Start a New Birthday Tradition with Elf On The Shelf! #ElfBirthday

elf on the shelf birthday party #elfbirthdayIs it too early to talk about Christmas???

I don’t think so! Christmas is one of my favorite times of year so we will talk about it year round :). There are tons of Christmas traditions we all love–some parents are extra crafty and do all kinds of fun things while my basic struggle is getting my tree up before December 15!

An old tradition that has been super popular in the past few years is the Elf On The Shelf. I remember being quite amazed last years by the sheer creativity of moms and all the different situations and all the places the Elf would end up. I didn’t even try because my personal fear was that I would get the Elf, place him on the shelf and never see him again. (Hello people, I am the mother of two boys! They like to hide things.)

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We were invited to NYC’s famous Dylan’s Candy Bar uptown to celebrate the Elf Birthday. Elf On The Shelf is one of the amazing sponsors of the Niche Parent Conference being held in Disney World on Oct 16-18. The Elf has many talents! Not only is the Elf available to bring magic for Christmas but he can bring Birthday magic too!

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Cupcake Countdown

What is an easy way to teach numbers and get the kids excited about the birthday? The Cupcake countdown is a awesome calendar that you can put on the wall and move the cupcake to each number counting down to the special day! When done the back is a pin the candle on the cupcake game! What I love about this is that it totally can be reused for different birthdays, for different kids!

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Birthday Chair Decoration Kit

The makers of Elf On The Shelf also make a really cute birthday chair decoration kit. The material is super durable, and it comes with interchangeable letters so that multiple kids can use it year after year. I loved that it wasn’t a cheapie material it was the hardcore tough yet pretty material that you can use over and over again.

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Did you know that the elf comes in different genders and skin tones? The elf also takes on the personality of the family, so if you see the elf doing some crazy creepy things, take that as the creativity of the family involved–the original tradition literally has the Elf On the Shelf during the holidays and there is magic that comes with him (or her!).SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSC

Elf On The Shelf Tradition

From the Elf On the Shelf Website:

The Elf on the Shelf® is a special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists. When a family adopts a scout elf and gives it a name, the scout elf receives its Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa Claus about all of the day’s adventures. Each morning, the scout elf returns to its family and perches in a different place to watch the fun. Children love to wake up and race around the house looking for their scout elf each morning.

There are two simple rules that every child knows when it comes to having a scout elf. First, a scout elf cannot be touched; Christmas magic is very fragile and if a scout elf is touched it may lose that magic and be unable to fly back to the North Pole. Second, a scout elf cannot speak or move while anyone in the house is awake! A scout elf’s job is to watch and listen.

I loved learning about the new birthday tradition and clarifying the real Elf On The Shelf tradition and I can’t wait to start both traditions with my kids this year! The birthday tradition Elf On The Shelf products are on sale all over the interwebs including WalMart, Amazon and on their website.

Did you know the real tradition behind Elf On The Shelf? Do you own an Elf? Is it really too early to be talking about Christmas??




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Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.

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  1. Nellie you need to get an Elf stat!!! My boys absolutely love theirs (his name is Johnny?) and they are SO afraid he will catch them doing something bad and report back to Santa, that I use it all season long and it WORKS! I also told them (according to the story) that he is magic and cannot be touched. If they touch him, his magic will disappear and he won’t be able to fly back to the North Pole each night to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. Works like a charm. In fact, I can’t wait to pull him out!!!
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  2. I am with Allie and agree you need an Elf on the Shelf stat and we totally have done this now two years wight he kids. they love it and it also does keep them bette behaved. I am terrible at hiding the Elf though and thank god for Kevin who has a bit more creativity for this one! 😉
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  3. Noooo I can’t even think about winter yet! I love the holidays but its too soon for me! :)

    I’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf but never really knew what it was. It’s a neat idea!
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  4. I started Christmas shopping two weeks ago! I’ll send you my Elf list so you can buy me plenty-ohh gifts.
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  5. My kids are huge fans of our elf, Sprinkles. That said, I’m more interested in the chair decorating kit than the countdown game for birthdays. It’s just too cute!
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  6. Dylan’s Candy Bar! I wanna go!
    Never had an elf on the shelf but she was not very well behaved last year so maybe we need to try!
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  7. Here is another thing that I wished was around when my boys were little. They may have fought with each other less. LOL!
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  8. They had one down here in GA I didn’t attend because we couldn’t bring kids. I loved how creative they got with the elf on the shelf last Christmas it’s cute I think we will do it this year.
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