Bella's Breakfast With Santa Birthday Party

    Posted by  ·  December 16, 2009

    Santa came to our home along with 9 little girls in their jammies for Breakfast with Santa. They each sat on his lap for a picture. Isn’t he just the best Santa?

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    My husband painted wooden frames with chalkboard paint and drilled holes to make holders for two pieces of chalk.

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    This chalkboard frame gave them an activity to keep busy while all the girls were arriving and also served as a holder for their picture with Santa. We took the pictures at the beginning and then during the party my son and husband printed them and placed them in the decorated frames for each girl to take home.


    Each little girl had a special place.


    They ate pancakes, sausage and bacon while they

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    chatted and giggled with Santa!

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    Santa asked them about the letters they each wrote to him.

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    He read themĀ  The Night Before Christmas

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    and gave them each a gift.

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    The gift…


    a crayon holder . I have a felt crayon holder tutorial if you would like to make one too!


    Santa had to be on his way so we went outside (yes in our jammies and slippers) in the COLD for the snowman pinata.

    Breakfast with Santa 2009 Snowman Pinata

    It was “cool”! You might like our snowman pinata tutorial.

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    We finished with loads of lovely presents and the best snowman cake ever (Thanks Aunt Jenny!)!

    Breakfast with Santa Snowman Cake

    Ahhhhh to be 5!

    Breakfast With Santa Snowman cake 2Here are our Breakfast with Santa party invitations.

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    1. Valerie
      Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
      Love it! ...we're thinking of doing a winter wonderland party in a few weeks and I've been looking for a snowman pinata as cute as the one you had - do you mind sharing where you got it?
      • Thursday, December 30th, 2010
        We made the snowman pinata. Here is the tutorial
    2. Keisha
      Sunday, October 31st, 2010
      I love your blog!!! Do you mind sharing where you bought the Santa cups with straws?
      • Monday, November 1st, 2010
        I got the cups at Wal-Mart.
    3. Friday, October 1st, 2010
      What a wonderful idea for a December birthday!! This almost makes me want to plan a december baby haha. <3
    4. Cath
      Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
      Totally fun!!! Happy Birthday Bella! We love you!!!
    5. Monday, December 28th, 2009
      Wow! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas. You got a PERFECT Santa!
    6. Monday, December 28th, 2009
      I loved all your ideas! My grandson has a December birthday and I sent this post to my daughter-in-law so she can see what you did and maybe do the same when he's a little older.

      Happy birhtday to you sweet daughter!
    7. Andrea and Bella
      Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
      what a great party. Belated birthday wishes to Bella. We wished you lived next door to us!!! :) We loved your table setting- as usual.
    8. Friday, December 18th, 2009
      What a cute party!

      Have a great weekend!

      Ashley, with CWDkids
    9. Linda
      Thursday, December 17th, 2009
      Would love to know how Aunt Jenny did the snowman cake..looked wonderful. And where did you find the snowman pinata? Such cute ideas. Lucky young lady!!!
    10. Ursula
      Thursday, December 17th, 2009
      what an amazing birthday party! she'll never forget this day.
    11. Barbara
      Thursday, December 17th, 2009
      Oh my gosh! I just found your blog today and what an amazing party! And you had the most wonderful Santa I have ever seen. Kudos to you, you are an amazing mom and dad. Loved the chalkboard picture frames too.
    12. Poppy
      Thursday, December 17th, 2009
      What a memorable party for an important milestone. I would have loved going to a party like this. A breakfast party is a wonderful idea for any time of the year!
    13. Angel Pongrac
      Thursday, December 17th, 2009
      Wow!!! You are amazingly talented!!! I love the crayon holder with notebook idea. I think it would be perfect for in the car or for in a little purse! I am anxiously awaiting this tutorial!!!
    14. Kathy
      Thursday, December 17th, 2009
      What a wonderful birthday! You are so creative, I am so happy I've discovered your website. I've passed it on to all my creative friends.

      Love the Santa! What a great gift to your little girl.
    15. Thursday, December 17th, 2009
      what a great party idea! i love it.
    16. Bridget
      Thursday, December 17th, 2009
      What a wonderful party, great Santa. And thanks for the wonderful ideas.
      Tell Bella I said Happy Birthday. And for your family to have very Merry Christmas!
    17. Quiltina
      Thursday, December 17th, 2009
      What an amazing party. What a wonderful memory you created. Happy Birthday Bella!
    18. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Looks like so much fun! The next time I turn 5 I am SO having a breakfast with Santa party :)
    19. Karen W
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Seeing this party idea makes me wish my birthday was in December!!!
    20. Lowbudget
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      I love this party idea! My son was born on 12/30 and I make sure we do a separate party for his birthday. So.. the gifts for the kiddos were the frames, picture with Santa and the Crayon keeper. LOVE all of the ideas here. I would like to make that Crayon craft for my son, but maybe make it larger for pencils...
    21. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      OK!!!!!!!!!! All I kept saying through this post was, "OH MY GOSH!!!!" It is allllll soooooooooooooo stinkin' stankin' (keeping in the Christmas Grinch theme) CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    22. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      AUHmazing...that's all I have to say!
      Every Little Detail! And Props to your hubby for helping out!
      Merry Christmas!!
    23. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      You might just be the coolest mom ever! It is challenging to balance december birthdays while christmas just as special. Well done! She looked like a very happy little girl.
    24. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      How cute! The party looks like it was soooooo much fun! I can't wait for the crayon holder tutorial!
    25. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      I LOVE this!!! My birthday is actually on Christmas Day, so it was a little tough to celebrate as a kid...everyone was always super busy the weekends leading up to it and really burned out the weekends after. But this party....genius!!!
    26. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Oh I hope the tutorial is sooner rather than later! I have been wanted to make one exactly like that from you other crayon roll up tutorial but I couldn't quite figure out the best way to do it.
    27. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Oh Happy Five!!!
    28. Carol S-U
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      What a great party!! The crayon/pad roll is wonderful - can't wait for the tutorial!
    29. Heidi Lee
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      OH MY GOODNESS! How have I never thought of this? I love to do parties and am always let down with the lack of "follow through" at these type of events elsewhere. I will have to look into this for next year. How did you get ahold of Santa??
    30. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      WOW--that is so very cool!
    31. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. We don't have winter birthdays but I think I'll do one like it anyway.
    32. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      wow! now I wish my birthday was in december so I could have a fab. party like this!
    33. gemgirl
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Looks like everyone had a memorable time. Fabulous party and Best Wishes to the Birthday girl.
    34. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      What a wonderful idea! That is such a unique party - there are few other kids who can claim to have had breakfast with Santa! What a memory!
    35. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      I love how you make her December birthday so special. She will remember it her whole life! I'm a 12/24 baby and it can be either awesome or not so great to have a December birthday!
    36. Norma
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      What a great party that must have been. I just love all of it!!!
      Can you do a tutorial for the chalkboard frames and candy cane
      name holders?
      I just might do something like this for my kids and their friends next year.
    37. Sara L.
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Looks like a wonderfully fun party! Happy Birthday to the lovely little lady!!
    38. adriana
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      sooo cool!!
    39. Jenny
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      I must say, that was the most FABULOUS party ever! Over the top, amazing in every detail! Wow, wow, what fun! Such a great family - brothers who would wake up on a Saturday at 8 AM to make pancakes and download and frame pictures! Kudos to all of you! I just LOVED it all. . and isn't this the cutest birthday girl! Ahhh, to be 5!!
    40. Malibou
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Wow, you have truly out done yourself. It all looks so magical. Why oh why didn't I have these great ideas when my son was younger.
    41. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      So sweet! I love the pic of the girls at the table w/Santa at the head of it ... how cute is that!!!!
    42. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      What a fabulous and creative birthday idea - who *wouldn't* want a December birthday with all that fun!
    43. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Absolutely fabulous! I would have loved to have a "Christmas Time" birthday party like that. You are amazing! Love it all.
    44. andrea
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      This party is SO stinkin adorable what a great job you did and how magical it must have been for all the little girls!
    45. Cyndi
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      WOW!! I wonder if my just turned 16 year old would like a party like that!! We are so out of ideas for her and she wants a party this Saturday!! I keep offering to take her to see Santa!! Yes, at 16!! What a wonderful, exciting party you gave your daughter!! I love the frame and the crayon roll!! I have another one turning 8 in February!! I want to make those for her party!!
    46. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Gorgeous, Cindy! Can't wait for the crayon holder tutorial! :)
    47. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      oh my god what a fab fab post - I jst love everything - the place settings, the super cute blackboard frames, that ADORABLE cake, and I can't wait for the tutorial for the crayon and notebook holder - FAB U LOUS !! xx
    48. judy in carefree
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      So cute! I have a granddaughter that has a December birthday and my daughter always has a pink tree with numbers hanging on it (7 this year), but you did an excellent job of incorporating the birthday and the holiday.
    49. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      LOVE this party. What a cute wonderful idea! The birthday girl looks thrilled.
      I might have to steal this idea. Eventhough my daugther's birthday party isn't until Jan 5th I think this would make a cute party!
    50. Carol
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Unbelievably charming! Amazing! Bravo to you for arranging all of that. Makes me want to call Santa and host our own breakfast.
      Thank you for letting us share in it.
    51. Nicola
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      That looked like so much fun!!!!
    52. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Just awesome! She is SO blessed to have such a loving family full of creativity! I hope I remember this when mine are 5!
      Merry Christmas!
    53. JB
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Looked like a wonderful party. I loved the crafts that you made as well.
    54. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Wow. What a memorable day! She is lucky to have such a special memory-making family.
    55. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      What a FABULOUS party!!!! And what a great way to tie the holiday into a birthday so close the Christmas. (My hubby's birthday is Dec 26th - ugh!) She looked like she had a great time and I'm sure she will remember it forever. I just LOVE THIS!
    56. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      OMG! what a fabulos day she had...I love this granddaughters birthday is on December 19th and this would bs such fun for her day.....thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday Bella
    57. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      are you kidding me? how stinking cute is all that! you wayyyyy out did yourself...and santa was a big WOW too! how stinking awesome...a great memory for the kids!
    58. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      I agree, best Santa! Great ideas! Love the placecard holders! Well done!
    59. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      SO FUN!! Luckiest girls in the world. Great Ideas. You Are Amazing.
    60. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Everything is so cute! What a creative way to deal with a Christmas birthday. My son's birthday is on the 28th, and it never occurred to me to do something like that.
    61. Amber
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      What a great party!! I wish i was 5 again
    62. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Sweet! Love the chalkboard frames . . . and the pinata...and the cake...and well, everything! What lovely memories for these little girls. Thanks for sharing!
    63. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Wow- How cute!! That Santa looked WONDERFUL too- he MUST have been the real thing! ;)

      I am throwing a reindeer birthday for my "christmas time" baby this weekend... she will be 3!
      I love birthdays! :)
    64. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Such a wonderful 5th birthday party. Santa is fabulous and the treats, crafts, pinata and snowman cake are brilliant.
    65. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Too Freaking Cute! LOVE it! my daughter turns 4 on january 9th...why i had never thought of a "winter themed" b-day party until now, i have no idea. but what a great idea! snowman cake and pinata. awesome! the chalkboard frame...what a great idea! i have a few "big-girl" friends who would love this idea as an x-mas present. thank you for sharing!

      envious crafter
    66. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      What fun! Looks like a great party. Love the favor ideas.
    67. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      I absolutely LOVE IT!!! amazing idea!
    68. Annegret
      Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      The chalkboard frame is a wonderful idea. The other things are lovely, too.

    69. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      What a special treat! A lot of love went into that day. What a great Santa! LOVE the pictures and everything, it looks like everyone had a wonderful time! Thanks so much for sharing; this post really made my day!
    70. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      Love everything but especially the crayon holder! Looking forward to the tutorial!
    71. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
      What an amazing idea! I love it! How did Santa arrive and depart though, surely he didn't have reindeer!! Amazing! Loved the candy cane name holders, inspirational!