Mother’s Day Traditions: Breakfast In Bed


Mother’s Day is your special day! And celebrating with a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed made by your family is a tradition we love! Your kids love to make you feel special and will feel proud to contribute something to your special day. Even though it might get a little messy, this fun activity is a great way to make memories in the kitchen with your loved ones! This Mother’s Day, revamp your breakfast in bed routine by taking some inspiration from some delicious breakfast ideas that the entire family will love.

Starting a Mother’s Day Tradition

Mother’s Day is so beloved because we all love our Moms. Plus, as kids, we remember the time spent together and the lasting memories that develop as we grow up. As BHG points out, traditions start early, but really create a great way to celebrate.

Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to shout out your mom for all she does. Treat her to an at-home spa day or bring her breakfast in bed, these are our favorite traditions that celebrate Mom.

So, what are some of the most common Mother’s Day traditions?

  • Family Time
  • Spa Day
  • Garden Prep
  • Host some Friends & Family
  • Flowers
  • Leave Mom Alone
  • Breakfast in Bed

Our 5 Easy Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed Ideas

At Edible, one of our favorite traditions is Mother’s Day breakfast in bed because it combines family, food and fun. To help jumpstart your tradition, the start with a plan. A few days before Mother’s Day, sit down with your kids and plan a menu, along with the necessary shopping list for your special day together. Doing this as a family starts the family time tradition a few days before Mother’s Day. Plus, the kids will love being involved in the entire planning process from start to finish. Also, give them the opportunity to suggest their own ideas, too so they remain involved and engaged. And, as they age, then they can take over this role and provide Mom with some alone time!

1. Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

A perfect combination of delicious yogurt and your favorite fresh fruit! Top off your parfait with a pineapple daisy from a sweet bouquet.

Inspiration from Gnowfglins

“As long as there’s yogurt, a selection of fruits, and some crunchy granola or nuts, you’ve got everything you need! If you have multiple fruits and a few flavored yogurts, put everything into little bowls and set up your very own sundae bar — without all the sugar. For a dairy-free version, use a dairy-free alternative like coconut milk kefir. Or for a completely sugar-free dessert, keep your yogurt plain. With this array of healthy ingredients, you can easily serve it for breakfast as well.”

Kid-friendly Tasks:

  • Gathering & organizing the assortment of fresh fruit
  • Assembling the parfaits

2. Love Bagels

Bagels are super easy to prepare! Simply add a little flavor by topping off the cream cheese with some delicious fresh strawberries. YUM!

Inspiration from Sandy Toes and Popsicles

“In a blender or food processor, add cream cheese & strawberries. Blend until full combined and strawberries are pureed. We like our chunky. Blend in a few spoonfuls of powder sugar to taste (optional). To make heart strawberries, cut off leaf tops. Then notch the center and slice. super easy!”

Kid-friendly Tasks:

  • Gathering the strawberries and rinsing them
  • Topping the bagels with strawberries

3. Heart-Shaped Eggs & Toast

Why settle for ordinary eggs and toast when you can make it even more special? Add a side of fresh fruit and you’ve got yourself a perfectly delicious meal!

Inspiration from Martha Stewart Living

“Why settle for ordinary eggs and toast when you can show your love with this version? Using a 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, remove the center of a thick slice of bread, and toast it. Melt 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Place bread slice in skillet, and cook until underside is lightly browned. Add another 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, and flip bread. Fit cookie cutter, coated with cooking spray, in bread’s cutout heart, and crack an egg into cutter. Cover skillet, and cook until egg is set, 2 to 3 minutes. Use tongs to remove cutter. Serve with toasted heart for dipping into yolk.”

Kid-friendly Tasks:

  • Use cookie cutter to cut heart shape in bread
  • Gathering and organizing fresh fruit for garnish

4. Waffle Bar

Your kids will LOVE being able to add their own creativity when topping their waffles with a waffle bar! From gathering fruit, to mixing, and organizing the toppings, this breakfast idea is a great way to get everyone involved.

Inspiration from One Sweet Appetite

“What are good toppings for waffles? THIS is the golden question. When waffles are the star of the show, you want to make sure you include items that will really compliment them. Here are just a few suggestions of what you could serve with your warm and toasty waffles. Fresh fruit. Whipped cream. Chocolate chips or chocolate sauce. Honey or syrup.”

Kid-friendly Tasks:

  • Gathering fresh fruit
  • Organizing fresh fruit and other toppings into separate dishes
  • Mixing waffle batter
  • Decorating the waffles using the toppings

5. Fresh, Hand-Crafted Fruit Arrangement

If you’re looking for a super easy and extra sweet way to enjoy a delicious Breakfast in Bed, or a sweet addition to our other breakfast ideas, you can’t go wrong with a fresh, hand-crafted fruit arrangement made with ALL your fresh fruit favorites! The kids (and YOU) will love indulging in this beautiful masterpiece.

“The best Mother’s Day gifts are often those that mom can enjoy with her family, so this Mother’s Day, consider a delicious, share-able fruit arrangement from Edible Arrangements®. Mom is sure to enjoy a beautiful fruit arrangement featuring chocolate dipped strawberries, pineapple daisies, grapes, honeydew, and more. Not only do they look amazing, but they taste great, too. Because mom will probably want to share, consider one of our larger fruit arrangements. They come with so many mouth-watering fruit pieces that a whole family could have trouble finishing it all in one sitting.”

Kid-friendly Tasks:

  • Indulge & enjoy all their fresh fruit favorites, all in one place!