Friday - Green monkey bought lunch as usual but since he got the uber cool Hobbit Hop lunch I made Blue monkey a quickie LOTR lunch for our picnic at school. Here's the Eye of Sauron over Mordor PB&J, a ring of grapes, and our hobbit/golom snacks carrots and fish.
Sunday - Christmas party! We were delighted to be invited to our friend's party and as it was pot luck I hit up my idea engine, good old pinterest :)
|Sorry the picture won't rotate even though saved correctly on my system|
Following in my shoes.
Monday - Green monkey got Jungle bell rock...stars turkey and cheese, a Santa hat brownie and salad with wreath garnish of cucumber carrot and spinach.
Duncan Hines. We used angel food cake and butter fudge cake mix then added mini marshmallows so they had toppings to enjoy at school. We loved this idea since they get a ton of mugs year after year this gives them something to put in those mugs, only requires water and a microwave, and will keep for a long time so they can save it for after the holiday sugar rush wears off. Plus the kids made the ornaments which is a fun reminder of their students.
|Made a total of 25, 12 for the 1st class 13 for the other|
|Made a total of 14 of these between all 3 schools|
Tuesday - Little Big Planet Ham and cheese, spinach continents tossed on after he didn't like the ham continents I had on originally because they weren't green, smart kid, had to give him that one. Grape rocket again requested by the kid love his ideas. Santa hat brownie, and wintery ants on a log using yogurt covered raisins.
Wednesday -Spongebob Christmas Special - Ham and cheese spongebob with string cheese arms and babybel hat on top of holiday goldfish crackers, square cucumbers, and a peppermint peep and apple tree for our partridge in a a pear tree.
Thursday -Blue monkey had his 2nd Christmas party this week , this time at his Mother's day out school and our party item was grapes so I made red and green grape trees in cake pans. His 2 regular teachers, 2 special class teachers, and 2 directors all got reindeer 3-2-1 cakes, and his class got M&M reindeers. Bummed I forgot to take a picture of them because round 2 was much cuter I added little bells, hand written tags, and cut the pipe cleaners to make cuter antlers, but by now I'm going crazy making all these things, and shopping for class teacher gift baskets for both monkey's school.
Green monkey was still all about Spongebob's Christmas special so here's Patrick the red nosed reindeer ham and roast beef and cheese with sprinkles (babybel wax for the collar)and pretzel antlers, on top of holiday goldfish crackers, 2 babybel snail reindeer, star cucumbers on salad, and an orange octopus.
here. Missed the other weeks? All 3 links are on Bento Blogger's and Friends blog. I was so honored to be able to participate, they are a truly gifted group.
Friday - Last day! Party #3 as the room mom I got to come and run the activities in the classroom as 3 classes rotated through different themes, ours was voted the best hands down. We had a bean bag toss, a snow table using magic snow, made paper snowflakes, and snow cones! I got 2 moms to come help, and our teacher took our class on the party hop. Once again I organized the teacher gift, and this time put together all the food for the party.
Bent on Better Lunches I used powdered sugar donettes, mini chocolate chips eyes and mouth, M&Ms noses, hershey kisses hats, and candy rings for scarfs(apple and melon flavors).
Deep South Dish
For his party favors we made reindeer noses and gave them a bag with a tattoo, a small notebook, and a holiday pencil. The printable for the reindeer noses came from Kate Hadfield Designs
we used 8 whoppers and a cherry sour candy.
|20 party favors, 8 more reindeer jars, teachers, office, and bus, and teacher basket from the class.|
I hope you all had a wonderful week, albeit more than likely exhausting as ours was, but worth it :)