If I am lucky, I usually score breakfast in bed twice a year – on Mother’s Day and my birthday (both of which usually fall in the same week!). I usually need to do some pre-planning (such as stock up on croissants etc) to ensure a lovely breakfast. Of course, now that Sarah is very capable in the kitchen, she often whips up something special.
When I was shopping at Target last week, I spotted some sweet Valentine’s inspired coffee mugs and heart shaped plates. This got me to thinking that a Valentine’s Day breakfast in bed would be a great way to start the day. To make it really easy for Mr Sugar, I have the tray all decorated and ready to go.
I gave some plain white cotton napkins, a Valentine’s make-over. I raided my ribbon stash and found three co-ordinating ribbons – white grosgrain, red polka dot, and gingham hearts.
I cut the ribbons so that they were the 1 inch longer than the width of the napkin. The ribbons were pinned 1/2 inch from the bottom edge of the napkin and stitched in place, approximately 1/8 inch apart. At each end, 1/2 inch of ribbon was tucked under.
A white tray was lined with a pink tea towel and the Valentines napkin. The new Valentines coffee mug and plate are all washed and ready for brekkie.
We found a sweet red polka dot porcelain spoon at Minipla (in Japan) which will be perfect for spooning some jam on our croissants.