How to: Host your own Elf Movie Night

My step by step guide to hosting your own festive Elf night!

It just isn’t Christmas without the movie Elf (believe it or not, I actually know some people who have never even seen this movie, it’s crazy!) so rather than just watching it in your PJs and scoffing a bag of popcorn, why not have some friends round and host your own Elf Night?

Step 1: Decorate your house
You don’t have to go all-out drawing the Mona Lisa on an etch-a-sketch like Buddy the Elf did (but if you could do that then you would totally WIN at Elf Night!) but a Christmas tree is a must and some twinkly fairy lights wouldn’t go amiss too. Paper snowflakes are also pretty cool – or you could just add a hint of Elf magic with an ‘itinerary’ of the evening.

How to: host your own Elf movie night

Step 2: Dress up
Elf hat or full on Santa costume – whatever takes your fancy! But practically everyone these days has a tacky Christmas jumper, so there’s no excuse. You can even get some Will Ferrell/Elf themed ones!

Step 3: The menu
Well obviously the food of choice has to be spaghetti! It’s up to you if you want to crumble Pop Tarts over the top of it and drizzle it with maple syrup. I personally would choose to serve a nice spaghetti bolognese for main and then ice cream for dessert with a selection of toppings for your guests to choose from (M&Ms, syrup, Pop Tarts etc). Remember that the four main food groups for elves are candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.

Elf food

Step 4: The music
As your guests arrive, it’s a good idea to have the Elf soundtrack playing in the background, it gives your dinner party a pleasant ambience. Perhaps you could even have a little sing-a-long, after all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

Step 5: The movie
Snuggle up on the sofa and watch the movie. Just make sure that you have a copy of Elf on dvd to watch or you will look like a right cotton-headed ninny-muggins if you forgot that!

Bonus points
+100 if you decorate your whole house like Gimbels department store
+150 if you can draw the Mona Lisa on an etch-a-sketch as well
+20 if you know and invite someone named Francisco (that’s fun to say!)
+10 if it snows
+ 20 if you have a wicked snowball fight
+10 if you saw a dog today
+10 if smiling’s your favourite
+30 if you bake your own Christmas cookies

Melted snowman cookies
My melted snowman cookies!

Have yourself a Merry Christmas!

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