Looking for a unique and easy party dessert station? We’re showing you how to put together a DIY retro cereal bar; perfect for a festive and memorable brunch, throwback party, pajama-themed soirée, or sleepover for your kids and their friends!
This post is for all of my cereal lovers out there! Because let me tell you, all parties that revolve around breakfast or brunch should have a super simple (and fun) DIY cereal bar.
I don’t know about you, but I grew up eating (and loving) cereal. My brother and I used to wake up at the crack of dawn, pour ourselves big bowls of cereal, and park ourselves in front of our favorite cartoons on the weekends. My mom and Grandma are both total cereal lovers; so in our family, cereal is a pretty big deal.
That love for me continued on into college and law school, and now, in our family home!
Retro Cereal for the Win
When Post® reached out with their highly anticipated, sweet return of Oreo® O’s and Honey Maid® Smore’s Cereals, I was totally on board. I am SO excited to have re-discovered them, and will definitely be bringing a few boxes home for my mama on our next visit. This “retro” cereal is bringing back the nostalgia of eating all of our favorite cereals when we were younger, and I wanted to help bring new sweet cereal memories to my little girls.
I decided to throw a weekend DIY retro cereal bar party for our little family. We have a Kroger right around the corner, so it was easy to grab a couple of boxes for the big event and put together a cereal station with throwback vibes. Any excuse for a party! (Even if it is just the four of us.)
A DIY cereal bar would be so cute at a brunch, throwback party, pajama-themed soirée, or sleepover for your kids and their friends!
Break out all of the best toppings and give your guests plenty of options. Have fun with it; weigh in on everyone’s cereal mash-ups and creations, and vote on whose cereal concoction is the yummiest.
For our own weekend retro cereal station, I set out our boxes of cereal, a few different kinds of milk (we’re a house mostly divided between almond milk and soy milk, but the more varieties of milk, the better), a bunch of fun toppings, cute bowls, and spoons.
Here’s exactly what we used for our cereal station, and how you can create your very own …
How to Put Together a DIY Retro Cereal Bar
What you’ll need to put together your own DIY Retro Cereal Bar:
- Boxes of your favorite cereals (we used Post Oreo® O’s and Honey Maid® S’mores cereals)
- Several kinds of milk
- Optional toppings:
- fresh berries and/or cut up fruit (like banana slices)
- mini marshmallows
- chopped almonds, peanuts, walnuts, etc.
- chocolate chips
- Cute bowls and spoons
- If you want to glam up your retro cereal bar, put the cereal and milks into cool containers, bowls with serving scoops, vintage milk bottles, etc.
- You can also label everything. I love these chalkboard labels with erasable chalk markers. (I use them for everything!)
Scarlett, who was already in love with Oreo anything, fell instantly for the Post Oreo® O’s cereal, and it’s been a big hit in our house since this sweet shoot. I, in the other hand, am pretty smitten with the Honey Maid® S’mores cereal; I mean, the crisp flavor of graham crackers, sweet marshmallows and rich chocolate – what’s not to love? I feel like a kid all over again just eating a bowl of it.
Do you have any favorite retro cereals from your childhood?
If you put together your own DIY retro cereal bar, be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi) so I can live vicariously through all of your fun parties!
Photos by Annie Timmons Photography for Glitter, Inc.