Are you hosting a sleepover and looking for some easy sleepover breakfast ideas for kids? Having a slumber party is one of my favorite memories from being a little girl and I love recreating them for my own four kids. When you need something delicious and simple for the next morning after a night of video games, scary movies, or even classic board games, I hope these easy breakfast ideas inspire the perfect sleepover breakfast!
Questions to Ask Parents
Before hosting a slumber party, be sure to talk to parents about any food allergies or sensitivities. This is particularly important for young kids who might not feel comfortable advocating for themselves. Older girls and boys will probably know their limits. Still, it is always good to know about preferences to ensure all of your guests have a great time and everyone has some breakfast choices! Without further ado, some recipe ideas!
Fresh Fruit and Greek Yogurt Parfaits
I have found that kids love variety and choices in their dining options. Setting out sliced fresh fruit in many different colors, along with Greek yogurt or regular yogurt allows the kids to make their own combinations. The choice is always the best part!
Parfaits also require little prep time which is great after a long night at a sleepover party. I also set out granola, chocolate chips, sprinkles, and graham cracker crumbs to get a choice of toppings. It’s almost like DIY projects at breakfast time! So much fun.
French Toast Casserole
A French toast casserole is a great option for a sleepover party. I usually prep it the night before for a quick sleepover breakfast the next day. It also tastes even better the next day after it sits overnight.
To prep the casserole, just spray the casserole baking dish. Melt 1/2 cup of butter with 1 cup of brown sugar on the stovetop until the sugar dissolves. This only takes a few minutes, so don’t leave the stove!
Pour the sugar and butter mixture into the bottom of the casserole dish. Cube 1 loaf of French bread and put it into the bottom of the dish. In a bowl, combine 2 cups of milk with 6 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Pour the milk mixture over the bread and make sure each piece of bread is covered.
Put plastic wrap over the casserole dish and refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon over the top and bake at 350 degrees for one hour, uncovered. Enjoy with different toppings like maple syrup, whipped cream, more cinnamon sugar, and fresh fruit.
You can also add letting the kids help you prep the casserole the night before to your list of fun activities for the sleepover! (Or, you can pop in a movie and enjoy the quiet of the kitchen.) If your kids enjoy breakfast for dinner, you could also add this one to your easy sleepover dinner ideas as well.
Another classic sleepover breakfast is a sausage and egg breakfast casserole. This is one of our kids’ personal favorites and usually one of our holiday brunches. This is another recipe that tastes better even the next day. It’s also a great way to feed several people at one time.
Brown and drain 2 pounds of pork sausage. Roll out one roll of crescent rolls in the bottom of a 9×13 greased pan. Top the rolls with the sausage. Mix 10 eggs, 1 cup of sour cream, 1/4 cup of milk, and 1.5 cups of shredded cheese, and add this mixture to the casserole dish.
Add salt and pepper to taste and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Add some orange juice and blueberry muffins for a great hot breakfast. After a night of building pillow forts, it’s the perfect wake-up meal.
A waffle bar is another great option for food bars for kids. I love to pull out our favorite fun waffle makers, like our Mickey Mouse one or a mini waffle maker for the kids to try. It’s a fun way to get them involved in the breaking making process if they are old enough to handle a waffle iron!
In addition to your waffles, set out whipped cream, maple syrup and some other favorite toppings like sprinkles, chocolate sauce, mini marshmallows, or gummy bear selection (my son’s favorite part!). Everyone loves sweet treats at the breakfast table.
Sheet Pan Pancakes
Sheet pan pancakes are a great option when you don’t want to have to stand at the stove making individual servings for each child. A pancake breakfast is always a hit but it can be challenging to get everyone served at one time.
Melt 1/4 cup butter on a sheet pan. (I just pop mine in the oven while preheating to 425 degrees.) Mix together 3 cups of pancake mix, 2 cups of milk and 2 eggs. Pour the mixture onto the pan with melted butter and add preferred toppings.
Some of our favorite toppings are mini chocolate chips, strawberries and blueberries. Serve with a little butter, warm syrup and confectioner’s sugar. Add this one to your sleepover breakfast menu!
Cinnamon Roll Pops
Cinnamon roll pops are such an easy and fun treat breakfast item! If you have a cake pop maker for the oven, it makes it a super simple process. All you need is a can of cinnamon rolls, cooking spray, and cake pop sticks.
Stack two cinnamon rolls on top of each other with the cinnamon facing inside. Cut into fourths with a knife or pizza cutter. Shape into a ball in the cake pop pan holes. Pop the top on and bake for around 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Warm the icing for a few seconds in the microwave and put it into a squeeze bottle. Decorate your cake pops with the icing and put the sticks in. Voila! You have cinnamon roll cake pops!
This is another fun one to do with older kids. The best thing is you can count it as yummy food and a craft!
If you have older kids that want to sleep in and wake up around lunchtime, consider making some mini pizzas. This can be so simple with English muffin haves, tomato sauce, mini pepperoni, and shredded cheese. Each child can make their own personal pizza to her liking! Just pop them under a broiler until the crust browns and the cheese melts.
I know this sounds too simple, but sometimes simple wins with easy sleepover breakfast ideas for kids. My kids love to see a huge variety of treaty cereals on the counter as a surprise. For some reason, that variety pack of small cereal boxes always delights. In fact, they usually choose them when we stay in hotels that offer them at a continental breakfast.
If you need a quick easy sleepover breakfast idea for kids, just grab a variety of those fun small boxes, some milk and juice and call it a win!
Bagels and Cream Cheese
A variety of bagels and cream cheese are another big hit in our household. I like to pick up a big variety of bagels like chocolate chip, cinnamon crunch, blueberry, and cinnamon swirl before the kids wake up. I set them out with whipped cream cheese, honey nut cream cheese, and strawberry cream cheese, and peanut butter.
Add in some fruit smoothies, orange juice, and milk for a fun slumber party breakfast option.
I hope this post helps you with some easy sleepover breakfast ideas for kids the next time you are hosting! It is the perfect time to form some great memories with your kids and their friends. Keep reading for some more fun celebration and travel ideas and sign up for my free newsletter below!