Every year when it comes to my kids’ birthday parties, I torture myself trying to figure out what kind of party we’ll have: friends or family? Theme or no theme? At home or at a venue? Of course, my kids don’t really care what kind of party they have as long as there is lots and lots of sugar.
For my newly 3 year old daughter Emma, we decided to have a very small breakfast birthday party for a few friends she got to choose. Breakfast seemed perfect, since it’s a built-in theme that doesn’t require much work. We had breakfast food, played wake-up music, and wore our pajamas.
Since the party was so small, I decided to have a sit-down but casual breakfast of cereal, fruit pizza, and frittata bites. To give the kids something to do when they came in, I printed off (for free!) coloring pages with their initials on them, so they could have fun finding their seat.
While the kids were getting settled, the adults had their own coffee/tea table:
Even though I provided whole grain granola as one of the cereal choices, every.single.child chose Lucky Charms instead. It may have had something to do with my husband’s call of “Who wants marshmallows??”
The absolute most popular dish, though, was the fruit “pizza.” There was none left, I think the adults had as much as the children, and everyone was surprised that it was basically a glorified sugar cookie (recipe to come):
We took pictures in front of the birthday banner:
Had a dance party:
And ate brownie pops (recipe to come):
For party favors, I went simple and put patterned straws and granola bars into cute cellophane bags.
If you want to see what we did last year, check out Emma’s Toy Story Cake!