Use craft or butcher paper to line your pancake bar. You can write on it with a permanent marker to label each ingredient, and it makes for easy clean up. Anthony Bourdain Made A Cute Pancake Bar For His Daughter's Slumber Party
DIY cupcake stands - so colorful! Get plastic wine glasses from the dollar store, fill the bottom with M&M's (or color coordinating candies) and put the cupcakes on top. I have glass sundae cups I could use. Fun way to serve cupcakes.