Well, it’s December 1st again! Families with elves, you know what that means… our scout elves have returned from the North Pole to kick off the start of our advent. This year’s theme is Elf. 💗
I started with the grand entry from an idea I saw on Pinterest with plastic tablecloths. I cut them into strips and hung them from the ceiling.
My inspiration for decorating in the elf theme came from the movie Elf and decorating for a movie night with family last year. I liked the white snowflakes and paper chains because it was festive, affordable, and easy, plus, one of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Santa comes to the mall!
I used the “Santa’s coming. I know him!” banner printable from that I had printed last year (found on Pinterest).
I used a colorful striped wrapping paper across the table and the back window for a pop of color. Also affordable, easy to decorate with, and easy to clean up afterward.
I sewed an elf table runner and place mats with material I bought online at Joanns. I love that we can reuse them all season and every year. This is my first ever DIY set (last years’ didn’t count caused I used a glue gun, bahahaha). Not too bad! It was a pretty easy project and fast. 🙂
My sister, who knows I love EotS, gifted me with the tableware set last year.
I just love all of the elf accessories and decorations I was able to find at Hobby Lobby.
For breakfast, I made cinnamon streusel muffins, a cinnamon and white powder donut hole tree, a blueberry braid Danish, raspberry Danishes with an almond glaze and slivered almonds (these were amazing), chocolate pretzels, miniture faux Cocoa mugs from marshmallows and candy canes, white chocolate dipped strawberries with sprinkles, turkey sausage, vanilla yogurt parfaits with a graham cracker crust topped with kiwi slices, and of course, elf sugar cookies.
I just love the elf glass food pick that I found at Hobby Lobby. It came with 3 other picks, but they didn’t match the theme and didn’t have a food that needed them. They’ll come in handy later, though!
The elf stocking “stands” are from Walmart. I actually got them last year after Christmas in preparation for this breakfast!
I used a canvas I already had and painted the elf surveillance picture for us to use all season.
I printed off an image and taped it to a cardboard canvas, as well as made a sign for our annual breakfast.
Our elf picture is from, you guessed it-Hobby Lobby!
Of course I had to decorate with candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup. I was so excited to find Christmas colored candy corn at Tuesday Morning. The miniatures syrup bottles were from Cracker Barrel… I love miniature accessories. We have only had rock candy once, so I thought it would be a special treat to have the Christmas colored rock candy as part of an elf food group.
This adorable night light was found on Amazon, as well as the miniature elves having a snowball fight. I tossed in some small pompoms to look like more snowballs.
Our North Pole breakfasts always include hot cocoa. We usually end up saving it for our movie night, which is the Elf movie tonight. There were marshmallows, peppermint sticks, and regular or peppermint hot cocoa to choose from. They also have the choice of oj or water instead. 🙂
This year, I invited our neighbors to have breakfast with us and celebrate, so I had some elf treat boxes.
The advent calendar is the I made years ago, with the directions on a previous blog post. It’s holding up pretty well! I want to make more for gifts. 💓
Every year, the children get pajamas for the season. This year, I decided in addition to new pajamas I would make them elf pillow cases. They’re in the North Pole boxes. 🙂 Now to learn to make fitted sheets. ☺
One gift I think is really special (and I hope the children agree) is the book from Shutterfly with the past 5 years or of our elf antics and random acts of kindness. I will leave it out all season for the children to enjoy.
I hope this Elf theme North Pole Breakfast has inspired you! Thanks for visiting my page; don’t forget to save to Pinterest. 🙂 Happy Elfing!