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Video:How to Make Breakfast in Bed

with Jonathon Stewart

Celebrating an anniversary or birthday, or just want to show some love? Start the day, or your loved one's day, off in style with breakfast in bed.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Breakfast in Bed

There's no better way to say "I love you" first thing in the morning than by serving breakfast in bed -- even if you're just saying it to yourself.

Hey guys! Jonathon Stewart here for About.com. Let's face it, room service in hotels around the world do a booming business for a reason. Having your morning meal served to you in the sack is a pretty sweet way to kick off your day.

Whether you're treating yourself or someone special, here are a few tips to ensure your breakfast in bed is a blast. Check it out:

Select a Tray

Start by setting out a sturdy tray or moveable flat surface. Even if it's just a cookie sheet, you can dress it up with a large napkin or a nicely folded small tablecloth. Once the stage is set, it's time to think about what's going on the tray and eventually into your stomach.

Obviously, this is going to largely depend on what you like to eat in the morning, or what your bed partner likes to eat in the morning, but here are some ideas to get you going in the right direction. And don't be afraid to get jiggy with it.

Create the Breakfast Menu

Eggs, toast, and coffee or tea are traditional choices for the all-American breakfast, but why not mix it up with some frozen berries, a banana, pineapple, and milk in a blender for a yummy fruit smoothie?

Smoked salmon with a dollop of Dijon mustard provides a high protein start to your day, and yogurt with a pinch of flax seed is delicious and nutritious. OJ is your standard tasty beverage, and you can always add a little champagne if there's something to celebrate.

No-Cooking Solutions for Breakfast

Or even if all you're celebrating is the love flower in your soul. Keep in mind, you don't necessarily have to stress about cooking an entire gourmet meal if you're all thumbs in the kitchen.

Sometimes, just waking up early and swinging by your local bakery-cafe to grab a coffee and muffin for your loved one to wake up to, is just as nice a surprise as the most elegant eggs benedict.

Add Special Touches to the Breakfast Tray

When putting together your bedside tray, don't forget the little things: flowers, your best silverware, salt and pepper, cream and sugar, maybe even something to read.

A nicely folded napkin will complete the tray, and don't forget to add a little something for you, if you're planning breakfast in bed for two. Make sure your phone is unplugged and the kids are off to school, and all that's left to do is enjoy.

And don't forget to wake your subject gently. It gets a little tougher if you have to start out by serving breakfast on the wrong side of the bed..

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