Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Themed Snacks and Bentos


After finally making it off the naughty list ;) I am joining another Bento Bloggers and Friends Blog Hop, this time as part of Week 2 of the Holiday Ho Ho Hop Series. So, after checking out my Christmas bentos below, be sure to click on the Hop button to see what everyone else has been packing this month.

My daughter has still been wanting to take lunches themed around the letter of the week in her kindergarten class, so I have been limited in my ability to sneak holiday items into her lunches. Most of my Christmas themed packing has been in her afternoon snacks, so I will share a few of those.


One day, she took a gingerbread man themed snack. She had raspberries and blueberries with gingerbread man picks from a Dollar Tree game, a Pepperidge Farm gingerbread cookie, a cheddar cheese gingerbread man, and two gingerbread people holding gumdrops. This was packed in a single layer of our Lego bento box.



Candy canes were the theme for another day. She had candy-cane shaped cheddar cheese, candy cane Life-Saver gummies, yogurt covered pretzels, blueberries and raspberries on candy cane picks, and a candy cane shortbread cookie above a few more pretzels.


On another day, I packed raspberries and blackberries with a snowman pick, a few snowman SweeTarts, some yogurt covered pretzels, and peanut butter on snowflake shaped Ritz crackers. This snack and the one above were both packed in boxes from Target's Dollar Spot.

Santa was the theme for another snack, and she had blueberries on Santa and Christmas tree picks, a few Santa-shaped pieces of Christmas Crunch cereal in the red silicone cup at the back, sunflower seeds in the Santa container, and Santa-shaped pieces of cheddar cheese in the green silicone container. Below those snacks were a few white cheddar cheese puffs. She mentioned that she saw those in other kids' lunches and would like to have some one day. She had a lot of tearful days recently at school, so I included the cheese puffs here thinking that they might be a bright spot in her afternoon.

I did talk my daughter into one Christmas themed lunch. They were focusing on the letter F and she agreed that a Frosty the Snowman lunch would be a good idea. So, on Friday last week, she had a Frosty peanut butter sandwich decorated with a toboggan pick and cookie decorations from Wilton. I also spelled out Frosty in picks since my daughter likes her food to be linked to what she is learning in class. Along with the sandwich, she had carrots, red pepper strips, sugar snap peas, blueberries and grapes on snowman picks, Cheez-Its, yogurt covered pretzels, cheddar cheese shaped snowmen, an icing snowflake, and a little blue cup of sunflower seeds.

My husband had a similar lunch in our Planetbox. He had the negatives from my daughter's cheese with some snowflake Ritz crackers, sweet peppers, tomatoes, carrots, sugar snap peas, sunflower seeds in the blue cup, grapes, blueberries with a snowman pick from a Dollar Tree game, and a turkey and muenster sandwich stamped with a snowman cutter.


The funny thing about these two lunches is that neither my daughter nor my husband ate the Frosty sandwiches. They each took a bite of the head and ate some of the decorations but left the rest of the sandwich. They ate the other food, just not the sandwich. My daughter reported that she, "Did not want to get nasty from that black stuff." left by the snowman buttons and my husband said he didn't have enough  time. Oh well, I also had a Frosty sandwich, but I ate mine :).

Be sure to click here to continue to the next stop at Mommy Kiki Can! to see what she has to share for Week Two of the Holiday Ho Ho Hop. I am sure it is something great; her lunches are always incredibly elaborate, detailed, and fun!

23 comments:

  1. Frosty is my favorite!! Nice job on these!

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  2. A treasure of great ideas! You have tons of Christmas Spirit!!! Love it!

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  3. WOW! They are all so festive and fun! SO many great ideas and I especially love your Frosty lunch. :)

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  4. frosty! love it! they're all so great!

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  5. I love them all! Great job, Momma!

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  6. Love all these great snack ideas! Great Round Up!

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  7. Wow! So many great lunches! Love them all! :D

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  8. The Frosty lunch is especially cute!

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  9. Great job! Shame they missed out n those yummy sandwiches :)

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  10. Cute! Love the themes. Where did you find the nesting Santa cutters?

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    1. The nesting Santa cutters are from Hobby Lobby. I found them last year in the clay/sculpting section for around $1.

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  11. What a fantastic range of themes! They all turned out great!

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  12. So many beautiful lunches! Well done! Love Frosty's blue scarf!

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  13. That's why I use raisins! No bled licorice color/flavor! Mine hates black licorice, so would also have avoided her sandwich for the same reason. And eaten the rest of the candy off the top!

    Are those little gingerbread men holding gumdrops candies? Picks? They are too cute! Love all your lunches and snacks!

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    1. The gingerbread men with gumdrops are icing decorations. I bought them at Target. The gingerbread man part is really hard, you have to crack them with your molars :) so my daughter actually thought they were picks and didn't try to eat one.

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  14. What a great creative variety of snacks and lunches! My favorite is the snow man sandwich! CUTE!

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  15. Cute! I love how each as it's own theme!

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  16. Love it! Awesome boxes too! I need to hit the Target dollar spot more often!

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