There are many fabulous Christmas specials and movies that I love to watch throughout the holiday season, but nothing quite compares to Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. I remember eagerly awaiting for it to come on television when I was a child and cuddling up under the blankets with some hot chocolate. Even in high school, my friends and I would always get together each year for an annual Grinch viewing. So I guess it should come as no surprise that it is also one of my kids’ favorite Christmas shows too!
Last weekend we decided to kick off the Christmas season with a little Grinch party at our place. I know it might seem early for some of you, but since we have already had our Canadian Thanksgiving, anything after Remembrance Day is my official holiday time. 🙂
We didn’t do anything too crazy – just some neighbourhood kids, some Grinchy food, and, of course, a viewing of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas! Even if you don’t end up doing an actual party, try out some of these ideas for a fun Christmas lunch or movie night!
The kids’ favorite treat at the party were these Oreo Grinch Pops…
They are really easy to make and pretty tasty too! 🙂
I have just started pulling out all of my Christmas decorations so I pretty much just used what I had on hand for the decorations. I found some wrapping paper in our stash that added a nice punch of color to everything and wrapped up a box for our hot chocolate server to sit on.
I also printed out this Grinch Printable from The Cooke Family.
For our Grinch lunch we served Grinchy Quesadillas. We made up a couple large quesadillas, piled them on top of each other and then I decorated up the top one using cheese slices and baby tomatoes for the eyes, a yellow pepper for the nose, some guacamole for his hair, and an edible black marker to draw on the mouth and eyebrows.
We also had some Grinch guacamole and tortilla chips to go with it.
For some healthier food we had a veggie plate…
…and fruit Grinch skewers
For drinks, the kids had their choice of green milk or a punch made with lime sherbet and ginger ale.
After lunch, the kids had some run around time and then they settled in with some hot chocolate, popcorn, and marshmallow pops to watch The Grinch. A great afternoon was had by all!
Welcome Christmas. Bring your cheer,
Cheer to all Whos, far and near.
Christmas Day is in our grasp
So long as we have hands to clasp.
Christmas day will always be
Just as long as we have we.
Welcome Christmas while we stand
Heart to heart and hand to hand.
You may also like our healthy Grinch snack too!