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Food For The Elves- Elf Donuts.

on Wednesday, 11 December 2013.

I am well and truly in the festive spirit here.  I have mentioned countless times that December is our favourite month, but I am enjoying it more than ever this year because Mads is starting to understand a bit more, and LL is experiencing her first ever festivities!  It's all very exciting indeed.

We have talked to Mads about Father Christmas, but I still don't think she really grasps the fact that he is coming and what the difference is between the main man and the other ones you see at Grotto's and Garden Centre's.  She knows who Rudolph is, and she understand that Elves also help Father Christmas on his rounds on Christmas Eve.

She is clearly quite excited and loves the sparkly lights that are everywhere, and the tree.  She is getting a little confused as her birthday is Christmas Eve, but when you ask her what she would like from Father Christmas she says a 'One Direction Microphone'- something which Grandma has very 'kindly' got for her.  Oh what fun.  She also carries around her knitted Father Christmas that I put in her Christmas box everywhere and asks to sleep with him every night.

We were talking about how on Christmas Eve we leave a mince pie and a glass of port (can Father C drink pink prosecco?) for Father Christmas, and a glass of milk and a carrot for Rudolph.  But then we got thinking about the elves, they work just as hard and so need a pick me up too.

I then remembered a link I saw on a friends facebook page that was perfect for our little elf friends- Elf Donuts.  

elfdonuts

These are so so simple to make and great fun to do with little people.   All you need are some

Cheerios

Nutella

Icing Sugar

Hundreds and Thousands.

Now Elves are just like us and like all different types of donut.  Some prefer chocolate, some like them with sprinkles and some prefer iced.   So we made sure we catered for all different tastes.  We used icing sugar (with a drip of water to make it stick) to sprinkle on some of our Cheerios, we melted Nutella and dunked some in that, and we also put some of our Nutella covered Cheerios in a little pot of hundreds and thousands too.

We let them set and then popped them into an empty small match box to make them presentable for the Elves.  

elfdonuts2

We were having a snuggly day- hence the bed hair.  I do brush it. When she will let me I might add.

elfdonuts1

Some friends tried them to make sure they were acceptable to leave out for the real elves on Christmas Eve- they totally passed the taste test!

elfdonuts3

They taste pretty nice for Big People too as a little snack after getting busy in the kitchen!

Just a silly little idea, but we had lots of fun doing it together, and it is another way of getting into the magic of Christmas with my girls.  

After all, through the eyes of a nearly three year old, what could be better than little mini donuts for Father Christmas and his teeny tiny elves?  

 

Comments (49)

  • lucy at dear beautiful

    lucy at dear beautiful

    11 December 2013 at 08:34 |
    Ahhhh how cute are they? Definitely the perfect snack for some
    Christmas elves who have been busy making presents in the run up to Christmas. x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:19 |
      They are so cute aren't they!
  • expatmammy

    expatmammy

    11 December 2013 at 08:50 |
    beautiful photos

    ive nominated you for an award http://expatbabyadventures.com/2013/12/11/leibster-award/
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:21 |
      Thank you very much :) x
  • expatmammy

    expatmammy

    11 December 2013 at 08:51 |
    beautiful photos

    ive nominated you for an award http://expatbabyadventures.com/2013/12/11/leibster-award/
  • Emma

    Emma

    11 December 2013 at 09:13 |
    Awww, Katie, they are so cute!!! Now I'm wondering what we can make for our elves :-)
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:23 |
      Thanks Emma. I definitely recommend them for Elves. :)
  • Harriet

    Harriet

    11 December 2013 at 09:18 |
    Such a sweet idea! I'm thinking of doing the elf on a shelf with Ava when she's a bit older and these would be perfect! X
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:24 |
      Mads loved making them and she keeps mentioning them. x
  • Double Trouble

    Double Trouble

    11 December 2013 at 09:28 |
    I had seen this on Pinterest and forgot all about it, Thank you for the reminder. Looks so much fun, I must try it with my little ones. Yours look so cute
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:27 |
      Thank you :) x
  • Kerry Dyer

    Kerry Dyer

    11 December 2013 at 09:33 |
    Aw this is such a fun idea! I really can't wait until Sienna is old enough to understand a bit more and we can do things like this together!! x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:29 |
      It is really fun this year now that Mads knows a little bit more what is going on. x
  • Lu

    Lu

    11 December 2013 at 09:56 |
    What a lovely idea! So simple too, I definitely will be doing these and copying them for tooth fairy treats too! Thanks for sharing it's little things like this that make Christmas magical :) x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:32 |
      Thank you Lu. x
  • Karen

    Karen

    11 December 2013 at 10:01 |
    They look a bit yummy, what a good idea. Mads is looking do grown up now. I love her hair xx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:32 |
      Thanks Karen, i know it is crazy how quickly our girls are growing isn't it? x
  • mascara and mud

    mascara and mud

    11 December 2013 at 10:02 |
    o em gee! genius idea!! i love it. and mads' hair! x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:33 |
      Thanks hun! x
  • Hayley | Shutterflies

    Hayley | Shutterflies

    11 December 2013 at 10:46 |
    They are fab! What a great idea. We just got a fairy door so we might make some for them.
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:34 |
      Thanks lovely, I am planning to make some reindeer food after you showed me yours too! x
  • Louise

    Louise

    11 December 2013 at 11:19 |
    Oh wow possibly the cutest thing ever, can't wait to try this with Luke when he's a little bit older. What a gorgeous little girl too :) xo
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:36 |
      Thank you. :) x
  • HELEN

    HELEN

    11 December 2013 at 11:39 |
    I saw these on FB too - such a simple idea but soooo clever & cute! We're going to be making some too.....and I do believe this is a foodie type post? Is this a new years resolution of yours? ;-)
    x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:37 |
      You never know Helen, you never know. :) x
  • Lisa h

    Lisa h

    11 December 2013 at 14:18 |
    One this is a such a cute idea! I love the little boxes you do for your two too xxx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:39 |
      Thanks Lisa. x
  • Hayley @hayleyfromhome

    Hayley @hayleyfromhome

    11 December 2013 at 14:54 |
    So cute...I would just eat them all before they made it into that matchbox though :)
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:47 |
      Haha yes I must admit we did nibble through a fair few. :) x
  • Great British Family Blog

    Great British Family Blog

    11 December 2013 at 19:52 |
    What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:48 |
      Thanks, I saw it on facebook- so cute isn't it?
  • Notmyyearoff

    Notmyyearoff

    11 December 2013 at 20:25 |
    What a brilliant idea. I thought they were proper miniature doughnuts at first! :)
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:50 |
      Aren't they! So cute! x
  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    11 December 2013 at 20:29 |
    This is such a cute idea!! x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:52 |
      Thanks Jess, although it wasn't mine! ;) x
  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    11 December 2013 at 21:04 |
    Lovely idea and they look great!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:53 |
      They are cute aren't they? :) x
  • Mummy Vs work

    Mummy Vs work

    11 December 2013 at 22:18 |
    So cute, I've pinned this last week to do with Kayleigh and Ethan and seeing how well they turned out I must remember!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:54 |
      You should definitely, Mads loved doing it and keeps talking about giving them to the elves on Christmas Eve. x
  • Stephanie

    Stephanie

    12 December 2013 at 01:13 |
    Oh my goodness…what a cute idea! I am definitely going to have to do this with my daughter!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:56 |
      It is a lovely idea isn't it? x
  • Carie

    Carie

    12 December 2013 at 21:44 |
    Oh that's such a cute idea! And such a gorgeous picture of Mads.
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:57 |
      Thanks Carie. x
  • Lauren

    Lauren

    12 December 2013 at 23:51 |
    You genius! These are amazing. I bet they were so fiddly to make. I thought they were mini donuts (actual donuts) from the thumbnail on Bloglovin but didn't expect them to be teeny tiny Cheerios.
    Such a brilliant idea and your photos are fab. Mads looks adorable xx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 22:58 |
      It wasn't my idea, but they are lovely aren't they? And yes very fiddly, I used a skewer to do it. x
  • Charlotte

    Charlotte

    15 December 2013 at 08:51 |
    This is such a lovely idea! I will have to do this with Bob! x x x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 23:00 |
      Yes do Charlotte, Mads loved it! x
  • Morgana @ butwhymummywhy

    Morgana @ butwhymummywhy

    15 December 2013 at 10:43 |
    Love them! Going to make them with my girls xx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      15 December 2013 at 23:01 |
      You should lovely, they are so cute and so much fun to make together. x

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