Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

By May 1, 2011Cooking, Holidays

Hey Moms!! Don’t read any further…just forward this directly to your kids and hubby! Or…take a peak so you can make suggestions

Mother’s Day is next Sunday! If you are anything like me, I love for my boys and Doug to do simple things for me. I really don’t need lots of expensive gifts {of course they are always nice} but not really necessary. I think the gifts that they make are just as nice.

This Fruit Bouquet is a perfect Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed…and it’s really easy! I’ve included a larger bouquet that your hubby or older children can make and also a smaller, easier version for little ones. Let’s get started…

Fruit Bouquet Supplies:

I bought all the supplies and fruit at Walmart.

  • Glass Gems {floral/craft department}
  • Glass Container/Vase {floral/craft department}
  • Floral Foam/Styrofoam {floral/craft department}
  • Bamboo Skewers {housewares department near the kitchen gadgets}

Fruit:

Pretty much any fruit will work, whatever Mom likes. I also use a Melon Baller to make it easier.

  • Pineapple
  • Kiwi
  • Oranges
  • Grapes {green and red}
  • Strawberries
  • Honey Dew Melon

First, prepare your container. Place a layer of glass gems or stones in the bottom, cut the floral foam to fit, making sure there is room around all edges for a layer of gems. Add the floral foam and fill in sides with gems. Cut another piece of foam {if needed} and add to the top. I secured my second piece of foam to the first piece with toothpicks. Fill up the rest with gems, leaving the top open.

For the little ones, have them add fruit to the skewers {be careful though, the skewers are little sharp} And then add them to the container. Fill in with gems to cover the foam.

Then for the older kids…

  • Cut pineapple into 1/2 inch chunks, using a flower shape cookie cutter, cut pineapple. Add to skewers and top with a melon ball.
  • Melt Chocolate {I use Almond Bark found in the Baking Aisle} in microwave, dip strawberries in chocolate and place on wax paper for about 5 minutes or until set. Add to skewer.
  • Push fruit skewers into the foam. Putting some taller ones in the middle.
  • Use a pair of wire cutters to cut the skewer down a little, if needed
  • Mix Fruit Dip using cream cheese {4 oz}, 1 container of yogurt and about 1 cup of Cool Whip.

Serve to Mom with some fruit dip, a cup of her favorite tea, some magazines and pretty flowers.

Do you have Breakfast in Bed for Mother’s Day?

I’m linking to…Made by you Monday, Mingle Monday, Show Me How, Get Your Craft On, Tutorials & Tips Tuesday, What’s on your Plate, Show and Tell FridaySaturday SevensSaturday Night Special

Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation  for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own.

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