Monday, December 3, 2018

North Pole Breakfast

We had our 5th annual North Pole Breakfast this weekend! 

It's such a fun tradition to kick off Christmas at our house. 

I aim for doing it in early December.  I usually pick a weekend day so we don't have to rush off to school.  Some years it's Dec 1st and other years it just happens during on the first weekend in December.  So it's not too late to have a North Pole breakfast of your own!

The kids get new Christmas pjs,
a couple of Christmas ornaments representing their current favorite things,
a Christmas book and Christmas candy. 
I added in some new house slippers this year.

I set up everything the night before and the kids wake up to find a special breakfast waiting for them.  I rarely do any elaborate cooking for this meal.  My kids LOVE white powdered donuts *only Tasty Kake will do so I usually just opt for adding easy, festive things to their breakfast plates.

They love it all!

These Santa riding a unicorn plates were a HUGE hit.  I found them at TJ Maxx.  I didn't buy any new linens, napkins or place mats.  Just pulled decorations from things I already had.

These are my favorite kind of ornaments to give the kids - sweet animals that aren't fragile!  They look so cute on their trees.  

 Good morning!!

Breakfast menu: Fruit loops, Cheerios, berries, Lucky Charms marshmallows, mini muffins, powdered donuts, Chocolate dipped donuts and Goldfish.  I added in some cute Meri Meri Christmas food picks from TJ Maxx.  Super easy to put together!

We got a new Pete The Cat Saves Christmas (really cute!) & Mary Engelbreit Nutcracker book (super fun!).  I read them to the kids while they ate.

Loved this cute set up on our island :)

Glimpse back at our North Pole Breakfasts:

2017: North Pole Breakfast

2016: North Pole Breakfast

2015: North Pole Breakfast

2014: North Pole Breakfast

We look forward to kicking off Christmas with this breakfast every year.


  1. What a fun tradition! We have always given new pajamas on Christmas Eve, but this year I'm giving them earlier so they can wear them all month. My kids love powdered sugar donuts too!

  2. Oh my gosh - this is such a cute idea!! I love all the special touches you added - I'm definitely going to steal this idea.

  3. This is such a fantastic way to kick off the Christmas season. I say I want to have a North Pole Breakfast but can never get my act together. Maybe next year :)

  4. Because our elves come while we are camping for our Polar Express weekend we miss out on a North Pole breakfast! Maybe I should still do this for when we get home? It looks like so much fun and a great way to welcome the elves back. It looks like y’all had an amazing breakfast and I love all of the festiveness!! You’re such a fun mom.

  5. So fun and festive Whitney!! Everything you do is so thoughtful and just FUN!!!
    Those ornaments are precious!!🎄

  6. You are such an intentional mom! You have thought of everything down to the smallest detail. What a fun tradition! :-)

  7. What fun! I love how you kept the food simple but festive!

  8. What a cute and fun tradition to have with the kids. Those Santa/unicorn plates are super cute.


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