Earlier this week I decided it would be fun to host a family Grinch night for the kids while our family was in town this weekend. My siblings and their families are in town for the Christmas holiday and we had a free night, so it seemed like a perfect time. I’ve seen this idea floating around Pinterest for years now, and I’ve always loved the idea, so I’m so glad we made it work! We are all HUGE fans of The Grinch, particularly the original animated version. I like the newest version, but nothing compares to the OG Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
How do you have a Family Grinch Night?
It’s super easy! Have breakfast for dinner with Grinch pancakes, come up with a couple of Grinch inspired desserts, make a Grinch Christmas craft, and watch the movie. Fun for all! 🙂
- Grinch pancakes/waffles. Dress them up with whipped cream and Christmas sprinkles for a little extra spirit
- “Who Hash-rounds”
- Grinch heart Rice Krispie treats (follow the Rice Krispie recipe on the box, but once the marshmallows are melted, color them green. Mix in with Rice Krispies, then press into a greased heart shaped cookie cutter to mold, then remove. I used fondant for the small read hearts)
- Chocolate covered pretzels
- Kettle Corn
- Green Grinchy milkshakes for the kids
- Hot Chocolate for the adults in green cups with Grinch hearts
Super easy and quick to make! You’ll need these supplies:
- Plastic clear ornaments
- Green poof balls – different shades and sizes. I found these at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s.
- Red and black paint pens
- Red wired yarn, pipe cleaners, or ribbon
- Hot glue gun
How to make
In advance, use the paint pens to draw a heart on the ornament and allow them to dry. I also went ahead and wrote their names on the back, with the year. You can also go ahead and cut a piece of wired yarn or ribbon and tie it to the top.
When it’s time for crafts, just take the tops off of the ornaments and let the kids go to town filling them with poof balls (I don’t know the proper term for them!)
Once they are done, hot glue the tops on so that they don’t accidentally come out (ours kept coming out really easily when the girls would hold them by the handle).
That’s it! A super cute ornament that they can keep and it won’t break!
Snuggle up and watch The Grinch
Wrap up the night by eating treats and watching The Grinch. You can choose which version you want to watch, but we are partial to the original! I pictured the girls winding down at the end of the night, sitting together and watching the movie, but all they wanted to do was play (ha!)
We still had a wonderful time and I’m thankful we were able to make it happen this year! I was so excited to share that I couldn’t wait until after Christmas! 😀 Merry Grinchmas, everyone!
Which version of The Grinch do you like the best?