Wednesday, October 5, 2011

bento lunch: Star Wars in a PlanetBox

A cosmic lunch for my awesome 9-year-old. Actually, this was more of a late afternoon snack than a full-fledged lunch. But totally groovy  galactic nonetheless. :)

StarWars Planetbox

Clockwise from top left: baby carrots, purple grapes, mini quesadillas topped with Stars Wars cheese, sunflower kernels and the little treat section holds chocolate and candy coated sunflower kernels.

Nope, no m&m's! That tube is being repurposed to dispense sunflower kernels. :) It's the perfect size and makes them really easy to carry and eat!
repurposed m&m tube for bento

The light sabers are a huge hit with my three big kids. They are actually for cupcakes, but make really great bento picks, easy to spear things on them. I left them laying on top of the grapes here so you could see them better. :)
light sabers in Planetbox

The Star Wars cheese (a Storm Trooper and X-wing fighter ship ((according to my obsessed son)) is made with a set of cookie press cookie cutters from Williams Sonoma. I've had the face ones for a long time and then this past May Ethan picked out the new space ship set for my Mother's Day gift. Isn't he precious?
I decorated the accents with food safe markers using the same technique I used with the Hello Kitty cutters I posted Monday (shown here). It didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but the boy was happy and that was good enough for me. :)
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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

OK so, I'd have to take the label off of the M&M's container lest my child be SORELY DISAPPOINTED when she opened it. LOL Cute idea though!

EP said... [Reply to comment]

So freaking awesome! Where did you get the light saber "swords"? My Charlie would go crazy for those, especially since he's going to be Luke for Halloween :) Nice job as always Melissa!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

"Unknown" - that label is long gone already, I only left it on for the purpose of taking pics of it so everyone could identify it easily. :)

EP - thanks! I got the light sabers from Amazon. I've never seen them anywhere else. :)

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