28 Breakfast In Bed Ideas To Make Your Mom’s Day

It’s basically impossible to screw up Mother’s Day breakfast in bed. You could bring her a cold Pop-Tart and she’d STILL love it.

1. First step: Find a fun tray to put everything on.

Here’s where to get these:

1) Tiffany large oak breakfast tray, Habitat, $53
2) Reclaimed wood ottoman tray, Etsy, $42
3) Scandinavian print tea and breakfast tray, Etsy, $36
4) Printed wooden breakfast trays, Etsy, $34
5) Repurposed yellow chalkboard tray, Etsy, $36
6) Blue wooden chalkboard tray, Etsy, $39
7) Breakfast tray, Pottery Barn, $129
8) Fiona teak tray, DWR, $145

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2. You can DIY a cute one by lining an old suitcase lid with wallpaper scraps.

Instructions here.

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3. Or upcycling an old wooden crate.

More info here.

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4. Bento-style boxes keep things tidy.

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Next up: FOOD.

Get the recipes for these nice things here.

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5. No mom could resist her very own Dutch baby pancake.

Get the recipe for these raspberry babies here

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6. Or an individually baked egg.

Excellent for transporting upstairs. Get the recipe here.

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7. Soft-boiled is also a good egg option because you can put it in an adorable egg cup.

Here’s how to do it.

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8. Egg cups are a deeply under-appreciated genre of dish. Will you just LOOK at this tiny bird on a branch!

Buy it here.

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9. A yogurt parfait with granola is Very Nice.

Go ahead, make your own granola!

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10. Bonus points for using twee little jars.

These are baby Weck jars.

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11. Not feeling the whole “fits-in-a-cup” thing? Just stack some deliciousness on a pretty plate.

Get this recipe at Joy The Baker and check out more exciting waffle varieties over here.

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12. Or skip straight to the good stuff: dessert.

Oh gosh, hello, you tiny little berry tart!

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13. A croissant with jam and tea will make her just as happy as an elaborate meal.

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14. BREAKING NEWS: You’re The Best, Mom

Get the recipe for these almond croissants here.

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Just make sure you don’t get schmutz on the crossword.

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15. And honestly, even if you skip the whole tray deal and just bring her a doughnut, she’s still going to be pretty thrilled.

Because it’s a DOUGHNUT. In BED.

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Level 3: Beverages!

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16. Serve juice in a little bottle with a lid to prevent any spillage in transit.

Weck juice jar set, Terrain, $24

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17. Mix a non-alcoholic spritzer if mom’s not into booze before noon.

Get the recipe for this rosemary-lemon number here.

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18. Or forget temperance and get down to business.

With a rhubarb mojito, no less.

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19. Make coffee in an individual-size pot so she can refill at will.

And so you don’t have to keep carrying cups of hot coffee up and down the stairs.

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20. Serve tea in a pretty teacup that doubles as a Mother’s Day gift.

Clockwise from top left:

Evenings In Quito cup and saucer, Anthropologie, $16
Spare Stripe mug, Terrain, $24
Old Havana mug, Anthropologie, $12

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21. Ditto for the teapot.

Clockwise from top left:

My Teapot, Howkapow, $70
Daydream Teapot, Teaposy, $26 - perfect for these pretty blooming flower teas
Large Teapot, Heath, $196

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22. DIY a mug with an original mom-relevant illustration.

Moms LOVE it when you draw stuff for them! All you need to do this is a mug, pencil, paper, and a porcelain marker.

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23. Give tea and feelings at the same time with this origami teabag card.

Get it on Etsy.

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24. Whatever else is going on, flowers are key.

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25. Preferably in a pretty vase that she can keep.

These are by The Awesome Project.

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26. Flowers made out of paper are great because they last forever.

Get these on Etsy.

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27. Flowers made out of food are great because they DON’T last forever.

Get the instructions for this cute breakfast here.

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28. Balloons are great, IF you’re a ninja who can somehow arrange balloons all over a bed without waking up the person in it?

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The good news is that no matter what it looks or tastes like, the simple act of putting food on a tray and bringing it to your mother will be more than enough.

Because she loves breakfast, but she loves YOU even more.

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