Brunch Party & Make your own granola favors

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My twins have really drawn out this 5 year old birthday celebration. They asked for a small party at our house for a few friends from school and a party at their grandparent’s lake house.

As my husband said after the brunch party was over – it really was my perfect event. Started at 10am, raging by noon and I was passed out by 2pm. The nap was facilitated by the large amounts of proscecco consumed mixed with blood orange juice. Then reisling once noon hit and it felt appropriate to move past the bellini stage.

This was the menu:

Goat cheese & Swiss Chard Quiche

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Bacon & Creme Fraiche Quiche

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Bagels with assorted toppings: butter, cream cheese, jelly, smoked salmon and avocado

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Fresh fruit

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Overnight baked apple french toast with sour cream maple syrup

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It was also designated a piñata party by my little people so I got little gift bags for all the kids and my crew and I filled the pinata’s with dollar store trinkets and that was one of the party favors. The other was my favorite – make your own granola. I got containers from the dollar store and the kids and I put all the attendees names on them with stickers:

makeyourowngranola3 (1 of 1)Then I set up different toppings on our lazy susan – coconut, dried cherries, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, dried bananas, almonds, raw sunflower seeds and freeze dried strawberries.

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makeyourowngranola (1 of 1)I used my Everyday Granola recipe for the base – I eliminated the walnuts and cranberries (and you could totally leave out the flax seed also) and filled the containers with few scoops of that and then gave them to the kids to fill with toppings of their choosing. Shack up and it was all done. The little people really seemed to enjoy it. And I got to continue my tradition of sending everyone home with homemade granola which I have done at all their birthday parties since the first one.

P.S. – those quiche recipes are coming soon!

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