Relationship Tips for a Happy Marriage Part 19: Breakfast in Bed
Serving your spouse breakfast in bed is good for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and Valentine’s Day and regular mornings too! The occasion determines how elaborate the breakfast is going to be and who going to be involved in the preparation.
For instance, the five star breakfast is perfect for Valentine’s day and anniversaries. Such a special breakfast doesn’t have to be prepared at home and can be ordered from your favorite restaurant. This way you can both relax and enjoy the breakfast.
However, if you are a good cook and can confidently whip up your partner’s favorite breakfast, go for it. It is more romantic than ordering from a restaurant and your husband or wife will definitely appreciate the effort.
Kids can chip in in the preparations for mother’s day or father’s day breakfasts. It is an opportunity for them to show their love and appreciation to their mom and dad. If the kids are young they can perform simple, manageable tasks such as squeezing oranges. This breakfast may not be elaborate but as long as the gesture comes from the heart, your partner will remember it for a long time to come.
What to Make for Breakfast in Bed
A simple, easy-to-prepare breakfast can get the point across just as well as an elaborate breakfast. Pancakes with a topping, French toast, scrambled eggs, strawberries and cream, cereal and fresh fruit are all tasty breakfast dishes that do not require too much time to prepare. They can be accompanied by a cup of coffee, fresh fruit juice or a fruit smoothie. Healthier breakfast options include scrambled egg whites, oatmeal and yogurt.
Serving the best breakfast
Use a breakfast-in-bed tray to avoid getting crumbs all over the bed. Alternatively, a table cloth spread over the bed which can serve the same purpose.
Differentiate your special breakfast from a regular breakfast by using your best china, silverware and napkins. Place some flowers in a vase or a single rose flower on the tray for that special touch. Also, if the breakfast is for a special occasion, do not forget to add a gift to the beautiful presentation.
You can make the breakfast more romantic by adding a love note to the set-up just to remind your partner how you feel about your marriage to him or her.
Also, have the morning newspaper, a magazine or your spouse’s favorite movie ready just in case he or she wakes up long before you are done preparing the breakfast. This will keep your mate entertained for as long as you need to prepare and serve their breakfast in bed.