Breakfast in bed is one of the best surprises you can whip up for the person you love. Whether this decadent treat is being prepared for an anniversary or as weekend surprise, you want to make sure it goes off without a hitch. We’ve put together the recipe for the ultimate breakfast in bed – it’s up to you to decide what your honey will like best.

Drinks

No breakfast in bed tray is complete without a beverage. Maybe your partner is a coffee addict who won’t even be able to appreciate the rest of the spread before that first sip of caffeine. If that’s the case, consider stepping up your coffee game. Try making a fragrant cup of this essential morning drink with a French press or try out a different K-Cup flavor in your Keurig.

Coffee isn’t the only breakfast in bed essential. Mix up a mean Bloody Mary or mimosa to make brunch just a little bit boozy. Martha Stewart, naturally, has some excellent suggestions for brunch cocktails.

If you’re looking for a more low-key beverage, remember you can never go wrong with a glass of fresh orange juice.

The Main Dish

For those of you who have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to make sure you don’t eat all of the ingredients before the tray makes it to the bedroom. Strawberry Nutella French toast roll ups sound deceptively complicated, but with the instructions from RecipeTin Eats you’ll be done in just 15 minutes. If your soon-to-be-spoiled significant other is a lover of the breakfast classics, try your hand at this simple cinnamon roll recipe from the Minimalist Baker. These sinfully delicious rolls also happen to be vegan.

Breakfast doesn’t have to be sweet. Explore the savory side of things with a classic egg dish like this potato and cheese omelet, recipe from Saveur. For the more practiced chef, this ham and cheese waffles recipe from Bon Appétit could be perfect.

Sides

Homemade scones are hard to beat, and because we’re flower-obsessed, we especially love the floral notes of Joy the Baker’s Lavender Blackberry Scones. If you’re in a pinch, you can easily stash fresh muffins or scones from your favorite bakery in the freezer, and warm them up in the oven while you’re prepping the rest of the breakfast. We’ve been known to freeze a dozen fresh bagels from Black Seed–ask to have them sliced–for an easy toaster trick.

For those of us who love bacon, the next recipe is a must-have. Pick up some thick-cut bacon and maple syrup to make these maple-glazed bacon strips, as described by Williams-Sonoma.

If all else fails, a side of fresh fruit will be the perfect complement to any of the breakfast dishes you’ve created. Fruits that come into season during the fall include apples, cranberries, grapes, pears, pomegranates and more.

Decoration

You’ll need a tray! May we suggest this elegant, deco-inspired one from West Elm?

Last, but certainly not least, you’ll want to add a special touch. Our Pick Me Up arrangement, a bouquet of exquisite roses, comes in gold, white, yellow, pink, purple and red. Add these fragrant flowers alongside the coffee and cocktails for the perfect breakfast in bed.

Happy cooking – and eating!

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