I'm not quite sure of when we started celebrating the girls' half-birthdays, but it has become a sort-of tradition in our house. Yes, there are some years when life is crazy busy and I completely forget. I guess that's why "Mini-me" threw herself a party last year - complete with invites, a cake, and presents that she got for herself! So, this year I was determined to remember. I didn't really want to bake a cake, but I recalled a recipe for birthday cake pancakes that Rachel Ray posted some years back and thought I would give it a try.
You can find the recipe here, but they are so easy. You basically just make up a box of yellow cake mix and add lots of these to the batter...
For the "syrup", I just made some pink icing to drizzle over the top and then threw on some more sprinkles for decoration.
Add some pretty, colorful candles...
...and you've got a fun (half) birthday breakfast!
"Mini-mini-me" recently suggested that we start celebrating quarter-birthdays, too. Such a lovely idea, I told her...but soooooo not happening! :-)