Breakfast in Bed
A breakfast in bed is a classic way to treat someone you love. Whether you are wanting to create the picture perfect breakfast in bed for a special occasion or just wanting to show someone you love that you care about them. We have created a list on our top tips on how to create the perfect breakfast in bed meal for your special someone. This will work for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a Birthday, Valentine’s Day, or any day of the week you’re wanting to create a special treat for someone. Stick around to get all our tips on how to make it extra special, as well as some of our all time favorite breakfast in bed meals!
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Wake Up Earlier Than They Typically Do:
The best way to surprise someone with breakfast in bed is if you get started before they even wake up in the morning. This is especially important if you are cooking for someone who typically hits the ground running and has a hard time relaxing.
You want to make sure you have their coffee and food ready to go so they are not restlessly waiting in bed and instead get the joy and surprise of waking up to breakfast already being made and brought to them.
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Pick The Menu Wisely:
The meal is arguably the most important part of breakfast in bed. Which is why it is important to consider what the gift receiver will want for breakfast first and foremost. Then you can create a menu based off of something that will be easy to make, delicious, and ideally not difficult or messy to eat in bed.
If you are unsure of what they would typically enjoy to eat for breakfast, try to ask ahead of time. Or go with something simple but with variety. Perhaps you have toast, bring butter and a selection of jam to choose from. Or ask them how they like to eat their eggs. It never hurts to ask what their preference is.
Provide Caffeine Before Food:
If you have a coffee addict on your hands, make sure they get coffee while waiting for their breakfast. Especially if they are usually a coffee first thing in the morning kind of person. Making a special breakfast can often take more time than frozen waffle or cereal.
By providing their caffeine right away, it will make it easier for them to start enjoying their morning without craving their caffeine fix that they typically make for themselves first thing in the morning. Instead they can sit back and enjoy the relaxed morning while hanging out in bed.
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Not A Great Cook? No Problem!
If you are not a wonderful cook, or perhaps you find it difficult to manage making an entire meal with young children, or perhaps you just don’t have the energy you wish you would in the mornings. We highly recommend ordering breakfast in.
If you are staying in a hotel, room service is ideal for breakfast in bed. Otherwise, ordering their favorite brunch or breakfast meal to be delivered and brought to them in bed is such a great move.
Even items like a simple pastry and their favorite coffee can be a special way to start off a special day for your person.
Add A Personal Touch:
Nothing makes a gift more meaningful than making it personal. We love personal and sentimental additions to gifts because it really makes it extra special. You can always add a few flowers in a bud vase, a sentimental gift, putting on their favorite comfort movie, or perhaps their go to relaxing playlist.
However, we love the idea of writing a sweet note. All you need for this personal touch is a pen, paper, and some words from the heart. This can be a heartfelt note to your lover, or meaningful words of appreciation for a parent. Making a sentimental gesture like this really adds a layer of something special to the breakfast beyond a relaxing morning in bed.
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Of course, if they are still sleeping, letting them continue to sleep is important. Extra sleep is part of the gift of breakfast in bed. Everyone could use an extra relaxing day with extra sleep. However, once they way up, we suggest providing entertainment for them.
Put on their favorite go to relax movie. Rent that new film they have been wanting to see but haven’t bothered to pay for. Bring them their current book and put on a great playlist to read to.
This is especially important for those who have a hard time relaxing and taking it easy. Giving them something to enjoy while waiting for breakfast is a great way to help them enjoy the breakfast in bed experience. It is always a great way to make them feel extra taken care of.
It might be time to kick the TV out of the bedroom. Learn more in our post: Should You Have A TV In Your Bedroom?
Get a Tray Table!
If you are really planning ahead and wanting to do this breakfast in bed thing right, then we highly recommend investing in a solid tray table. We personally love ones with feet, handles, and a lip to help keep everything on the try securely.
Having a great tray table makes the breakfast in bed experience so much easier. You can easily carry more to the bedroom as well as having it be an easier process to eat in bed too.
We have a tray table and get a lot of use out of it. It is great for breakfast in bed occasions or when something isn’t feeling well and you are bringing them a meal to feel better. You can even use it for movie snacks and so on. Truly worth getting a good tray that works well.
Pick Drinking Glasses Wisely
If you are wanting to avoid any big spills or messes, then we highly recommend picking your glasses wisely. In fact, if you or the person you are treating with a bed and breakfast are particularly concerned about messes then cups with lids are highly recommended.
We love tumblers for cold drinks, thermoses, Yeti cups, S’well cups and so on. Anything with a lid and NOT made out of glass is going to be a preferred cup for a mess free breakfast in bed.
While you can absolutely bring a mimosa in a champagne glass for bed and breakfast, it is more likely to spill or break. Especially long stem glasses where all the weight is at the top of the glass. However, if you do prefer real glass cups. Then we recommend at the very least bringing them up separately and not trying to balance the glasses and plates on a try into the bedroom.
Clean Up The Kitchen:
Nothing ruins a relaxing morning in bed than discovering the kitchen is a huge mess. Which is why we always highly recommend that you clean up after yourself. Before you join in eating breakfast go ahead and do a full clean up. Wash and pots and pans, tools, etc and wipe off all the counters.
For extra brownie points, clean beyond how clean the kitchen was when you started. Put away any extra glasses, throw away junk mail, tidy up etc. Create a clean and peaceful kitchen, this is the extra steps that will really make breakfast in bed feel like a real treat.
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Bring Breakfast to Bed in Stages:
Once you have created the ideal breakfast, you of course then need to transport it to the bedroom. Or else it is just making breakfast. Which can be a wonderful gift too but that is not what we are aiming for here. When in doubt, bring breakfast in trips. It is most important that it gets there without tripping and spilling than it is for it to arrive all at once.
If anything, it may feel like the surprises just keep on coming. We recommend bringing the drinks first to the bedside. This is when you can tell them to sit back and relax, that breakfast is on the way. You can even bring the drinks before breakfast is done being made.
Then you can bring out any tray you plan on using before bringing out the food. This way it is all ready to go and you have a place to set the food down. Then you can bring out any gifts, flowers, or extra fun décor you have planned. By taking lots of trips to bring in the breakfast, it is less likely that you will have a big trip and make a mess of all your hard work.
Top 10 Breakfast in Bed Recipes
- French Toast
By: Oh, Sweet Basil –
French toast is a great go to breakfast in bed recipe. It combines your eggs, sweets, and fruit all into one delicious meal. It is also an incredibly simply meal to make!
Soaking some bread in an egg mixture before frying each off and then topping with just about whatever sounds delicious to you. You can even tailor them to be sweet or savory as desired. We love this recipe from Oh, Sweet Basil. However, just about any French toast recipe will do.
Click Here For The French Toast Recipe!
- Ham and Cheese Quiche
By: Chelsea’s Messy Apron –
Scrambled eggs simply are no fun for special occasions, and anything with a runny yolk is a spill risk. Which is why a quiche is such a great egg breakfast choice. It is relatively easy to make, especially if you use a frozen pie crust.) It is a compact mess free breakfast that is easy to serve and eat in bed. Plus it feels far more special than a serving of scrambled eggs.
This ham and cheese quiche from Chelsea’s Messy Apron is a great go to recipe. Simple to follow and make a delicious quiche!
Click Here For The Quiche Recipe!
- Breakfast Casserole
By: TippsInTheKitch –
Need something even easier than a quiche? Or cooking for a full house? This breakfast casserole from Tipps In The Kitch is a great recipe for you. It is as simple as combining ingredients and popping in the oven.
So simple and straightforward that anyone who can turn on an oven and crack eggs can do it.
Again, this recipe is also just so easy to make and eat in bed, it is practically mess free to eat. Which is why it is such a great recipe for breakfast in bed.
Click Here For The Breakfast Casserole Recipe!
- Sunrise Mimosas
By: Cooking with Amber: Simple Made Recipes –
This mimosa recipe from Cooking With Amber is a great way to add a little something extra to your mimosas in order to make them feel just a bit more special.
She uses a simple slash of grenadine and a garnish in order to make a simple mimosa into an Instagram worthy breakfast in bed cocktail. This also looks fantastic in a shorter glass that is more breakfast in bed friendly.
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- Strawberry and Prosecco Scones
By: Jeff Mauro
Scones and other pastries are a great breakfast in bed option, because they are so easy to eat in bed. They go great with tea and coffee as well. This scone recipe from Jeff Mauro, adds a little something extra to a standard strawberry scone recipe.
He adds a bubbly kick of Prosecco. takes a classic strawberry scone and bumps it up to the next level. The flavor of the prosecco pairs so well with the sweet strawberries. the whole recipe at foodnetwork.com.
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- Sausage Hash Brown Casserole
By: Joanna Gaines
You can find this amazing recipe in Joanna’s cookbook, Magnolia Table By: Joanna Gaines. This casserole is absolutely scrumptious, super easy, and can feed a crowd. You can even prepare everything the night before and pop in the oven the next morning if you wanted to.
This is an egg based casserole, that is packed full of golden brown potato hash browns, sausage and cheese. Every bite of this casserole is the perfect bite, with a little bit of everything. For those morning you are not eating this in bed, we highly suggest serving with your favorite salsa.
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- Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread
By: Lauren’s Latest –
This cinnamon swirl donut bread is heavenly. Oh so soft and an absolute treat to eat. Any loaf is a great option for easy breakfast in bed. Not only because it is easy to eat, but you can often make it the night before. Which means the morning of your breakfast in bed, you simply slice and enjoy.
However, this Donut Bread is so much more than your average everyday loaf. While you could bake ahead of time, this is delicious straight out of the oven.
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- Oven Baked Bacon
By: Downshiftology with Lisa Bryan –
If you are making breakfast in bed for a meat lover, then breakfast simply is not complete without bacon. However, stove top bacon can make a terrible mess and take lots of time and attention to do right. We found a recipe that will make it so much easier, oven baked bacon.
Lisa Bryan has simple directions that will absolutely change the way you cook bacon. We love the easy cleanup afterword. Much easier than cleaning a stove top covered in bacon grease.
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- Perfectly Seasoned Roast Potatoes
By: The Pretty Bee –
What is the perfect breakfast without the best breakfast side dish of all time, seasoned roast potatoes. Perfectly paired with any and all egg options.
The Pretty Bee wasn’t joking when they called these roast potatoes “perfectly seasoned” they have a bit of a kick and gorgeous color from chili powder and paprika. This is a great side dish to make your breakfast in bed feel extra special for anyone who is usually a simple bacon and eggs kind of guy or gal.
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- Whipped Coffee
By: Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons –
A standard cup of coffee brought to your loved one in bed will always be welcomed and appreciated.
However, we wanted to share this fun and trendy coffee recipe for Whipped Coffee. It is a fluffy delight and is rather easy to make. This is a fun way to make your breakfast in bed extra fun and special. It is so easy, you will want to make it over and over again.
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