North Pole Breakfast Ideas
Discover how to throw a North Pole Christmas Breakfast in the UK with these great ideas.
Christmas is always a great time to start new family traditions and with all the current restrictions an extra special treat or two is well needed.
We love discovering new ways to celebrate the festive season and were therefore very excited about our new find, The North Pole breakfast.
The North Pole Christmas Breakfast is a lovely special treat for all the family and a great way to start off your Christmas celebrations.
What's a North Pole Breakfast?
A North Pole Christmas Breakfast is big, over the top, food fest to kick start the festive season. Think Christmas themed food either sugary or healthy, fun decorations and even maybe a Christmas themed activity or two. But mainly it should be something different to your normal morning and have a treat feel to it.
The North Pole breakfasts are usually thrown on the first day or during the first weekend of December although you can, of course, or Christmas Eve, although of course, you throw yours at any time to suit your family.
North Pole Breakfast Decoration Ideas
Just like with Christmas itself, decorations for your North Pole breakfast as just as important as the food. However, you don't need to spend a fortune setting the magical scene.
Preparation is the key here and the first thing you must do is decide on a theme or colour scheme. Some families like to go with a North Pole vibe with icy colours with white, blues and lots of glittery silvers whilst others opt for the traditional Christmas colours with reds, golds and greens. Or you could enlist the help of your Elf On The Shelf theming with Candy Cane colours of red and white.
What you will need to decorate for North Pole Breakfast
Whichever colour or theme you go for here are some of the items you will need to decorate for your North Pole breakfast:
Christmas-Themed Table Cloth
With the table being central to the breakfast a covering is a good place to start with your theme. You will lots of Christmas table cloths in the shops or online. However for something a little different with this snow blanket measuring 84cm x 49cm from Home Bargains for 79p with a slightly bigger version available from One Below for just 99p.
Or go for a little more low key go for a snow fringe again available from Home Bargains for 99p for two.
We also love Home Bargain's Colour Your Own Table Cloth at just 99p, which will not only add to your decor but will also act as a fun activity.
For a cheap versatile alternative Christmas wrapping paper is a good option. You can grab a decent size roll at more bargain shop and you are sure to find something to match your taste. Once you have decided on your print you can use to wrap your table tope fully, as a table runner on an existing table cloth ( or the snow blanket), create matching table mats (by wrapping cardboard rectangles), and even cutlery holders.
Christmas Plates and Cups
Changing up your usual crockery for Christmas themed versions is another great way to set the scene. You can, of course, opt for paper plates and cups and you will find lots of options available.
However, there are some great other options available which you can use more than once. Home Bargains have these fun Colour Your Own Plates for just £2.79.
You will also find a whole host of options from these Christmas Tree Shaped plates for £1.50, more traditional design porcelain plates starting from £2.50, to cartoon melamine choices at £1.50.
If none of these takes your fancy there are lots of tutorials for designing your own plate with sharpies - you could even get the kids involved.
For cups, a nice Christmas mug will always go down well. But for something different, an old fashioned milk bottle or mason jar with a paper straw will give a traditional feel. We love these from One Below which are both £1. Or Home Bargains do offer a selection of plain mason jars with lids and straws for just 69p - perfect for your own reindeer or snowmen designs.
Enhance your North Pole Breakfast theme with a few table decorations.
If going with the icy North Pole theme add eco-friendly confetti and glitter consider adding polar bears and or penguin figures from the kid's toys boxes. Or you can find some cute ornaments in some of the bargain stores including these resin polar bears and penguins in Poundland.
Or if you would like to invest in a bigger decoration this 60cm Polar Bear from Home Bargains is just £12.99 and would make a big impact.
For traditional themes, add mini Christmas Trees, fill vases with baubles or simply scatter them across the table. We love this pack of 24 baubles from just £2 from Poundland although you can find lots of alternatives in all the bargain stores.
Or why not use your existing tree (no breakable) tree ornaments, places them on serving plates or across the table or adding fairy lights (battery powered so no dangerous wires on the tables)
For the biggest impact, you may also want to consider decorating the room where you will be eating the North Pole breakfast. If you already have your Christmas decorations and tree up your halfway there. However, you may want to add a few extra to help with the excitement and you don't need to spend a fortune to do it.
Consider tieing coloured themed balloons to chairs or around the room. If your feeling very creative you could even try your hand a balloon arch and you will find very easy tutorials online to follow. Or check out the like your local pound shops for self-inflating foil balloons. We spotted a lovely Merry Christmas banner in One Below similar to this one for just £1.
Or why not get the kids really excited and bring your large outdoor inflatables inside. If that is a bit too much Poundland has smaller reusable Christmas inflatables for just £1 each. Check them out in this
North Pole Christmas Breakfast Signs and Printables
Adding themed signs to your breakfast can make all the difference. Why not use an existing lightbox or pegboards you may already have for a welcome sign or details of your menu. If you're feeling particularly arty you could create your own chalkboard signs on the kid's easel or grab a smaller chalkboard from Poundland or Home Bargains.
There are also lots of free North Pole Christmas Breakfast Signs available on Pinterest where you are sure to find own to match your theme.
North Pole Breakfast Food Ideas
What is breakfast without the food? For your North Pole version, the aim is to make this morning staple extra special and out of the ordinary. Some families like to go for a full table of the normally forbidden sweet treats, others themed healthy food or a combination of both. Here are some of our favourite ideas for both North Pole Breakfast food and drinks
North Pole Christmas Breakfast Sweet Treats Ideas
We all know Elves live on the four food groups of only sugary treats, so it stands to reason that a North Pole Breakfast should include Christmas themed sweet treats. Here are some fun ideas to make the likes of Buddy proud.
Christmas Waffles and Pancakes
We love these Christmas tree waffles made by Louise Walsh. Make a version yourself by adding green food colouring to a waffle mix, then cutting the made waffles into three sizes of triangles. Finish off with smartie baubles and raspberry and chocolate sauce tinsel. If you don't have your own waffle iron simple buy your pre-made waffles, cut to size and decorate.
Equally, pancakes can easily have a Christmas Twist. Turn homemade or shop-bought pancakes into Santa with a whipped cream face, chocolate chip eyes and either a strawberry sauce or healthier fresh strawberry hat.
Alternatively use Christmas themed cookie cutters and cut shapes our of dutch and American style pancakes.
Doughnuts or donuts are a staple breakfast food in America so totally justifiable North Pole Breakfast Treat. Give shop-bought doughnuts a Christmas makeover.
Dip mini doughnuts (available in Sainsbury's ad Asda for around £1 for 18 in icing sugar and stack into a snow wall. Turn chocolate-covered doughnuts ( or dip your own into melted chocolate) into reindeer with pretzels antlers, white button and chocolate chip eyes and a red smarty or M&M nose.
Or turn white iced doughnuts into a snowman with chocolate chip eyes and orange fondant or peanut M&M nose. Or for an extremely simply makeover take an already iced doughnut, melt the icing slightly (dip a spoon or knife in hot water) and add Christmas themed sprinkles.
If you want an extra special treat Krispie Kreme usually do a set of Christmas themed doughnuts. Although this year's selection has not yet been announced, you can expect delights such as the below.
Or you could head to M&S for their recently released Santa's Yumnut. Although the name made be questionable they look absolutely delicious and will make a great addition to a Christmas themed breakfast.
North Pole Christmas Breakfast Cereal
If the kids are normally not allowed sugary cereal, a bowl of Coco Pops or Wheetos will make a special treat.
For a Christmas themed cereal addition, we love these Easy Rice Crispy Rudolf The Reindeer by Eats Amazing (see here for the recipe).
Or for an ultimate Christmas cereal, you could grab a box of Sainsbury's Mince Pie Wheats at just £2 a box.
Other North Pole Christmas Breakfast Sweet Treats
Gingerbread and Christmas go hand in hand and who says you can have it for breakfast.
If you fancy making it yourself you could get the kids involved the day before (keeping the breakfast a surprise). We recently reviewed the Nadiya's Bake A Story Delux Set which has a lovely Gingerbread recipe see here.
Or why not make a gingerbread house centrepiece. Some supermarkets all do kits with pre-made gingerbread which you just need to fix together to make your house. Lidl's featured below is now on sale at just £5.99. If you don't have time to make it beforehand it would also make a lovely North Pole Breakfast activity (see below).
Or go with the easy route with pre-decorated gingerbread. We love Home Bargains gingerbread mug huggers which comes in four different cute designs.
Of course, you can include other sweet treats on your table. Scattered chocolate gold coins, bowls of Christmas themed sweets or chocolates and a display of candy canes are sure to all go down very well. You will find candy canes in most shops, these are from One Below and cost just £1.
North Pole Christmas Breakfast Healthy Ideas
If you don't want a table full of sugary goodies, there are lots of fun healthier themed Christmas Breakfast treats you can include on your North Pole Breakfast.
North Pole Breakfast Fruit
Fruit is a great healthy breakfast choice and is easy to transform into a Christmas theme. There are lots of ideas around the net including elaborate fruit Christmas trees and carved watermelons.
North Pole Christmas Breakfast Porridge
If you're wanting a hot option, porridge is a good healthy choice and the perfect backdrop for a Christmas theme. Make a snowman face with blueberries or chocolate chips and (a cutup) grape. Make a candy cane with banana and strawberries or a Christmas tree with kiwi and a star melon. Or add
We love these designs by the Elf For Christmas and you can check out their recipe here.
North Pole Breakfast Christmas Smoothies
North Pole Christmas Breakfast Savoury Ideas
Along with lots of sweet treats don't forget you also add some tasty savoury breakfast treats for your North Pole Spread.
North Pole Christmas Breakfast Toast and Savories
In planning your North Pole Breakfast menu, don't underestimate the simple piece of toast. Grab your kids favourite bread and a Christmas themed cookie cutter and you have a great themed breakfast treat. Add avocado to Christmas Tree shapes, peanut butter to gingerbread cutouts and cream cheese to snowmen.
Or why toast mini or full-sized bagels add cream cheese, add blueberry eyes and mouth and half a cherry tomato nose for an edible snowman.
If crumpets are a family favourite, most supermarkets do Christmas themed options such as these Christmas trees from Asda costing just £1 for 6.
North Pole Christmas Breakfast Hot Breakfast and Sandwiches
Full English lovers don't need to be forgotten at your North Pole breakfast. Arrange and serve sausages and bacon in a Christmas tree shape, you can even add a star-shaped fried egg or omelette (use a cutter when cutting or afterwards).
Or combine bacon with pancakes to make a fun reindeer shape like Louise Walsh masterpiece here.
For those that love breakfast sandwiches, pop your favourite fillings into bread rolls and arrange as either a flat or if feeling brave a vertical Christmas tree.
Or take inspiration from Eats Amazing's Reindeer Pizza Quesadillas swapping out the Pizza ingredient for breakfast items or lets the kids enjoy pizza breakfast and keep to the original recipe.
North Pole Christmas Breakfast Drink Ideas
When planning your North Pole breakfast don't forget about a special drink or two.
Hot Chocolate is an obvious choice and one that the kids will love. Make it extra special by going with hot chocolate stirrers or hot chocolate bombs. There are some great options available in the shops such as the snowman hot chocolate bomb from Home Bargain for just £1.49.
Alternatively, spruce up your usual hot chocolate mix with whipped cream, Christmas themed sprinkles and large marshmallows made into snowmen.
Or for a very special treat how about turning a hollow Christmas figure into a glass filled with their favourite milkshake flavour. If you are going with an Elftheme we love the Elf On The Shelf chocolate figures from the Poundland.
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