Monday, 24 November 2014

Christmas eve elf boxes

have you heard of an elf box ???  no, well we hadn’t either but after making one last year for Josh and Belle it will now be a Christmas eve tradition.

The idea of the box is to give the children something on Christmas eve that will help get them SUPER excited.  We had our first visit from our elf last year ( well a gnome called Steve) and when he left on Christmas eve, him and the other elves left a box of surprises as a thank you for good behaviour while he was with us. 
Inside the box was :
letter from Santa
Christmas story book
reindeer food
snowman soup (hot chocolate with marshmallows and sprinkles) in penguin cups
I wrapped a large shoe box in Christmas paper and covered over the goodies inside in tissue paper.

While I distracted the kids upstairs Sean popped the box by the front door, and we played along saying “what was that ? did you hear something ?”.  Josh and Belle were over the moon and loved every minute of opening their elf presents and settled down with their snowman soup while watching Elf before a story in bed.
This was a very inexpensive little treat for the kids that we will be doing again this year and I have a few ideas of things to put in there that they will love.