Elf of the Shelf Tablescape

Welcome to Day 22 of our 25 days of Christmas celebration. We’re headed into the last few days of our holiday, and I am SUPER excited! Today, I thought I’d share with you this AMAZING Elf on the Shelf Tablescape. SAY WHAT?! Yep, you heard me! If you’ve been keeping up with that darn Elf every day, my hats off to you. This was our first year participating in the tradition, and my kids have had a blast. We have NOT put stress on ourselves to set up intricate situations. We simply move him from one place to the next every day, and that is enough.

But for the big day, we’ve been planning on having Robbie (our elf) as the star of the show. And I wanted to show you how you can do the same, making your kids SUPER happy for this holiday.

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Tablescape | A Mother Thing

Here’s what you’ll need:

Red & White Christmas Wrapping Paper
4 Red Chargers
4 White Plastic Plates
4 Red & White Paper Plates
4 White Mugs
Silverware
Assorted Candy for Candy Bar Area
Christmas Garland
Peppermint Candy Canes
4 DIY Christmas Red & White Mason Jars
Plastic Candy Cane Assortments
Red & White Paper Cones 
Mason Jars to hold Assorted Candy
Red & White Paper Straws
Welcome Candy Cane Lane Sign
Styrofoam Candy Canes
Red & White Table Size Mailbox
And don’t forget your Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Tablescape | A Mother Thing

Directions:

Lay out a white tablecloth or plastic white or red tablecloth, and then roll out Red & White Christmas Wrapping Paper. 

Next, lay the Green Christmas Garland in the center of the table. 

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Tablescape | A Mother Thing

Set the table: Place Red Charger, followed by the white plastic plate. Then lay the red with a white trim paper plate on top. I added a red & white fake lollipop across each plate for an added festive look. 

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Tablescape | A Mother Thing

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Tablescape | A Mother Thing

Place a white mug to the right of each table setting. Add your DIY Christmas Red & White Mason Jars. I put candy canes in each one. 

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Tablescape | A Mother Thing

Add Red & White Paper Cones on each side of the Christmas Garland. 

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Tablescape | A Mother Thing

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Tablescape | A Mother Thing

Add silverware to each place setting. 

For the Candy Area, I added the Styrofoam Candy Canes and the Welcome Candy Cane Lane Sign. I placed the assorted candy in Mason Jars, adding fun Red & White Christmas Decor, the Elf on the Shelf box, and of course, the Elf! 

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Tablescape | A Mother Thing

Elf on the Shelf Christmas Tablescape | A Mother Thing

And that’s it! This is a great Elf on the Shelf Idea to welcome your Elf or have a special breakfast! It’s also great for the kid’s table at the actual Christmas dinner! The kids can have fun playing and enjoying the fun decorations while the adults stuff their faces and enjoy some conversation!

I hope you love it! Let me know if you give it a try! And tune in tomorrow for more great Christmas fun!

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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

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