Today, we’re sharing a simple breakfast in bed picnic for Mother’s Day idea!
Did you guys ever make your Mom breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day when you were little?
I was in the kitchen the other day making lunch when I had this flashback of waking up early on Mother’s Day with my sisters to make our Mom a special breakfast.
Our Breakfast in Bed Picnic Inspiration…
We were so little we weren’t allowed to use anything sharp or turn on the stove.
But on this particular Mother’s Day, we decided we would make my Mom a hearty breakfast of cereal and cinnamon toast with grape jelly.
We divided up all the jobs so everyone could take part. And while one person was slathering jelly on the toast, someone else was pouring milk into four bowls.
I was putting orange juice in a carafe because touching the coffee percolator was on the “no no” list.
We let my Mom sleep in until 7:30 am. Then proceeded to walk into her bedroom with our breakfast tray.
Given we were three prissy girls, we pulled out all the stops ?
We brought my Mom a fabulous breakfast in bed picnic complete with pretty napkins, vintage china, cards made with markers and gifts we had handmade at school that week.
I probably don’t have to tell you that by the time we actually made it to the bed, milk and juice had “tipped” out of the bowls. And jelly had dripped a sticky pathway from the door to the bed.
Of course, my Mom was gracious and acted like it was the best breakfast she had ever had.
She complimented us on what fine hostesses we were. And made special mention of how we had made her proud remembering to add pretty details like cloth napkins and flowered china.
We snuggled and giggled and ate like kings that morning completely forgetting what a massive mess we had left in the kitchen.
Graciousness Is an Art Form…
Looking back, my mom probably wanted to cry when she finally wandered into the kitchen. There was SO much to clean up.
If she was upset, she certainly did not show it.
Graciousness is such an art form, right?
Having a breakfast in bed picnic is fun anytime of the year but especially around birthdays and holidays like Mother’s Day.
It’s a simple way to make fun memories without making a big mess or having to clean one up.
Here are a few tips on how to create an easy breakfast in bed picnic for Mother’s Day or any morning you want to make feel special…
Keep the Menu Simple
Limit the menu to just a few simple items can be easily made and eaten without a lot of extra fuss.
Buy or Make Easy Breakfast Foods in Advance
Consider buying several breakfast foods in advance from your local bakery or specialty shop to help save time and cut down on having a messy kitchen.
Prep & Pack Your Picnic Basket Essentials the Night Before
Another time saving trick is to prep and pack as breafast in bed picnic basket essentials as you can the night before.
Depending on your menu, you likely won’t be able to pack any food in advance. That said, you can easily pack pretty plates, napkins, eating utensils and wrap gifts ahead of time.
Remember to Add a Blanket or Throw
While this is technically a simple breakfast in bed picnic for Mother’s Day idea, you can honestly create something similar and take it to the beach, the lake, park or even a field full of gorgeous flowers if you’re able.
Besides, even if you do decide to have this picnic bed, you don’t want to get crummies on your sheets ?
Don’t Forget the Pillows
You’ll definitely want to be propped up and comfortable while eating so you if you don’t have a lot of pillows on the bed bring some in for the picnic.
Music Is A Must
Whether you find the perfect spot indoors or out, music adds a fun ambiance to any event.
We have a home speaker system that we really enjoy. But if you don’t have one of those just cue up Pandora, Spotify or ask Alexa to play your favorite station.
Amos Lee Radio on Pandora and Mellow Folk on Amazon are two of our favorites because they both have a coffee house music vibe.
Finding Simple Ways to Celebrate Each Day
As I get older, I’m realizing more and more it’s the simplest things in life that make me happy. A trip to Fresh Market for supplies, vintage details and a few hours of uninterrupted time…. does it get any better?
No matter if you decide to treat your Mom breakfast in bed picnic, snuggle the littles or create something special, take the time to show the people in your life you care about them.
Gestures of kindness no matter how big or small will always be worth celebrating.
Let us know how you decide to try this simple breakfast in bed picnic for Mother’s Day!
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