Summer’s Birthday Breakfast Party

by HEAB on November 8, 2013

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I’m a-gonna be free.

Free = Three

We invited Summer’s friends over for a birthday breakfast, pajamas required!

Mmm, breakfast food…

We decorated with lights and painted pumpkins…

And ate lots of yummy things…

Breakfast Pizza – my personal favorite and many thanks to my friend who made it as well as for helping me set up for the party!

To make, prepare a Namaste gluten free pizza crust according to the directions on the package.  When you remove the crust from the oven to flip it and add toppings, top with cooked bacon, chopped green onion, shredded cheddar, Parm, and four raw eggs.  Bake an additional 15 minutes.

Biscuits and Quiche

I got the quiche recipe from a friend after eating it at her house.  Super simple and always a hit:

Mix 3 TBL flour, 2 eggs, 1/2 c mayo (I subbed sour cream), 1/2 c milk. Add 2 cups cooked chicken (around a pound), 1/2 lb. shredded mozzarella, 1 medium onion chopped, and one head of chopped broccoli florets (optional). Bake at 350 in unbaked pie crust for 45 minutes.

The Birthday Cake(s)

Summer requested muffins instead of cake (hence the whole breakfast theme), and so we served mini chocolate chip pumpkin muffins, almond flour chocolate chip scones, and King Arthur Flour gluten free blueberry muffins.

And last but not least, Greek yogurt, fruit, and granola.

The beverage bar…

Coffee, milk & juice boxes, and water.

The party favors…

Over the past couple of months, I have been buying mugs at thrift stores and clearance sales and then labeled them with felt initials of each attendee.  The girls’ mugs contained hot cocoa, chap stick, pencils, and bubbles, and the boys’ mugs contained hot cocoa, pencils, plastic dinosaurs, and Hot Wheels cars.

It was such a fun morning, and I think we might make the breakfast birthday party an annual tradition.

Happy Birthday sweet baby girl.  Here’s to year three – I have a feeling it’s going to be a good one!

{ 49 comments }

Meagan November 9, 2013 at 12:37 am

I LOVE THIS! You are so talented. The pumpkins were adorable. What a great idea all around. Shopping for mugs at thrift stores is a seriously awesome idea. ;)

HEAB November 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Thanks Meagan,
It was a fun day. I love planning parties. :)

s November 9, 2013 at 3:14 am

cute party favor ideas! and that pizza looks pretty amazing…

HEAB November 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Thanks S, and the pizza was pretty amazing. I can’t wait to make it again!

Cecilia November 9, 2013 at 4:51 am

What a wonderfully creative idea!

Erin November 9, 2013 at 11:16 am

What an ADORABLE party. So yummy and precious. You are so thoughtful Heather, the world is so lucky to have you in it! I feel like smiling all day now. Happy birthday sweet S! xo

HEAB November 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Thanks Erin. You fill lots of days with smiles. :)

Tracy November 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Happy Birthday to Summer!! Can’t believe she’s 3. My oh my, big girl for sure!

Love the breakfast theme…it’s my favorite meal of the day. As always, I’m in awe of your creativity :) Darling favors!

HEAB November 17, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Thanks Tracy, I can’t believe it either – she’s growing so fast! And I agree, breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day!

Lara November 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm

What a fun idea for a birthday party! Happy Birthday, Summer!

Kristin (Niblet/Cook Bake Nibble blog) November 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Once again, you are the BEST mom. Can you be my mom? ;) Totally saving this idea in the mom-box for the future!

HEAB November 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Kristin,
Sure, what’s one more kid? Come on over. ;)

Catherine @ Chocolate & Vegetables November 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm

What a cool party idea! I love the favor mugs, so neat.

HEAB November 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Thanks Catherine!

Marcia November 9, 2013 at 8:17 pm

That looks delicious! I am thinking that my big boy’s 8 th birthday will have to be a sleepover with pizza for dinner and pancakes for breakfast. Much easier than a big bash. Great ideas with the mugs.

HEAB November 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Marcia,
Yes, do it! Everyone loved the breakfast theme.

Tracey November 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Totally stealing this for Evelyn’s 3 year old party. Love getting your email updates in my inbox! You always make me smile!

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Hi Tracey,
Thank you – happy to hear it, and I hope Evelyn enjoys her party. We all loved the breakfast theme! :)

Lorne November 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Every year you just get more creative!! I am so impressed Heather.

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Thanks Lorne, I love any excuse to plan a party. :)

Jennie November 9, 2013 at 9:35 pm

The breakfast pizza sounds great.

Love the pj party idea! I hope she had a great birthday :-)

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Thanks Jennie – she did. Such a fun morning, and you must try the pizza. So so SO good!

lena November 9, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Wow! THree already!!! time flies!!! Happy Birthday Summer!!

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Thanks Lena. :)

Susan November 10, 2013 at 6:13 am

I am so happy it turned out so well. I was thinking of you all on Friday morning. What a fun & creative party, Heather. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Thanks Susan – it was a fun morning. :)

Kim November 10, 2013 at 9:42 am

Happy 3rd Birthday Summer! Wow! 3!!! I still cannot believe how time flys by..werent you just pregnant with Summer?

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Kim,
Yes, I feel the same way. Seems like she was just born…it really does go by fast, too fast!

Susan November 10, 2013 at 11:42 am

What an adorable and creative party! Happy birthday to Summer!

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Thanks Susan. :)

beth November 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm

How come i can’t make up these crafts? Because, i’m me and not you> you really know how to entertain, and hopefully keep yourself inspired at-the-same time, let’s say it this way, in-balance; i still appreciate the whole experience of visiting yur b-l-a-a-h-g; painted shells and pumpkins-perfect, 4!-egg-breakfast pizza, large letters and lights, train tunnel curtain, kids-commentary, annual tradition of this type sounds quite unique and inviting, esp. 20+ years from now. Yur having fun, so we all can, too. thank you.

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Thanks Beth – we are having a lot of fun. :)

Purelytwins November 11, 2013 at 2:02 pm

what an adorable party! love the PJ theme and oh the painted pumpkins are too cute. And all that food looks perfect!!

Happy 3rd birthday to Summer!!! xoxo

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Thanks girls. It was a fun morning. :)

leah November 12, 2013 at 7:08 am

I love it!

Stephanie November 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Happy birthday to Summer, of course, but I saw the word “birthday” and hoped there was an announcement… I confess! :) Hope you’re all well!

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Stephanie,
Haha, well we did celebrate Hannah’s birthday exactly a week after Summer’s. So, you weren’t too far off. ;)

Stephanie November 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Yay! I love her name! Congrats!!

Alyssa November 13, 2013 at 12:31 pm

What a fabulous idea!
Happy birthday, Summer! <3

Ana November 13, 2013 at 1:24 pm

You always amaze me with your creativity Heather! What a fun party!
And I love the theme, breakfast is my favorite so it it just a genius idea to have a breakfast birthday party, love it!
Ana

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Thanks Ana, and yes, the breakfast theme was a big hit. Really hope to make it a tradition around here, and I figure with four kids, at least one of them will request a birthday breakfast in any given year. ;)

Samantha November 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

It’s SO NICE to see parties that aren’t over the top and expensive but still fun and adorably done. I LOVE the idea of mugs as party favors and the pizza looks amazing. I’ll have to top our next one with eggs for a fun twist! Happy FREE Summer!

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Samantha,
I know! I’m floored by some of the kids’ bday parties I see on Pinterest and blogs, but I know from experience it’s really easy to go overboard and spend spend spend when it comes to party planning. So, I really tried to keep the budget small and got creative. It turned out better than I could have imagined, and Summer loved her party!
PS And yes, try the b’fast pizza. It was delicious!

hena tayeb November 15, 2013 at 11:35 am

Those little pumpkins are adorable.. sounds like a fun party

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Thanks Hena. It was a fun morning indeed. :)

Jess November 15, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Happy 3rd Birthday Summer! My girls just turned 3 and I’m loving this age!!! You are such a creative and wonderful mum! I love the party favors, we did little tubs of play dough, pencils and erasers in ours. The mug and felt letter idea is so cute!

HEAB November 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Thanks Jess, and yes, isn’t three so much fun? I was a little worried as other friends had warned me about it being a hard year. I mean we definitely have our moments, but for the most part, I LOVE this age. Summer is so sweet and hilarious. Cracks us up everyday. Happy Birthday to your girls! :)

Amanda Yoder November 20, 2013 at 11:48 pm

I’d love to know what you do to get the Namaste pizza to look like that! That looks delicious but mine seems to come out like cake batter when raw and thicker when cooked….help cuz I want yours!

HEAB November 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Hi Amanda,
I cook the crust on a thin greased cookie sheet, and spread the batter really thin (mine always resembles cake batter as well. totally freaked me out the first time I made it as I never thought it would turn out to even resemble pizza crust!). I also always flip it when I take it out to add toppings. Hope this helps!

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