Who doesn’t want to feel like a prince/princess at least once a week with a royal start of the day: breakfast in bed. I’ve been in love with the idea that I made a pact with my husband: we do the breakfast in bed ritual every Sunday. Not just that it makes you feel like royalty, but a breakfast in bed does magic to your love life; it sparkles romance. There are tons of other reasons why breakfast in bed is the ultimate way to show affection, care and love to your partner, but just the fact that you got up earlier and made the effort to prepare it all should be enough. Plus, the smile on your partner’s face, the positive energy and the happiness he/she’ll feel at the moment of waking up is priceless.
It’s not a hard task to prepare breakfast in bed for your love; maybe just the getting up earlier part. However, this is not just serving a bowl of cereal and milk; it’s a little more than that. One thing is for sure: breakfast in bed is something everyone should experience in the course of their lives. Which is why I’ve made this short and simple guide to creating the perfect breakfast in bed experience.
First things first: the platter
When it comes to all the types of platters you can use for this purpose, the choice truly is big and a lot of people get confused and frustrated. It’s because there’s often a misconception: what your eye finds appealing and beautiful, versus what theory suggests you use. Well, that really has nothing to do with the meaning of the platter here – I’d say go with what makes you happy. If you think wooden platters are perfect for serving the breakfast in bed, then go with a fancy, vintage-looking wooden platter. If you’re more into classy, sophisticated pieces, choose something made of metal. Just make sure what you get is big enough to hold everything in place.
Bowls, cutlery and the flower
Take out the best you own! Breakfast in bed is a special occasion that asks only for the best. Depending on your style and how you perceive your partner, choose plain coloured bowls made of fancy ceramic, or something very colourful and painted if you think your partner would enjoy in it more. No need to say that the cutlery needs to be shining, right? And last but not least, the small breakfast table vase with a fresh flower in; it’s morning and there’s no better ‘good morning’ than a piece of nature along with your food. Okay, maybe the ‘good morning’ kiss, but you get the point.
And of course, the breakfast
It may be a cliché, but the English breakfast is by far my most favourite breakfast in bed option. I’m not a huge meat-eater in the morning, neither is my husband so we try to keep the meat element as rare as possible. Eggs, a few very thin pieces of bacon, tomatoes and toast bread complemented with one hot, dark and heavenly smelling coffee to instantly wake you up, and a glass of vitamins in the form of a freshly squeezed orange juice. Yummy.
Of course, all this should be wrapped up with a lot of love, positive energy and smiles. Kisses and hugs. And a very simple: “Wake up baby, I made you breakfast in bed”.