What’s your favourite Christmas film? One Christmas film I make sure we all sit down and jolly well watch every Christmas is………. ‘Elf’!
So, when Tescos and Hallmark asked if we’d like to get into the Christmassy spirit this weeknd with ‘Elf’ related shennanigans – we could hardly turn it down! They sent us a lovely box, bursting with fun items to recreate the most famous scenes from Elf in honour of an amazing competition they’re running – check it out below! It would make the best Christmas present ever!
We kicked off our Christmas weekend by popping on our new Christmas CD and writing Christmas cards to friends and family. Orla is loving writing her name at the minute and made a good attempt with her friends names from nursery too. It was so cute to watch her concentration! If you’re in need of any last minute Christmas cards – the Hallmark Elf range from Tescos are very amusing!
Next, we raided our box – there was a mini etch-a-sketch for writing down our plan – just like in the movie! Some fake snow for having a snow ball fight, spaghetti, jelly beans and maple syrup for recreating the oh, so famous spaghetti scene and lots of candy canes and yummy chocolates as well as mugs for hot chocolate – we cosied up with our hot chocolate and watched the film right after playing with our fake snow.
The fake snow was a lot of fun – and although it could never be described ‘as good as the real stuff’ – the kiddos actually played with it for a whole lot longer! With the real snow – they’re forever running in and out of the house with wet gloves, complaining of the cold!
Finlay drew the line at us recreating Buddy the Elf’s sweet Pasta Breakfast (I was a tad relieved to hear this! Pasta and maple syrup = yuck!) But instead, he wanted to make something sweet – so we opted for Marshmallow Jelly Bean Cookies instead! These were a lot of fun to make but also very simple. Jelly Bean Cookies are a great way to use the yummy little beans and are perfect for Christmas! I feel Buddy the Elf would approve! I’ve popped the recipe below if you’d like to make some!
Tesco have an amazing competition running at the moment to win a £2000 gift card to use towards the holiday of your dreams. It can be anything you want- maybe you could travel to New York just like Buddy! To enter all you have to do is pop to one of the participating Tesco Extra stores across the UK, pick up an Elf card from the fab range and an entry form. The most original Christmas entry answer will win! You can read more about it here. You’d be a cotton headed ninny-muggins not to enter!
We were sent an Elf hamper containing Elf goodies in exchange for this post. All words and thoughts are my own.