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How to Have a Magical North Pole Breakfast – With Healthy Options!

How to have a North Pole Breakfast with the family #elfontheshelf #northpolebreakfast
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North Pole Breakfast time is soon to be upon us.

The Elf on the Shelf was first introduced to me 4 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.

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We started with just one elf on the shelf. We are currently on 4 elves plus Uncle Si plus a reindeer (Elf Pet)!

What is a North Pole Breakfast?

With the arrival of the Elf for Christmas, we have a big celebration called a North Pole Breakfast. This is as close to December 1st as it can be, but normally the weekend before.

We normally invite some of Freddie’s friends to enjoy the feast as well. And it is now one of our many Christmas traditions.

Now, this isn’t going to be the healthiest breakfast in the world. But as Freddie prefers fruit to sweets we try and make ours as healthy as possible!

North Pole Breakfast Ideas

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 North Pole Breakfast, these are our favorite Etsy finds:

North Pole Breakfast Table

North Pole Breakfast Menu

I normally spend hours baking the night before the North Pole Breakfast. And these Christmas trees and snowmen cookies look great.

North Pole Breakfast Christmas Cookies

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.

North Pole Breakfast Menu - Marshmallow Snowmen

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!

North Pole Breakfast Ginger Bread House
North Pole Breakfast Christmas Scene

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.

North Pole Breakfast Sugar Igloo

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.

I try to buy nice Christmas cellophane cone bags for the snowman soup as it adds to the magic of Christmas! I 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.

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.

North Pole Breakfast Table Decorations
North Pole Breakfast Candy Santa Sleigh

What Healthy Food can I have on a North Pole Breakfast?

Freddie has always actually preferred fruit and savory food to sweets and chocolate. We also created some really easy-to-make fruit and savory Christmas tree platters this year. So 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!

Fruit Christmas Tree Food Platter #fruit #christmastree #christmas #partyfood

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!

North Pole Breakfast Strawberry and Banana sleigh

Savoury Food for a North Pole Breakfast

I normally purchase the Asda 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.

The savory food Christmas platter was tomatoes, cheese, and cocktail sausages.

Savoury Christmas Tree Platter #christmasfood #christmasparty #northpolebreakfast

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.

North Pole Breakfast Party

Do you have a North Pole Breakfast? Let me know what you include in the comments below.

North Pole Breakfast Ideas including healthy and savory options #elfontheshelf
What is a North Pole Breakfast?

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.

What food do you have at a North Pole Breakfast?

Gingerbread, snowman soup, Christmas tree crumpets, banana and strawberry candy canes, snowman marshmallows, and many Christmas cookies.

Last Updated on 8 November 2021 by homeschoolof1

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  1. 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.

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