The Scout Elf Tradition is beloved by children everywhere, a fun addition to that tradition is throwing your kids an Elf On The Shelf Breakfast. We are Elf On The Shelf obsessed, and I even have dressed my babies up as the infamous Elf for their monthly photos! Check out how to turn your baby into the Elf on The Shelf here.
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As a parent of little kiddos, I am fairly new to the Elf on the Shelf and creating holiday traditions in general. One thing I’ve incorporated into each holiday/season is a fun festive breakfast. This was inspired by my friend Arin Solange, be sure to check out her themed breakfast setups, they are the cutest!
So what is an Elf on the Shelf Breakfast?
An Elf Breakfast kicks off your Elf coming to your home for the season! A fun festive way to introduce or re-welcome your family Elf to the family. Last year was the first year that our Elf “Dash” came to our house! I really wanted him to show up the day after Thanksgiving and we happened to be on a trip so Dash appeared in the hotel during our trip with some small gifts for the kids and then we held off on the Elf Breakfast until the morning we took the kids to the Polar Express.
Our kids enjoyed it so much I’m seriously looking forward to this annual breakfast (probably more than they are) This year we’ll have our Elf Breakfast right after Thanksgiving and I cannot wait to share it with y’all!
2019 Elf Breakfast Details
- Giant Peppermints made with my Cricut Maker
- Chocolate Milk in Cute milk bottles from the Target Dollar Spot
- Holiday Cookies – Target
- Festive Donuts – Dunkin’ Donuts
- Traditional Scout Elf hung with Command Hook + Fishing Line
- Garland GlitterPartyCo
- Kids Table
- Kids Chairs
2020 The Elf Breakfast Details
I’ve been dreaming up our 2nd annual Elf Breakfast for quite some time. Now that Tatum is 4.5 and asking many questions I’ve decided that I’m going to take a new approach to the execution of it because if I try and make the entire breakfast a surprise I risk getting caught.
Here is how we are switching things up this year – The kids got a note and a treat from their Elf one week prior to the Elf’s arrival letting them know when he would arrive so they can get excited and count down.
We (the kids and I) will set up a welcome breakfast for our Elf (as opposed to the elf setting up the breakfast) this way they can feel part of the Elf Breakfast and I dont risk them seeing any of the decor, or sweets ahead of time and being suspicious.
The evening before we will setup our breakfast, decorate for our Elf’s big arrival. Once the kids go to bed our Elf on the Shelf, Dash will arrive and I’ll set out some small gifts and treats from our Elf.
2020 Elf Breakfast Details
- Bottle Brush Trees – Target
- Galvanized Village Houses Target
- Table Cloth – Tea Towel – Target
- Gingerbread man waffle maker – Target
- Hot Coco Cups, Plates, Napkins – Homegoods
- Custom Cookies – Bader Bee Bakery
- Powdered Donuts Target
- Traditional Scout Elf
- Plastic Tissue Garland DIY
- Garland Glitter Party Co
- Kids Table
- Kids Chairs
What are some of your favorite Christmas Traditions?
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