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Start her special day off not just right, but perfect with a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed that everyone can be involved in. We all know mom will enjoy being served for a change, but don’t just bring in the food, present it as her present as well with some sentimental handmade gifts that go great with breakfast.
Start with the tray. Take an ordinary wood or plastic serving tray and make a collage of family pictures which she’ll uncover as she clears her plate. Everyone from youngest to oldest can get involved in choosing photos, either hard copies or printouts from the computer. Use rubber cement from a craft store to attach them-Dad, you’ll probably want to do this part, unless you have a really crafty older child in the family. If you don’t have a serving tray, or if mom is coming to the table instead of eating in bed, you can always do this same project on a plastic placemat.
Each child can make their own card from construction paper and crayons, getting as creative as their age allows. Dad, you can supervise the use of scissors and glue to make the cards as fancy as possible by cutting out pieces of ribbon or other materials and gluing them on to “trim” the cards.
You can also have a computer-savvy older child design and print out a special menu card on stiff card-stock paper with mom’s name or initials, the date and a full list of the culinary treats she is about to enjoy. It will be a personalized keepsake of this special day.
Put the finishing touches on the presentation by finding a beautiful bud vase in which to place a single rose or a few blooms of mom’s favorite flower. Bud vases can be purchases inexpensively at most home décor stores, but you can get creative with items from around your home such as, a champagne glass, a glass baby’s bottle with a pretty ribbon tied around it (a nice touch for a new mom), an empty perfume bottle, a small tin watering can, or other container.
Finally, fix the food. Wondering what is the perfect thing to serve mom on her big day? Look no further; try this delicious Orange Laced French Toast Casseroleand a beautiful Berry Parfait. If you are looking for another quick and easy alternative try this Breakfast Casserole. Take our word for it, Mom won’t believe her taste buds when you tell her you made it all yourself!