Last year our North Pole Breakfast was such a hit with my kids that we decided to invite some friends and cousins to celebrate with us. Our favorite movie is “Elf” and for years I have wanted to put on an “Elf” inspired party. My very talented friend, Sunny Duran of Sunny by Design, created the most incredible and perfect illustrations for me to use. Several months ago we both watched the movie and took copious notes and came up with a list of “must haves” including the beloved Mr. Narwhal. Sunny captured the spirit of the movie perfectly with her hand drawn images!
I decorated our dining room with tons of snowflakes, some made by my son, “snow” on the windows, a candy cane forest, a sea of swirly twirly gumdrops, “icicles”, paper chains, and posters with two famous lines from the movie.
For breakfast the kids ate food from an elf’s four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup (with pancakes).
I decorated wooden forks with stickers and made straw flags with one of my sayings from the movie, “I’m a cotton-headed ninny muggins”.
Another one of my favorite sayings…
They drank The World’s Best “Coffee” (hot cocoa) out of ornament shaped cups which I made out of Aquaballs decorated with some bling and pom pom trim. I also decorated water bottles to look like Santa.
The kids ate the Narwhal Nibbles (Swedish Fish) in a flash, even before I could get a picture of them. Bethany Gist of Auntie Bea’s Bakery created the most adorable and tasty cookies to match Sunny’s graphics.
Elaine of Elaine’s Cake Pops made matching cake pops as well. The kids were beside themselves over all the treats and the adults were blown away by how perfect they coordinated with the printables.
Brittany Rumohr of Edible Details sent me the most beautiful snowflake cupcake toppers that sparkled and shimmered and were such a big hit. I actually faked it; I used Hostess cupcakes, some frosting, and snowflake sprinkles.
We had a Toy Testing station complete with a Mr. Potato Head, Etch-a-Sketch, Jack-in-the-Box, and teddy bears. Each child also had a special Buddy or Jovie hat to wear that I made using my Silhouette and ribbon.
I found indoor snowballs online so the kids had fun throwing snowballs at each other. I am still finding snowballs hidden all over my house!
The same is true of the Jovie hat my friend Keisha Sibert of Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams made for her. Oh my goodness…the whole outfit put together looked like she just stepped out of the movie and was ready for her little elf closeup! I am so lucky to have such talented friends!