Entertain With A Pancake Breakfast {guest feature}

Every once in a while I love to entertain in the morning with breakfast or brunch.  It’s a fun way to begin the day, and can be prepped the night before so you aren’t exhausted at party time.  The inspiration here comes from the fantastic pancake station, and is accompanied by simple touches for a feeling of down-home comfort.
The Pancake Bar:  Serve a variety of syrups from small bottles or jars with simple hand crafted labels.  Provide other toppings like fruit, nuts, or mini chocolate chips, and of course, whipped cream.  Quinch your thirst with fruit juice (added to champagne ;D ), milk, and coffee.
Set the table with fresh flowers housed in an array of containers.  Jars and vases, as well as teacups are easy and convey a ‘no-fuss’ feel.  If you like, stack small pancakes on each plate, with a flag place card inserted.
A fun favor project is to fill disposable travel coffee cups with treats or other appropriate items.  You simply wrap the cup with pretty paper (secure with double stick tape), and embelish with scrapbooking pieces, or tie on a tag with the guest’s name.  Fun fillers could include a gift certificate to Starbucks, a pre-packaged breakfast bar, mini bottles of maple syrup, etc.
Photo Links: Buffet, bottles, & chalk board; Dining table; coffee cup favors(unknown), hanging tea cup
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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Susan Crabtree says:

    such a cute & fun idea!

  2. Simply Creative Insanity says:

    Love it! I have been trying to think of a unique breakfast gathering that I could invite my neighbors too! Nice!

  3. The Purple Pug says:

    I totally love breakfast parties! I am in the midst of planning one right now! Adore that chalkboard-thinking I need to track one down, pronto. Great inspiration:)

  4. love this!

  5. Donna @ Party Wishes says:

    I like to host a breakfast for mommies on 1st day of school. Great ideas!

  6. Wow, breathtakingly beautiful and what a peaceful event. I am in love with this concept!

  7. Lisa (With Style) says:

    What a fabulous idea, very charming, I love it!

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