One of my favorite aspects of blogging John's lunches is the amazing community made up of other moms who get creative with their kid's food. A lot of them have more experience than I do. A lot of them do more traditional bento style boxes. All of them have amazing ideas.
Keeley makes lunches for her Little Miss and does some of the cutest lunches out there! This past Monday she posted about how she was going to do a countdown to Christmas in each of Little Miss's lunches. I loved the idea and asked if I could use it with John. In her awesomeness, she said I could.
I decided to start the countdown with tomorrow's lunch since it's the first of December and also the day we'll officially start the Wintery/Christmasy lunches ... and put up the actual Advent calendar!
We're starting with the classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas from Dr. Seuss.
The entire family loves the tale and both the cartoon version and the modern live-action movie with Jim Carrey get watched repeatedly each year. What better way to start things off?
The Grinch and Max are small bologna and cheese sandwiches (Grinch on white, Max on wheat).
Max's reindeer antlers are a broken up Rold Gold Cheddar Tiny Twist Pretzel, which he'll get more of on the side in a separate container.
Cindy Lou Who is made out of a cut Nilla Wafer with a Pink Lemonade AirHead for her pajamas and the bows in her hair.
An Orange AirHead was used to make the 24 for the big countdown!
As usual, I used AmeriColor Food Gels to do all of the coloring and detail work. (Which reminds me, I'm running low on white. VERY low. Santa? If you happen to glance at my blog at all you can take that as a big ol' hint! Actually, just get me an eBay gift card so I can stock up on gels and other lunch goodies. Mkaythanksbye.)