Alternatively, make the pancakes days ahead; place in single layer on cookie sheet. Place in the freezer until frozen solid; remove from cookie sheet and place in a resealable freezer plastic bag. Freeze until ready to use. Reheat in toaster.
Just like the pancakes, the Cheesecake Spread can be made in advance; just refrigerate until ready to use, and allow to soften about 20 minutes at room temperature so it becomes spreadable.
To make the decorative tape flags, simply trim down some wooden skewers and affix with tape. Cut pennant shapes with scissors.