Pancakes at the Park Birthday Party

Ok, so Pancakes at the Park may not be a traditional kids’ party theme but this pancakes at the park birthday party will convince you otherwise! Mom, Brittany (who also happens to be the talented photographer behind the lens at Reality & Retrospect) planned her son’s second birthday bash to a T. She took the theme, ran with it, and then did a couple extra laps around the park to ensure it was everything her babe could hope for and more! A diner style breakfast was served on checkered tablecloths and topped off with a pancake cake. Oh! And there were plenty of kids’ toys to keep them busy so the ‘rents could enjoy it. What more could you want?

Brittany shares, I originally planned to do a small kid oriented party that wouldn’t be stressful – but oops! I got a few vendors on board and ran with it.

My son is obsessed with pancakes, and his favorite thing to do is run around at the park, so we themed it Pancakes at the Park. I wanted to create a classic diner-y feel. We put flowers in coffee pots as the center pieces, updated the basic red/blue gingham to large grey buffalo check, created custom menus titled ‘J.H.O.P’ which guests could order from the waitresses (Jay’s grandmas:).


For the kids table, we had a low coffee table with pillows for seating, and a throne at the head of the table for Jay. Each kid got a balloon, train piece, coloring set, sprinkles to put on their pancakes, and lollipops. We basically threw anything kids like on there and it worked! They sat there almost the entire time without needing their moms’ help, making it relaxing for all my friends as well. We topped the table with a gauzy tent and balloon chandelier and put a giant ‘2’ balloon behind Jay’s chair. He couldn’t get enough of his throne. One of my favorite parts may have been the birthday cake! It was a simple stack of pancakes covered in sprinkles.

Wondering what other themes are great for a little boy’s birthday? A brown bear birthday or circus theme are also great options!

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