January 15, 2011

Myer's Pajama Pancake Party!

We had Myer's birthday party at 9:30AM this morning and it was awesome!

I wanted to keep it really laid back and simple, seeing as how he's TWO and all. Why stress myself out too much about something he won't even remember, right?


I made up some invites in Photoshop and emailed them to my neighbors and my in-laws:

The only things on the agenda were:
-Stay in PJs.
-Cook pancakes & bacon for everyone.
-Open gifts
-Hang out

And, you guys, it was such a BLAST! The kids played, we chatted, and Myer got to feel special and celebrated!

I highly recommend doing early Saturday morning birthday parties. The kids were well-rested and didn't even have to change out of their Pjs... the adults sipped on coffee and ate yummy breakfast... and it was all wrapped up by 11:30, so it didn't take up everyone's whole Saturday!

Wonderful wonderment, I tell ya. Here's a few photos from the shebang:

chris cooked up the yummiest breakfast... while looking quite yummy himself. heh.

myer deeply contemplated the elusiveness of time as he monched his pancake.

then he stared out the window and mentally paid tribute to the days gone by.

then he looked at us all like he was worried for our sanity as we sang him 'happy birthday'.

the syrup flowed like wine.

ezra pretended to be a unicorn and then speared me in the temple. ow.

justin won the award for best pajama presentation.

myer finally figured out that opening presents is FUN rather than a form of torture! (Christmas was interesting.)

myer got a baby sized electric blue piano from MoMar & DooDad!
(Soon you'll all be saying, "Mozart who??")

What fun! Happy Birthday again to my little moose!


rachel said...

OMG I LOVE this idea. Totally stealing it for Charlie's first birthday on the 28th!

Erin said...

How fun!!! What a great idea! I'll have to remember that for next year. And I can't believe Myer is already 2!!! Geez. That flew by. Happy Birthday Myer! I've loved watching you grow!

Lauren said...

That is such an awesome idea for a birthday party! Looks like it was a lot of fun :)

Maureen said...

Oh my goodness! What a great idea! I have been struggling with ideas for Thurston's 2nd birthday (coming up in April) and this is a fantastic! Plus now I'm really craving some home-cooked pancakes. Cute cute cute!!

Charlotte said...

What an adorable party idea! Sounds like it was great for kids and adults alike. I love the picture of Ezra's crooked grin. :D

Lea the Lion said...

Happy Birthday Myer!!

I am going to steal this idea too! I had cancelled plans to make my 2 year old's bday party at the end of the month because I didn't want to deal with the stress of throwing a birthday party. But this is perfect!! I won't have to deal with people staying all day, and the kids can just play with my son's toys afterwards. No need to make any games or anything. Thanks for sharing!

stina said...

um AMAZING idea!
also, my cousin meg and i are two weeks apart. when we were about ezra's age, we did the same thing with our bday party hats and put our unicorn pictures together for pictures. (for her wedding, we didn't have party hats but we did take a photo with our foreheads together in remembrance) :)

Katy said...

What a great idea!!!! ;-) So adorable! Can't believe he's 2 already!!!! wow!

Althea said...

That is a spectacular idea! My kiddo loves 'pampackes', so I might just do this for his third!
Thanks Em!

manda said...

I love this idea for a party! So cute and so nice to have it all done with before noon!!
Also, the pink pajamas are amazing.

Chelsea said...

What a fun idea!

<3 to sweet 2 year old myer!

Kalle said...

Happy Birthday Myer! What an awesome birthday party idea. Looks like a great time.

Susanna said...

this is THE cutest idea ever!! we may have to use it for Elijah's bday in February...i just love everything about it!! you are so stinking creative :)

meg said...

I'm sure everyone is saying a variation of this, but holy dang lady!! This is a fantastic idea...especially the stay in PJ's and hang out part...so rad. Nice work mama!