Katie turned 7 and she planned her entire birthday party from top to bottom! The first party element she wanted was for it to be a pajama party, and everyone to bring their stuffies. We were going to have a make your own pizzas party, but her mom came up with the idea for it to be a morning party since everyone would be wearing their pjs anyway. Pancakes became the main menu item, and it quickly turned into an entire pancake theme!
Katie has the book If You Give a Pig a Pancake, and wanted David to read it to the party. A few days before her party, she wrote a poem titled Pancakes! Pancakes! and I put it onto a poster board to display at the party. It now hangs on her bedroom wall. We served eggs, bacon, and parfaits to go with the pancakes. At the last second, as guests were arriving, Katie’s mom put out a big bowl of fruit loops and some string for the kids to make necklaces. It was so fun! We each also had a little bowl of fruit loops to eat, too.
toppings: strawberries, blueberries, bananas,
chocolate chips, sprinkles, whipped cream, maple syrup
Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
Fruit Loops Necklaces
Orange Juice, Water, Coffee
Since everybody was going to be decorating their own pancakes with tons of sugar toppings, we decided a platter of pancakes would also be the birthday cake. We stuck 7 candles into a big plate of pancakes and sang “Happy Birthday” to start the party, then passed out the pancakes and everybody got to decorating and eating.
After pancakes, we had story time, dance party time, and Give the Pig a Pancake (our own homemade version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey). Each party guest went home with a jar of cinnamon-infused maple syrup, a handwritten pancake recipe, a pretty spatula, and a sticker book.
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