Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bento Bloggers & Friends Patriotic Hop

July is a time for celebration! My husband is Canadian and I am American. July 1st is Canada Day. July 4th is Independence Day in the United States. Two great reasons to celebrate. Boogs is already excited and hopeful about this year's fireworks. Last year, Texas was too hot, too dry, and too stricken with wild fires to have any. We are keeping our fingers crossed this year, so far it is looking good for fireworks.

Bento Bloggers & Friends are linking together for these July celebrations by having a  Patriotic Bento Blog Hop. Be sure to click the link at the end of this post to hop over to Dina's blog to see another patriotic bento lunch. (All hop links should be live by 10a.m. on June 29th.)

Katie Woo: Red, White, and Blue and Katie Woo! by Fran Manushkin
Katie's favorite holiday is the 4th of July. She is excited about the parade, backyard party, and fireworks. The day does not go as Katie has planned. A dog ate the hot dog buns, her friend JoJo gets a stomach ache, and then it rains. Luckily, the rain stopped in time for Katie's favorite part of the day, the fireworks.
In the lunchbox: U.S. flag made out hotdogs, cheese, & white candy stars, hotdog & cheese skewer, salad, half of a banana (under tart), and a fruit tart made with blueberries & raspberries.
A closer look.
Boogs and I have read the following two books every year since he was two-years-old. The Star-Spangled Banner by Scholastic has beautiful pictures for each line of the song. Fireworks by Mara Conlon tells the story of a little sister's first time watching fireworks on the 4th of July. Boogs enjoys these books every year.

Next up on the Bento Blogger & Friends Patriotic Hop is Dina from What the Girls Are Having
Click HERE to go to Dina's Bento.
Check out the wonderful sites I link to on my sidebar! If you want to see more book inspired lunches, click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post. To see the previous Bento Bloggers & Friends hops click on the "hop" label.


42 comments:

  1. OMG, I love the whole lunch! It's like eye candy with all the fun stuff in there, and your flag turned out great!

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  2. You did it, a hot dog flag! Everything looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks, Cristi. The flag actually turned out how I thought it would.

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  3. Keitha, this is fantastic! I love the flag, so great!!
    That book sounds adorable too ~ I always love finding new fun book ideas from you. :)
    PS: Can you mail me that fruit tart? Mmm, yummers!

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    1. Thanks, Keeley. Sadly, the tarts are all gone. I sent the rest of the batch of tarts home with a friend yesterday so that I would not be tempted to eat them all.

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  4. That's beyond cool .... and I want the fruit tart, too! :)

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  5. Love your lunch and the book tie-up. I agree the fruit tart caught me as well. Yum!

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  6. LOVE the Hotdog Flag!!!!! This lunch is awesome!

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  7. WOW! You really did the hot dog flag. I thought it was a myth like Bigfoot. Awesome job as usual!

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    1. Shannon, your comment made me laugh. Thanks!

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  8. Everything is great, but that hot dog flag? A work of art in itself! :)

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  9. Looks absolutely delish! Thanks for linking it up in the July 4th meme at Bento Blog Network!

    Diana
    Diana Rambles
    Bento Blog Network

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  10. LOVE the hotdog flag. hehe. All the colors are perfect!

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    1. Thanks! Hebrew National Hotdogs have a nice color to them. They are the only ones we eat.

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  11. such a creative lunch! perfect!

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  12. This is fatastic! The hotdog flag is very creative! :)

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  13. As always amazing!! The hot dog cheese flag takes it all for me - what a great idea!!

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  14. Love the flag! And the fruit tart.

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    1. Thanks. Are you sure it is not too fruit heavy?

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  15. You make the most fun lunches ever!! So clever!

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  16. These are such beautiful lunches! And I LOVE getting new-to-me book recommendations =-) I shared this page with my Facebook readers. Thanks for linking up to TGIF & have a WONDERFUL 4th of July!
    Beth =-)

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  17. Oh, I love these!! You are so clever with your lunches. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I will be featuring this at my holiday round up tomorrow.

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    1. Thanks, Carrie. I will stop by to check out your holiday round-up.

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  18. Great books suggestions! I love how colorful your lunch was.

    Thanks for sharing at The Sunday Showcase. :)

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  19. I'm behind because of vacation, but you are bento of the week!!

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