Build a Breakfast Bar
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Build a Breakfast Bar. I recently shared a back to school breakfast bar I set up for the boys. They really loved it, and have asked me to do it again for them soon. They like the idea of all of their breakfast options being on one table and the freedom to choose what they want. I like it too! So, I was thrilled when I was asked to share how to build a better breakfast…I knew exactly what I would do!
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Since the kids would be “building” a better breakfast, I wanted to have the breakfast bar have a construction theme. Even if my kids are bigger, it was still a fun theme! I used the construction party printable collection I created for We Heart Parties, and created a few coordinating printables too. (Below) I also borrowed a few construction trucks and tools from a friend. Then, I went to Walmart to gather our breakfast tools. Milk, Lenders Bagels, and Del Monte Fruit Fusion Cups. While I was there, I grabbed orange napkins and cups, and yellow paper plates from the party section. All total, the party supplies for our breakfast bar cost about $5! I didn’t count the food costs, because the boys would eat breakfast anyway, and that is just part of our everyday food costs. Seriously, for about $5 and 20 minutes of prep time, you could have a fabulous way to start the morning with your kids! And, it’s all simple, delicious, and nutritious foods, the kids can prepare themselves. Plus, the three items together provide enough nutrients to fuel your little builders throughout the day.
I printed the construction party printables the night before, and set up the table in our great room. I used a piece of peg board as the backdrop, and saw horses as the table legs. Then, I put the trucks on the table ready to be filled in the morning before I woke up the boys. I even used construction clamps to hold the banners. Crayons and plastic spoons were wrapped with a free printable napkin wrapper (get the printables below) so the boys could grab and go. I also had some place mats printed on 11×17 paper at the local printer for a few dollars. Cups and paper plates were on the table for easy self service too. I added printable party circles to the tops of the Del Monte Fruit and Veggie Fusions, and popped them in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, I woke up a few minutes before the boys, and pulled the Del Monte Fruit and Veggie Fusion cups from the fridge and put them in the scoop of a tractor. Then, I added ice to the back of a big dump truck, and put the milk on ice. Finally, I added the Lender’s Bagels (still in the bags to keep them from getting hard) to the back of a smaller dump truck. It took less than 5 minutes to set up in the morning.
The kids were super excited when they woke up and saw they had to “build” themselves a better breakfast! I was super excited to send the boys off to school with a nutrient rich, full belly, and a smile on their faces…even from the sullen and moody pre-teen set.
Get the free printable party set on We Heart Parties here.
Download the free printable placemat here and the napkin/crayon wraps here. Please remember free printables are for personal use only. They cannot be edited, altered, or resold. If you would like to use the printables for commercial use, please contact me.