Welcome Elf on a Shelf Cocoa Party & Printables

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Welcome Elf cocoa party- surprise your kids with your Elf on a Shelf's return and a cocoa party to celebrate!


My goal this year is to keep our Elf on a Shelf doing small, simple things my 1 & 3 year old toddlers will love… and to re-introduce our Elf, Don, I’m throwing a Welcome Elf on a Shelf Cocoa Party, complete with printables to throw your own!

I just set up the small party on a tea cart we have in our kitchen that usually holds my cookbooks. This kept Don out of toddler hands (don’t want the elf to lose their magic- though I have a cure for that coming this week!), and kept it simple enough to clean up afterwards.

I don’t know about you, but with toddlers, I want EASY Elf on a Shelf ideas. They won’t remember most of what I do, but I think its still a really fun tradition to start, even with little kids.

Sidenote: if you’re in the need for a good laugh, head to my friend Ann Marie’s blog to see why she’s never doing Elf on a Shelf:


Now onto our cocoa party!

Welcome Elf Cocoa Party Printables at sweetcsdesigns - help your kids welcome home their elf with a cocoa party and Christmas countdown!

For the Christmas countdown, I just popped it in a cheap frame. That way you can use a chalk marker or dry erase pen to re-write the days each day. I’m going to use the tea cart for our Elf’s “home base”- he/she will rest there on days he’s tired or “on strike”, and that is where he will leave out little notes from Santa. Since my kids are so young, I am trying to keep our little Elf in roughly the same area each night so they know to expect to find him in the kitchen or the living rooms. I may change it up a bit, but those are easy for me, and the repetition will help them remember.

You can download the Countdown printable here: [paiddownloads id=”62″]

Throw your kids a cocoa party to welcome their elf on a shelf! Free printables included!

For your own cocoa party, you could set out some fun cocoa party decorations like chocolate chips, marshmallows, straws and cute cups. You could even add jars with chocolate shavings, or peppermint candies to mix into your hot cocoa!

Here’s a few can’t fail cocoa ideas to get the party going:

fudge truffle hot cocoa

Truffle Cocoa (your kids will LOVE this idea- drop a truffle in hot milk and stir to make magic cocoa!)

Peppermint Hot Cocoa- just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!

Peppermint Hot Cocoa – just takes 3 ingredients for delicious, creamy cocoa!


Halloween Oreo Hot Cocoa

Or some Oreo Hot Cocoa!

When your kiddos are enjoying their cocoa, have them fill out this little “Welcome Elf” printable. It has a place for their names, the Elf’s name, and your address so the Elf doesn’t get lost when he’s coming back from the North Pole.

You can download the Welcome Printable here: [paiddownloads id=”63″]

Welcome your Elf on a Shelf with an easy Cocoa Party and free printables!

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. Kristina says:

    The magic dust printable link is not working

    1. Katherine says:

      Thank you for letting me know, this is a very old post and our site no longer supports the printable you can check out my fellow blogger Mom on the Sides’ Elf on the shelf printable though, sorry ours isn’t working. See her’s here.