Last year I saw this idea on Jessica’s blog and thought it was such a fun idea to welcome the Christmas season and introduce our elf on the shelf to the family. Our North Pole breakfast last year was a big hit and I knew this would be a great tradition for our family. So, last night after the kids went to sleep I set everything up and when they woke up this morning they were greeted by a cheerful surprise!
Decorations and Party Details: I used traditional red and green Christmas colors with touches of polka dots and stripes. I used the Dimpleprints Santa party package which was full of charming images, perfect for our North Pole breakfast.
I used red strip fabric for the backdrop and as a runner on the table. I found a scrap piece of wood in the garage and wrapped it with red and white polka dot fabric and placed it on top of cans for added height. I found the green foam trees at Target and thought they would be the perfect balance of color. The little red and white polka dot bags were found at Hobby Lobby and held a small gift for the kids (new Christmas socks.) I was inspired by the darling little bags Shindig Parties featured in her Candy Christmas party.
Food: I imagine they eat lots of sweet, delicious food at the North Pole so that is just what we had at our breakfast. There were white powdered donuts, cinnamon rolls, strawberry muffins, yogurt parfaits, French toast sticks and hot cocoa. My kids were so excited to see all of the treats and couldn’t believe I was going to let them eat all this for breakfast!
Even Zippy our elf joined us for breakfast and the kids were giddy with excitement that he was sitting at the table. After breakfast they opened their present and then we wrote our letters to Santa.
It was a fun morning and an excellent way to welcome the Christmas season! I can’t begin to explain how much I love this time of year and what a joy it is to experience the magic of the holiday season through my children’s eyes.