Planning a pancake day party doesn’t have to be difficult, all you need are some tasty pancakes, some guests, and of course some awesome party bags.
Pancake day is the holiday and celebration taken from the Anglo-Saxon Christian tradition of Shrove Tuesday. The date of Shrove Tuesday can vary between February 3rd and March 9th. This is because it always falls 47 days before Easter, as Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian time of fasting known as Lent.
As Lent was a 40 day period of fasting, Shrove Tuesday is a feast day, in which Christians confess their sins and are “Shriven” an old verb meaning to be absolved of their sins. The reason why pancakes are eaten on Shrove Tuesday is because it’s the last opportunity to use eggs and fats before the fasting period, and a pancake is a great way to use both ingredients. However, there is also a religious significance to the pancake, the eggs represent creation, the flour represents the staff of life, salt wholesomeness, and milk represents purity.
Did You Know? Every year in Buckinghamshire, there is a pancake race held where women run 415 yards with a frying pan tossing their pancake. This race has been held every year since 1445, and whilst nowadays men can also participate in the race, they have to follow the same dress code as the women; they must wear a scarf and an apron.
If you’re looking to make your own pancakes on pancake day, you’ll first need to decide what type of pancakes you’re going to make; two of the most popular choices are the American style pancakes and the French style pancakes (also known as crepes).
The American style pancake is fluffy and best served around brunch or breakfast time. They can be paired with both sweet and savoury items including chocolate and crispy bacon. All you need to make American style pancakes is some flour, some baking powder, caster sugar, eggs, butter, milk, and oil for cooking; along with your chosen toppings. One delicious idea for toppings could be to add chocolate and strawberries as you’re cooking your pancake, so that the flavours of both the chocolate and the strawberries mix with your tasty pancakes.
If you’re making French style pancakes (crepes), are significantly thinner when compared to American style pancakes, but many people prefer them, due to their skinnier style. They require fewer ingredients when compared to the American style pancakes, so they’re arguably he better choice for those unsure about their cooking skills. In order to make crepes for pancake day, all you need is plain flour, eggs, semi-skimmed milk, oil, and salt.
However, regardless of what pancakes you make, remember the number one tip.
Never Ever Flip Your Pancakes.
Organising party games can be very tricky especially if you’re spending most of your time planning the pancakes for Shrove Tuesday, additionally with all the poor weather we’ve been having of late; it’s a good idea to choose an indoor activity so that it won’t be spoiled by rain. That’s why we recommend buying a readymade pass the parcel. This means that you can spend more time focusing on other areas of the party, such as getting the ingredients for those delicious pancakes. So, browse through our online store, we have a wide range of readymade pass the parcels to choose from available in a selection of different themes.
With regards to party bags, we have a diverse selection of pre-filled party bags in a variety of different themes available for purchase on our online store. They’re the ideal choice if you’re in a rush or if you would just prefer to spend more time with your children and less time organising the party. You can order goodie bags for all the children attending the party in just a few clicks. We have over five hundred readymade party bags to choose from on our online store; here at All About Party Bags, we’re all about the party bags.
However, we also understand that some parents love making party bags just as much as we do. So if you would like to get crafty and make your own party bags, we have a fantastic collection of party bag fillers to browse on our online store. There’s over a thousand gifts and treats in a diverse collection different themes. We also have lots of awesome loot bags to choose from as well, so you can find everything you need to build your own party bags in one place.
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