As I mentioned in my last blog post, Small Child celebrated his birthday over the Easter weekend, so I thought it would be fun to make him a quick birthday themed bento lunch for the last day of term before the Easter holidays. Time was short and energy was low, so I kept it very simple, but Small Child was delighted because I packed it in his new gelato blue Yumbox UK bento box.
In this lunch Small Child had a cheese and ham sandwich, shaped into a birthday cake with one of our new Lunchpunch cutters and lightly decorated with a red edible marker pen. On the side he had raw red pepper strips and carrot stars, decorated with star bento picks, mandarin segments, a couple of black grapes, which I turned into balloons with the aid of some clever ballon string bento picks, and some raisins, decorated with a party hat bento picks and some fun eye bento picks. I also hid a few pieces of chocolate under the raisins for a special birthday treat.
I had intended to wrap up his lunch box in wrapping paper before popping it in his lunch bag, but sadly we were running late so I ran out of time… maybe next year!
Small Child enjoyed his birthday lunch and had wonderful birthday too, all rolled up into our Easter celebrations this weekend.
Items used to make this lunch: