This past week my son turned 4. He asked for a party with a couple of his friends from school, doughnuts, and dragons. Clearly a young savant in terms of understanding "concept", these are definitely good criteria to build from.
On Saturday we invited a couple close family friends and three schoolmates to a "Dragons Love Donuts" brunch party. Loosely based on the book "Dragons Love Tacos", the party was about an over abundance of baked goods.
Even though it was a breakfast party, we still had cake, per request of the birthday boy. I made a chocolate cake and added doughnut sprinkles, which were actually decorated Cheerios. It wasn't as laborious as I thought, and a few went a long way.
The best part of a doughnut party? It's over before lunch and you can get on with your day. (And, of course, the leftovers!)