We started our family’s Elf on the Shelf tradition 3 years ago. Sophia was just 2.5 years old so she wasn’t too creative in naming her… Criddle, straight from the Elf on the Shelf book itself. When I decided to start this tradition I was very clear to
my husband myself that I wouldn’t have our elf do elaborate things. Seeing some of the pictures that parents post are just amazing… and exhausting! I’m good to get the elf moved every night!
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But there was one tradition that I decided we should add in this year… a North Pole Breakfast! Actually, I was inspired to adopt this tradition after Re-Play sent me their Candy Cane Holiday Set for review. Re-Play is no stranger to this blog or our family – we’ve been using their plates, cups and utensils for YEARS, literally!
Re-Play products are actually made out of recycled milk jugs and are the only plates that have survived in our house through both girls. They are BPA, Phthalate, and PVC free AND are manufactured, assembled, packaged and tested in the USA! You can find just about every color of the rainbow in the Re-Play line, as well as any type of dishware or flatware you need – utensils, sippy cups, bowls, snack cups, and more!
Although we have quite the extensive collection of Re-Play in our cabinets, we didn’t have any of one of their newest products – the flat plate! My girls love the divided plates for every meal of the day, but there are just times when you need a flat plate… like a North Pole Breakfast! These nest right on the bottom of the divided plates and I’ve determined that we definitely need a few more for our collection!
Let’s get back to that breakfast, shall we? If you don’t have an Elf in your home [you must not have kids or you must be like I was originally and think I can’t handle another thing to do at Christmas Time], you need to know what this little Elf does. Criddle, our Elf, flies back to Santa every night letting him know if Moreaya and Sophia were good girls that day. When she comes back the next morning, she’s always in a different place. The fun of our elf is finding where she’s hiding the next day. That’s it. Easy Peasy!
But this Breakfast Idea, I just couldn’t help myself! With the Candy Cane Set from Re-Play and the girls excitement about the upcoming Christmas Holiday, I just had to do a little something special! When I started thinking about what to make for our North Pole Breakfast, I immediately thought of the Sprinkle Pancakes the girls loved at the DreamMore Resort. I decided to have Criddle tell the girls that she wanted ME to make the Breakfast, in case they caught me mid-cooking because they are definitely early risers.
Perhaps the funnest part of the whole Elf on the Shelf Breakfast was the fact that Sophia could actually read the note. It’s amazing to see how she’s learning so fast… and to hear how she thought Criddle needed to practice her letters!
Your Elf on the Shelf Breakfast doesn’t have to be spectacular, but it definitely needs to be fun and feature lots of sugar! I made chocolate chip pancakes, as well as the sprinkle pancakes, bowls of blueberries and marshmallows, and had lots of candy canes and peppermints scattered around. Anything out of the ordinary is going to be super special to your kiddos – so do as much as you want!
Want to see even more Elf on the Shelf Breakfast Ideas?
- Check out this amazing Elf on the Shelf Breakfast Party from The Taylor House.
- These fabulously, fun food ideas for your North Pole Breakfast could put it right over the top!
Check out the Baked Snowman Donuts and Rudolph Pancakes from Coupons are Great.
- Who says cookies aren’t for breakfast? That’s exactly what you need for your Elf on the Shelf Breakfast!
Have a look at these adorable Elf on the Shelf Lemon Snap Sugar Cookies from This Mama Loves.
Be sure to check out ALL her Elf on the Shelf posts while you’re there too!
Get even more ideas by following my Elf on the Shelf Pinterest Board!
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