Friday, July 27, 2012

An Olympic Lunch - London 2012

The Olympics Opening Ceremony is today and some bento blogging friends have arranged a fun blog hop. At the end of the post click on the link to see some more fun Olympic themed lunches and snacks.

I made this quick lunch for Amy to take to camp. The Olympic rings seemed like they might not be filling enough so I included a few mini sandwich rounds that I had punched out to make the rings. I included the horse shaped melon to represent one of the few athletes we have in the Olympics.

Olympic Lunch
strawberries and grapes, mini sandwiches, sunflower seeds in the mini cup, carrot sticks
horse shaped honeydew melon, cheese rounds, Olympic Rings sandwiches

I made some homemade picks for these. It was really simple. I printed the Union Jack and the Bermuda flags on some paper and then I wrapped them around a couple of toothpicks and covered them with tape. These are only one time use picks but they were fast and easy to make. The red mini cup was a plain red one, I printed the London 2012 mascots on a piece of label paper and then created a themed cup. The sticker peeled off after and then I had my plain red cup back to use again.

Olympic Flame snacks
berries & grapes, sandwiches with cheese Olympic Torches

These were a couple of quick after swim snacks. We had a week off from swimming lessons and they have resumed this week. It's been a busy summer so far, I am looking forward to a little relaxation in August before the back to school rush begins.

Enjoy the Olympics -- next up is Kristie of Beneficial Bento

21 comments:

  1. Very cute! Love all of the picks.

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  2. Love the torch bentos :) super cute.

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  3. What wonderful meals! The rings looks like such fun! My guy would love them.

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  4. So cute! Great job with the picks/sticker!

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  5. Wonderful bentos! I like that you included horse athletes.

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  6. Beautiful bentos! Love the torches!! :)

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  7. What a yummy lunch! Love the olympic ring sandwiches and how you tucked the cut-out ones in the lunch. The torches are great! Simply beautiful.

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  8. These are awesome! I'm still loving these torches!

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  9. these lunches turned out great! I bet your girls loved them!

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  10. Super cute! Love the "weight lifter" picks too!

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  11. Cute, clever & healthy! Love the use of the flags!

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  12. Great idea using the printables. I'll definitely have to do that sometime for our lunches! Great looking boxes, Momma!

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  13. Love the rings! And the torch snacks :D

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  14. The teeny torches are brilliant! Such colorful, fun lunches!

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  15. Cutting shapes out of honeydew is a good idea... I just recently realized that I actually like honeydew. It seems like I had only ever had it in restaurant fruit cups and it always seemed like cantaloup's hard tasteless cousin. However, I've recently bought some really sweet soft honeydew and it is so good!

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    1. Lol! Sometimes it tastes like that to me if too much of the inner rind part has been left on. You can't beat a ripe juicy honeydew melon - my kids love it! & me too :)

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