How To Throw a Pancakes and Pajamas Birthday Party
Our twins are turning 5 this month. Five. Birthdays were always a big deal in my house so I think I tend to go a little over board when it comes to celebrating my kiddos. With our move and the other complications in our lives this year their party is going to be a bit more mellow, but I wanted to share one of our favorite parties in celebration of my two favorite kiddos today.
When our kids turned 3 we had a Pancakes and Pajama Birthday party. Since they are twins and have all of the same friends right now, we celebrate their birthday with a joint party. The challenge, especially some years, has been coming up with a theme that works for both of my two wildly different kids. Pancakes and pajamas are two things that they both agree on and it was a fun basis for a party.
We sent out invitations telling their guests to wear pajamas and come hungry for pancakes.
If you are going to have a pancakes and pajama birthday then you have to serve some pancakes. Fortunately my awesome hubby can make some dazzling shaped pancakes. This is no doubt one of the reasons our kids love them so much. When our guests arrived at the party we had them fill out an order form. On it they wrote their name, chose a color for their pancake (we had a chose of no coloring, pink or blue), and then they were to write or draw a picture of their desired pancake shape. They turned these into the chef.
This activity was set up while we were waiting for guest to arrive. They could work on stringing cereal onto pipe cleaners to make bracelets. Simple, fun, and filled that waiting time.
The other activity we had out while everyone was waiting were simple bedroom door sign shapes printed onto thick tag board. They were on a table with markers that everyone could color while we waited for everyone to arrive.
Once everyone arrived we gathered in the backyard for a pancake relay. We divided everyone into teams. Each team got a spatula and a pancake. When it was your turn you carried the pancake on the spatula as quickly as you could to a cone and then back to the next person in line. This was a ton of fun and got everyone excited and moving around.
Along with the two activities from the beginning of the party, this was available for play after the relay races. It is a huge bin that I filled with several bags of flour, bowls, measuring scoops, spoons and sprinkles. This was a huge hit. The kids loved pretending to cook.
The guests played in the different areas, ate their pancakes, signed a guest book, played in our backyard, and eventually had cake. We lucked out with beautiful weather. Then we sent everyone home with a mini-cooking set and some simple breakfast themed snacks.
We have had some fun birthday parties in the past five years, but this one was my favorite to date. Happy fifth Birthday to my sweet babies.
Favor Bag Supplies
Flour Bin Supplies
Cereal Stringing Supplies
Spatula Game Supplies
I'd love to hear about your favorite birthday party in the comments :)
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