Just finished setting up Christmas Breakfast!

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UndertheCedartree Tue 30-Nov-21 22:03:57

Some people might remember I posted 2 or 3 years ago about the 'Christmas Breakfast' I do for my DC on 1st December. I got blasted by some posters and one poster branded it 'Plastic tat mentality' - which still makes me laugh every year! I'm still sticking to our tradition and have just got things ready.

I decorate the table and set the DC's places with their Christmas plate. I prop their advent calendar up at their place. I make something Christmassy for breakfast like star shaped toast or tree shaped crumpets. This year I am doing Snowman pancakes! They also have a jingle bell pen each. Can't wait to see their faces in the morning! Christmas music will be playing as they come down the stairs! glitterball

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NuffSaidSam Tue 30-Nov-21 22:06:16

Sounds lovely.

And unless you've decorated the table with plastic tat I'm struggling to see where the plastic tat comes in?

I do hate plastic tat, but a Christmas pancake sounds lovely!

OppsUpsSide Tue 30-Nov-21 22:07:45

Ahh I think that sounds lovely!

ThePoisonousMushroom Tue 30-Nov-21 22:09:18

Oh yes I remember your post grin.
We do something similar. It’s lovely.

ThePoisonousMushroom Tue 30-Nov-21 22:10:21

And unless you've decorated the table with plastic tat I'm struggling to see where the plastic tat comes in?

The poster in question said it was ‘plastic tat mentality’. So they acknowledged that there was no plastic tat involved, just took offence to the ‘mentality’ of it. Weird grin

GinandGobbledegook Tue 30-Nov-21 22:11:42

I remember your thread. You got a lot of abuse from people. On MN it's against the law to do anything Christmassy. There is equal shock over Christmas eve boxes and the elf on the shelf.

I don't have kids so don't do any of it but your breakfast sounds magical 😊

Santaischeckinglists Tue 30-Nov-21 22:12:01

Surely whatever makes YOUR Christmas special is buggar all for other people to judge?
I have just been trawling shops as dd decided she did want an advent calendar this year..
Dd is 32..
And I dutifully got her one!!
grin

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ThisBear Tue 30-Nov-21 22:12:07

I remember your thread! Snowman pancakes sound adorable, what a great idea. Hope you have a magical morning!

snowmanshoes Tue 30-Nov-21 22:12:11

Sounds fab - I’m making pancakes and snowman milk bottles in the morning here too - why not!!

Darkpheonix Tue 30-Nov-21 22:16:57

Sounds amazing.

Is there photos?

Ds is back from his dad's tomorrow afternoon. So we will be having a special evening meal.

It really sounds amazing.

Changechangychange Tue 30-Nov-21 22:20:45

Sounds lovely. I hate elf on the shelf because I find its little face creepy, this is nothing like that.

Allsorts1 Tue 30-Nov-21 22:25:41

This is such a cute idea!!

BlueFlavour Tue 30-Nov-21 22:25:47

Sounds lovely smile
What’s involved with a snowman pancake?

thelegohooverer Tue 30-Nov-21 22:31:11

Thanks for the reminder! I want to get out the advent calendars for the morning and it nearly slipped my mind.

UndertheCedartree Tue 30-Nov-21 22:36:43

NuffSaidSam

Sounds lovely.

And unless you've decorated the table with plastic tat I'm struggling to see where the plastic tat comes in?

I do hate plastic tat, but a Christmas pancake sounds lovely!

That was what was so funny about it - there really is no plastic tat in my breakfast! The poster kept digging a hole where they tried to explain that something could be "plastic tat mentality' even if it didn't contain plastic tat! grin

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UndertheCedartree Tue 30-Nov-21 22:37:50

ThePoisonousMushroom

*And unless you've decorated the table with plastic tat I'm struggling to see where the plastic tat comes in?*

The poster in question said it was ‘plastic tat mentality’. So they acknowledged that there was no plastic tat involved, just took offence to the ‘mentality’ of it. Weird grin

Enjoy your 'plastic tat mentality' breakfast! grin

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MintyCedric Tue 30-Nov-21 22:38:29

Sounds lovely.

Dd is 17 but would probably be onboard with snowman pancakes! Unfortunately she's usually up and out before me in the morning.

She's got a long day tomorrow but she'll have her advent calendar when she gets home and I'll try and get a few decorations up.

UndertheCedartree Tue 30-Nov-21 22:39:17

GinandGobbledegook

I remember your thread. You got a lot of abuse from people. On MN it's against the law to do anything Christmassy. There is equal shock over Christmas eve boxes and the elf on the shelf.

I don't have kids so don't do any of it but your breakfast sounds magical 😊

Aww, thank you! I have to say I don the hard hat if posting on AIBU but didn't expect it on the Christmas topic!! grin

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Cuwins Tue 30-Nov-21 22:41:14

I really like this idea. Might steal it in a couple of years when my little one will be old enough. I also can't stand elf on the shelf but this is just fun and cute!

UndertheCedartree Tue 30-Nov-21 22:42:24

BlueFlavour

Sounds lovely smile
What’s involved with a snowman pancake?

I'm going to do 2 pancakes on the plate - 1 a bit bigger than the other. I've got chocolate drops for coal eyes/buttons, strawberry laces for a scarf and an orange fruit pastel for the nose!

Thank you for all the lovely replies 🌲🌲🌲

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greyspottedgoose Tue 30-Nov-21 22:43:14

I love this idea! Iv got the calendars out ready but have just set my alarm to get up early and have a go at snowman pancakes ⛄ I may be starting a plastic tat mentality tradition for my family here 😂 will see how stressful the morning is

UndertheCedartree Tue 30-Nov-21 22:43:27

@Darkpheonix - I'll update with some photos in the morning!

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MissHavershamReturns Tue 30-Nov-21 22:43:57

I LOVE this

KaptainKaveman Tue 30-Nov-21 22:44:57

if you want to make Christmas pancakes and wax lyrical over a 'jingle Bell pen' - which may or may not be made of plastic - then you go ahead.

UndertheCedartree Tue 30-Nov-21 22:45:06

greyspottedgoose

I love this idea! Iv got the calendars out ready but have just set my alarm to get up early and have a go at snowman pancakes ⛄ I may be starting a plastic tat mentality tradition for my family here 😂 will see how stressful the morning is

Ah, brilliant! We can think of each other faffing about with snowman pancakes in the early hours!!

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