Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Elf On The Shelf Ideas

We've never really joined in with Christmas traditions but last year we joined in with Christmas Eve boxes and I really wanted to join in with Elf On The Shelf but I was too late as it was already mid December when I knew about it. I made a promise that I would buy one for this year - and I did! Our little Elf On The Shelf arrived last week and I got super excited. My partner was a bit confused but once I told him I think he got a little excited to help the Elf get to it's silly and funny tricks! The Elf is in the cupboard hiding and can't wait to meet the girls on the 1st of December!

There are 25 days in December until Christmas so I have been looking around on the internet - Pinterest a bit more for ideas for Elf on the shelf to do and it's getting me super excited. I can't wait! I've gathered a few up ideas for you all to have some inspiration!


You can see a lot more ideas over on Pinterest


  1. This looks so much fun and I think I also will have a go this year. Thank you for sharing. I really want to make more of an effort this year for my little poppets. I was very depressed last year and could barely manage to wrap presents. Pinterest has been getting me very excited this year. I will buy our elf on the shelf today :) eek xxx #sharewithme

  2. We did a partial attempt at Elf on the Shelf last year but my boys were being really naughty so Elfie went away and didn't come back halfway through! Haha. I'll hopefully make a more thorough attempt this year!

    1. Forgot to add, I'm visiting from #sharewithme :)

  3. This looks cool! I think we need one, even though Osian won't understand properly yet. It looks like so much fun x

  4. Haha, I love the shoe-shoe train! I can't wait to get started with mine this year :) #sharewithme

  5. We love our elf, the children get so excited seeing him every morning. Hope you have as much fun as we do. #MMWBH

  6. Ha ha just brilliant. I think this idea would entertain me just as much as the kids. #MMWBH

  7. Ahhh amazing! Its our first year doing Elf on the shelf too so I desperately need some inspiration!!! I`m so excited about it, my kids totally aren't going to get it but I`ll have fun anyway lol! xx

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  9. Cant wait till my little one ia old enough to understand. Hopefully will start this next year love it!! Xx

  10. It our first year doing EOTS as well. I am hoping to post daily on my elf antics. Great post xx


  11. Haha love the photos and idea #thelist X

  12. I've been doing the elf on the shelf for 3 years, we were using an elf from the build a bear workshop which was quite large and this year I eventually bought the REAL elf. Then a week later my 7 year old found out Santa wasn't real lol. Anyway it's so much fun the amount of things you can do with it my son LOVED it, he still wants it again this year even though he knows it's me who does it but I'm planning something else with it instead. I also have an 8 month old who I plan to start maybe next year with the elf, I look forward to seeing what you get up to with yours

    Pauline x

  13. Oh I absolutely love elf on a shelf time. Great examples I might have to copy a few of these! lol :) Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round! #sharewithme

  14. I've just written up our activities from last year and now on the hunt for what we will do this year! Lots of planning required! Love the underpants one :) #TheList X


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