Christmas Kiddie Breakfast + Gumdrop Trees

Hosting a special breakfast for the kiddos on Christmas morning is a lots of fun! The key is to keep it simple and have fun! With just a few simple supplies and easy recipes, you can create this whimsical Christmas Kiddie Breakfast too!

Our inspiration for the Christmas Kiddie Breakfast began with Gumdrop Trees and grew from there. I will show you how easy they are to make, but first, a little bit of the whimsical Christmas Kiddie Breakfast…

We began with a white plastic tablecloth, and added wrapping paper down the center. Each place setting has a large paper white plate, and then a smaller red and green plate, red plastic silverware and a polka dot cup.

The treat boxes were filled with small toys and the napkins are held together with a candy bracelet ring. We bought all the paper goods and treats at Walmart.

We hung a Gumdrop Wreath on each chair, made with wire and Gumdrops and tied with a ribbon.

The Christmas Kiddie Breakfast was such fun to put together! I think in my next life, or at least my next blog, I need to be a party planner!

Oh but…we can’t forget about the food!

An Elf Face, Fruit Star and Mini Cinnamon Rolls…yummy! For the recipes and instructions, head on over to Pocket Change Gourmet!

Now let’s chat about the Gumdrop Trees! First we need some supplies…

Gumdrop Tree Supplies

  • Gumdrops – these are actually spice drops
  • Cone shaped stryofoam
  • Toothpicks
  • Candy Canes
  • Red paper – for the bottom, optional
  • Small vase or clear container
  • Epsom salt or other filler
  • Floral foam or styrofoam


  • Wire cutters or heavy, sharp scissors to cut the toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue or glue dots

Step 1

  • Cut the toothpicks in half

Step 2

  • Insert toothpick into cone and gently push on gumdrop. I started on the bottom, then placed them in between for a random look.

Step 3

  • Continue until entire cone is full

Step 4

  • Cut a piece of foam to fit into your container, leaving a little room around the edge for the filler, this will hide the foam. Fill with Epsom salt or other filler.

Step 5

  • Using the pencil, make a hole for the candy cane in the bottom of the cone.

Step 6

  • Cut a circle to fit the bottom of the cone, using small sharp scissors, make a hole in the center. Add glue or glue dots.

Step 7

  • Add the paper to the bottom. Break the curved part off the candy cane and carefully insert it into the the hole.

Step 8

  • Push the tree into the foam

The Christmas Kiddie Breakfast was a blast to put together! Do you fix a special breakfast for your family during the holidays? Share with us what you do!

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  1. jmd says:

    Although I have no liittles this is just too cute. Very clever and really not that hard to do. Very nice.

  2. Sue says:

    I want to make at least one gumdrop tree for y munchkins this Christmas! It is so darling!
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  3. I really want to make a surprise FUN Christmas breakfast for our kidlets this year. Totally getting inspiration from this, Liz!! Thanks!

  4. Rene Foust says:

    That looks incredible! Thanks for sharing such a cute idea!

  5. These trees are absolutely adorable. I love everything about them.
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  6. What a cute idea! Sugar fest! Looks like a kids fantasy breakfast. I love the plate with the eggs.
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  7. Fun breakfast & cute ideas. Love the Gumdrop Trees & pinned them. Thanks. Sharon
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  8. Looks like a dream come true for children!
    Kindest regards,
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  9. Stacy says:

    what a wonderfully fun idea! you are an awesome mom!
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  10. mary says:

    What size cones did you use?

  11. I love your idea for the gumdrop tree! My daughter who is a crafter through and through is excited to make them for our Christmas center piece. Thank you!

  12. Tina says:

    This is so cute! And super easy. Thanks for the idea :)

  13. Tavette says:

    Everything on that table is absolutely adorable. The elf face breakfast – very good! The gum drop trees – adorable – even for an adult dinner table. You could make them any size. Only thing I’d do differently is make the hole in the cone before adding the gum drops. Add the gum drops and then it will be easy to insert the candy cane.

    Oh yes – I see party planning in your immediate future.


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