Buddy Elf Christmas Party Ideas (Elf Movie Theme Party)

A Buddy Elf Christmas party is a super fun holiday party theme for all ages! These Elf party ideas are great for group Christmas party of all ages, a Buddy the Elf birthday party for any time of year, Elf movie classroom holiday party, or even a family Elf movie night!

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How To Throw A Buddy Elf Christmas Party

Elf is one of those super fun movie themed parties ideas! So get ready to have a ton of fun with these Christmas Elf party ideas!

Buddy The Elf Christmas Party Ideas

For your Buddy the elf themed Christmas party:

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  • Use quotes from Elf for your Buddy the Elf Christmas party invitations (like Buddy the Elf Christmas tree quotes or the “I have our day planned” Elf quote)
  • Have different food stations like candy North Pole Breakfast, Buddy’s Spaghetti dinner (spaghetti topped with candy and maple syrup), etc., and, of course, the Elf movie food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup (Buddy the Elf favorite things!)
  • Play Elf movie themed games and Buddy the Elf games
  • Use Christmas holidays foods novelty ideas like Son Of A Nutcracker Nuts
  • Use different movies scenes from Elf as inspiration for Elf party decorations (white paper snowflakes are a must!)
  • Ask guests to dress up like Elf movie characters (think: green elf outfit and yellow tights for Buddy, suit with vest like the dad, etc.) or even Buddy the Elf family Christmas pajamas or Buddy Elf face sweaters
  • Use Elf movie fun facts as trivia games
  • Do a Buddy Elf Christmas countdown
  • Use a Buddy the Elf silhouette / Buddy Elf cardboard cutout to create fun photo opps for guests
  • Use Elf movie poster as decorations (and other inspiration from the movie for buddy the elf party decorations)

Full list of Buddy The Elf Party ideas and Elf movie decorating ideas below. KEEP SCROLLING!

How do you decorate like Buddy the Elf?

Remember the department store scene in the Elf movie? That’s how you want to decorate like Buddy Elf!

Decorate Like the Movie Elf By:

  • Going big and over-the-top with Christmas decorations and Elf the movie decorations
  • Going with a white Christmas party theme as the basic color and then add in reds, golds, and greens
  • Sticking with a lot of DIY decorations (so it looks like Buddy made the decorations)
  • Making white DIY paper garland
  • Cutting and hang white paper snowflakes (and tissue paper snowflakes) EVERYWHERE
  • Using white DIY paper chains for hanging Christmas decorations
  • Including gingerbread houses of different sizes (you see them throughout the apartment after Buddy decorates)
  • Making DIY popcorn garland
  • Scattering around fake fluffy snow
  • Using indoor snowballs to create an indoor snowball fight area
  • Stringing twinkle lights from the ceiling, doorways, and around mantles and stairs
  • Making a Welcome Santa banner
  • Using gold foil garland

TIP: Before planning your party, watch the film and get Elf movie party ideas and inspiration from different scenes (take notes!). You will get so many ideas for Buddy the Elf party just from watching the movie again and will have a blast planning for your Elf Christmas movie party!

When did Elf come out?

The Elf movie was released in November of 2003, just in time for the holiday season movie crowd. It was a huge success (making over $200 million) and movie fans of all ages loved it! Even today, it makes lists for best Christmas movies for families!


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What are the three rules of Christmas from Elf?

  • Treat every day like it’s Christmas.
  • There’s room for everyone on the nice list.
  • The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

These movie quotes from Elf make great signs for your Buddy Elf party and Elf movie party supplies!

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Let’s get to some great ideas for your Elf movie themed Christmas party!

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Buddy The Elf Party Supplies and Elf Movie Decorations

Elf Movie Party Food Ideas

Plan your Elf themed foods around Elf movie scenes and Buddy the Elf’s four food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.

  • Elf movie spaghetti (which included colored marshmallows, M&Ms, crumbled chocolate pop tarts, and maple syrup and chocolate syrup on cooked spaghetti)
  • Make Buddy Elf Breakfast Spaghetti Cookies
  • Elf movie Santa Smells Like Beef and Cheese Sticks (get those prepackaged beef and cheese sticks in the cheese section at the store)
  • Nuts with a nutcracker like this for Son Of A Nutcracker
  • Hot chocolate
  • World’s Best Cup of Coffee Coffee
  • White cotton candy rolled into edible cotton balls (like the ones he eats in the doctor’s office) — put them in a pharmaceutical jar like this and label them something like “Buddy’s edible cotton balls” for a good laugh
  • Edible gingerbread house
  • Chocolate PopTarts
  • Candy Corns
  • Candy Canes
  • 2-liter sodas
  • Buddy’s Bubble gum (for the bubble gum on the sidewalk handrail scene)
  • Snow angel snacks
  • Elf Burping Dinner Scene: Regular spaghetti with side salad, fresh grated parmesan cheese, bowl of black and green olives, 2-liter Coke, and fresh bread and butter (adult party guests will appreciate this Elf movie food station!)
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Tollhouse cookie dough cookie balls

Elf Party Games and Elf Movie Party Activities

Use these for your Elf Christmas theme activities:

  • Have Elf movie trivia questions and answers competitions
  • Play Pictionary using only Elf movie themes
  • Use the quote “I planned out our whole day. First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, and then we’ll go ice skating, and then we’ll eat a whole roll of Toll House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then, to finish, we’ll snuggle” to set up an obstacle course doing the different things.
  • Have an indoor Elf movie snowball fight using these
  • Sing elf movie songs using this
  • Play the Elf movie game
  • Have a paper snowflake making contest
  • Play Paladone Buddy The Elf Game 
  • Play pin the elf hat on Buddy
  • Have a Buddy Elf Breakfast Spaghetti eating contest
  • Play the Elf Movie snowball card game
  • Have a loudest and longest burp contest (like Buddy’s burp after he drinks a 2 liter soft drink)
  • Play Buddy Elf Left Right Center

Let us know how your Buddy the Elf themed party turns out, but most importantly…

Have fun with your Buddy Elf Christmas party!

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Friends have called Jackie the "Midwestern Martha" [Stewart] because of her 20 years of over-the-top theme parties, super fun sleepover tips, and fun theme recipes.

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