How To: Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Thinking of taking Mom to brunch on Mother’s Day? This year, consider the gift of breakfast in bed instead. Few things feel more indulgent than relaxing, unimpeded by kids or to-do lists, between bites of French toast and sips of coffee.

With that in mind, here are a few ideas to keep Mom’s special day easy-breezy!

What does Mom want?

Before making a rich, indulgent breakfast, ask yourself if this is something mom would love. Does she prefer a sweet treat or something light? Take her preferences into consideration! If she loves protein, load up the plate with or a yogurt parfait.

PROTEIN STYLE shopping list

  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Assorted Berries
  • Bacon

However, if she savors decadent foods, be prepared to make fluffy, flavorful pancakes drizzled with delicious Maple Syrup. Don’t forget the whip cream!

PRO-TIP: To prevent kitchen noise on Sunday, pre-measure all dry ingredients the night before and mix the liquids in the morning.

SAVORY STYLE shopping list

  • Pancake Mix
  • Maple Syrup
  • Assorted Berries
  • Whip Cream


Pre-Made Breakfast at Oliver’s

If you find yourself a potential contestant on Worst Cooks of America, don’t worry! Oliver’s has pre-made breakfast items that you can plate beautifully. She’ll be none the wiser!

EASY-BREEZY PRE-MADE shopping list

  • Scones & Pastries
  • Quiche
  • English Muffins & Bagels
  • Jams & Spreads

Bottoms up!

Don’t forget the essentials! If mom can’t function without her coffee or morning beverage, serve it first!


  • Coffee
  • Coffee Creamer
  • Orange Juice
  • Milk

 A mother’s job is never done – give your mom a day of relaxation this Mother’s Day, which starts with a Mom-osa bar! Elevate the traditional orange juice and champagne combo with different juices, mixers and garnishes.

ALCOHOL shopping list

  • Champagne
  • Sparkling Brut
  • Vodka
  • Gin


Don’t forget the dessert!

End on a sweet note with something sweet and savory. Splurge on something she’ll love, like Petit Fours, Macarons, or Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. These beautiful finishing touches will leave her remembering this day until next year!

SWEET TREATS shopping list

  • Petit Fours
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Macarons
  • Angel Food Shells


Plate Smart!

Before preparing mom’s indulgent breakfast, do you have a tray? Is it rimmed to catch spills? Try to use wide plates to prevent spillage and don’t fill beverages all the way to the top. Consider pouring coffee or drinks into a thermos to stay warm (or cold!)


You cook, you clean.

The last thing mom wants is to clean her breakfast mess. To avoid looking like a tornado hit the kitchen, try to clean as you go. Before anything else, clean before she gets out of bed! She’ll be happy and impressed, feeling spoiled like the queen she is!



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