Elf on the Shelf

This year we knew that Ita would love the antics of the festive Elf on the Shelf and when the official company contacted us to be on board, we thought it was a great idea.

The idea of Elf on the Shelf is that you “adopt” a scout elf who visits every day from 1-24 December and reports back to Santa on your child’s behaviour. Emotional blackmail at its finest you might think… and perhaps you’re right! But actually you’d be surprised how excited Ita gets to see Sparkle (her elf) every morning and discover what she has been up to during the night.

It is now the 9th of December and we are in DEEP!!

I have to admit, I didn’t expect it to be as hard as it is. Remembering to do a fun antic is one thing but keeping it interesting is even harder. To date, Ita’s favourite greeting has been this one above.. where Elsa froze Sparkle!

Because of this, Instagram has become our place to go for nifty ideas! Some lovely mums who I have met via social media have even volunteered their ideas!

First up is Jayne, aka @the_munchkins_and_me (Instagram) who is mum to three toddlers(!!!) Sebastian 3, Ophelia 2 and Rosalie 16 months.

Jayne loves this tradition because “i love to see the look on my little ones faces. They think it’s magic and it’s a great way to keep them busy on the run up to Christmas”.

Kizzy (@kizzy_mummyto2_x) is mummy to Riley 7 and Missy 2. “I love the sense of magic it brings – it’s the first thing the kids to, run around the house looking for them!”

Beth (@emiilyoliviaa) is mummy to Emily 3.

Beth loves the fun set ups and looks forward to seeing Emily’s reactions in the morning!

Elf on the Shelf is available from various stores including WH Smith’s, Hamleys and House of Frazer.


Where you can find some very funny ideas!!

* please note, this post is in collaboration with Elf on the Shelf.

5 thoughts on “Elf on the Shelf

  1. Loved this post and love your efforts! Elf on the shelf was never a part of my childhood and I have always been intrigued at what it actually is – definitely a tradition I’m going to start when I have kids


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