Magical Elf Holiday Party

Naughty or nice? Kids will be on their best behavior with a Magical Elf Holiday party – at least until Christmas is over! Traditional red and green with pops of aqua and light blue make this gorgeous celebration a holiday hit.

Printables and styling by Anders Ruff
Photography by Becca Bond Photography


Anders Ruff: “The magic of the 'magical' Christmas Elf is a tradition that my family has enjoyed for years. After all, how can Santa possibly watch over all little boys and girls? Our sweet little Japanese knee-hugger elves are so precious and this year our holiday party was themed around their magic.”

Vibrant colors, graphics, and bold patterns like chevron, dots, and snowflakes, coordinate in the printable collection for a feeling of fun and playfulness. There are so many adorable details to take in; every image holds a special surprise.

Anders Ruff:” We set up the party at the corner base of Adria’s stairwell which gave us a lot of flexibility with hanging decorations as well as the wall space. Also, stairwells always remind me of Christmas morning as we waited to be called down to see what Santa had brought us!"

Colorful yarn is used to accent the party, from these {ingenious!} Christmas trees to pom ornaments and holiday gift wrap. The collection includes 'Inspected by Elf # …” tags, as well as cute Santa tags and elf tags.

Anders Ruff: “We thought of a craft that would help make our printable Christmas posters (a set of three printable posters are available in the shop) really pop off the walls. We cut custom frames out of foam core board and wrapped them with yarn. This was a super simple (just a little time consuming) craft and one that was economical and made a big impact."

Keeping with the “naughty or nice’ theme, old card catalog drawers are used to display treats and printable logos. ‘Naughty treats include black rock candy, licorice, gumballs and ‘coal’, made from flattened marshmallows dipped in black colored chocolate and rolled in sprinkles. ‘Nice’ treats include red and green ribbon candy, lollipops, gumballs, and candy canes.

Anders Ruff: “When thinking of little elf treats, we decided to reuse an old pop bottle crate as a display… We spray-painted it a bright blue to add a pop of color on the display. We filled it with green rock candy, red licorice, little containers of naughty and nice treats, lollipops, meringue elf hats (which we made!) and little printable notes to Santa. We placed some plastic (kid-friendly!) drink bottles from Smash Cake Studio filled with milk on top of the display with a printable wrapper and straw.”

The tree is decorated with yarn pom ornaments – a great project for Santa’s little helpers- and advent calendar hang tags. Each day contains a special activity or treat for the family, like eating pancakes for dinner – too cute!


Ander Ruff: “Cookies for Santa were left on a plate and a DIY cake stand (wood plaque + candle stick base) with a little printable note.  How amazing are the Elf cookies by Sugarbelle!?”


Ander Ruff: "We enlisted help from a few fabulous bakers. Got What It Cakes made festive snow cone mini cupcakes (that we displayed in printable party cones out of the dresser drawer). Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats made whimsical cake pops that were stuck on paper straws, which were perfectly displayed next to a magical elf in the other dresser drawer.

The amazingly talented Sugarbelle made gorgeous elf and Christmas gift sugar cookies. We displayed those gift sugar cookie pops out of fun Blumeboxes that we wrapped with pom yarn garland. We also displayed reindeer chocolate pops from Nicole's Treats out of Blumeboxes. They looked so precious and festive and were an unexpected way to show the treats.

Inspired by Elf Magic? The printable party invitations, banner, posters, tags and coordinating Magical Elf Holiday printable collection are available in the Anders Ruff shop.



Production and Styling: Anders Ruff
– Magic Elf Printables: Anders Ruff
– Professional Photography: Becca Bond Photography


– Snow Cone Cupcakes: Got What It Cakes
– Cake Pops: Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats
– Custom Elf & Gift Sugar Cookies: Sugarbelle’s
– Chocolate Reindeer Pops & Santas: Nicole’s Treats


– Custom Embroidered Christmas Pajamas & Bottoms: Great Stitch
– Custom Dress & Tie: B. Belle Couture
– Custom Stockings: Aimee Broussard Events
– Snowflake Headband: Drop of Honey Bowtique


– Baking Cups, Chevron Bags, Drink Bottles, Paper Straws: Smash Cake Studio
– Floral Boxes to display Gift Shaped Cookies: Blumebox
– Twine: The Twinery
– Clear Favor Boxes: Nashville Wraps
– Label Material: Online Labels