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!
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:
- 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) — make printable Buddy the Elf quotes for signs around the party
- 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 or even Elf movie backdrop 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 / Christmas movie theme 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!
Have fun with your Buddy the Elf Christmas decorations!
(And, you can easily stay on an Elf movie budget for decorating with DIY party decorations!)
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 for Buddy the Elf decorations
- 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 / Elf movie decoration ideas just from watching the movie again and will have a blast planning for your Elf Christmas movie party or even an elves 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!
YOU’LL ALSO HAVE FUN WITH MORE CHRISTMAS MOVIES PARTY THEME IDEAS AND THEMES FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES:
A Christmas Story Holiday Party
(Another fun Christmas movie themed party for all ages!)
Christmas Vacation Themed Party
How To Throw A Winter Wonderland Christmas Party
Dice Games For Christmas Parties
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!
Let’s get to some great Buddy the Elf ideas for your Elf movie themed Christmas party!
How To Throw An Elf Movie Themed Party
Buddy The Elf Party Supplies and Elf Movie Decorations
- Get a Buddy Elf costume (this is a super cute one for kids!), a Jovie Elf costume, Buddy Elf Christmas pajamas, Elf tshirt (I love this Elf shirt too!), or an Elf movie ugly Christmas sweater
- Make a sign with the Elf movie 1st rule: “Treat every day like Christmas” (or make an entire Christmas banner decoration with Elf movie quotes from the Buddy the Elf movie written on each part)
- Have the Elf movie streaming in the background (and even a kids’ area with Elf Buddy’s Christmas musical playing)
- Use fun Buddy the Elf paper plates / Buddy the Elf plates and buy movie Elf party supplies for the full Elf theme Christmas experience
- Get an Excited Buddy the Elf life-Size cardboard cutout for selfies and group party guest pictures (or a peel and stick Elf Buddy!)
- Decorate with a SANTA! I KNOW HIM! banner
- Use signs like these to include different Elf movie quotes around the party area (“I just like to Smile Smiling’s My Favorite” etc.) and to label your food with funny names (Buddy’s Chewed Bubble gum, etc.)
- Decorate with Buddy Elf Christmas decorations like paper snowflakes, white paper chains, twinkle lights, popcorn garland, and white garland (remember the Elf department store scene? GO BIG and crazy like that!)
- Award a Buddy Elf Christmas ornament for party prizes
- Have an Elf movie Jack In The Box as a table centerpiece
- Greet guests with elf movie yard decor and Elf movie outdoor decorations (see inflatable Buddy the Elf outdoor decorations here)
- Get a burp machine for that epic Elf movie burp
- Use Elf the movie background for pictures
- Decorate with a North Pole backdrop and small children’s chairs so all the party guests look giant in pictures (just like Buddy in the North Pole elf shop!)
- Give out inexpensive Elf movie hat for each guests like these — they make great Christmas party favors (Also: check dollar stores! Sometimes you can find packs of them there really cheap!)
- Put together a funny party favor bag for each guest with a box of dried spaghetti, mini maple syrup bottles, pack of M&Ms, and mini colored marshmallows for Buddy’s Breakfast Spaghetti — you can even put everything inside an elf hat! (Great for an elf themed birthday party for kids or elves birthday party theme, too!)
What did we miss? Let us know your Buddy the Elf decorating ideas / Christmas movie themed decorations and we’ll add them to our party decorations list!
Remember: Decorating for Christmas party with Elf them doesn’t have to be expensive!
You can make a lot of DIY paper snowflakes, DIY paper chains, and Buddy the Elf Christmas quotes on signs for this holiday party theme!
So don’t be afraid to make your own DIY Elf movie decorations / DIY Elf movie decor!
Let’s get to the Elf party food ideas and fun Elf movie snacks!
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
These are even fun for family Elf movie night ideas, Christmas movie party night, or 12 Days of Christmas movies, or Christmas movies themed party!
What foods for an Elf the movie party did we miss?
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
- Make Buddy the Elf crafts
- Have a paper snowflake making contest (and then add them to your Elf movie Christmas decorations!)
- Play Paladone Buddy The Elf Game
- Play pin the elf hat on Buddy
- Have a Buddy Elf Breakfast Spaghetti eating contest (you can even use the roll a sundae rules to set a game plan spaghetti scene for roll a breakfast spaghetti toppings)
- 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
What games did we miss for our Elf themed party ideas?
Let us know how your Buddy the Elf themed party turns out, but most importantly…