The Elf on the Shelf®: A Birthday Tradition, is a great opportunity for your family’s Scout Elf to visit your little one for a special 24-hours-only birthday visit. Here are seven unique ways in which you can create birthday memories with your elf that are sure to last a lifetime.
- Read up on the Tradition
Read The Elf on the Shelf®: A Birthday Tradition to your child so that they can learn all about how Santa and the Scout Elves celebrate birthdays. You can even read the story as a fun activity during your child’s birthday party – that way your guests can learn all about the North Pole birthday tradition, too!
- Invite Your Scout Elf
Has your Scout Elf been invited to your child’s special day yet? Don’t forget to ask Santa for special permission for your Scout Elf to make a trip all the way from the North Pole to celebrate with your family!
- 10, 9, 8…We Can’t Wait!
Countdown the days leading up to your child’s birthday with The Elf on the Shelf® Birthday Countdown and Game. Each kit comes with an advent-style felt wall hanging to keep track of the passing days. When the big day arrives, simply flip the board over to play the Birthday Game – a North Pole favorite! Children will wear a blindfold and take turns trying to place special birthday candles on the giant cupcake.
- Get the Look
We’ve got everything you need to give your party the North Pole look! From party hats to cupcake wraps, browse through our DIY Elf Birthday Party Collection for some party planning inspiration. Free downloadable templates are available for you to create the perfect elf-themed shindig.
- Start the Day Off Right
Make any birthday extra special with a yummy morning treat—Mrs. Claus’ famous birthday pancakes! One of a Scout Elf’s favorite meals, the pancakes are a spirited, sprinkle-covered start to the big day. Get the recipe here.
- Bring on the Birthday Chair
Make sure your Scout Elf has access to The Elf on the Shelf® Birthday Chair Decoration Kit. Customizable and reusable, this kit gives Scout Elves exactly what they need to bring the tradition of decorating a birthday chair into your home.
- Sharing is Caring
Don’t forget that birthdays are for giving! Did you know that 800 million people still live without clean water? Consider pledging your next birthday through charity: water to help. For more information, visit: http://www.charitywater.org/birthdays. And, if you’re feeling extra generous, here are some additional ideas for giving back on your birthday!