Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Julianna's Pancakes and Pajamas Frozen Party

How's that for a title?
**warning: picture heavy post**

We celebrated Miss J's 6th birthday this past weekend with a Pancakes & Pajamas party.  When deciding on what she wanted to do for her 6th birthday Miss J insisted that she wanted a sleepover with her friends.  5/6 year olds are a little young for a traditional sleepover so I went to Pinterest and searched "pretend sleepover" and up popped Pancakes and Pajamas party ideas.  It was the perfect theme for Miss J!

For a party supply source list and inspiration I used visit our Pinterest board which has links.

November 29, 2014: Happy Birthday Julianna! banner in living room
I purchased ALOT of decorations for this party that in the end I decided not to use. I finished Christmas decorating (house tour coming soon!) a week before and decided that the house should be the main attraction with a few party decorations throw in. I'm so glad I "let go" because there is nothing better than being told - more than once - that we have a beautiful home, the Christmas tree is beautiful, etc.

November 29, 2014: Pancakes & Pajamas table setup
We rented child sized table and chairs from Avalon Event Rentals and decorated the chairs with hot pink and turquoise tulle. The tablecloth, party runner and plates were purchased at Oriental Trading.

November 29, 2014: Custom Thank You tag tied to party favor box
The printables are from The Party Town on Etsy. I purchased the clear cups and lids from a Ace Restaurant Supply, printed out cupcake toppers on labels, cut them out with my circle punch and used them to decorate the cups. The hot pink and turquoise chevron straws were purchased at Oriental Trading.

November 29, 2014: Clear Solo Cups + Lids with customized label
I found a picture of a cake decorated to look like a stack of pancakes, sent it to Cakes by Channon and she knocked it out of the park! Everyone LOVED it!!

November 29, 2014: Pancakes & Pajamas Party birthday cake
Pretending to plan parties is one of Miss J's favorite role playing games.  We set up the table the night before and she would not stop fiddling with the placement of place cards, glasses, etc.  It was adorable!

November 29, 2014: Julianna setting the table the night before the party.
November 29, 2014: Julianna before her party
November 29, 2014: Julianna excited for her 6th party to start
November 29, 2014: Julianna 
As part of their party favor, I sewed light blue, chevron pajama pants made from soft flannel.
November 29, 2014: Julianna and her friends
To make things easy on us I ordered pancakes from Kelley's Country Cookin' and provided toppings such as fruit, sprinkles, whipped cream and syrup.  I was so busy serving the girls I did not take a picture.  Visit Ms. Debbie's blog, Life by the's just Better, for a picture of the pancakes - they were HUGE!  We ended up with two full trays of leftovers!

After breakfast, we had the girls play in Miss J's room before the BIG surprise.  My nerd said it was like having a petting zoo full of little girls. :-P

The BIG surprise was a visit by Anna and Elsa from Frozen!

November 29, 2014: Miss J with Anna & Elsa
They were so wonderful during storytime and had warm hugs for everyone!

November 29, 2014: Peyton giving Anna a warm hug
They sang three songs with the girls: Do you wanna build a snowman?, Let It Go and For the First Time in Forever.

November 29, 2014: Miss J singing along with Anna & Elsa
The Frozen hysteria has yet to pass for these girls! They were beyond happy to have some time with them!

November 29, 2014: Girls with Anna & Elsa
November 29, 2014: Nelly, her Nerd & Miss J with Anna & Elsa
After storytime, Anna & Elsa led everyone in Happy Birthday before heading back to Arendelle.

November 29, 2014: Julianna blowing out the candles
After all the excitement Hubby and I were EXHAUSTED.

November 29, 2014: My Nerd asleep on the sofa after the party
Yet Miss J was firing on all fours!

November 29, 2014: Me trying to rest while Miss J makes silly faces
I would LOVE to have a fraction of the energy she has sometimes!

November 29, 2014: Miss J being silly while her Mommy tries to rest


  1. It was a wonderful party. The girls and I really enjoyed the visit from Elsa and Anna.

  2. Oh my! What a fantastic arrangement! I have always liked this theme for a girl’s birthday party. It is perfect to me. I have also decorated the event space San Francisco like a palace for my little niece’s birthday. The ‘pancake’ cake is a wonderful idea, it is different and amazing. She looks like a princess in this post.