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It’s been on my radar since last Christmas to host a North Pole Breakfast for the kids in the family along with some friends. At the same time I didn’t want to put a lot of stress of myself or the other mama’s when it came to prepping, planning or even the morning of the North Pole Breakfast. So I began to brainstorm on some easy ideas and I landed on the idea of a waffle bar. I’ve yet to meet a kiddo (or a mama too!) that doesn’t love waffles. So I’m sharing with you today all of the ins and outs for planning your North Pole Breakfast.
You might ask what do you do at a North Pole Breakfast? Well the ideas and options are endless but for us it was a Waffle Bar + reading Christmas books then visiting together while the kids played! Thanks to being able to use Kellogg’s® Eggo Thick & Fluffy Original – these took our breakfast to the next level with the Eggo Belgian Style Waffles – YUMMO! I found several of the flavors when I did my online Walmart shopping for grocery pick up.
My basic initial planning was getting these key elements in order. You can make this even as simple or as fancy as you’d like. I went with simple!!
- Pick a Date and time – don’t try to accommodate everyone else, that gets tricky and hard…so pick a time best for you as the hostess.
- Plan your menu – keep it simple, as you’ll see mine was just a waffle bar with the fixings and toppings to make it yummy and fun.
- Make a guest list – invite your family, friends and/or neighbors. You can make this a family event or an event just for kids – that’s your call!
- Invite your guests – send out invites or a group message/text. Again you can keep it as easy and simple as you like!
- Create a shopping/grocery list – based off of your menu ask yourself what you’ll need, then how much of each item based off of your guest list RSVP.
- Grocery Pick up from Walmart a day or two before the North Pole Breakfast – since I have berries on my waffle bar I couldn’t shop too far in advance!
- Prep what foods and decorations you can the night before – I had everything ready to go so all I had to do was set out the toppings etc. No chopping or prepping the morning of.
- Table Decor – I used a simple table runner, the books we were reading as the backdrop/decoration and just gave height to the table with stacking the Eggo waffles on a cake plate.
- The day of the breakfast – set the food table, sit back and relax and enjoy the time with friends.
Only you can do #1,3,4,6,7 and 8…I’m here to help you with #2- Planning your menu which will also help you with #5 of creating a shopping/grocery list.
Waffle Bar Items:
- Kellogg’s® Eggo Thick & Fluffy Original– ORIGINAL now with Madagascar Vanilla
- Kellogg’s® Eggo Thick & Fluffy Cinnamon Brown Sugar Waffles – now with 50% more Cinnamon and 15% more Brown Sugar
- Warm Butter Syrup (recipe below)
- Coconut (aka snow!)
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Fresh Berries
- Whipped Cream
TIP: There are four waffle flavors you can choose from which make for a cool waffle bar but you can also snag this Ibotta deal!
Warm Butter Syrup Recipe
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Combine the sugar and water in a medium size saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Lower the heat to medium and allow the mixture to boil for 4 minutes. Add the butter and stir until the butter has dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the extract.
Let the syrup cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a pitcher or jar for storage. Serve immediately or store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to a month. Enjoy!
Any additional toppings you can think of to add that I didn’t think of?