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How to Do the Perfect Breakfast in Bed without the Mess

Updated: Feb 28

When it comes to expressing affection on a special day or treating your partner to something truly special, few gestures rival the timeless charm of breakfast in bed. The beauty lies in its simplicity. It's an intimate and delightful experience that doesn't require a stay at a luxury hotel or the culinary prowess of a professional chef. With a few thoughtful touches, you can elevate breakfast in bed to a level of elegance, enjoyment, and mess-free indulgence that your partner will cherish.

Creating a memorable breakfast in bed experience doesn't require an extravagant spread or elaborate preparations. It's about the thoughtfulness and the intention behind the gesture, turning a simple act into a cherished moment. Whether it's a special occasion or just a leisurely weekend morning, breakfast in bed becomes a heartwarming expression of love and appreciation. Take a few steps to make sure you don't cause a mess or stain your sheets while you're doing it.

Plan ahead of time

Embarking on the journey of preparing breakfast in bed is indeed a delightful gesture, but as many have discovered, it can also be a bit tricky. Breakfast foods, with their potential for messiness, add an extra layer of complexity. The element of surprise, inherent in the charm of breakfast in bed, calls for a strategic plan to ensure the experience is as delightful for the preparer as it is for the recipient.

Successful execution begins with thoughtful planning. While the aim is to catch your loved one-off guard with a delightful breakfast surprise, a bit of foresight can go a long way in making the preparation smoother and minimizing the risk of any unexpected hiccups. Consider the recipient's preferences when selecting a dish, ensuring it's something they genuinely enjoy. However, the key here is to stick to meals that you have experience preparing.

While the allure of an elaborate feast might be tempting, breakfast in bed is one of those rare instances where quality reigns supreme over quantity. Make dishes that you are confident in executing flawlessly, and don't shy away from simplicity. As well try and avoid messier options. Runny eggs can be great, but getting egg yolk out of your custom-made sheets can be rough. A well-prepared and thoughtfully presented meal can speak volumes and create a lasting impression. 

Select containers carefully

Sheets aren’t cheap and mattresses are often a bank-breaking purchase. The last thing you need ruining your big surprise is a mimosa seeping into your memory foam mattress.

To avoid the risk of syrup-soaked sheets, it’s important to make sensible choices for your dishes and drinks. An easy way to steer clear of a mess is to keep drinks in sealable containers. A simple, but aesthetically pleasing way to go is mason jars. Their rustic look completes the elegance but also serves a practical purpose.

Keep dishes light

Waffles and pancakes can be a tempting choice when it comes to breakfast in bed, but they also come with an increased risk of mess. They also typically mean a big mess will be left behind after you finish cooking.

Instead of syrupy messy pancakes, pair your proteins with something simply. Toast, croissants, and biscuits are all great options that reduce the risk of catastrophic spills and messes on your mattress. Fruits are another simple, safe option that will pair nicely with your main course.

Ditch the streaming services

If you’re doing breakfast in bed for a partner, nothing can ruin it faster than spending the whole time binging Netflix. While it is certainty OK if you’re going for a more casual breakfast in bed. If you’re shooting for a grand romantic gesture, try replacing the TV or laptop with music or even conversation.

If you do opt for TV or a movie, pick something they like. Giving your breakfast in bed recipient time to watch their favorite movie while also being treated to a romantic gesture can add another level of attention to detail they will likely appreciate.

Invest in a tray table

Sitting in bed trying to manage several plates, bowls, and glasses is not the way to go about this. If you really want to do breakfast in bed right, it’s worth purchasing tray tables.

A tray table will make the experience more manageable and add a level of luxury to the experience that makes your partner feel like they’re being treated at a five-star hotel. It’s also a safer way to reduce the chance of a mess. Plus, next time someone in your house is sick it will make treating them to a meal in bed a painless process.

Accidents happen

If you follow all these steps and still find yourself with coffee stains on your mattress at the end of the morning, don’t stress it. Getting spills out of a mattress is a much easier process than you may think.

For any spilled drinks simply follow these steps:

  1. Cover soiled liquid with a towel to absorb any liquid

  2. Spray the area with a stain remover, preferably one with fabric-safe bleach

  3. Let the stain remover sit for at least 15 minutes

  4. Damped a sponge and rub it over the stain and then blot the stain with paper towels

  5. If the stain is still visible, repeat steps 2 through 4

  6. Use a clean towel to dry the area and turn on a ceiling fan or open a window and let the mattress dry out.

How To Protect Your Mattress

As time passes, spills and stains can accumulate on your mattress. This turns it into a potential breeding ground for unpleasant odors and unsightly blemishes. Waking up to the lingering scent of last month's breakfast is certainly not the ideal way to start the day. Maintaining the cleanliness and longevity of your mattress requires consistent care, prompt action when spills occur, and a thoughtful addition to your bedding ensemble—the custom mattress protector.

The potential for spills and stains on a mattress is a reality that many face. Whether it's a morning coffee mishap or an accidental spill during nighttime snacks, the consequences can be more than just cosmetic. Odors, allergens, and the wear and tear caused by daily use can compromise the overall comfort and hygiene of your bed. A mattress need protection from any accidents that may occur.

Regular care for your mattress involves more than just a periodic flip or rotation. Actively addressing spills and stains as soon as they happen is crucial to prevent lasting damage. However, an additional layer of defense comes in the form of a custom fitted mattress protector. This simple yet effective bedding accessory wraps around your mattress, acting as a shield against unsavory spills, dirt, allergens, and the general wear and tear that mattresses inevitably endure.

Always Use a Fitted Mattress Protector

Considering one? Our custom bedding section features a premium, soft mattress protector that is ready to prolong your mattress’ life. With some protective bedding you’ll be able to continue eating breakfast in bed without worrying about any additional cleaning.

Breakfast in bed is a great gesture to make towards a partner or just a great excuse to spend a little extra time in bed when you have the chance. With these steps, any fears of ruining your new mattress or duvet can be put to rest, allowing you to create the best breakfast in bed possible.


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