tried to make my mother breakfast in bed once when I was kid and she dutifully sat there and ate the toast I’d prepared for her but I found out years later that she actually doesn’t really like eating in bed and would rather eat at the table – she’s not a fan of a crumbly bed. I ADORE eating (carefully) in bed and I bring my partner a smoothie or coffee in bed most mornings because I’m up before him. Sometimes I like to make it super special on weekends though and it occurred to me that it takes skill to learn how to make breakfast in bed, so I thought I’d pop together a little post for the rookies out there – here’s how to make breakfast in bed.
Put it on a tray
Usually I just fling a bowl of cereal at my partner most mornings but when I want it to be special, I’ll pop everything on a pretty tray. It makes it much easier if there are multiple items, so the lucky person who’s getting their breakfast in bed doesn’t have to juggle a bunch of cups and plates.
Make enough for two… or the whole family!
Eating food alone is kind of weird so make sure you make enough so that you and anyone else can join in. Make sure everyone has a book to read and a plate to catch the crumbs and you’re good to go.
Avoid knife and fork foods
We had an eggs benedict in bed incident once that didn’t work out well for the sheets, so we stick to spoon or finger foods. Cereal, yogurt, toast, pastries = good. Eggs, sausages, omelettes = bad.
Make it look pretty
Put a napkin on the tray and perhaps some flowers. Make sure you plate the food nicely and maybe make special breakfast muffins. It costs nothing to give someone you love a breakfast treat and they’ll never forget it if you make it look gorgeous.
Make sure your breakfast receiver likes to eat in bed
Some people are really weird about eating in bed and that’s totally cool. You can still make up a beautiful breakfast tray for them just serve it to them at the table.
Have you ever had someone make you breakfast in bed? Or is your bed strictly a no food zone?