This past weekend, I put together a little party for a small group of friends. We’ve all been super busy and stressed out lately, so I chose a mellow theme: Come over in the late morning in your pajamas and enjoy some breakfast while watching the cartoons you loved as a kid. It was the perfect excuse for everyone to just veg out for a couple hours!
-Sugary Breakfast Cereal. Ask everyone for their favorites. I pre-opened the boxes and hid small prizes in the cereal–folks got pretty excited when they found them! Bowls and milk were available for traditionalists, and cups were available for those who wanted to mix n’ match cereal and munch on it like popcorn.
-Toaster Treats. I am a huge fan of Toaster Strudels, so I made sure we had some on hand as well as some Eggos.
-Scrambled Egg Cups. These are a super easy snack or breakfast to have on hand–you can even make them in advance and throw one in the microwave for 20 seconds on your way out the door. See the recipe below.
-Tea, Coffee, Cocoa, Milk, and Orange Juice. Because we’re no longer children, I also provided champagne for those who wanted to make mimosas.
In the invite, I asked each guest to provide me with the name of their favorite nostalgic cartoon. Netflix has a lot available to get you started, including Rugrats, X-Men, Rocko’s Modern Life, and Invader Zim. We watched an episode of each cartoon we had available, which made for a fun trip down memory lane. It also introduced a lot of people to cartoons they’d never seen before!
Suggestions for your own Saturday Morning Cartoon Party:
-Block out 3+ hours for this. I scheduled 2, and once we started watching cartoons, we kept wanting to watch more. The party would have gone on for 6 hours if I let it.
-2 words: Blanket Forts.
-Encourage people to take boxes of cereal home with them. I am currently enjoying cereal for breakfast, snacks, and dessert. I expect I will be doing this for at least a month.
Make your own Super-Easy Scrambled Egg Cups (Makes 9):
1/3 cup milk
dashes of salt and pepper
1 tbsp of parsley
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
6 pieces of cooked bacon, crumbled
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and prep muffin tins by spraying with cooking oil.
Whisk Together eggs and milk. Add in salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix.
Mix in cheddar cheese.
Scoop mixture into the muffin tins, filling each 2/3 of the way. Top with crumbled bacon.
Bake in the oven for 13 minutes (or until the eggs are cooked through).
What was your favorite cartoon growing up? And did you have a Saturday morning breakfast ritual?