Egg and Soldiers: A Nostalgic Mother’s Day Breakfast Idea

When I was small, egg and soldiers was the best thing ever.

Perhaps it was the best thing I could make, especially as it’s really hard to get wrong… Anyway, making it for my mum this Mother’s Day is sure to bring back lots of good memories.

toast rack with egg cups and plates dinner table styling breakfast dinner set from debenhams polka dots green jug used as a flower vase pot boiled eggs and soldiers with seeded wholemeal toast dipping egg and soldiers yummy breakfast for mums

Polkadot plate, egg cupspolkadot jug – Ashley Thomas at Debenhams* |

Table Cloth – Prestigious Textiles*| Toast rack – gift

Whether it’s breakfast in bed or a surprise meal for your mum on mothering Sunday, make her feel special. Even something as simple as egg and soldiers can bring back lots of lovely memories of when you both enjoyed it together.

Egg & Soldiers: for delicious soft-boiled eggs boil them for 5 minutes and then cut pieces of toast into rectangles.

Now that I’m married and living in my own home it’s hard to tell my mum how much I appreciate her so making special effort, like a meal that we used to enjoy together a long time ago, will make Mother’s Day a memorable moment. We can eat and spend some time together and remember those fun times.

How to Style the Breakfast Table on Mother’s Day

A stylish table is a must too. Matching a subtle green polka dot breakfast set to a lovely yellow polka dot table cloth will brighten up any dull morning. Don’t forget to add fresh flowers to the table too and add a spring feel to the decor. Flowers are really important to me around this time too because my mum is a florist so I always associate them, and their lovely aromas, with her 🙂

What are you planning to do for your mum on Mother’s Day?

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.