Show loved ones how important they are by delivering a decadent breakfast in bed while they relax and start the day slowly.

By Allrecipes Editors
March 27, 2015
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Breakfast in bed is one of the ultimate ways to pamper someone you love. Whether for a Mother's Day breakfast in bed or just a slow weekend with those you love, serving the morning meal before your loved one has slipped out of the sheets is a wonderful way to express love and appreciation. Here, we share how to organize yourself to serve breakfast and bed and the best recipes for a breakfast in bed meal — no messes!

How to Plan Breakfast in Bed

The secret to a perfect breakfast in bed isn't exotic ingredients or complicated recipes — it's in planning ahead. Things to do first:

  • Decide on a menu.
  • Make a list of everything you need: ingredients, pans, tableware, and serving utensils.
  • Make a list of everything you can make the day before: Veggies and meat for omelets can be chopped and bagged; batter for muffins, pancakes, crepes, or scones will do just fine overnight under plastic wrap in the fridge.

Menu Ideas for Breakfast in Bed

Sweet Surprises for Breakfast in Bed

Little things that can make a big difference:

  • If you're serving juice, make it fresh squeezed.
  • Buy the best-quality tea and serve in a nice teapot, or grind fresh coffee beans and serve in a French press.
  • Garnish the plate with fresh fruit and herbs.
  • Pull out the linen napkins, unearth the cups with saucers, and find attractive containers to use as a cream pitcher, a sugar bowl, and a vase.
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Get the Recipe: Raspberry Almond Coffeecake

How to Have a Lovely Breakfast Out of Bed, Too

Breakfast in bed is a pampered experience, but there are other relaxing places to serve a special breakfast as well. Lay down a nice tablecloth on the table and put a vase full of fresh flowers in the middle, or have a picnic in the back yard — bring out a basket of fresh scones, fruit, and a thermos full of coffee.



Low-Maintenance Breakfast in Bed Ideas

Making a special breakfast in bed doesn't have to be a lot of work. Cut down on prep-time and cleanup by baking muffins or scones the day before. Even easier, serve bagels or pastries from a nearby bakery and put together a simple dish of fruit.

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Get the Recipe: Banana Crumb Muffins