This is one of my new favorite holiday traditions! Last year was our first North Pole breakfast and I hope to continue it for years to come (like, even when the kids stop believing in Santa). It is so much fun to put together and the kids get so excited when they come downstairs and see everything set up.
This year John the Elf (we are so original with our name, right?!) arrived on the day after Thanksgiving. Besides a delicious sugary breakfast, he also brought a few small gifts... PJs, an elf PEZ dispenser and an ornament. The boys immediately wanted to put on their new PJs and I happily obliged (are these monogrammed pajamas not totally adorable?? If you want a pair of your own next year, check out Honey Pie Accessories on Facebook. Elaine does great work!).
Most of the table decor and decorations came from Walmart and the dollar store. I wanted it to look cute and festive, while keeping things simple and not spending a lot of money. For the food, I just did donuts, milk, and hot cocoa. Last year I did more, but the kids really only wanted the donuts. So I decided to keep the food simple this year too and save myself some time!
Do you have a special way/tradition to welcome your Elf, or the arrival of the Christmas season in general? If you do, I'd love to hear about it in the comments!