Friday, December 2, 2011

Elf Breakfast and Elf Fun, Advent Day 1

Elf party

The kids were excited to see that Nicholas, our elf, had arrived from the North Pole!  He called ahead to make sure I knew he was coming.  This way we could have a special breakfast to celebrate our reunion. 
Elf breakfast

Nicholas brought his favorite movie, Prep and Landing.  This is such a cute movie and the kids were so excited to receive it.  We watched it after dinner last night...a few times!

Elf Party

I gave the kids a Playmobil advent calendar.  We had one a few years ago and it was a hit with Little J.  The kids will take turns opening the doors each morning and placing the new Playmobil piece in Santa's mail room scene.

Elf Breakfast

I made crepe batter the night before our breakfast, so this made it quick and easy in the morning.  Half of the fun of crepes is building your own creation.  We had strawberries and kiwi for the filling and whip cream and a piece of star fruit for the topping. 

We had elf juice with a little grenadine makes magic!

Crepe Recipe
Whisk together  one and a half cups of milk (I warm it, just a bit, in the microwave so the flour mixes without clumping) one cup of flour (whisk in a little at a time to keep from clumping), 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon of oil, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, food coloring optional.  It should be thinner than pancake batter, but not watery. 
I use an 8 in frying pan to make the crepes.  Spray the pan with cooking spray, heat over medium heat, and then pour just under 1/4 cup of batter in the pan.  Swirl it into a thin circle. 


I made an elf size snack of mini pastry puffs, whip cream, and raspberries for an after school snack.  I set extra raspberries out with them to try to keep the not so healthy sweets to a minimum.

My kids love these temporary tattoos.  I think Sassyfras would have used all of them yesterday if I hadn't set a limit of two tattoos a day.

The kids thought Elf Yourself was hysterical!  We played with that for a little while and they laughed at their siblings elf dances!

We did a few elf crafts that we're finishing up today, so I'll share those later. 


sbswtp said...

What an awesome post!! I love all the elf prep activities... and will have to remember some for next year... this is our first year with our Elf Henry...:-)

Christy said...

So cute! We did the elf yourself too - my kids love it. C has a Lego Advent calendar and R has a Polly Pocket Advent calendar - they look forward to opening the little doors every day. said...

Love this! From start to finish!

We have Christopher Pop-in-kins and my son adores this tradition! Love incorporating the elf's arrival with a celebratory breakfast! How cute!

Sherri said...


Lindsay said...

What a great Day 1! That breakfast has my mouth watering over here!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Our elf, Larch, has arrived as well. What a fun celebration. We're looking forward to watching the new Prep & Landing show this Monday on ABC.

Raising a Happy Child said...

I want to be your child :-) We gave Anna the same Advent calendar

Beth ( said...

You ALWAYS have such amazingly fun, creative ideas!! Your post had os much delicious looking food & I love the candy snowflakes!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Can't wait to see what you do this week,
Beth =-)