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How to Make Breakfast in Bed for Your Mom

Make your mom smile by serving her breakfast in bed.


  • Step 1: Pick mom’s favorite Pick one of mom’s favorite breakfast foods. Cereal? A frozen waffle? Toast with jelly? Remember, leaving a big mess in the kitchen won’t be a very nice gift for her!
  • TIP: If you need to use the toaster or microwave, ask your dad or an older brother or sister to help you.
  • Step 2: Make a menu Take a piece of colored construction paper and write a fancy menu for the tray, including the date. It will be a nice keepsake for Mom.
  • Step 3: Prepare the tray Before you get the food ready, prepare the tray. Spread a cloth napkin or a clean dish towel on the tray. Add a napkin and Mom’s good cutlery.
  • Step 4: Add a flower Add a flower. If you can’t pick a fresh one, see if there’s a fake arrangement in the house that you can pluck one from. Put it in a bud vase, if you have one. If not, a tall drinking glass will do just as nicely.
  • TIP: Don’t serve breakfast too early—part of your present should be letting Mom sleep in!
  • Step 5: Pour juice Pour mom a small glass of juice and put it on the tray.
  • Step 6: Add extras Add whatever extras mom may need—pats of butter, a tiny pot of jam, a small pitcher of syrup. If you have someone older helping you, heating the syrup is a nice touch.
  • TIP: If you’re including butter, cut a pat and then use a cheese spreader to cut it into a heart shape.
  • Step 7: Prepare the food When everything else is in place, prepare the food. You want to make sure you can serve it warm—unless cold cereal is on the menu, of course!
  • Step 8: Sit with Mom Sit with Mom as she enjoys her breakfast in bed. The only thing Moms like better than breakfast in bed is spending time with you!
  • FACT: One-quarter of moms say they’d love breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day.

You Will Need

  • Breakfast food
  • A piece of construction paper
  • A pen or magic marker
  • A tray
  • Two cloth napkins
  • Plate or bowl
  • Utensils
  • A flower
  • real or fake
  • A bud vase or tall glass
  • A clean dishtowel
  • A cheese spreader

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