This year I thought it would be AWESOME to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Friendship Breakfast. Not your typical fancy pants breakfast -- no waffles or crepes or quiche for this shindig. I live in a house of men now, remember. This is gonna’ be a CEREAL PARTY!!! Because I’m CEREAL-sly grateful for my friends! *insert eye rolls from teenagers here*
But cereal-sly (hee hee), the one food my family asks for more than any other is cold cereal. We love it! And so do most kids, if I’m not mistaken. Like I always say, every good party starts with a fun invitation. I designed this printable invitation in a 5x7 inch size that fits two to a page or as a 3.75x 5 inch which fits four to a page if you’re planning on inviting a crowd. I invited the 10-year-olds I teach at church and they were cereal-sly (OK, enough already) excited to come!
Download the blank images here. Upload the JPG images in a photo editing program like Photoshop or on a site like PicMonkey to add your own details, or print the PDF as-is and write in the details by hand. The font I used for all my info is called Lemonade Stand. You can download it here.
For your party, set up a buffet table full of a wide variety of cereals, toppings, and milks – some sweet, some healthy (if that’s your thing).
I put my cereal in glass jars with metal scoops – mainly because that’s how we always store our cereal here, but also because it looks super cute. I also used a few galvanized buckets with scoops to accommodate more flavors. Variety is the key word here!
For toppings I chose things like fresh berries, marshmallows, chocolate chips, whipped cream, and sprinkles (of course!).
You gotta’ represent all the milk groups, as well – white, chocolate, and strawberry. Glass milk bottles and tags up the cute factor by about a million. Each guest can choose the flavor of milk they want, pour it over their creation, and then grab a straw to drink the extra. Mmmmmmm, cereal milk!
For “bowls”, I picked up some inexpensive white 32-ounce take-out boxes on Amazon for a steal and added my own labels to tie them in with the theme. (It’s A LOT cheaper than buying cutesy patterned or colored boxes. Just sayin’. I love me a bargain.)
We made up a few “recipes” in advance just in case our guests are wary of mixing and matching. I don’t think we’ll have to worry, but they make cute decorations as well. The recipe prints, round labels, and milk tags are all available in my Cereal Valentine Party Pack here. They are free for personal use only.
Easy planning. Easy set-up. Pretty inexpensive. The trifecta of a perfect party in my book!
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!