One of the highlights of taking a vacation is having a deluxe breakfast in bed. With travel still being somewhat limited this year, it can feel like you won’t get the joy of a resort-like, deluxe breakfast in bed for a long time. With a little bit of pre-planning, though, you can enjoy an amazing breakfast in bed that is sure to be a hit. Even better, you can enjoy some of your favorite breakfast treats and customize the experience. Here are a few tips for planning a deluxe breakfast in bed.
Planning a Deluxe Breakfast in Bed
Start with the Bedding and Robe
While traditional bedding can work for breakfast just any day, it can help to have a deluxe breakfast if you bring out special bedding. This may sound small but it can be the first step to a luxurious breakfast in bed you won’t forget. Not only will it set the scene for luxury, but it will make a great gift during the holidays. Think of your favorite luxury hotel experience, and surely the bedding was memorable. Picking out fresh bedding can be a way to start the experience the night before. Here are a few tips for picking out the bedding and robes you will use.
Pick new high-quality sheets – High-quality sheets can be the first step to a good night’s sleep and the perfect breakfast in bed. Opt for either high thread count sheets or a comfortable set of silk sheets.
Get soft and comfortable blankets – Not only do you need comfortable sheets, you definitely need to add on soft and comfortable blankets. It can be nice to have a few throw blankets as well in case you want to use those in place of a large comforter.
Add more pillows that you think you need – When you sit up in bed it can help to have fluffy pillows to rest on as you enjoy your deluxe breakfast in bed. Down pillows can be fantastic for this purpose but memory foam is another great option.
Pick out a luxury robe – A soft fluffy robe is a part of the luxury resort experience. Pick out luxury robes to enjoy your breakfast in and you are sure to feel like you are on vacation.
Preparing the Table and Dishes
Another special part of a deluxe breakfast on vacation is the chic table they are served on and the dishes used. Nothing says luxury like a high-end table for the bed or elegant dishes. This might mean picking up new dishes or grabbing the good china reserve for special occasions. Items such as a teapot or glass pitcher for drinks can enhance the entire experience. Here are a few tips for preparing the table and dishes.
Picking a table or serving tray – When planning for your deluxe breakfast in bed, you will want to take some time to pick a special table or tray. Find a table or tray that mirrors the sophisticated feel you remember from your vacation.
Selecting dishes – If you have fancy dishes or china, this would be the time to use these items for a luxury meal you will never forget.
Add small touches – If you can’t pick out an entirely new set of dishes, it can help to add small touches. Items like a teapot, fancy cutlery, or a glass pitcher for orange juice can make things special. Find small items you can add to the breakfast to make it more high-end.
Include flowers – Flowers can add a fresh touch to the table. This is a simple way to add a more deluxe touch to your breakfast in bed. Using a small vase with a few flowers can be enough or you can use a larger bouquet on a bedside table.
Try New Recipes for Breakfast
If you are going to make a deluxe breakfast it may be time to try a new recipe. Creating a breakfast that feels like a vacation will include making food you may have never made before. There are some items you can make easily such as sliced fresh fruit or berries. There are also special drinks you can make to accompany your meal. We have a few tips and 2 special pancake recipes that are sure to take your breakfast in bed to the next level.
Create a special breakfast drink – Items like orange juice and hot tea can be an easy option for your deluxe breakfast in bed. If you want to add a special touch, create a breakfast mixed drink or a breakfast punch. A specialty coffee drink can also provide a luxurious experience.
Don’t forget the toppings – When serving items like pancakes, bread, or potatoes you will want to make sure to include any toppings you might need. This could include an organic Grade A maple syrup, sliced fruit, jams, or other toppings.
Prepare or order special items in – If there is a special item you know you or your partner would enjoy, be willing to prepare or order that item from a shop or restaurant nearby. A glazed breakfast ham or Canadian bacon can enhance the dining. The experience isn’t about making everything from scratch. It’s about making a special breakfast you can enjoy together.
Have seconds on standby – You may find that you enjoy certain items more than you expected. Have extra portions on standby in the room in case you decide you want more. This will help you to enjoy an added portion without taking away the magic of a home travel experience.
Chocolate Protein Pancakes
If you are looking for a delicious recipe for pancakes to serve as part of your luxury breakfast experience, chocolate protein pancakes are one of our favorites.
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
2 bananas (ripe)
½ cup protein powder (chocolate)
1 tbsp coconut oil
In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Then add in the eggs and protein powder. Mix well until a batter forms.
Melt the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, pour pancake batter into the skillet about ¼ cup at a time. Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes or until browned. Enjoy!