Wednesday, October 3, 2018

easy tips to make your kids lunch box fun + cute

Hello, I'm Karissa, the crazy mom that lives for making their kids lives extra, extra!  Please tell me I'm not alone. I have been posting a few of my lunch inspo's on my instagram (here) and always get asked how I have time time or energy to do this kinda stuff. I honestly love this kinda stuff + this fuels my creative outlet. I promise it doesn't take too long, itsn't super expensive and honestly is worth it when your picky little eater looks forward to getting surprised everyday and actually eats their lunch! If you want to be a little extra with me, here are a few tips to help you make your kids lunch fun + cute. 

1.  c u t e   l u n c h   b o x 

We have this set from stuckonyou. I love how are their products are customizable and can be personalized with your childs name. Jules clearly loves unicorns so she went that route but they have so many options available for both girls and boys. This bento box is what makes making lunches easy and makes the presentation look so neat and thought out. I get asked a lot if they leak into the other compartments and the answer is no! We have packed yogurt and noodles before and have had zero issues. I also really like the different inserts that are available. The labeling in each of them makes deciding what healthy things to pack a little easier. 

2.  f e s t i v e   s a n d w i c h   c u t t e r s   +   s n a c k s 

This is probably Jules' favorite thing ever! When she first started school all she asked for was a unicorn sandwich. Found this set on amazon and use it so much. You don't even have to have a sandwich cutter, simple cookie cutters would totally work too! This is a simple way to make their pb&j's festive. Imagine all the jack o lanterns you can do in October ohhh and the the cute Christmas trees and Santas in December! So fun and so cheap! I also love to pack a fun little themed treat in each lunch, wheather it's this unicorn poop or fun apple fruit snacks for Johnny Appleseed day. Just ordered some black and orange yogurt  covered raisins for October!

3.  f e s t i v e   n a p k i n s 

Again super easy and cheap! You can get these fun themed napkins on one of your (many) weekly Target trips. 

4.  f u n  + c o l o r f u l   a c c e s s o r i e s 

These hands down make lunch time fun! Super easy and helps keep their lunch box clean when you're doing messier foods. I like packing fun little acrylic forks and cupcake toppers so Jules can eat with! The best part is they're acrylic and can be washed and reused. 

5.  s w e e t   n o t e s

Another stuckonyou find! I absolutely love these. They personalized and a perfect way to remind you little ones that you're missing and thinking about them. 

I make her lunches the night before so I'm not scrambling around in the morning. I refrigerate it all unless I'm making her a grilled cheese or giving her left over pasta, etc. If thats the case then I make/warm it up in the morning right before we leave. I use these ice packs to keep her food cool and use this to keep her food warm. I'm also not the best at picking healthy options since Jules is so picky so I have to get creative. I get most of my ideas on Pinterest. If you'd like some ideas follow my school lunch board, here

 one of the lunches Jules loves: 
heart bp&j / heart strawberries / cut up pepperoni stick / babybel cheese / pumpkin seeds / veggie chips

Jules is all about rainbows and unicorns right now so the first two months of school were full of colorful lunches. I'm super excited to be in October and start making her some spooky lunches full of spiders and eyeballs. I'm working on getting a few halloween lunch ideas together and will be back with some creepy lunches, here on the blog. Hope this inspired you to get creative and have fun.

m o r e   f u n   o p t i o n s 

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