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Self-Serve Cereal Bar

Hosting a brunch for family or friends can be tricky, so keep it simple and fun with a cereal bar... minimal prep and zero cook time required! This pretty and practical display is perfect if you’re hosting kids for a sleepover, or simply throwing a breakfast bash. Your guests are able to scoop their own cereal, mix a few options, and top it off with milk for a tasty and fun start to the morning.

Shop at Dollar Tree – Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Serving Bowls
  • Serving Scoops
  • Pitcher (for Milk)
  • Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Milk
  • Various Cereals
  • Small Picture Frame
  • Dry-Erase Marker
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Hole Punch (optional)

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. The day before your Cereal Bar Party, open each cereal box, but leave the bag of cereal intact. Using a drawn bunting pattern (can be a triangle or bunting shape), trace the shape over the top of the cereal box (see image #1). Using scissors, cut out the bunting shape and discard the remaining box. Repeat tracing and cutting of each cereal box.
  2. Once all shapes are cut (see image #2), cut or punch two holes on the left and right sides of each shape and string them together on one long strand. This banner can be hung above your cereal bar to identify which cereal is placed below it.
  3. Cut the blank sheet of paper according to the frame size and place inside the frame. Using the dry-erase marker, write on the glass of the frame in order to direct your guests — “Cereal Bar!”, “Help yourself!”, or “Pour yourself a bowl!”
  4. Set this display frame at the beginning of your cereal bar, along with bowls and spoons for guests.
  5. Pour each cereal into its own serving bowl, add a scoop for serving, and place the bowl along your bar (see image below).
  6. Pour chilled milk into your pitcher just before your guests arrive, or place the pitcher in a bucket of ice to keep it cool.
  7. Allow your guests to serve themselves a bowl!