Monday, August 22, 2011

Fun Lunches!

School starts tomorrow for my Princess!   REALLY? ALREADY? UGH!!!
Back to school is always bitter-sweet for me.  I miss my girlie being home all the time!  AND This summer has gone by so fast! 

Today, I wanted to share with you some fun ideas I have found and ones that I have used in the past to make lunch more fun.  We have always done home lunch because it is so much easier
and cheaper, this year P. Princess wants to have school lunch.

So we are working on a compromise, on the days she LOVES what they are having she can eat school lunch.  Which will probably be 2-3 days out of the week. Which isn't too bad.  She can kind-of be a picky eater.  She definitely knows what she likes! 

Can you believe she has never liked PB& J's!
No matter what Jam/Jelly I use...doesn't matter!

And If I use even tried to use honey...I get the "OOh.... Ick Face"
Seriously, is this kiddo really mine? 

On my search to find some different ideas I found this 
Paula Deen Article  This article has 10 ideas to make lunches healthy and fun! 

Did you know that kids 11-12 prefer paper bag lunches rather then having them in a lunch box?
What? I didn't know that!  

Here's some of the fun ideas we came up with last year to change it up a bit.

A seasonal cookie cutter and sandwich cutter become your best friend~ There is something about them that make a sandwich more fun!

Use the mini ones to make homemade lunchables.
I would cut the meat and cheese out with them. Add some crackers, a Capri Sun and a mini candy bar and  WALAH!  Super easy! 

  I bought fun things at the dollar store  I would put a surprise in her lunch.. so it was kind-of like a
"Happy Meal" some of the things I bought were:
- bracelets
-mini notepads

-I printed out jokes found at family fun.
Printable Jokes from Family Fun

Another fun thing I did was write her a little note each day to let her know I was thinking of her and hoping she had a good day.

 I found these cute printables!  
 Super cute and ready to be printed out!  At Alpha Mom!

These are the ones I have used in the past!
Lunch Box Notes from Kid Printables

I think this year I will write out fortunes for her, like: "I see a trip to the dollar store awaits you after school today!"  Now I just need to make or find something that is reuseable.  Maybe a plastic Easter egg recovered in fun fabric...we'll see....d

I hope these ideas are helpful! Have a great day!


  1. My son doesn't like PB & J either! I thought I was the mother of the only child in the world...glad to know I'm not alone. :)

    I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award:

  2. Love LOVE those ideas!!! I grew up bringing lunch, and you have such super ideas to make it way more fun. LOVE homemade lunchable idea, and prizes and jokes! I'm using these ideas when my kids eat lunch at school (someday!)!!! THanks

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