- Use things you already own. Do not go crazy buying all the brand name elf gear. Most of it is not worth it. You have more mini things in your house than you know. Just keep your eyes peeled.
- Talk to your kids about how silly the elf is and let them “make predictions” as to what he might do next. I’ve gotten so many of my ideas straight from my kids’ mouths.
- Use categories to organize yourself. Your elf can bring a gift, make a mess, send you on a scavenger hunt, steal something that you have to find, draw something, wrap something etc.
- Start planning BEFORE he arrives! This one is major. No one can do these elaborate elf shenanigans at 4:30 in the morning. It has to be planned! Collect props throughout the year.
- Search Pinterest! 😉
Submitted by Courtney, a Middlesex County Mom and Official North Pole Elf Helper