here are some labels i made last week for my nephews' school treats. some for reindeer food and others for a christmas version of the peeps s'mores. we also do the reindeer food for the girls' classmates--my mom friends count on it since we've done it since preschool! our mix consists of quaker oats and wilton sparkling sugar sprinkles in red/white and green/white mixes. we package them in snack size ziplocs and add a label with the poem. i've used two different versions over the years.
the simple one above says:
the moon will make it sparkle bright...
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam,
This will guide them to your home!
the other one is a bit longer:
Here's a special reindeer food
to sprinkle through the air.
the oatmeal is for energy,
the sparkles are for flight,
so sprinkle it around your house
on christmas eve night!
all of santa's reindeer will
love this tasty snack
and next year santa and his
reindeer surely will be back!
i'm sure i found them both on the internet, possibly from an email list or on a message board, but i've had them for so long, i have no idea where i got them! even if you don't do it as a treat to give away, it's a fun christmas eve tradition to do with your own kids. after all, santa gets all those cookies, so it makes sense that the reindeer have something special to snack on too!