Reindeer Party Ideas

Reindeer-Themed Fun for Kids

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen? Well, here are some ideas for celebrating them, along with all of Santa’s other reindeer -- yes, including Rudolph! Whether you want to throw a party with a complete reindeer theme or simply feature Rudolph and his friends in a craft, treat or party game, these ideas provide a variety of ways to incorporate our sleigh-pulling pals into any occasion.

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    How to Throw a Reindeer-Themed Party

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    When it comes to kids and party ideas, it’s usually a safe bet that an animal theme will be a hit. So what better creature to feature during a holiday gathering than the ones that pull the sleigh and deliver joy on Christmas Eve?

    This guide to throwing a kids’ party with a reindeer theme provides tips and ideas for how to bring their favorite holiday creature into every aspect of your celebration. From magic reindeer food to homemade reindeer ornaments, get tips for fun and festive crafts, food, decorations, activities and favors.

  • 02 of 07

    Reindeer Party Games

    Once all of the other reindeer finally let Rudolph actually join in their reindeer games, the good times just kept multiplying! From Pass the Antlers to a Reindeer Word Search, these creative ideas for party games for kids with a reindeer theme are perfect for any occasion from a holiday party to entertaining kids in a classroom setting.

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    Reindeer Ornament Craft

    Learn how to transform a paper plate into a cute reindeer ornament. These adorable creatures can either be used as Christmas party invitations, strung together to form a decorative garland, made as a classroom winter holiday craft or simply hung on the tree with all of your other ornaments. The best part is that you probably already have everything you need to make one in your house right now.

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    Reindeer Food

    These cute ideas for reindeer foods are sure to be a hit with kids at your reindeer-themed party. But you don’t need to have a holiday party to create these cute, edible creatures. Pack them in your children’s lunch boxes during the holiday season, make a batch to hand out to neighbors, wrap them up as gifts or simply serve them as a treat at home.

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    Reindeer Crafts

    Looking for a kid-friendly reindeer craft idea? This collection of reindeer projects for kids from Sherri Osborn shows us how to make reindeer out of everything from candy canes to light bulbs to toilet paper tubes.What a great way to upcycle your way into the holiday spirit!

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    Magic Reindeer Food

    A favorite Christmas Eve tradition of many families is making magic reindeer food. A simple mix of ingredients such as oats, oatmeal or a variety of cereals combined with glitter or sugar crystals is all you need to make your own batch of reindeer food.

    But this magic food isn’t for the kids to eat; it’s for the reindeer to enjoy as they wait outside while Santa Claus delivers his gifts on Christmas Eve. Sprinkle it on your lawn before bedtime and the shiny glitter will even help the reindeer spot your home with ease.

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    Reindeer Snacks

    Get this recipe for a healthy trail mix. Make a batch, wrap it in individual portions and label them as “reindeer snacks” or “reindeer feed.” Personalize them and send to school as gifts for your child’s classmates (check first for nut allergies) or hand them out as party favors at your holiday gathering.