I am a firm believer in big birthday celebrations. For me, it’s not so much about the party favors, or the price of the gifts–it’s about the fuss.
There must be fuss.
I mean, we each get one special day a year. And I do my best to make sure that the birthdays in my house are properly recognized. Mostly because I love my family but partly so I can remind everyone in the days (okay weeks) leading up to MY birthday of all the things I did for them on theirs.
Not that I’m a keeping score kind of girl. STOPJUDGING
A few years ago, I made my son a surprise Birthday Breakfast Buffet. He loved it so much, he’s asked for it every year since. It’s so easy to put together, the hardest part is just buying the food.
Of course, this is totally subject to what your child likes. This year, our buffet consisted of yogurt, cereal, mini chocolate and powdered donuts, sausage, watermelon, milk and juice. See how easy? The only thing I had to cook was the sausage. But it still looked like I worked super hard.
There are only two things that are absolutely necessary for a successful Birthday Breakfast Buffet:
Mini boxes of cereal. Stacked up like a cool pyramid.
Mini bottles of milk and juice. Preferably pink milk, but whatevs.
Little cereals and drinks are cool to kids. If you don’t have them the whole thing will be ruined. RUINED!!
If you have some cake stands or cute jars, get those out too. You can use the cake stands for displaying the food and the jars for holding silverware/straws.
To tell you the truth, I love Birthday Breakfast Buffet too. It’s sort of like I’m at a hotel, only funner!!
Give it a whirl.