Breakfast? Let me know what you include in the comments below.
When the Elf on the Shelf arrives, they bring a rather extravagant breakfast with food from the North Pole. The food is generally sugary, however, we have created a healthy alternative. This is a lot of work, which you will get no credit for, but it is a great start for the magic of Christmas.
Gingerbread, snowman soup, Christmas tree crumpets, banana and strawberry candy canes, snowman marshmallows, and many Christmas cookies.
Last Updated on 13 April 2023 by homeschoolof1
We always have a North Pole Breakfast. I’ve never made the Snowmen marshmallows, would make a nice change to the Santa hats and grape Santa’s we usually have. The elves also put up all our decorations and tree in the night before the NPB so I don’t have as much time to create the food. We do have a North Pole tea with the kid’s school friends so I may pinch some of these ideas for that.