DIY Birthday Party: Make Your Own Trail Mix Bar

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My kids’ birthdays are two years and two days apart. Therefore, one time a year, I’m super stressed to get their parties perfect. If you have read some of my previous posts, you know that I love their birthday parties because of all of the wonderful memories we create.

And no, I do not give them a joint birthday party.

It isn’t their fault I had them days apart. They each deserve their own party, so that’s what I do. Every. Single. Year. No exceptions.

However, instead of doing them two weekends in a row, we do them on Saturday and then the next one on Sunday.

It works best for us and for our family members that come in from out of town. Not to mention, only having to make sure the house is clean for one weekend is definitely a plus. I mean, we do have a two year old and a four year old. Our house is NEVER clean.

This year, I decided I didn’t want to spend too much money, and wanted to create the perfect parties by being as efficient as possible. Because of this, I chose to do a “Make your own trail mix bar.” Since my son had a construction truck themed birthday, we gave it the name of “Gravel Mix” to go along with the theme.

It was so easy to create and the guests loved it! This was in addition our “Build A Burger Bar.” The trail mix was a nice little complement to a fatty burger!

Trail Mix Ingredients:

  • Peanuts
  • M&Ms
  • Marshmallows
  • Banana chips
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut M&Ms
  • Chex
  • Granola
  • Pretzels

How to Create a Trail Mix Bar

Using these adorable little chalkboards, title your bar depending on the theme of your party.

Then, place your ingredients out using mini plastic clear bowls. The thing I love most about trail mix is that you can add or take away any of the ingredients to fit your style or preferences.

Now that you’ve set out the supplies, all you need to do is let guests place their desired ingredients into their won bowls.  What a fun make your own trail mix bar!

Do you have any other birthday ideas? If so, comment below!

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