Every time I hear “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” my red editor’s pen wants to play. The quote should really be “Breakfast is the most important and delicious meal of the day.” It’s why I look forward to Saturday mornings: I can brew coffee, chop veggies for an omelet, sweeten the deal with a muffin, and truly enjoy every moment of my prep.
So when I found out February is National Hot Breakfast Month, I knew I had to plan for the occasion with a breakfast bar! Think of it like a potluck, but with a breakfast theme. Food is my favorite way to wind down with friends, and my biggest smiles happen over coffee (and bacon).
Ready to host a breakfast bar of your own? Check out these ideas for a stylish setup:
IKEA 365+ mug
We eat with our eyes, remember? Whether you prefer tea or coffee, there’s something mesmerizing about watching milk and cream swirl in a glass mug.
No other meal of the day includes a rainbow of color quite like breakfast, so you’ll need plates and bowls that help those hues shine. The BEHAGA series creates a soft, artistic backdrop for fruits and spreads.
Trays are a versatile and sleek way to keep things organized throughout your home. For a breakfast bar, use the KLACK tray to stack silverware, line up juices and champagne for mimosas, or layer sweet treats like cookies and scones. Presentation is key!
If you’re not the fresh flowers type (like me), a simple touch of themed décor goes a long way. This set of menus will make your guests feel like they’re dining at a chic Italian café!
What are your must-haves for breakfast? Tell us in the comments!
Guest Blogger: Elise Montalvo
Elise studied Journalism and New Media at Towson University. She’s worked in local news, magazines, marketing and the wedding industry, but writing and social media have been the constants of her career. She began her IKEA journey as a Social Media and Recruitment intern with the HRSC, where she fell in love with the company’s dedication to leadership and development. She joined the Social Media team six months later, where she currently works.
Outside of IKEA, Elise indulges in photography, American history and literature, collecting coffee mugs, Ina Garten recipes and corgis. She can usually be found in the sunniest spot of her house reading long-form journalism online or updating the teen fiction story she hopes to publish one day.
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