Thursday, November 22, 2012

Welcome back Holly!

Holly, our Elf on the Shelf has rejoined us.  Rather than have her just show up on the shelf one day, I thought it would be nice to do something special to "entice" her to come join us for the holidays.  This is Holly's second year with us, and last year was dull.  She often sat in the same place days in a row without moving.  She certainly didn't look like she had fun.

Taking some inspiration from Pinterest, I decided it was time to have a little fun with Holly.  Needless to say, my daughter was all for it, especially when she found out what I had in mind.

If you eat Elf popcorn, drink chocolate milk, and watch "Elf on the Shelf" your elf will come back from the North Pole.  You have to make sure you save some popcorn for your elf though.  We put it in a paper bag and wrote Holly's name on the bag.  (You can see it beside Holly on the left side of the picture.  The white with blue snowflake cup was for Holly's milk.)

It was about time to watch the "Elf on the Shelf" movie and remind my daughter of the rules.  What's the best thing to eat while you watch a movie?  Popcorn.  Oh, but we should eat the same kind of popcorn that the elves eat since we're watching a movie about elves.  We should eat   ELF POPCORN!

What is Elf popcorn?  How do you make it?


1 bag of Kettle Corn- popped
1/2 bag green melting candy
1/2 bag red melting candy

2 crushed candy canes
Green Sprinkles
Red Sprinkles

Instructions:  Spread the popcorn in a baking dish.  Melt first color of candy and drizzle over popcorn.  Sprinkle crushed candy canes over melted candy.  Add sprinkles of each color.  Melt second color of candy and drizzle over popcorn. I found it easiest to drizzle the melted candy by using a rubber spatula and scooping just a little at a time.  If it does fall off in clumps, just mix it in to coat the popcorn.

Enjoy with a glass of chocolate milk!

Hubby bought pink sprinkles instead of red sprinkles so we just used those instead.  Holly is a girl elf and pink is her faovrite color so it's ok to use pink. 

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