Making breakfast in bed for a loved one is always a nice gesture, whether it’s for a special occasion or just to pamper them. While there’s nothing too complicated about the standard breakfast in bed, here are some quick ways to make the product of your efforts extra special.

The first thing to do is to find a small breakfast tray, preferably with legs, to serve your hand-made meal on (or store bought meal, if it’s last minute). Additionally, bring out the good cutlery. A beautifully plated meal on a beautiful plate will make breakfast just that much more delicious.

A beautiful breakfast, flowers and a newspaper arranged on a wooden tray

Next is making the actual breakfast: assemble your loved one’s favourite dish. This might be pancakes, fruit, or luchi and aloor dom. If it’s a special occasion like an anniversary or Valentine’s Day, maybe sneak in some chocolate dipped strawberries. Make sure to include  or a glass of juice or a hot cup of tea of coffee to start their day off right.

Once you’ve plated the food, it’s time to decorate the tray. If your loved one likes to read the paper first thing in the morning, roll up the day’s newspaper and place it beside the food. If they prefer TV, replace the paper with the remote. For a final touch, lay their favourite flower on the side and a card if you have one prepared for the occasion.

Now that you know how to make the perfect breakfast in bed, go forth and surprise the special people in your life.