For those of us that are lucky (sarcasm) enough to have an Elf on the Shelf take up residence in our homes during the holiday season, you know how much joy and fun (more sarcasm) they bring to the season.

Well, IHOP has stepped up their Elf on the Shelf game, introducing a whole series of 'elf themed' menu items, and even an in house Elf somewhere in the restaurant for you to find while you dine.  A recent article in Bustle tells us that from now until January 1st, you can go on a 'holiday kitchen adventure with Elf on the Shelf' themed choices at your local IHOP.  The article goes on to say that:

At a mere fourteen years old, the Elf on the Shelf seems to have the weight of the entire Christmas season on his little stuffed shoulders — which includes, and is certainly not limited to, IHOP's Elf on the Shelf menu, which is already available at IHOPs nationwide. That's right, y'all — it may be November, but it's never too early to turn your intestines red and green in the name of the holidays.

Check out these options that are loaded with shimmery elf sprinkles, frosting and other seasonal fun:

  • Jolly Cakes
  • Oh What Funnel Cakes
  • Holiday Ham & Sausage Omelette
  • Merry Marshmallow Hot Chocolate
  • Little Elves Combo

For the full rundown of the Elf specials, check out the menu descriptions here.