14 Easy Breakfast in Bed Ideas for Mother’s Day
Looking for something so easy that your kids can prepare it for Mom?
Grab some aprons and get ready to create a kid-friendly culinary masterpiece.
The editors of My Kids’ Adventures searched the Internet for quick, simple morning meals you and your kids can make together to surprise Mom on her special day.
In this article I’ll share our 14 favorite easy breakfast-in-bed recipes that kids will love to create and moms will enjoy eating. (Because those two things aren’t always the same!)
Why Make Breakfast in Bed for Mother’s Day?
Breakfast in bed is a time-honored tradition on Mom’s designated day of rest and relaxation. What could be better than sleeping in a little late and having breakfast served to you by your favorite people?
Kids love to prepare something special for Mom, and moms love the thoughtful gesture—although sometimes the meal kids choose is a bit too sweet for her taste or too complicated for their kitchen skills, no matter how much help they get from Dad!
Check out this recipe roundup for a variety of breakfast-in-bed options that are fun, easy to make and enjoyable to eat.
Whether Mom prefers a traditional breakfast of eggs or pancakes, a light breakfast of fruit and yogurt or a variation of her favorite bagels, you’re sure to find something just right for her.
Look through the list with your kids and choose something fun to make together.
She calls it a Valentine’s Day breakfast, but we think it’s perfect for Mother’s Day, too. Check out Tiffany’s secret for making ketchup hearts to embellish the eggs. (Hint: Grab a few extra ketchup packets next time you have fast food for lunch.)
Younger kids can help make the toast to accompany Mom’s egg. When you cut it into thin strips, it may remind them of their favorite chicken fingers with sauce, but I assure you, this breakfast is all grown up and perfect for Mom.
Bagels are a quick favorite and come in a variety of flavors to suit any taste. If you have a busy Mother’s Day planned, grab some bagels and Mom’s favorite nut butter or cream cheese for an easy breakfast on the go.
For a more leisurely breakfast in bed, try one of these bagel variations:
This unique Bagel Quiche recipe from Lori Lange at Recipe Girl could be considered either a bagel or an egg (or a quiche). However you classify it, it’s a fun and simple meal your family can make together for Mom.
Kids love to pick out the bagel innards to make room for eggs you bake right in the bagel shell. We love the ability to add whatever meats, cheeses or vegetables Mom likes best to give her a breakfast she’ll truly enjoy.
For a simpler take on bagels for breakfast, prepare this no-bake Berry Flower Mother’s Day Bagel from Krissy Sherman Bonning at B-Inspired Mama! and you’ll give mom flowers and breakfast in bed all in one!
It’s fun to create art out of food. There are so many shapes and colors you can use. Set out a few kinds of sliced fruits and encourage the kids to make something pretty (and tasty) for Mom on her special day.
Did you ever notice that sliced strawberries look like little red hearts? Decorate Mom’s plate with strawberry hearts and show her how you feel about her on Mother’s Day.
Make Mom a smoothie for breakfast in bed and give her a great start to the day. Smoothies are easy to make with kids, they’re packed full of good, healthy stuff and there are infinite combinations you can create.
We found two special kid-friendly smoothie recipes that will make you smile and a tasty green one for a healthy burst of vitamins. Or check this infographic from Super Skinny Me for easy instructions on how to make a perfect smoothie every time.
Did you ever go to Orange Julius as a kid? The creamy orange goodness was always a special treat. Kristy at Sweet Treats and More shared this recipe so you can make an Orange Julius-inspired Smoothie in your own kitchen—no trip to the mall required!
Remind Mom of her own childhood with this sweet breakfast drink and introduce the frothy orange goodness to the next generation.
Give Mom a healthy version of her favorite ice cream sundae when you make this Banana Split Smoothie from Corey Valley at She Knows. Breakfast in bed will be extra-special with this sweet, simple-to-make drink.
Kids will get a giggle when they make Mom a banana split for breakfast. What a fun way to start the day!
Whatever kind of smoothie you make for Mom, play a taste-test game: ask her to guess what kinds of fruits and vegetables are in her special drink.
Pancakes are lots of fun to make with kids and boxed pancake mixes make them easy and quick. Try these two cute variations that will start Mom’s day with some sunshine.
Make tiny little pancakes, add some fruit and let your kids stick skewers through it all for a breakfast treat that’s almost as much fun to make as it is to eat. Bree Hester of Baked Bree shared instructions for Strawberry Pancake Skewers on the Betty Crocker website.
Mom will love the clever presentation of these pancakes on a stick. You and your kids will have fun making them.
Flowers, fruit, eggs and pancakes—this recipe has it all for an easy breakfast in bed and a cute way to celebrate Mother’s Day.
A parfait may look like a sweet dessert, but it’s a perfect treat for breakfast. And they’re super easy! Just start with some delicious yogurt with fruit on top. You can also layer in granola or other baked foods like waffles! To make your parfait extra-flavorful, mix in some cream cheese and a small amount of honey with the yogurt. Yum!
Kids love to help spoon the ingredients into layers. Be sure to use a clear glass dish so you can see the colorful striped results.
We found three delicious parfait recipes Mom is sure to enjoy. Whichever option you choose, we think parfaits are a great breakfast-in-bed option because they’re beautiful, delicious, full of foods kids love and they’re so easy to make.
#6: Bonus Breakfast—Fruit Bouquet
This adorable fruit bouquet from Liz at Hoosier Homemade may take a little more time to prepare than the other recipes featured in this article, but it was too cute not to share. Create a special Fruit Bouquet for Mom’s breakfast in bed.
What a unique way to give Mom flowers on Mother’s Day! She’ll enjoy these flowers the kids make themselves, especially when they’re flowers she can eat!
Some Final Thoughts…
Breakfast in bed is a wonderful way to honor Mom and set the tone for the day that’s all about her. Any of the recipes in this article will be fun and easy to make with your kids, and Mom will love it. So pick one or two (or all of them—make it a monthly tradition that goes beyond Mother’s Day itself) and enjoy a cooking adventure with your kids.
(Just be sure to clean up the kitchen when you’re through! Nothing spoils Mom’s fun like a mess she has to clean up on her special day.)
What do you think? Does your family have a favorite food to make Mom for breakfast in bed? What are your Mother’s Day traditions? Share your stories and photos in the comments below.
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Jennifer Ballard is the associate editor for My Kids’ Adventures where her past experience as a Cubmaster, birthday party entrepreneur, marketing writer and mom of two boys fits together and finds relevance. Other posts by Jennifer Ballard »