Saturday morning was an exciting one at our house - our elf, Buddy, came back from the North Pole and he brought breakfast!!!
Buddy REALLY likes to decorate and he has the BEST time putting this together super last at night.
Buddy should really consider bringing lunch next year because the light is always AWFUL at the hour my kids are ready for breakfast :) hahaha
The polka dot dishes were found at Hobby Lobby about 4 years ago - and I haven't seen them there since. The place mats were pieces of red sparkly scrapbook paper.
The white tray I found at Home Goods and the tiered tray you can find HERE.
And THIS is why Buddy does what he does ;)
SQUEAL!!! The matching jammies are something I started doing last year and I think it's now an essential part of the breakfast :)
You can find their jammies HERE. They're on sale for $20 right now and Hanna Andersson donates 15% of every pair to Raising a Reader. Luke is wearing an 8, Mason is in a 5 and GG is in a 3. I buy up a size because they're SO SOFT and I want them to be able to wear them all year long.
The notes I printed out on white cardstock, cut them out and backed them on construction paper and then added the sparkly letters and elf stickers (I picked these up at Hobby Lobby this year). The holly sparkles are from WalMart.
This year was extra special because Luke was able to read the notes to us!
Another special addition to the breakfast this year were the frames we got from Feel Good Frames. They matched the color scheme perfectly and so I saved them until this morning to debut them to the kids. They loved seeing their pictures in the ornaments and they were a fun surprise.
The highlight of the morning is always the powdered sugar donuts. This is the only time of the year we get these and I'm fairly certain my kids think that they are baked at the North Pole and only sent with elves ;) hahaha
Monkey see, Monkey do.
Buddy always brings the kids an ornament and then some other small treat. One year it was Christmas socks, another year it was a Christmas movie and this year it was pez. :)
Griffin got a ballet slippers ornament (to remember this was the year she started ballet)...
Mason got an army ornament (to remember his Halloween costume)...
... and Luke got a karate uniform (to signify that this was the year he started Kicks for Christ!)
GG's first time to try out a Pez dispenser ;) hahaha
After breakfast was done and presents were opened, we headed to the Christmas tree to hang up their ornaments.
It is such a fun way to kick off the season and is a tradition that I hope my kids look back on fondly.
I don't think a North Pole Breakfast needs to be anything super extravagant... special touches (like fun plates, special food, some twinkle lights and a little gift) make it exciting and special for the kids.
If you're looking for a few special touches for your a breakfast of your own, here are some ideas:
I hope you enjoyed the peek into our North Pole Breakfast! And Happy December 1st!
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