March 3, 2014
It’s been pretty cereal heavy around here lately. First we crafted, packaged, stuffed and shipped. And now we’re eating our hearts out.
If you’ve been following along with us then you know by now that we have been busy working on an awesome project for General Mills. We had the opportunity to design a Little Miss Party in a Box for National Cereal Day which is officially this Friday March 7th. To kick off the week and this exciting collaboration we said we would give away one of our cereal party boxes to a lucky winner. To enter…you had to tell us what you love most about cereal. The answers were awesome! Here’s a few of our favorites…
I love how you can mix a ton of cereals together and they still all taste great!
– Jillian R.
Cereal for dinner is my favorite guilty pleasure!
– Rachel V.
I love the creative ways cereal is used these days–from doughnut toppings to cereal flavored milk!
– Hannah Baker
Without further ado…our winner of our cereal party in a box is: TIMMY G.!! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize! CONGRATS!
Today we’re not going to go on about how much we love cereal but instead we’re going to tell you how we would style cereal…to make a fabulous party!
First off…you kinda gotta think like a kid. Bright and colorful cereal always makes me think of my childhood!
Cereal can be eaten for any meal of the day. But if we’re going in chronological order here…we begin with breakfast.
To set our table for a cereal themed brunch we began with a chalkboard runner from Live Laugh Create where you can write your guest names, the cereals you’re serving or anything you fancy, really.
We used mini milk jugs as vases which looked super cute and very theme appropriate! And at each place setting we cut a cereal box for the place mat set up with a bright colored bowl & striped napkin from Party City, mini box of cereal, and the most adorable polka dot spoon and #cerealday stamped coffee cups from Tulle & Twig.
Trix are for kids. And also for Party Stylists! Fill a hurricane, drop a skinny glass inside filled with water, add some pretty tulips and boom. GORGEOUS decoration for a festive brunch.
We also decorated jars with bright colored ribbon for this party in a box and have a million different suggestions for how to use em…
* Adult sippy cups
* Cups for the kids
* Use for a parfait
* Fill with sugar for the coffee
The list can go on…
We used ours to fill with beverages with a personalized #cerealday stripey straw in each from Angie Hearts Jared.
The kids loved drinking flavored milk in these adorable cups!
And what’s a party without party hats? We’re obsessed with the old school cereal boxes. We used them to make hats and bunting which we included in this party in a box!
So what would be the perfect foods to serve at your cereal party? There are tons of awesome ideas out there…check out the Hello, Cereal Lovers site to start. We highlighted our favorites here with a hot cocoa bar…including mugs rimmed with crushed Golden Grahams and Trix making for some pretty delicious “S’mereal”…
And how about cereal parfaits? Ah…yes and yum. These could not be easier if we tried! Cereal, Yogurt, Fruit, Layer and repeat!
Not only is cereal fun to play with but so is the box. For starters each box included a Leprechaun hat and a page of stickers so you could pin the Lucky Charms on the Leprechaun. So easy and the kids loved dressing up with these hats!
We also included Wheaties box frames since it’s every kids (and adults!!) dream to be the face of the famous “breakfast of champions” cereal box. Say CHEESE & WHEATIES!
Even the adults had a good time with our props!
Our good friends Ilana of Mommy Shorts and Kelsey helped us toast to cereal and indulge in all our cereal themed goodies. We had the best time with this project and can’t wait to officially celebrate with all of our friends this Friday!
Cheers to Cereal Day! Enjoy and make sure to share your photos and ideas with us!
The pictures in this post were taken by the incredibly talented Raquel Langworthy of Raquel Bianca Creative.
This post was sponsored by General Mills but all of the ideas and thoughts are our own.