10 Cute Things That Make Breakfast in Bed a Treat (Not a Mess)
Forget the spills! Here's what you need to make breakfast in bed that's neat, clean and (most important) memorable.
Eating a fluffy omelet and sipping coffee while tucked under the covers is pure bliss. But there’s always the risk of spills, drips or breakfast on the bed. How do you avoid that? Here are 10 things designed for a happy breakfast in bed experience, from a spill-proof French press to oversized cloth napkins.
KOVOT Bamboo Serving Tray
A slight bump of the elbow or knee—or a “hello” from the dog—and the legs on your breakfast tray could buckle. Get rid of that distraction altogether with this simple serving tray ($13), which has handles and 3″-high walls (in case the OJ spills).
(Put your new tray to the test with our best breakfast drinks.)
Beehive Syrup Dispenser
Putting a whole bottle of maple syrup on a breakfast tray tends to make the tray heavy. This super-cute mini dispenser ($11) takes up way less space and makes dribbling syrup over pancakes much easier. Bonus: this particular dispenser reminds us of vintage diners, thanks to its beehive design.
Need our best-ever pancake recipes? Here you go!
Mini Square Porcelain Dish
Just like with syrup, there’s no need to have a whole jar of jam or stick of butter on the breakfast tray. Use these tiny ceramic ramekins (10 for $18) for a full-service breakfast instead. Don’t limit yourself to one tasty topping: create a spread with a different homemade jam in three ramekins.
Bodum “Brazil” French Press
Some French presses have a clunky design so plunging into the carafe becomes a slippery mess, with hot water splashing all over. The Bodum design ($16) is much better—it’s a lot more stable. When you press on the stainless-steel plunger, it immediately locks into place.
“I Wheelie Like You” Vintage Latte Mug
A wide-mouthed mug (typically used for milky lattes or cappuccinos) is less likely to tip than a tall one, so go with something like this adorable bicycle-themed mug ($12).
Need inspiration for the barista in your kitchen? Share our recipes for indulgent at-home coffee shop drinks.
Le Cadeaux Madrid Plates
Ditch the dinner plate and opt for a smaller dish instead, so your tray won’t get too crowded. These pretty floral plates (4 for $34) can easily hold good-size portions for breakfast in bed, whether it’s biscuits and gravy or blueberry muffin French toast.
(For a breakfast that’s worthy of your beautiful plates, check out these B&B recipes.)
Ceramic Groove Bowls
Using a cereal bowl instead of a soup bowl makes it much easier to eat granola or cereal while in bed. That’s because it’s taller and narrower—meaning your breakfast won’t slosh over the edges. Sure to brighten up the morning, this set of six bowls ($17) is ideal for holding healthy homemade granola.
Cotton Craft Cloth Napkins
Nothing derails a good breakfast in bed like a mess on your pajamas. Take that potential mishap out of the picture with these oversized dinner napkins (12 for $16). Because they’re 38 percent larger than regular-sized dinner napkins (who knew!) they’re easy to tuck under the collar and keep drips and crumbs at bay.
Duralex Picardie 5 oz. Tumbler
A tall glass can easily get knocked over in bed. But using a smaller tumbler for your liquids will keep things more stable. (You can always stash a pitcher of OJ on the nightstand for refills.) This set of petite glasses (6 for $15) will bring a bistro vibe to your breakfast.
Lifver Ceramic Ramekins
The key to a tidy breakfast in bed is to think small. Lifver’s super-cute 4″ ramekins (6 for $15) with ruffled walls are designed for crème brûlée, but they can also be used for serving fresh strawberries with cream, creating a baked egg dish or even making our delicious oatmeal brûlée with ginger cream.
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