Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ho Ho Holiday Hop With Bento Bloggers & Friends


Bento Bloggers and Friends have joined together for another fun hop. We had so many friends in the group want to participate in the hop that we decided to break it down into three smaller hops. 
 
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Boogs' lunches are inspired by the books we read at bedtime. For this hop, I chose a wordless picture book about the holiday season. 

Christmas! by Peter Spier
 This book has over 90 paintings by Caldecott Medal winning artist Peter Spier. With each turn of the page, Christmas scenes and memories are beautifully depicted. Boogs and I enjoyed searching each picture for interesting details. The book shows a family getting out the decorations, shopping, visiting, having family gatherings, opening presents, and continues on until the holiday is over.
In the ELB lunchbox: spinach tortellini Christmas tree with tomato trunk & lights, cheese ornaments, ham & snowpea present, and red & green grapes.

Here are a few of my favorite winter/holiday lunches from last year:
Polar Slumber/Sueno Polar by Dennis Rockhill
This is a beautiful wordless picture book about a dreaming girl and her adventure in the Arctic snow with two friendly polar bears. Wordless picture books are wonderful for encouraging little storytellers. At the end of the book the author has written a poem to go with the pictures. It is fun to page back through the book to match the poem's stanzas with each picture. In the lunchbox: Babybel dreaming girl under a marshmallow blanket, salami, sweet potato chips, carrots in hummus, snowflake pb&j sandwich, and grapes.


If You Take A Mouse To The Movies by Laura Numeroff
In the Laptop lunch box: PB&Nutella blanket and mouse sandwich ball, fruit leather hat, mitten & tree cheese ornaments, grapes & tomato ornaments, popcorn, pretzel sticks, and pears.


Snowman lunch inspired by the song "Frosty the Snowman".  PB&Nutella sandwich balls snowman (idea taken from here ), extra carrot noses, arm choices Chex Mix, mini marshmallow snowmen, snowflake cheese, and blueberry night sky.

Now, head on over to Mommy + Me Lunch Box to see her fantastic Ho Ho Holiday lunch.

After you've gone all the way through the hop and ended up back on my blog, click here to enter my Footsteps2Brilliance Reading App giveaway!

45 comments:

  1. Wow! What an amazing talent you have with food! Everything looks awesome, but I have to say my favorite is the tortellini Christmas tree. It look sooo delicious!!

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  2. I love the tortellini tree! Fantastic job on all of the lunches!

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  3. So cute! I always love your book lunches :D

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  4. Keitha your lunches are gorgeous! I would love to have that tortellini tree for lunch or dinner today!! All beautiful books with matching beautiful lunches!

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  5. My mouth is watering over that tortellini tree! They all look great but OH MY I want that!!!

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    1. I thought it looked a bit weird when I took the pic and I almost made another lunch for the hop. Glad you like it.

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  6. I love your amazing tortellini tree!

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  7. All of these are adorable, but that tree is AMAZING!

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  8. love the tree and the snowman made from sandwich balls!

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  9. They are all very cute :)I want to eat the tortellini tree. The little mouse is one of my favorites too.

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    1. Thanks, Eileen. I made the mouse using the same technique as the snowman sandwich balls.

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  10. Love the tortellini tree! Very clever, and it looks delicious, too.

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  11. Wow, I love all of them Keitha, they are all very creative! :)

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  12. Cute! Love how you've used tortellini to make the tree!

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  13. Love the tortellini tree, but I'm partial to the mouse.. one of my favorite series for kids!

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  14. Keitha these are all so awesome! I can't pick a favorite!

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  15. Arghhh! They are all so cute! Love the cute lil mouse ball!

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  16. These are wonderful! I love your pasta tree!

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  17. I love that snowman best for some reason... Haha! They're all great! I love the tortellini tree and the Babybel sleeper a lot too!

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    1. Somehow I knew the snowman would be your favorite.

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  18. I am always glad when I link to someone I love :) I love your post. I think the tortellini tree was awesome. It embodies a huge fat tree that I like gettingevery Christmas time. I love the If you take the Mouse lunch. Your Christmas lunch sounds very us. I have to get that book for my coffee table on Christmas Season.

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  19. Just love all your lunches, Keitha, but especially your tortellini tree and the If you take a mouse to the movies mouse - SO adorable! Great job! :)

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  20. Beautiful! Love the books and the lunches inspired by them!

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  21. Love all your lunches - especially the tree!

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