Welcome Your Elf on the Shelf With a Holiday Sleepover

We look forward to this magical season every year and the chance to spend extra time celebrating family traditions with our little peanuts. A tradition that’s very popular in our family is Elf on the Shelf, the “adopting” of one of Santa’s scout elves. By day, the elves spend time with its adoptive family, and at night they work as Santa’s eyes and ears letting him know about any changes on the naughty and nice list. One way we love to signal the elf’s return to our homes is with a Welcome Sleepover.  You can really make this special by getting a new pair of holiday pajamas for your little ones and warm furry sleeping bags!


Stage a fun place for them to have a holiday sleepover with their elf and don’t forget the peppermint popcorn + hot chocolate! Start the party off by reading the story of the Elf on the Shelf and talk about how the scout elf works as Santa’s eyes and ears, traveling back to the North Pole every night to report in.


We love seeing the magic light up in our children’s eyes when their elf comes to live with us and we also love that when the elf is watching they tend to be on their best behavior!


Seen in this post:

The Elf on the Shelf

Faux Fur Sleeping Bag in Ivory | Cozy Plush Sleeping Bag in Red Moose

Charcoal Flannel Pajamas | The Elf on the Shelf Tight-Fit Pajamas | Faux Fur Slippers

Green Felt Trees | Light Up Tree

Carolina Table and Chairs Set


Photos by:

Becky Kimball

Written by Megan Bailey of Little Peanut Magazine.

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