Saturday, July 4, 2009

Pancake Social

Last night at the last minute, we decided to have some family over for what my hubby deemed..."A Pancake Social". When anyone questioned him about it...he said "A pancake social is like an ice cream social, but instead of ice cream, you have pancakes!" OK-simple enough.

Well, I wanted to make it a fun & festive, but didn't really have the time. I had about 30 minutes to do some quick shopping (on a budget). Of course...I went to the dollar store & picked up my table cloth, plates, cups, & napkins. They were out of decoration I decided to improvise! Earlier in the day, the boys & I had made THESE cute little fireworks out of chenille stems. I cut the string off & there is a cute table decoration.

Then my sister-in-law shared THIS cute centerpiece idea with me. I had a ton of the drink containers, but improvised a bit for the top. I took some of the leftover chenille stems & twisted them around a pencil. Then I just tugged a bit to stretch them out. I used some of the leftover craft foam from our flag project & cut out strips & stars & taped them on to the tube. The tape didn't hold great, but I didn't have time for glue!

I used an old mason jar to hold my forks & luckily my kitchen is I had a cute red napkin holder. I do have a confession...this picture was taken AFTER breakfast. The poor PLASTIC table cloth didn't hold up too well!

We had a blast & the food was super yummy! This is going to be a new 4th of July tradition. Hope everyone is having a great 4th of July!

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