Elf on the Shelf Pranks for Adults

The months leading up to Christmas are full of Elf on the Shelf posts on almost every social media platform out there.

Whether you are still raising kids or are an empty nester, you may enjoy a good prank here and there. Did you know there are Elf on the Shelf pranks for adults?

You can put these Elf on the Shelf ideas for adults on display for yourself, an office, or even the other adults in your life. Here are some of my favorite adult Elf on the Shelf pranks!

For most adults, going to the beach is a great way to get away for the day and experience freedom. Why not use this as one of your adult Elf on the Shelf ideas?

Elf on the Shelf at the Beach


Put some sunglasses and a swimsuit on your elf, lay him out in some sand, and give him a beach day! This will make any adult smile and it’s a good reminder that planning a beach day is a VERY good idea.

When was the last time you went camping? Set up your Elf on the Shelf to go camping. This can be as simple or as elaborate as you’d like.


Time for Elf on the Shelf to Go Camping

Your elf can be caught relaxing by an open fire or asleep in his tent. Instead of being at work, you could put up a sign that said “went camping be back never.” These little Elf on the Shelf pranks bring so much joy to those around them.

Do you have another adult that you’re trying to prank? I have one of the best Elf on the Shelf for adults pranks that you can do!


Family Photo Bomb with Elf on the Shelf

Take a picture of your elf and print the picture out. When no one is looking, add the picture to a family photo. This is just a small but funny prank that you can do with as an Elf on the Shelf pranks for adults.

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