With five kids at our house, we get to celebrate a lot of birthdays! We love to make birthdays really special and fun for each child, but it’s also important that we keep things simple and manageable.
So when I saw this idea on Facebook a few weeks ago, I knew that it was perfect for our family. Matthew’s 5th birthday was just around the corner, so I tucked the idea away and couldn’t wait to surprise him with a fun teddy bear breakfast.
I asked my girls to help me create these fun teddy bears. We used a box pancake mix, but of course, use a family favorite recipe if you’ve got one. The eyes are halved grapes, but blueberries would be great too. And the mouth was made from chocolate chips that we melted in the microwave and applied with a small squirt bottle (use a ziplock bag with the corner snipped if you don’t have a squirt bottle.)
Olivia decided that we needed a girl teddy bear, too. Pretty cute, huh?!!
And most importantly, Matthew LOVED them and really enjoyed his birthday breakfast. He insisted that his new presents be included in the picture.
- Pancake mix, prepared according to package directions
- red grapes, halved
- strawberries, sliced
- ¼ cup chocolate chips, melted in microwave
- Make pancakes in variety of sizes for face, ears, and mouth. See picture and arrange into the face of a teddy bear.
- Place the melted chocolate in a small squirt bottle or in a Ziplock back with corner slightly snipped. Use to create the bear's mouth. See picture.
- Decorate the bear using the fruit and melted chocolate. See picture.