The Easter Breakfast Bar

A New Family Tradition

by , posted on April 5th, 2012 in Parties & Celebrations




photos by Dave K Cooper

For our family, the holidays go a little something like this: one dinner at this location, another there. Some years, a third location is added. Easter is no different.

Rather than try to compete with extended family obligations, I spotted a hole in the schedule we could claim as our own—breakfast. So a few times a year (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter), I put together a breakfast bar for Dave, me and the kids. I don’t have the responsibility of cooking a great big meal, or having to plan an elaborate menu. But I do get to add my own little touch to the holiday.

Our family’s breakfast bar features cereal, yogurt, breakfast buns and hard boiled eggs. The kids love it because it’s stuff they normally eat, just packaged in a nicer way. Plus, when it’s all lined up, they feel like they can pick and choose what they want. Ahh, the feeling of perceived independence.

I love it because it doesn’t require a huge amount of work. My goal: provide something for everyone without making myself crazy. Over the years, I’ve learned that simplifying things = happier everyone.

       

How cute are these eggs? They’re wearing egg pants from kikkerland. They transform eggs into table toys for kids (and you adults too). Add a little face and you have instant characters for made up stories.


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26 Responses to “The Easter Breakfast Bar”

  1. kimberly Says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    You guys are awesome- this is darling! what great ideas!

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    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Thank you so much Kimberly!

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  2. Melanie Says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I love it, Jennifer! So cute.

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  3. Allison Waken Says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Even I still appreciate a little perceived independence!

    I really love this idea and am definitely going to apply it to our holiday traditions around here. Your set up is gorgeous.

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    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    “Even I still appreciate a little perceived independence!”

    Me too, my friend. Me too. (ha!)

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  4. Sandra Says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing your idea. I think I’m going to run with it!

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  5. Gayle Price (thesecretlifeofmrsbundt.wordpress.com) Says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    So cute!! My friend Caroline at Push the Envelope shared this!

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    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Thanks so much Gayle for stopping by!!

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  6. erin//suchsmallsteps Says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I loved the little preview shot on instagram and this is just too cute! Especially the shot glasses of yogurt toppers- great idea :)

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    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Thanks Erin! I am such a nerd for behind the scenes pictures so I had to snap it.

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  7. amber Says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I am relieved to find out that I am not, in fact, dead inside. So cute – and what a great idea!

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    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    (snickering) I’m glad you passed the test. And thank you!!

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  8. Lori-Anne Says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Those very well might be THE cutest egg cups I’ve ever seen! I loved your other ideas too – might have to adopt a few for our Easter breakfast this Sunday! Thanks :-D

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  9. Stephanie Says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I was JUST looking at a site that sells vintage style milk bottles… your idea is so much more cost efficient. Brilliant! And those eggs are dang cute.

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  10. Jen Says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Dang-nam-it… So simple,so clever, so CLASSIC, so Cooper ;)

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  11. Danielle Says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I love this Jen! Thanks for the great idea.

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  12. wendy Says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    love this so very much. simple but with such great style!!!!

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  13. Alexis Says:

    April 6th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Adorable and so easy! I keep laughing at the egg parade!

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    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Alexis, ha! Me too!

    PS. Popped over to your blog. Love the monkey party you set up. And the jewelry organizing? brrr-illiant!

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    Alexis Reply:

    Thanks! Found you today from ModernParentsMessyKids. You have a great blog – I’ll keep reading!

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    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    I love Steph/MPMK! She’s the best, isn’t she?

    And thanks so much!

  14. Beth Says:

    April 6th, 2012 at 9:18 am

    LOVE this idea! It’s always great to find ways to bring fun into the day without a ton of extra work for me! Thanks – definitely want to incorporate this into our Easter morning!

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    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Fantastic!! Wishing you and your family a superbly fab Easter!

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  15. estelle Says:

    April 6th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Jen, you are so clever and creative. I love every single thing about this post. All of it. I want to come over and just hang out with your family. Hope you guys have a really special Easter weekend.

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  16. Alix Says:

    April 7th, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Oh this is just SO cute lady! I love it!!! I’ve been having fun with GIFs lately too and that little easter parade is AWESOME!!!

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  17. hannah Says:

    April 9th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Haha, eggs are so rolly-polly. This must be Humpty Dumpty’s like, third cousin or something.

    -Happy Belated Easter

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