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I did a unique birthday party last weekend. My son Holden, who was turning 8 years old asked if he could have some friends stay the night on his birthday. I thought, how great would it be if, when he and all his friends woke up in the morning, they were surprised by a breakfast buffet smorgasbord? I started by selecting a color scheme that suggested "good morning," my choices were baby blue and sunshine yellow.
To decorate, I hung blue streamers from the ceiling over the buffet, created a custom "Good Morning Sunshine" framed art piece and used a giant yellow balloon as the breakfast table centerpiece.
I LOVE giant balloons, and the kids did too.
The table was preset with some of my favorite paperware, wooden utensils, glass milk bottles with striped paper straws and an individual basket of mini cake donuts.
For food choices, we equipped the suitably-named breakfast bar with glass jars of various cereals, scoops, and flavored milks for a serve yourself cereal bar.
At the breakfast buffet we had Donut Hole Pops, Bacon, Mini Muffin Pops, Danish, Croissants and Bagels, Sausage Links, Fresh Fruit, Hard Boiled Eggs, Scrambled Eggs, Mini Waffles, Orange Juice and Prosciutto Wrapped Mango with Balsamic and Queso Fresco.
To keep the kids busy when they were in between getting second and third helpings, we hired a local caricature artist, Chad Straka from www.fivefunminutes.com. He did and amazing job and is available for your private party or event!
Since the kids all had their own baskets of mini cake donuts, we decided to forgo a traditional birthday cake and opted instead for a giant, donut topped, cupcake for the birthday boy.
Take out treat boxes included mini cereal bowls, paper milk cartons filled with milk duds and egg cartons with chocolate eggs and plastic eggs with breakfast-themed buttons and erasers.
Favor tags were adorned with the phrase "Stud Muffin."

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Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Mini Cake Donuts and a giant donut topped cupcake for the birthday boy.

  • Activities / Games

    To keep the kids busy when they were in between getting second and third helpings, we hired a local caricature artist, Chad Straka from www.fivefunminutes.com. He did and amazing job and is available for your private party or event!

  • Budget

    $200-$300 but we had so much food that we invited neighbors and extra friends and family to come over and eat with us.

  • Party Favors

    Take out treat boxes included mini cereal bowls, paper milk cartons filled with milk duds and egg cartons with chocolate eggs and plastic eggs with breakfast-themed buttons and erasers. Favor tags were adorned with the phrase "Stud Muffin."

  • Best Moment

    Watching the kids' faces as they came upstairs to see all of the food and treats.

  • What People Ate

    Donut Hole Pops, Bacon, Mini Muffin Pops, Danish, Croissants and Bagels, Sausage Links, Fresh Fruit, Hard Boiled Eggs, Scrambled Eggs, Mini Waffles, Orange Juice and Prosciutto Wrapped Mango with Balsamic and Queso Fresco.

  • What People Drank

    Milk, Chocolate Milk, Strawberry Milk, Orange Juice and Coffee for parents.

  • Funniest Moment

    The hilarious caricatures that were drawn.

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2 comments

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    Barbara B wrote:

    Great idea! Well done.

  • Katie J

    Katie J wrote:

    Thank you Barbara! I actually sell a pre made party kit for 8 based on this party http://www.etsy.com/listing/96376184/good-morning-sunshine-breakfast-party

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