Celebrating Birthdays — North Pole Style!

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.

  • 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.

Now you’re ready for your Scout Elf-themed social soiree! We can’t wait to see how you celebrated – please share your photos with us on Facebook and Twitter using #ElfBirthday!

Santa is excited to introduce the new Birthday Club Page! From this page, you can access your child’s letter from Santa and their virtual North Pole birthday party all in one place.