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Fun Breakfast in Bed Ideas for Mother’s Day

Fun Breakfast in Bed Ideas for Mother’s Day

Words Jennifer Billock

With Mother’s Day around the corner, help the kids show mom just how special she is with these three breakfast in bed ideas.

Mothers and mother figures do an enormous amount for their families—whether it’s making lunches in the morning, tucking the kids in at night after a long work day or serving as a one-person shuttle for music lessons and sports practice. This year, help your kids celebrate Mom or the mother figures in their lives, and show her just how much she’s appreciated. These three Mother’s Day breakfast in bed ideas are easy, quick and simple enough that the littles can join in. It’s also a great way for them to learn about food prep and basic kitchen skills—they can help design a menu, shop and do basic meal prep in a safe way.

pancakes on the griddle

Festive Pancake Stack


1 cup flour

3 tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large egg

1 cup milk of your choice

1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

1/2 cup pre-made white buttercream mixed with pink food coloring


  1. Have one child mix dry ingredients together in one bowl. In a separate bowl, have another child mix wet ingredients together.
  2. Combine the two bowls, mixing until smooth.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, and add a tablespoon of butter or oil to grease the pan. Pour a quarter of the pancake mixture into the pan. Cook until bubbles stop forming at the top of the pancake, then flip the pancake. Cook until lightly browned. Repeat three times, using the remaining batter.
  4. Allow finished pancakes to cool for five minutes.
  5. Put buttercream in a piping bag. Place one pancake on a plate, and let the kids pipe buttercream in a circle along the edge of the pancake.
  6. Place another pancake on top, and add another ring of icing.
  7. Add the third pancake, top with a frosting ring, and then place the final pancake on top.
  8. Pipe a heart onto the middle of the top pancake, and serve the stack with a side of maple syrup.

PB and J Overnight Oats


1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup unsweetened milk of your choice

1/2 cup crushed nuts of your choice (walnuts, almonds and peanuts work well)

1/2 cup sliced strawberries or grapes


  1. Combine the oats, milk and nuts in a container and seal it well. Have your child shake the container to mix them together.
  2. Add the fruit on top of the mixture.
  3. Replace the lid, and store the container in the fridge overnight.
  4. In the morning, pour the oats into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time until desired temperature is reached.
  5. Serve alongside a bouquet of flowers and a cup of coffee or glass of orange juice.
pan with fried eggs and colorful vegetables

Easy Egg Cups with Veggies


8 large eggs

1/2 cup spinach, chopped finely

1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes

4 tablespoons Italian seasoning

4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray eight silicone baking cups with nonstick spray.
  2. Crack eggs into a large measuring cup with a spout. Have the kids take turns whisking the eggs into a froth.
  3. Carefully pour the eggs halfway up each baking cup.
  4. Put the spinach, tomatoes, seasoning and cheese into small bowls, and let the kids separate the ingredients as equally as possible among the egg cups.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until set. For extra pizzazz, serve the egg cups in decorative cupcake liners.

Of course, these aren’t the only easy Mother’s Day breakfast in bed ideas. You can also try some of the other recipes we’ve featured, like heart-shaped cinnamon rolls or a quick quiche. And don’t forget about clean-up! If the kids are too small to do more of the food-oriented tasks, putting them on dish-rinsing or counter-wiping duty is a great compromise for when they want to help.

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