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 party 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!

This birthday breakfast party was the perfect way to celebrate our daughter's 5th birthday. It was filled with sprinkles, a cereal bar, and pancakes. PJs, too!

The party was on her actual birthday (2 days before Christmas!) and it was fun to wake her up with new “birthday pajamas” for her breakfast party 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!

This birthday breakfast party was the perfect way to celebrate our daughter's 5th birthday. It was filled with sprinkles, a cereal bar, and pancakes. PJs, too!

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 (and it matched the table runner she made perfectly)!

This birthday breakfast party was the perfect way to celebrate our daughter's 5th birthday. It was filled with sprinkles, a cereal bar, and pancakes. PJs, too!

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!

What do you think? Is there a birthday breakfast party in your future?

** 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.
You can also see her 3rd birthday,  a Sweet Shoppe party.

Invites, Paper Elements, Styling | Thoughtfully Simple
Cinnamon Roll & Muffin Toppers | Edible Details

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84 Comments on A Birthday Breakfast Party

    • Emily Sickman
      August 24 at 8:06 am (6 months ago)

      This is the cutest idea ever! So cute!!

      • Tori
        August 24 at 8:23 am (6 months ago)

        Thank you Emily! It was a lot of fun :)

  1. Rebekah {A Blissful Nest}
    February 2 at 6:32 pm (6 years ago)

    Tori, this is too darn cute! I love your attention to detail. And your daughter is gorgeous!

  2. nancy pfeifer
    February 2 at 6:33 pm (6 years ago)

    wow! everything looks beautiful…love this theme!! so creative :) thank you for including me :)

  3. Your Hostess
    February 2 at 9:27 pm (6 years ago)

    Thank you all for the kind words — made my night!

  4. Val
    February 2 at 11:38 pm (6 years ago)

    This is one of the most creative get-togethers I’ve ever seen. I love the theme and all your cute touches on everything. Truly adorable and fun. :)

  5. Stephanie
    February 6 at 8:17 pm (6 years ago)

    such a cute party.. love love all of the details! I have to ask you … where did you find the glass bottles for the milk? I have been looking everywhere!

    Thanks :)

  6. Tori
    February 7 at 3:56 pm (6 years ago)

    Stephanie, the glass milk bottles were a thrift store find!

  7. Alejandra Morin {The Marshmallow Studio}
    February 7 at 4:11 pm (6 years ago)

    You are SOOOO creative Tori. What a neat idea and very unique. This is a party I can totally see me doing one day for my little boys. Thank you for the sweet inspiration. Also, OMG Edible Details and A to Zebra Celebrations are also mega talented… they really nailed it with their fun additions! Great Party!!

  8. Brittany @GreyGrey Designs
    February 9 at 5:35 pm (6 years ago)

    This is SO ADORABLE!!!!! I want a pancake party now! And Brittany killed it with those toppers! Fabulous!

  9. Larissa
    February 13 at 10:22 pm (6 years ago)

    I love this idea for preschool age kids. The pancakes with sprinkles, and the pancake relay are so creative.

  10. Lissa (Bellenza)
    February 14 at 2:13 am (6 years ago)

    What a darling party! You tied every detail into the theme so cleverly…and adorably!

  11. Printable Party Invites
    February 16 at 3:27 am (6 years ago)

    I have joined many theme parties but first time come to know about Pajama party.Its simply great! Very unique idea for breakfast party.Thanks for sharing.

  12. Cindy
    February 17 at 8:47 am (6 years ago)

    So cute! We had a pancakes and pajama party for my little girl last year too! And now, she says she wants a pajama party every year…so wonderful to have new inspiration in case we really do have one again ;)

  13. mara
    March 3 at 4:31 pm (6 years ago)

    so nice idea!!

  14. Misty
    March 13 at 10:55 am (6 years ago)

    I love this idea, do you have anything you can email for the signs you put in the picture frames?

  15. Jen B
    March 21 at 11:58 am (6 years ago)

    Just curious how you made your placemats? Love them, love all your ideas you are super creative! I am doing the same theme but for a two year old so hope it goes as well haha!

  16. Kristen
    March 22 at 8:12 pm (6 years ago)

    love the placemats too? howd you do them???? anyway to share your file? I’m doing a two year old party.

  17. Your Hostess
    March 23 at 11:17 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you ALL for your kind words! I’ve just uploaded the birthday signs and placemats so you can download them for FREE. I’ve made placemats for ages 1-6. Feel free to print and use at your birthday breakfast parties! Get them here: http://www.scribd.com/my_document_collections/3545438

    • Rebecca Evans
      June 16 at 2:18 pm (2 years ago)


      Is there any chance you have an 8 birthday placemat please, they are perfect for my daughters party thanks in advance


  18. LaVonne
    March 23 at 11:30 am (6 years ago)

    I just saw the link to this party…guess I missed it the first time!
    Anyway – LOVE this idea & party details! Thanks for sharing the printables too! :)

  19. Misty
    March 28 at 11:05 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much!!

  20. Carrie
    April 28 at 5:34 pm (6 years ago)

    I just love this party!!! What an awesome mommy you are. I do have a question though, I absolutely love the fonts for the signs, what fonts did you use? You have an a,aging talent by the way.

  21. Tara
    May 3 at 6:38 am (6 years ago)

    What a great party! I was wondering what fonts, formatting for the dots, etc. you used? I was able to get the signs you posted but I would like to make some additional signs. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

  22. Marisa
    May 10 at 6:13 pm (6 years ago)

    I too would love to know about the font and program you used for your signs. We are doing a breakfast for the parent volunteers at our school in a few weeks and would love to put some cute touches out like the donut sign. Love all of the ones you used just without the birthday theme :) I am sure your daughter had a blast!!

  23. Laura
    June 10 at 8:58 pm (6 years ago)

    How cake-y was the pancake cake recipe you used? I would like to have a pancake-looking cake for my daughter’s non-slumber birthday party, but I’m worried that this may not taste like cake since it uses only a small amount of cake mix.

  24. Christina
    August 28 at 2:23 am (5 years ago)

    Hi can you please help me with the invations where can I find those please ????

    Thanks for sharing everything else

  25. Alicia
    October 28 at 7:48 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the birthday placemats but was not able to download for free…am I required to subscribe? Thanks!

  26. Bree
    December 1 at 1:24 pm (5 years ago)

    Love this party!!! I wasn’t able to download the placemats for free either. It required a membership fee. Please help!!!!

  27. Nicole
    January 13 at 8:09 am (5 years ago)

    Do you sell this invite?! I was looking for a different party idea for my daughters upcoming 6th birthday and this is IT!

  28. Bisi
    January 27 at 10:30 pm (5 years ago)

    Absolutely Brilliant! I can wait to do this party for my kids next birthday.

  29. Brittanie
    January 31 at 4:02 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi! Could you post your other signs, like for donuts and the coffee? This is an adorable idea! Unfortunately I have no idea how make signs of my own! Thank you!

  30. Amy
    February 22 at 12:55 pm (5 years ago)

    We did a breakfast pajama party for my daughter’s 6th birthday, but kept the food much simpler. Instead of serving a traditional birthday cake, we made a pancake cake, which was a dozen giant pancakes (12-inch diameter) stacked together and garnished with whipped cream, chocolate chips and strawberries. We served it with syrup, extra whipped cream and assorted fruit/melon. For an activity, each girl decorated a white pillowcase using fabric markers. This also served as their party favor. My daughter is now almost 13 & her friends still talk about the giant pancake cake when they sleep over at our house.

  31. Crystle
    March 17 at 10:26 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing your ideas!! I was sad that I was unable to print your adorable place mats. It required a membership and fee to sign up. :( May I contact you another way to have the 5th birthday place mat emailed to me? Thanks so much!

    • Your Hostess
      March 21 at 5:26 pm (5 years ago)

      Hi Crystle, I’ll email it to you!

  32. Crystle
    April 4 at 4:52 pm (5 years ago)

    I hadn’t received your email with the 5th bday placemat…. I’m hoping it didn’t go into my spam folder. Would you please send it again asap? THANKS SOOOOO MUCH! My daughter’s bday is around the corner and I’m super grateful to have it. Crystle781@aol.com

    • Your Hostess
      April 10 at 1:31 pm (5 years ago)

      Glad you got it in time and hope the party turned out wonderfully Crystle!

  33. Jamie
    April 24 at 2:46 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi there!
    I would LOVE you if you could email me the 3 placemat and the Good Morning Sign and the Birthday Pancake Sign! My daughter turns 3 in May and this is our party theme!


  34. Sarah
    May 2 at 5:37 pm (5 years ago)

    I was wondering if there would be anyway you could email me the “6” placemat? Also if you are willing to part with the Good Morning sign and Birthday Pancake Sign as well? My daughter’s party is on the 11th… Pretty pretty please? I will forever be in your debt!!!!


    Sarah Johnson

    • Your Hostess
      May 2 at 5:48 pm (5 years ago)

      Hi Sarah,
      An email is coming your way. So happy you like the party :)

  35. Jennifer
    June 25 at 10:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Hello! I love this party theme and in fact, I party-lifted it for my twins’ 7th bday. Would you be so kind to email me the placemats with a 7? I would greatly appreciate it. Your party looked so awesome. Thanks in advance.

    • Your Hostess
      July 2 at 10:52 pm (5 years ago)

      Just sent! Happy party planning :)

  36. Aleksandra
    June 28 at 6:19 am (5 years ago)

    Hello I would love the “3” placemat would you might emailing it to me?

    • Your Hostess
      July 2 at 10:53 pm (5 years ago)

      I just emailed it. Have a great party!

  37. Elena
    September 8 at 8:35 pm (4 years ago)

    Great party! Is there any way I could please get a “2” placemat to print?

    • Tori
      September 20 at 10:24 am (4 years ago)

      Just sent to you!

  38. Jill
    September 19 at 6:26 am (4 years ago)

    This party is so fun! If you’re still sharing after all this time, I would love to use your ideas and printables.
    I would like to print any of the signs you are willing to share (even those not shown on the link, like donuts) and a 4 placemat. Also, would you be willing to share the invite, or where you purchased. I haven’t found anything nearly as cute.
    Thanks so much!

    • Tori
      September 20 at 10:34 am (4 years ago)

      @Jill – just emailed you!

  39. kim
    October 1 at 7:38 am (4 years ago)

    Everything is soooo cute! Can you help me with the 4 year old free placemat print?

    • Tori
      October 7 at 11:10 am (4 years ago)

      Just emailed it Kim!

  40. Kimberlee
    October 25 at 9:07 pm (4 years ago)

    Tori – Can you create one a placemat for a & year old or do you have a blank one? I just tried to download on Scribd and it is making me sign up for an account and charge! Any change you can email me the Good Morning Sunshine printable and Pancake Breakfast one also? Of course I just found this and the party is tomorrow, at 8:30am PST!

    Any chance you could help?


    • Tori
      October 28 at 9:09 am (4 years ago)

      Just sent!

  41. kelly
    November 13 at 8:05 pm (4 years ago)

    I am unable to download the placemats for FREE. Scribd is trying to make me pay for downloads. Can you help? Thanks so much!

  42. Gina
    December 31 at 9:37 am (4 years ago)

    Can you email me the file for the 6th birthday placemat? I emailed you at the email address above also. Thank you!


    • Tori
      January 2 at 6:16 pm (4 years ago)

      Just sent it your way Gina!

  43. LyndseyN
    January 16 at 1:26 pm (4 years ago)

    Could you email me the “3” placemat to lyndseyn at gmail dot com? I’m planning my son’s “pajamas and pancakes” party for the end of the month and I’m soooooo excited about this placemat!!!!

  44. Autumn
    February 4 at 8:19 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi! What a cute party!!! To get the birthday pancake and good morning signs do you have to have an account on scribd? I want to use those for my daughters party so I thought I would ask before I signed up.


    • Tori
      February 4 at 9:12 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Autumn! I think they have changed some of their settings. If you email me hostess@thougthfullysimple.com I would be happy to send you the files. Just let me know what number for the birthday girl.

  45. Briana Carroll
    March 10 at 5:38 pm (4 years 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 at 9:14 pm (4 years ago)

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

  46. Bobbie
    March 12 at 1:27 pm (4 years 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

  47. Cori
    March 19 at 8:01 pm (4 years 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?

  48. Krystle
    May 5 at 1:07 pm (4 years 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 at 7:49 am (3 years 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?

  49. Nancy M
    December 29 at 8:56 pm (3 years 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 at 5:21 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Nancy, we started at 10:30!

  50. Jon
    February 11 at 11:19 pm (3 years 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.

  51. Niki W
    April 24 at 7:43 am (3 years 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!

  52. Laurie
    April 28 at 2:49 am (3 years 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

  53. Sarah
    July 12 at 9:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks so much for posting the files. We will be using them this Saturday for my daughter Alice’s 5th. This is so appreciated!

  54. Laurie
    January 5 at 9:05 am (2 years ago)

    I’m planning a pancake party for my daughter and was wondering if there is a file to edit and print the invitation?

  55. Lynn
    February 3 at 8:42 am (2 years ago)

    Hi! What was the party time you listed for the breakfast birthday party?

    • Tori
      February 3 at 9:35 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Lynn, We started at 10:30.

  56. Linda
    March 2 at 1:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi! Great job! Everything looked great! We will be having our own pancakes and pajamas 1st Birthday Party for my daughter this Sunday. thank you for sharing the menu templates as well as the good morning sign and pancake sign! I will definitely be using those and was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing the rest of the templates that you had pictured? Lrobles6582@gmail.com THANKS!!

  57. Jasmine
    November 23 at 8:46 am (1 year ago)

    Hi There! I absolutely love the birthday party idea. My daughter is turning 4 next week and we are doing the same theme. I am having some issues downloading the file. Is there anyway that you can email me the files? My daughter is turning 4 and my email is jsmir1636@gmail.com

    Thanks again!



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