Watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer during the holidays has been a tradition for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, back before DVDs or DVRs or even VHS, we had to wait for the yearly showing of Rudolph on CBS. It was a time when the whole family huddled around the TV to follow the adventures of Rudolph and his misfit pals.
Now that I have kids of my own, the tradition continues. The only difference is that now we have the flexibility to watch the movie anytime we want. So any night can be a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Movie Night!
I’ve been wanting to create a movie night around Rudolph for a long time. I don’t know what it is about the movie but it screams dessert party. Maybe it’s the marshmallow world setting or the fact Santa’s house reminds me of a gingerbread house. Whatever it is, I decided to create a movie night menu filled with all of the sugary sweetness of the Christmas season.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Movie Night
Rudolph No-Bake Cake Pops
Not only are these Rudolph Cake Pops super cute, but they’re also a snap to make. I took out the baking step of making cake pops by using a store bought cake. His eyes are made from sliced mini marshmallows with a melted chocolate dot, while his red nose is an M&M. I broke apart mini pretzels to create his ears. These are almost too cute to eat.
What’s a movie night without popcorn. Misfit Munch is a mix of Cracker Jacks, M&Ms, marshmallows, peanut butter chips, sprinkles and a generous drizzle of dark chocolate. Just like the Island of Misfit toys, it has a little bit of everything and something for everyone. It will definitely fit in to a Rudolph movie night (and your mouth).
I couldn’t create a dessert themed movie night without adding a little fruit. Ok, I may have dipped the fruit in white chocolate and sugar, but it’s still a little healthy, right? Santa plays a big role in Rudolph. To pay homage to him, I made these Santa hats, strawberries dipped in white chocolate and sugar crystals. His pom-pom is made from a white chocolate and sugar crystal dipped mini marshmallow.
Hermie’s Elf Treats
Hermie may not like to make toys, but he does like to make elf treats. These crisp rice treats are full of sweetness, topped with M&Ms, sprinkles and frosting. You’ll be making an appointment at Hermie’s dentist office after one of these.
Sam Snowman’s Christmas Trees
We made these ice cream cone Christmas trees as a part of our 24 days of play. Though they’re not silver and gold, we think Sam the Snowman would approve of their beautiful candy decorations.
Last but not least is a festive drink named after the villain in this story, the Bumble. Bumble Brew is a homemade white hot chocolate served in a glass with a coconut rim. I thought the coconut was a good way to represent his crazy fur.
Keep the party going with some Rudolph games. Play Pin the Nose on Rudolph or come up with some fun Reindeer games of your own.