Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Eat, Drink, & Be Merry Holiday Hop

Bento Bloggers and Friends are feeling the holiday spirit in our lunchboxes. You can enjoy the holiday lunch inspiration by clicking through our blog hop.

I like to use children's books for inspiration for the lunches I make for my son. Here are a few holiday lunches I have made this year:

The Animal's Santa by Jan Brett
The Animal's Santa is Jan Brett's latest holiday book. Little Snow is not sure whether or not he should believe in the animal's Santa. All of the forest animals believe in him. They have mysteriously received gifts from him every year. Each animal has a different idea about what kind of animal is the animal's Santa. Little Snow's brother hung ice chimes to help him catch a glimpse of the animal Santa. The chimes woke the brothers up in time to see a snowy white owl dropping gifts for the animals. Little Snow finally believed in the animal's Santa.

In the Laptop Lunchbox: Little Snow bread, Babybel Snowy Owl Santa, cauliflower snow, tuna & avocado salad Christmas tree with celery greenery, red apple slices, yogurt, and veggies.

 A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz
I grew up watching the Chalie Brown Christmas special every year. Now, my son watches it with me every year. This book is a written version of the cartoon special. Boogs and I enjoyed reading through it and seeing the great illustrations. Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!

In the ELB lunchbox: cheese drawing of Charlie Brown holding an ornament for his tree on top of ham, cashew & raisin ornaments, pb&j Christmas tree sandwich, okra chips, tomato ornament, kiwi, and salad.

Who's That Knocking On Christmas Eve? by Jan Brett
Every year, Kyri and her father are bothered by trolls who come and steal their Christmas dinner. This year is different. A boy and his ice bear stop by Kyri's hut and are invited in to join her. Pretty soon, the trolls come and break into the hut to steal the food. Fortunately, the ice bear was there to chase them away.

In the Laptop Lunchbox: salami & cheese troll, salami & cheese ice bear, cheese Northern Lights, salad with snowflakes, and fruit.

Our Christmas elf brought Boogs the Pez Santa and then Boogs asked me to make a Santa lunch.
The green & red lunch in the ELB lunchbox includes:  broccoli, strawberries, sweet pickles, tomatoes, yogurt, Zbar, and garlic bologna. (Boogs did not take the Pez to school.)

This year's festive holiday veggie platter.
Now that you have seen my Eat, Drink, & Be Merry lunches, you should click the button below to take you on the next step of the hop to see what fun holiday food Becoming A Bentoholic has made.

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Be sure to check out all of the wonderful sites I link to on my side bar. To see more themed lunches click the "lunches" label at the end of this post or go to My Story Themed Lunches board on Pinterest.


  1. SO many awesome lunches, Keitha! Don't know how you do it - so creative and so fun!! Just love Charlie Brown and his tree. Always a favorite in my book. :)

    1. Thanks, Christine! I am a little out of practice. My son is getting older and not as interested in story themed lunches.

  2. Such a great collection! You always manage to capture the books so beautifully! Love the Animal Santa lunch :-)

  3. love all the storybook bento ideas and creations! really awesome

  4. I love the idea, especially the Animal Santa Lunch. So awesome!

  5. The Animal's Santa is my favorite! Love the bunny!

  6. You always amaze me with how you food-ify all of those story books! You are awesome!