They were quite a hit for our back to school brunch.
And I was quite happy with how I actually made them
without it being too difficult or time consuming.
I have hostessing issues you see.
Typically I don't time things super well.
I get all intimidated over things being overcooked
or just plain not right.
But I tell myself, it just takes practice.
So practice I do.
This was fun to set up and decorate.
Flipping through an old Martha Stewart kids magazine,
I found the idea to make an outline of a placemat to let them draw
inside.They loved it and it kept them busy while the eggs and
french toast were cooking.
The french toast kebabs were yummy mixed with vanilla and
cinnamon. As were the egg bacon toast cups sprinkled with salt
and pepper and some basil for the grown ups.
I also realized either would be great breakfast ideas on the run for
Because they're easy finger foods,especially since I made the eggs hardboiled for the kids.
Fresh squeezed oj from the juicer in recycled starbucks
bottles. Another genius idea I gathered from pinterest.
And honestly, my desire to get these cute yellow striped straws was
the impetus for the whole party in the first place.
For desert the kids had this honeydew, cucumber, mint and avocado
yogurt parfait. They had no idea there were so many healthy things
loaded in there. A little stevia and a little banana and they gobbled
the whole thing up.
My friend captured me saying a blessing over the food and the
school year (My son and youngest daughter are so busted not
praying...look at those busy hands just itching to eat.)
But the other two, with their bowed heads and closed eyes,
All in all it was a lovely day with lovely friends celebrating the
start of what I pray will be a wonderful school year.
In case you haven't started school yet, I'd love to share with you the
two pdf's for all of the fun paper elements I designed for this back
to school brunch.
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you and watch over you."