Mum recreates ultimate Premier Inn breakfast buffet to cheer up kids in lockdown

Stacey Brooks made her kid’s a perfect replica of Premier Inn’s breakfast buffet (Image: Jam Press)

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A mum of three has revealed how she created a classic Premier Inn breakfast buffet at home, complete with cereal dispensers, colouring books and mini condiments.

Stacey Brooks, 35, from Newport, South Wales, asked her kids what they missed most during lockdown, and was surprised to hear it was the breakfast buffet at the Premier Inn.

The family often eat at the chain on trips across the UK.

The Premier Inn typically includes bacon, eggs, sausages, hash browns, toast, mushrooms, baked beans, and continental options like cereals, pastries and spreads.

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Stacey's kids were spoilt for choice, as she provided a cooked and continental breakfast
(Image: Jam Press)

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To get the look exactly right, Stacey spent £30 on a lookalike serving tray from B&M Bargains and wooden trays from Amazon.

She even put Premier Inn stickers on her kids' doors.

Megan, 17, Josh, nine, and Harry, seven, delighted in serving themselves from the buffet.

Stacey's kids Megan, Josh and Harry told her they most missed the Premier Inn breakfast buffet
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“During a conversation with my children, I’d asked them all what they were missing most due to the current lockdown restrictions.

“My youngest son, Harry, said he missed the breakfast at the Premier Inn so I decided to create the experience for him and my other two children.

“We don’t venture abroad so we stay at Premier Inns a few times throughout the year.

“I pick places that have interesting things to do or somewhere we haven’t visited before, and Premier Inns are usually very close to these attractions.

Stacey loves creating fun things for her kids to do in lockdown
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“The kids aren’t seeing friends at all and it’s very limited with family.

“Their school has closed, their clubs and groups have finished up, so this was just to keep everybody’s spirits up and for them to have something to look forward to.

Stacey printed out Premier Inn logos
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The family often stay at Premier Inns when travelling around the country
(Image: Jam Press)

“My lovely dad printed the signs, children’s placemats and menus for me – all downloaded from the Premier Inn website.

“The buffet serving tray was bought from B&M Bargains before Christmas for £30, and I got the cereal dispenser, Nutella pots, mini jams and mini wooden trays from Amazon.

She bought silver buffet serving trays to replicate the Premier Inn experience
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The breakfast was complete with cereal dispensers and serving trays
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“I set up everything the night before so all I had to do in the morning was add the freshly cooked ingredients to the trays.”

Stacey shared their breakfast on Facebook, where she received multiple positive messages, including one calling it a "brilliant" idea.

One wrote: “I love this. I’m a waitress at a Beefeater and this has given our team a little laugh for today. Thank you. Enjoy, looks delish.” [sic]

She created a cinema setup, with a box office and giant popcorn holders
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“Wow I want to check in, looks amazing,” another person said.

This is not the first time Stacey has spoiled her kids in lockdown, previously making a movie night set-up, complete with signs for the box office and giant popcorn holders.

The characters of SpongeBob Square pants joined them for the feast
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Stacey made 'krabby patty' burgers
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They also had a SpongeBob-themed party with 'crabby patties' and appearances from the characters.

Stacey said: “I absolutely love doing things like this for my children.

“I have created numerous themed celebrations, including a rainbow party, SpongeBob party, movie nights, a funfair and Grinch party since March last year.

“I like to get the details just right when I do a theme as I think if you are going to do a job then it needs to be done well.”

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