Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Ideas! It's Blog Hop time!

The Bento Bloggers & Friends are hopping again! 
This time we're following the rainbow to get great ideas for St Patrick's Day.

With St. Patrick's Day being on a Saturday there's no school lunch, but I thought up an idea that could be fun at home or taken along to enjoy while watching a St. Patrick's Day Parade if packed in an Easy Lunchbox (or other box, of course)! 

In the large compartment we've got good ol' mac & cheese (from a box) with a cheese shamrock and Irish flag (with Slim Jim flagpole). The top left has mini orange and green cupcakes and the top right has cut Rainbow Twizzlers.

For a smaller lunch, here's a leprechaun peeking out of a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with two shamrocks on the side. The sandwiches are cream cheese & jelly on whole wheat and colored with natural colors. The rainbow is, again, Rainbow Twizzlers (this time cut into strips to fit better ... and because  John isn't a HUGE fan but likes them in small doses), and the gold coins are cheddar cheese.

Now go check out the awesomeness over at Zoe's Lunchbox
and then follow her link to the next participant ... and the next ... and ...

(posts should be "live" anytime after 9am Pacific ... or so ...)


  1. I just LOVE those twizzler rainbows. Are the mini cupcakes coloured with the natural food colouring as well? They are so vibrant!

  2. The leprechaun is adorable too! I agree with ALL of Cristi's comments. :-)

  3. Great lunches! Love the mini cupcakes!

  4. LOL, love the peeking leprechaun and the cheese flag!

  5. Cute! I looked for rainbow Twizzlers and couldn't find them. Love the colors. Great ideas!

  6. This is super cute! I love your rainbows!

  7. The flag is perfect and I love your licorice rainbow! Such a great idea! hehe