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The Grinch Who Stole Dinner: 6 recipes to create your own Who-ville feast

Set up a “Grinch Who Stole Dinner” party at your house!

There are a few movies that serve as a Christmas “must-watch.” The Grinch takes a top spot on our list! It inspired this Who-ville themed menu! Gather your favorite little whos for a holiday party, in homage to the Dr. Seuss classic. It’s mean, it’s green, and it’s a multi-course menu influenced by Mr. Grinch himself.

Alex Daynes shares the full menu and recipes you need to pull this party off.

Find more from Alex on Instagram, @thealexdaynes, or on her website, Find Alex’s full menu and notes here.


Roast Beast

For the Roast Beasts, I wanted an easy, effortless meat that is both flavorful and delicious! This simple Sunday Roast recipe is just that! Cook it up in either the slow cooker or the Instant Pot and have a tender, juicy, roast beast ready for your Grinch Feast! Get the recipe here.


Who Hash

For the Who Hash, I wanted a recipe that was colorful and flavorful! Who Hash to me are colorful scalloped potatoes! My recipe for Scalloped Yukon Gold and Sweet Potatoes is the perfect potato side dish for the Who’s to chow down on! Can’t you just imagine dumping these perfectly round, colorful potato disks out of a can? Get the recipe here.


Who Pudding

For the Who Pudding, I immediately thought of Rice Pudding! It’s hearty, sweet, and an easy recipe to make! My Cinnamon Rice Pudding is made in the Instant Pot, and it’s the perfect addition to the Who’s Christmas table! Get the recipe here.


Cindy Lu Salad

You can’t have a Grinch dinner without Cindy Lu! This Cindy Lu-inspired salad is sweet, soft, and pink, just like Miss Cindy herself! It’s another classic menu item, fluffy Cranberry Salad! Get the recipe here.


Whoville Treats

In the movie, the Grinch steals the Who’s Christmas tree! So, our Grinch Dinner had to feature Christmas trees, of course! But these are Whoville trees, so they need to be colorful and bright! I made my Fruity Pebbles Cereal Treats in a 9×13 dish, cut them in half down the middle, then into triangle wedges. Then, I piped on white chocolate as trim and placed sprinkles on as ornaments. The stump is a fun, decorative marshmallow I found at World Market!

Fruity Pebbles Cereal Treats

PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes


  • 10 cups fruity pebbles
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 20 ounces mini marshmallows (2- 10 ounce bags)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 additional cup of marshmallows


  1. Prepare a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and parchment paper.
  2. Measure out cereal into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. To a saucepan over medium heat, add the butter. Stir until melted.
  4. Once melted, add the mini marshmallows and continuously stir until the marshmallows are melted down, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  6. Pour marshmallow sauce over the fruity pebbles cereal and mix until cereal is coated. Fold in the additional cup of mini marshmallows.
  7. Pour the coated cereal into your pan. Firmly press to compact. Place in the fridge for 15 minutest to set.
  8. Cut and enjoy!


Pro Tip: reserve your butter wrappers and use them to press the rice krispies into your pan. The cereal won’t stick and you don’t have to get messy hands!


Grinch Juice

You can’t have a Grinch Dinner without a menu item featuring, the Grinch himself! This 2 ingredient Grinch Juice is the perfect addition to tie everything together! It’s equal parts Green Hawaiian Punch and Sprite! I then topped it with whipping cream and a strawberry half that looked like a heart, for obvious reasons!

Ever since she was a little girl, Alex has always loved to cook! This quickly turned the kitchen into her happy place. Alex’s core belief is that life is better when it tastes better. She’s an advocate for simple and easy recipes that anyone can nail at home. Alex’s kitchen is a space where love and creativity combine. While her heart belongs to desserts, her website is home to all sorts of delicious recipes. It’s a blog to bookmark!

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