The perfect breakfast in bed

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ROMANTIC GESTURES don’t come more classic than breakfast in bed.

It’s a subtle yet thoughtful way to show you care and really spoil the one you love. Below is a fool proof guide to pulling off this relaxed, romantic meal.

Get the timing right

Keeping your breakfast in bed plans a surprise will make the experience all the more special.

Be sure to give yourself at least an hour to get things ready. While your partner is sound asleep, all cosy and comfortable in bed, sneak off to the kitchen — have your excuse prepared in case they stir early! If possible, try to choose a menu that you can prepare in advance.

Pancakes are the perfect choice for breakfast in bed because if you’re very sneaky, you can prepare the batter ahead of time. This means on the day all you’ll have to do is cook them.

Remember the important thing about this gesture is spending time with your loved one. You don’t want to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen, only to feel too frazzled to enjoy the meal you serve up. It’s all in the gesture.

Be sure to check beverages are only 3/4 full to avoid potential spillages, and never underestimate the importance of a sturdy tray.

It’s the little things that count

Small touches can be the most romantic. Why not bring in their favourite magazine/newspaper, or a crossword to complete as they eat?

Alternatively, a well-placed flower, card or small gift makes a nice extra touch. You could also put on their favourite radio station or album to contribute to the relaxing mood.

If you’re feeling really mushy, you can look up instructions on creating heart-shaped versions of just about any breakfast food, from bacon and eggs to French toast.

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