Simple, Inexpensive Class Christmas Gift Idea: Reindeer Food
Yes, I really did just spill a bag of that one my table to take a picture of. The things I do for you people. J/K :)
I just finished making up bags of this stuff for Bug’s class for their Christmas party. I thought long and hard about what to do for his class. Buying a “gift” for everyone would add up quickly. But bags full of candy seem overkill – I mean really, they’re going to be eating cookies and cupcakes at school all day, do I really want him to come home with bags of candy too?? We still have Halloween candy for crying out loud!
So for a cheap, non-candy idea, I opted to “gift” one of our favorite Christmas Eve traditions!
It’s real easy to make and real cheap to make too! You can get the “recipe” and a printable tag for the gift bags here.
I filled each bag with with about one-half cup of the reindeer food mix. (So when you’re measuring out for the recipe, just figure 1/2 cup oats per treat bag you want). Trust me, parents aren’t going to want a ton of this in their yard. A little goes a long way.
The oats are probably the cheapest part of it (especially if you buy a store brand). The other ingredients you can go sparingly on if you need too.