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Elf Birthday

Elf Birthday Celebration

If you were following me on Instagram at Christmas time you may remember that I had a little too much fun with our Elf on the Shelf who goes by Bella around these parts.

bella collage

Addison cried when it was time to put her away…er ummmmmmm send her back to the North Pole.

If your children hate to see their Elf on the Shelf make that trek back to the North Pole, the makers of Elf on the Shelf have created Elf Birthday so that your sweet babies can see their elf twice a year….if you hid it well.

Elf Birthday

Saturday I joined up with a few other Atlanta Mom Bloggers along with Nadia of Niche Parent for an informal informational about the new Elf Birthday products.

Elf Birthday

Chandra Bell, one of the founders of Elf on the Shelf gave us the background on the grass roots operation that has her family’s elf tradition shared in millions of homes across the country. That’s a whole ‘nother story. Inspiring I say. IN. SPIRING.

Chandra Bell

Elf Birthday tradition works much like its Christmas counterpart. Children have to invite the elf to come and visit for their birthday by leaving a letter or by whatever means necessary. Just as with Christmas time the children can’t touch the elf. That’s your job to dress it in the cutest birthday outfit



The kit comes with a book and outfit as well as a Elf Birthday game and Birthday countdown calendar.

Elf Birthday


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Of course Addison catches me red handed coming in the door with Bella’s new partner in crime ( there will be 2 elves in our house this Christmas) and the birthday products. Since her birthday has passed I may make up an occasion soon so that her beloved Bella can scare her into acting right pay her a visit.

There was even a discussion around how teachers can implement this into their classrooms by having the elf show up for classroom birthdays. The ideas and possibilities on how to use this are endless. Chandra encourages parents to make the product work for their family lifestyle.

I had a great time catching up with some of my favorite bloggers and having my pick of A Piece of Cake cupcakes. It was like my birthday!

Piece of Cake

  I received product to facilitate a portion of this post. I went there by choice. All opinions are mine.

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  • Reply
    Silvie Armas
    August 14, 2014 at 11:02 am

    What a great idea! I wanted to start doing the Elf on a Shelf last year but everywhere I went it was sold out. So many of my boys friends had it that I had to make the excuse that there aren’t that many elves in the North Pole for every family to get one. Hopefully this year we can get one! It looks like you had tons of fun. 🙂
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    • Reply
      August 15, 2014 at 7:59 am

      I totally know what you are talking about. I searched high and low for a girl one, then I needed a brown one. I finally found one after hunting it down for weeks. Start looking early this year, like before Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by!

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