Published September 03, 2010 by
A perfect sentiment for any occasion - or no occasion at all - is making someone breakfast in bed! You don't have to be a master chef to pull this off. Here are some tips on creating a great surprise for someone you care about.
1. Plan Ahead - Think about what things they love to eat. Are they really into omelets filled with cheese and ham, or maybe they love fruit-topped waffles instead? Either way, create a meal plan and make sure you have all the ingredients on hand. Some things may be able to be prepared the day before like mixing the ingredients for an egg bake or cutting up fresh fruit. You don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen the morning of the surprise!
2. Setting the Scene - Make sure you have a good way to serve the breakfast. A large serving tray works best. To make things really special use your best dishes and linen napkins. A fresh-cut flower in a small vase is also a nice added touch.
3. Buy pre-made - If pastries are on your menu, but you don't have a lot of time to bake, you can purchase them from your favorite bakery. Things like muffins and scones can be bought fresh and served with your breakfast.
If the idea of breakfast in bed appeals to you but your loved one lives far away, we offer breakfast baskets and muffin gifts that would just as nicely send your message of care! Check out our selection, including those below, at All About Gifts & Gift Baskets.