Friday, November 30, 2012

North Pole Breakfast 2012

Today I'm going to share with you my family's second annual North Pole Breakfast. This was a big year for our breakfast because, not only did I keep up with a tradition, but our Elf on the Shelf made his grand debut.
I planned our party for the day after Thanksgiving.
Each of my kids had a festive place setting complete with fill-in-the-blank letters to Santa and special gifts. The gifts this year included a book; a coloring book, crayon and sticker set; paint with water; socks and a rubber duck (one was Santa the other a reindeer). We also received family gifts of a new Christmas movie (Prep and Landing) and Christmas Book (Oh, What a Christmas).
I made another Magic Mailbox this year. Inside was a letter from Santa reminding the kids to be good and asking them to fill out their wish lists.
 The letter also talked abut the special kisses we all received. The large candy cane kisses were from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. We then had eight brown kisses (chocolate chips) from the reindeer, one red kiss from Rudolph and three green kisses from the elves.
To eat we had Reindeer Hash (hash browns, eggs, ham and cheese in the crock pot),
Santa Belly Parfaits (vanilla yogurt, strawberries, granola and sprinkles),
and Candy Cane Milk (if you leave a candy cane in milk they start to dissolve and turn the milk pink).
I also set up a hot chocolate bar. My kids had a blast with this.
To add some festive detail I made this banner. I wanted it to say "Believe" but I didn't have enough "E's"! So "Wonder" it is!!

I hope you enjoyed this look at my families North Pole Breakfast 2012!


Shelly Lynn said...

OMG Tonya... such super cute ideas! Your mailbox is awesome and I absolutely love the "kisses" idea. I may have to steal that one! Looks like you all had a blast. We had a "Breakfast with Santa" last year but wasn't near as much fun as your breakfast party. I enjoyed being in the hop with you today! TFS! :)


Kathy's-Krafts said...

We just started elf on the shelf this year as well. Everything looks wonderful.

Shannon Leffew Keith said...

Awesome Ideas! Love them all would love to do this myself.

Pat said...

Wow, Tonya, you go all out! I love all your ideas and crafts. And I think I'll add a hot cocoa bar to my Christmas morning brunch, thanks!!

Pamela Lash said...

Gorgeous - I'd come to your home to just gawk at the decor!! LOL..........thanks for hopping with me today!

Linda W. said...

Oh you are so talented; your family must surely enjoy that special day after Thanksgiving. Thank you for walking thru the decor with us! I loved it!

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a great idea! Looks like alot of fun!

Liz Mullen said...

Love how festive everything looks!

kdnkdd said...

Wow. How nice. Is your house secretly Santa's workshop. :)