20 November 2012

george turns three and a breakfast party

 For my oldest's birthday this year we had an Angry Birds party because he was obsessed with the game at the time.
For Eddie's birthday, we had a garbage truck theme because the boy can't get enough.
So it only made sense that for George's birthday the theme would be food, 
because the kid is sort of enthralled with every aspect of eating.
I'm counting on him to be an amazing cook to bless me later in life. I think it's his gifting.
We went with breakfast, since it's the most popular meal of the day,
and it's way easier to keep the house clean before the party when it starts in the morning.

the menu
three kinds of mini donuts from a super awesome local bakery: maple bacon, chocolate sprinkle, and vanilla with fruity pebbles
a cereal bar with all the favorites I never buy: lucky charms, chocolate rice krispies, golden grahams and fruit loops
fruit kabobs (courtesy of my mom)
bacon, egg and toast cups to curb the sugar high (super easy and delicious for every day)
A hot chocolate and coffee bar provided the beverages and was the hugest hit of all:
four kinds of marshmallows, cookie sticks for stirring, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles to top it off.

the decor
Since it wasn't a traditional theme, I wanted it to be as colorful as the sprinkles on the donuts.
I made the banner from paint cards I picked up at the hardware store (I actually bought paint, so I didn't feel too bad). 
I cut each card, used a chalk paint pen to do the lettering, and folded the top over some twine to hang it.
I grabbed bowls, plates, utensils, cups, napkins and the tablecloth in a bunch of different colors, and found those cute paper lanterns on clearance for $3 for all of them. 
Instead of treat bags, each kid went home with a star lollipop (to keep the high going) and a cute, colorful tattoo. 
And a few extra donuts. (I hope the parents still liked me after the party.)

I loved doing it, it was super easy, and I think everyone had fun.
I kind of wish all our parties could be breakfast parties!

Our celebration as a family on his actual birthday included sprinkle cupcakes, which so impressed the boys and made my life SO easy.
Just a thin layer of icing, a roll in some colorful nonpareils and voila!
All in all, my sweet boy was more than satisfied with his celebrations, and we're all a little jigglier because of it.
I love you, my sweet George!


  1. Oh my gosh, a breakfast party? You had me at donuts!

  2. what a great party theme! that's something right up my alley and those doughnuts look delicious!
    happy belated birhtday to your little guy.

  3. oh my goodness! This is adorable. I love the idea of a breakfast birthday party!

  4. Aww, yum and Happy Birthday George!

  5. Super cute party! A breakfast birthday party would be amazing!

  6. donuts, cereal bar, hot chocolate bar?! now you're just rubbing it in. so sad to miss!!

  7. Joyous to know about this information on this birthday and breakfast party. Last month, I arranged a cookie party at my son’s birthday which was arranged at one of the beautiful Venues in San Francisco. We all enjoyed this event very much.