A Birthday Breakfast Party

When it came time to choose a theme for my little London’s 5th birthday — I knew I wanted to do a birthday breakfast and decided it would be fun to make it also a pajama party. Since she’s a little young for a traditional sleepover, it was a nice twist and made for a really unique birthday!

birthday breakfast

 My inspiration for the color palette was non-peril sprinkles — they just scream BIRTHDAY!

pajama party

The party was on her actual birthday (2 days before Christmas!) and it was fun to wake her up with new “birthday pajamas” and a darling pancake necklace (I found it on Etsy here).

birthday breakfast party

The breakfast table was set for 12 little ones and I made it bright & cheery — just like a birthday morning should be!

activities | birthday breakfast

I designed simple paper placemats  for each child to color (FREE printable link at bottom of the post!). This kept their little hands busy while the parents greeted one another and grabbed a cup of coffee.

breakfast party

Coffee, creamer, chocolate spoons, birthday bark and fruit made up a little “rise & shine” station for the moms & dads.


cereal - breakfast party

The real sugary fun took place over at the cereal buffet and birthday pancakes station! Loved the colorful birthday banner from A To Z Celebrations (and it matched the table runner she made perfectly)!

cereal buffet

All the sugary cereal a kid could dream of — a true birthday treat for our little one! Served in these darling kraft paper bowls. I stamped the wooden spoons with “Happy Birthday” which was an easy way to add something special. The vintage milk carafes were a great thrift-store find.

birthday breakfast party

Mini yogurt parfaits, funfetti pancakes and flavored syrups were all out for grabs. The Mr. whipped up pancakes and bacon to order outside since it was such a gorgeous December morning.

birthday breakfast party

These vintage syrup dispensers were also an Etsy find — and I LOVE having them in my collection now :).

breakfast party

My other favorite element was the breakfast “dessert” table. Donuts and cinnamon rolls that delighted every kid (and several parents)!

birthday breakfast party

It was just so much fun to put together! The donut pops stood up perfectly in these bright containers from Blumbox (they have new inserts which made it super easy).

birthday breakfast party

And these little edible toppers from Edible Details … can you say, PERFECT? I could not get enough of these darling stacks of pancakes — they were so adorable! And the muffin toppers matched our invite perfectly, just so cute!

Activities and Games: We let the kids make cereal necklaces and also played a pancake relay game.

pancake cake

The birthday pancake-cake looked like a stack of giant pancakes, but was really a cake! It was a little tough to convince the birthday girl that we weren’t serving more pancakes (that yes, this was an actual CAKE), but once she tasted it — it was a hit! This is the recipe I used.

fruity pebbles rice crispy treats

For favors, we sent the sugar-overloaded guests home with something that would pick them up after their (inevitable) afternoon crash … Fruity Pebbles rice crispy treats. Oh yes, try them — they are so good!

pajama party

And the birthday girl, awe so sweet :). A big thanks to all those who helped with her party, attended her special day (bright & early!) and to those reading now — thank you!

** I got so many requests for the placemats I designed that I am sharing FREE downloads and have included ages 1-6. Feel free to print and use at your own Birthday Breakfast party! Download the signs & placemats here.


For a look back at London’s 4th birthday, check out her cowgirl party.

Invites, Paper Elements, Styling | Thoughtfully Simple

Cinnamon Roll & Muffin Toppers | Edible Details

Table Runner & Birthday Banner | A To Z Celebrations

Party Rentals | Allie’s Rentals

Holders for Donut Pops | Blumebox

Cups, bowls, coffee dispenser, spoons, parfait cups | Garnish



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75 Comments on A Birthday Breakfast Party

  1. Briana Carroll
    March 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi Tori- I’m just dying over the cuteness of your party!! You are one talented mama! I am throwing my daughter a pancakes and pajamas party next weekend and started pinning your pictures early on! I’m finding that Scribd is charging for your downloads and was hoping you could email me them? I would absolutely love the 2 placemat and am also loving your Good Morning Sunshine, birthday pancakes, donuts, good morning and rise and shine coffee signs… so pretty much love them all!! Any that you wouldn’t mind sharing I would absolutely love, thank you Tori! My email is bri@thedaileymethod.com

    • Tori
      March 10, 2014 at 9:14 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Briana, glad you love the party! I’m emailing the signs right over. Keep an eye out :)

  2. Bobbie
    March 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm (1 year ago)

    I wasn’t able to access the signs through the provided website. Would you mind emailing them to me? I would like the 5 placemat, pancakes sign, rise and shine coffee, and good morning sign! THANK YOU SO MUCH for providing these things for free! It really is special to be able to make our daughter’s party cute and affordable! Thanks!!! bobbie.joann@gmail.com

  3. Cori
    March 19, 2014 at 8:01 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi! I am not able to download it without paying $10 to scribd. Can you email to me as well? cori.wiersig@gmail.com

    Also, do you sell the invites?

  4. Krystle
    May 5, 2014 at 1:07 pm (1 year ago)

    I absolutely love your ideas? Is there a place where we can download the invitation? Also could you email the placemats,etc. My daughter is turning three, so I’ll have to change some things! Thanks!

    • Suzanne
      March 26, 2015 at 7:49 am (3 months ago)

      This party theme is just darling. I am planning one similar for my daughter Brynn’s 5th birthday next month. Tori, you are a genius! I too, am wonderful about the invitations. I assume you designed them yourself?

  5. Nancy M
    December 29, 2014 at 8:56 pm (6 months ago)

    Hi!! I absolutely love the idea of a pancakes and pajamas birthday party! I was wondering what time did you have your party start? Thank you!!!

    • Tori
      December 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm (6 months ago)

      Hi Nancy, we started at 10:30!

  6. Jon
    February 11, 2015 at 11:19 pm (5 months ago)

    Those are some awesome party ideas. I am going to use some of these for my 4-year olds birthday that is coming up. Thanks for sharing the great post and pictures.

  7. Niki W
    April 24, 2015 at 7:43 am (2 months ago)

    Thank you for sharing this printable! I am going to use it at my daughter’s 5th birthday party. What an amazing party you accomplished!

  8. Laurie
    April 28, 2015 at 2:49 am (2 months ago)

    Too cute!!! I absolutely love all your decorations and details from the party! I downloaded your signs and place mats to use at my daughter’s 3rd birthday which is also a pancake and pajama party. Thank you for sharing those! Would you mind sharing the other signs too? I was hoping to print off “Rise & Shine – Coffee & Creamer,” “Have A Great Day” and “Donuts Donuts Donuts.” Thank you so much! My email is lauriemreece@gmail.com


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