When you have a pancake-themed birthday party, you’re gonna have to make pancakes for a crowd. A crowd of tiny, screaming, giggling 7 year olds to be exact. These tiny people can pack away the pancakes! Dude man. I was not prepared for each of Katie’s friends to eat minimum 3 big pancakes. Oi va voi. I like to do as much ahead of time for a party as possible, and this one was a breakfast party, so we had the table set the night before and the house fully decorated. Toppings for the pancakes were prepped and ready. The only cooking we had to do the morning of was bacon and pancakes. I like to cook bacon in the oven so it is almost completely hands off. Pancakes were cooking as party guests were arriving – filling the house with the sweet aroma of almond extract and whetting our appetites.