A Breakfast Birthday Party : Ideas, Activities, and Recipes

Breakfast Birthday

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.

party place setting

While the kids were getting settled, the adults had their own coffee/tea table:

Coffee Station

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??”

Party Table.jpg

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):

Fruit Pizza

We took pictures in front of the birthday banner:Party Emma.jpg

Had a dance party:

dance party.jpg

And ate brownie pops (recipe to come):

Brownie Pops

Party Pop.jpg

For party favors, I went simple and put patterned straws and granola bars into cute cellophane bags.

party favors.jpg

If you want to see what we did last year, check out Emma’s Toy Story Cake!



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  1. wow, you really are super mom!

  2. Oh my, that is such a wonderful idea! Looks like everyone had fun.. adorable! 😉

  3. Oh my word, I have to say I honestly never thought about a breakfast birthday party. It looks like it was loads of fun!

  4. I would have never thought about a breakfast birthday party! What a unique spin. I love it!

  5. What a great idea! I love the fruit pizza, can’t wait to see your recipe!


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