Pancake Birthday Party

Vivi turned three! In our family, we celebrate this milestone with a pancake party.

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Pancakes are yummy, but the real fun lies in the privilege of pouring syrup without parental guidance.  

 

For Vivi’s pancake birthday party we transformed the house into a roadside diner. And yet again, we had another excuse to dress in silly costumes: me, as your fumbling diner waitress Shelly (think Vera with a touch of Flo) and Jonathan as the world renowned pancake chef Johnny Pancakes.

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Johnny Pancakes kept the stacks tall and I put out bowls of fixings so the kids could create their own masterpieces. Blueberries, strawberries, chocolate chips, fruity o’s, raisins, and of course, an endless stream of pure maple syrup. I tossed some Honest wipes from the party the other night on the table. Wipes are a must-have for sticky pancake fingers!

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Vivi and I made these adorable plastic bag chef’s hats the week before the party. Click here for the easy tutorial!

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Pancakes aren’t for everyone so Viv’s Diner also carried bagels and hot joe for the grownups.

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My customers had excellent table manners. And they got the whipped cream in all the right places.

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They didn’t tip, but they said they’d get me next time.

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I mean, come on. This age!

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The official “cake” didn’t have to be perfect. It just needed to be high and colorful. It ends up looking like this anyway…

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After consuming all that sugar they really needed to burn it off. Thank goodness I had won a party from Wee Wigglers children’s entertainment at the Walk for Wishes last year.  The kids loved dancing with Shira! I also rented a bouncy, just to make sure they got ALL their sillies out.

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The favors were IKEA spatula sets wrapped in dish towels. I figured these would be fun but also useful.

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Eventually we put pancakes on the 86 list. The diner closed and the patrons went home to nap. Except for the ones who were wound up for the entire day.

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Welcome to 3, Vi-Love! You are our endless stream of sweetness.

 

6 Comments

  • Reply Laura February 18, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Love it! You are really honing those photography skills, girlfriend.

    • Reply Michelle Villemaire February 20, 2014 at 10:29 am

      Thank, Laura. I actually feel like I’m ready for a photography class. I’ve plateaued. Ready to mix up my f-stops and my apertures. Or, uh, learn what those are…

  • Reply Koa Fodor February 18, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Best party ever!

  • Reply Leah February 22, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I love this party idea! Super cute and creative.

  • Reply Vintage Circus Baby Shower - home made mimihome made mimi July 31, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    […] There was no way I could bring my kiddie party aesthetic to her house. No, not Oz, nor Alice nor pancakes would do for this event. It needed to be […]

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