It’s that time of year when we come together to make sweet treats, mix up cocktails, shop ’til we drop, and give gifts (after wrapping them uber creatively, of course). A new holiday pastime that we’ve spotted growing on Pinterest over the last couple years is Elf on the Shelf. Who cares if you don’t have kids? Adults can get in on the fun too (don’t forget — #iamcreative!). You’ve got a few weeks to go before Elf on the Shelf becomes Elf Stuffed Away in a Box, so get inspired with these creative, oft-hilarious poses your kids, roomies, or boo will be LOLing at this month.

1. Really Tall Elf: Like we always say, sneakers gonna sneak. Guess that holds true for elves too. (via Rachel Swartley)

Elf On the Shelf, Squared Idea

2. Elf on the Shelf, Squared: How very meta. Now pass the pasta and maple syrup. (via Living Locurto)

3. Runaway Elf: Trying to find a shelf in a new house now? (via Rachel Swartley)

Sprinkle Angel Elf on the Shelf Idea

4. Sprinkle Angel: Does anyone really enjoy laying in the cold snow making these? Sprinkle substitution FTW. (via Rachel Swartley)

Smile + Pose Elf on the Shelf Idea

5. Smile + Pose: We’re all about photo booth props (and photo booths). So this one is totally at the top of our to-do list. (via Living Locurto)

6. Minty Fresh: He’s still trying to figure out how to flush (via A Small Snippet)

All Wrapped Up Elf on the Shelf Idea

7. All Wrapped Up: This has happened at least once to every maker (right…?). Recreate your lowest moment for some LOLs and pick up some gift wrapping tips here. (via A Few Short Cuts)

8. Just Hanging Out: All that’s missing from this scene is some mistletoe. (via Home Stories A to Z)

9. HoliDIY Wrapping: Get creative and have your Elf DIY the wrapping paper. (via Rachel Swartley)

10. Beep, Beep, Beep: Make way for this elf, does he have a license to operate heavy machinery? (via Home Stories A to Z)

11. Swing, Swing: It’s a good core workout — you should try it sometime. (via A Small Snippet)

12. Candy-Coated Elf: This takes melt in your mouth to a whole new level. (via Home Stories A to Z)

13. Fra-gee-lay: We don’t think the Elf looks like a pink nightmare. (via Anders Ruff)

14. Family Memories: It’s only fair that your Elf be included in the family photo sitch this holiday season. (via A Small Snippet)

15. Kissing Booth: Let’s hope this Elf doesn’t kiss and tell. (via Living Locurto)

16. Catching Some Zzzs: It is a known fact that elves only need 40 minutes of sleep a night. (via Home Stories A to Z)

17. Bound and Gagged: Choo Choo! Not even a prankster is safe from hijinks this time of year. (via Fancy Shanty)

18. Teacher of the Year: Remind your kids about what’s important this time of year. #squadgoals (via A Small Snippet)

19. Pancake Breakfast: Use that last little bit of batter from brunch to put on a (miniature) feast for your hard-working Elf. (via Home Stories A to Z)

20. Sun Tanning: Wishful thinking this time of year, but for someone who lives in the North Pole, this far south is essentially in the tropics. (via A Small Snippet)

Which Elf on the Shelf ideas are you planning on recreating this holiday season? Let us know on Twitter @BritandCo!