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Ideas for The Elf on the Shelf® Welcome Back Breakfast

It’s the most important meal of the day featuring the most important visitor of the year…your Scout Elf! Your family’s red-suited friend may return and surprise little ones with a scrumptious welcome back breakfast, aka a North Pole Breakfast™. Scout Elves—pick a style below that suits your taste or create your own Elf on the Shelf breakfast theme. Parents—as an additional option, you can set up a delicious breakfast bash to invite your family’s seasonal visitor home! Yummy!

Choose an icon below to gather inspiration for creating an elaborate welcome back breakfast.

A Snowy Surprise

Pancake Party

A Step Inside the North Pole

Breakfast Basics: Cereal and Pajamas


A Snowy Surprise

A winter oasis awaits with this snowy welcome back breakfast. Your Scout Elf will have “snow” much fun with your family this season and to start, they’ll help prepare a wonderful wintry breakfast!

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Decorate

Decorate for this breakfast winter wonderland style…everything blue, white, silver and sparkly. Don’t forget snowflake décor for an extra touch!

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Décor Pictured Above:

  • Blue tablecloth
  • Snowflake napkins
  • Snowflake sequins
  • Snowflake foil swirls
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Elf Arrival Idea

Your Scout Elf will feel right at home among this snowy scene. They will sprinkle coconut shavings on the table and create their own “snow” angel.

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On the Menu

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  • Waffles sprinkled with powdered sugar
  • Fruit
  • White powdered donuts Christmas tree
  • Glass of “snowman” milk
    • Mini glass bottles
    • Straws
    • White milk
    • Marshmallows for heads
    • Colorful chocolate coated candies for buttons
    • Red licorice for scarves
    • Black and orange decorating icing to draw eyes, noses and mouths

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Pancake Party

Ready. Set. Stack! It’s a breakfast pancake party when this elf returns. From reindeer pancakes to Santa Claus pancakes, enjoy these yummy treats dedicated to your favorite Christmas characters!

Pancake Party Decorate

Decorate

A simple red and green holiday theme will do—the pancakes are the focus of this theme, so any Christmas décor will work perfectly.

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Décor Pictured Above:

Pancake Party Elf Idea

Elf Arrival Idea

Your Scout Elf will spend the morning whipping up delicious pancakes that resemble your favorite Christmas characters, but not before cooking up a mini stack of flapjacks for themself!

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Pancake Party Menu

On the Menu

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  • Christmas character pancakes
    • Scout Elf pancake
    • Elf Pets® Reindeer pancake
    • Snowman pancake
    • Elf Pets® St. Bernard pancake
    • Elf Pets® Arctic Fox pancake
  • Juice
Pancake Party Activity

Activity

Cuddle with all your Elf Pets®, so you can help Santa collect the Christmas Spirit needed to make the season a success, and if you haven’t given your furry friend a name, check out these North Pole name generators!

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A Step Inside the North Pole

Christmas colors, Christmas food, Christmas trees…Christmas EVERYTHING! This Elf on the Shelf welcome back breakfast is a Christmas-lover’s dream.

North Pole Decorate

Decorate

Don’t hold back on décor for this breakfast! Red and green, ornaments and presents, any and everything that resembles the holidays can be used for this setup.

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Décor Pictured Above:

Rainbow bubble sensory bottle

Elf Arrival Idea

A classic elf arrival kids will love, this Scout Elf brought with them The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition for the family to read together.

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North Pole Menu

On the Menu

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  • Christmas bagels
    • Plain bagel
    • Cream cheese with green food coloring
    • Christmas-themed sprinkles
  • Strawberry Santa hats
    • Mini brownies
    • White icing or whipped cream
    • Strawberries
  • Reindeer donuts
    • Mini chocolate donuts
    • Pretzels for antlers
    • Candy googly eyes
    • Red chocolate coated candies for noses
  • “Snowberries”
    • Red grapes
    • Cherry flavored gelatin mix
    • Pluck stems from grapes. Rinse. Cover grapes in gelatin mix. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Glass of green milk
    • Milk with green food coloring

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Breakfast Basics: Cereal and Pajamas

The simpler, the better is the goal for this welcome back breakfast! Just cereal and pjs will do.

Cereal and Pajamas Decorate

Decorate

Once again, any holiday décor will suffice as not much is needed to execute this meal!

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Décor Pictured Above:

  • White tablecloth
  • Red table runner
  • Centerpiece filled with Christmas ornaments
Cereal and Pajamas Elf Idea

Elf Arrival Idea

A surprise visitor popped out of the cereal box—your elf! Did you spot him?! He also brought back new pajamas for kids to wear this season.

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Looking for additional breakfast inspiration? Get your own North Pole BreakfastTM Party Pack for a quick and easy setup your family will love!

Before you or your elf get to work recreating any of these inspirational photos, be sure to read these safety warnings. Santa wants to make sure everyone stays safe!

These recipes may contain ingredients that can cause allergic reactions in certain individuals. Before using our recipes, always check the ingredient list and food labels of all ingredients and be sure to seek advice from a qualified physician if needed.