One Year Bento-versary and Giveaway!

by Wendy Copley on May 9, 2009

At the end of last month Wyatt marked his first full year in preschool. When I started thinking about it and reflecting a bit, I realized that I was having an anniversary of sorts myself  — a Bento-versary, if you will — because I’ve been packing (and photographing and documenting) Wyatt’s bento lunches for a year now.  In that time I’ve made him more than 175 lunches and I’ve photographed and posted all but 3 or 4. Crazy! I’ve had so much fun with this hobby of mine and I’ve loved sharing the boxes here on my blog and reading everyone’s comments, suggestions and anecdotes. Thanks so much for reading!

In honor of this milestone and as a thank you to all my bloggy friends,  I’ve decided to give away two sets of bento supplies. All the items in them are from either Daiso or Ichiban Kan so the items are in the $1-2 range, but there’s enough stuff in each of them to get you well on your way to packing fun lunches for your kids or yourself. Each set contains two bento boxes, a belt for the double decker box, a mini-fork in a case, picks, dividers, cups and some other assorted bento packing goodies.

Bento Set #1:

Giveaway Set #2

Bento Set #2:

Giveaway Set #1

To be entered in the drawing, leave a comment below sharing the most unusual food your kids (or you) eat and enjoy for lunch. Also, this isn’t required, but I’d appreciate it if you’d consider adding a link to Wendolonia on your blog or website. I’ll choose two  entries at random from those that are submitted by Thursday, May 14 at 11:59 pm PDT.  Good luck!

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  • Oh! My daughter will be attending a new daycare this summer and we have to pack her lunch every day. THis is something I’ve NEVER done (she’s only in Kindergarden) so I LOVE this idea! Just found your blog today!
    Okay – we eat peanut butter and sweet pickle sandwhiches. YUMMO.

  • jeanette hartvigsen

    We eat peanutbuttter and chocolate “samiches” for lunch. My 6 year old loves tekka maki as well.

  • jeanette hartvigsen

    We eat peanutbuttter and chocolate “samiches” for lunch. My 6 year old loves tekka maki as well.

  • Helen

    Hi,

    I came across your site some months ago and was so inspired to create fun lunches for my toddler in daycare. thanks for sharing your ideas and lunches! she is very picky but she happens to love tiny anchovies that are sauteed with sugar and soy sauce. thanks for a chance to win a great bento package!

  • Helen

    Hi,

    I came across your site some months ago and was so inspired to create fun lunches for my toddler in daycare. thanks for sharing your ideas and lunches! she is very picky but she happens to love tiny anchovies that are sauteed with sugar and soy sauce. thanks for a chance to win a great bento package!

  • Allison

    Hi there! My baby is only 10 months old so things can’t get TOO unusual for him but he is a yam fanatic, he’ll eat yams until he explodes. I eat pretty much anything I have time to scrounge together lol! Love your site!

  • Allison

    Hi there! My baby is only 10 months old so things can’t get TOO unusual for him but he is a yam fanatic, he’ll eat yams until he explodes. I eat pretty much anything I have time to scrounge together lol! Love your site!

  • melissa

    I LOVE your blog! I am going to start sending Bento next year to school….You are so creative! My boys are crazy in the way that when I go to school to eat with them, instead of requesting Happy Meals they want Sushi (California rolls) and edamame!! The starngest thing is I HATE SUSHI! We bought it on a whim (after much begging on their part) one day at the grocery!! They loved it!

  • melissa

    I LOVE your blog! I am going to start sending Bento next year to school….You are so creative! My boys are crazy in the way that when I go to school to eat with them, instead of requesting Happy Meals they want Sushi (California rolls) and edamame!! The starngest thing is I HATE SUSHI! We bought it on a whim (after much begging on their part) one day at the grocery!! They loved it!

  • Annalie

    My kids and I love to look at your blog and all the neat bentos you make! One thing we really like for lunch, especially in the summer, is pasta salad. The best part is you can put almost anything in those things: grapes and apple slices in sweeter ones; peas, carrots and broccoli in the savory ones! Oh I just love giveaways!

  • Annalie

    My kids and I love to look at your blog and all the neat bentos you make! One thing we really like for lunch, especially in the summer, is pasta salad. The best part is you can put almost anything in those things: grapes and apple slices in sweeter ones; peas, carrots and broccoli in the savory ones! Oh I just love giveaways!

  • sobeida

    Its fruity, its spicy! Mango guacamole! Yum!!!

  • sobeida

    Its fruity, its spicy! Mango guacamole! Yum!!!

  • Kelli Bell Lee

    Hi Wendy! I hope I’m not too late…

    The most unusal thing my daughter eats is black olives. She would eat a bowl full if I let her! And the most unusual for me would be a banana and mayo sandwich. Weird, I know, but I like it!! :o) PS – Love your blog!!!

  • Kelli Bell Lee

    Hi Wendy! I hope I’m not too late…

    The most unusal thing my daughter eats is black olives. She would eat a bowl full if I let her! And the most unusual for me would be a banana and mayo sandwich. Weird, I know, but I like it!! :o) PS – Love your blog!!!

  • Becca Treece

    I love these, super cute.

  • Becca Treece

    I love these, super cute.

  • Becca Treece

    I love these, super cute. we eat papaya rollups.

  • Becca Treece

    I love these, super cute. we eat papaya rollups.

  • My favorite “weird” food is a peanut butter, sweet pickles and Ruffles potato chip sandwich. I’ve been eating them since I was really little…they never get old!

  • My favorite “weird” food is a peanut butter, sweet pickles and Ruffles potato chip sandwich. I’ve been eating them since I was really little…they never get old!

  • Kristi

    The oddest things that my kids eat for lunch isn’t packed into a bento (this was our last year homeschooling), but I find it odd. Ds/15 likes to make green bean omelets. Yes. *shudder* Ds/9 likes what he calls weinie burgers–a hot dog or Polish sausage wrapped in a tortilla with a little cheese and then nuked. *embarassed look* They are actually god, especially dipped in mustard! I like a bagel with cream cheese, craisins, walnuts and honey. Yum.

  • Kristi

    The oddest things that my kids eat for lunch isn’t packed into a bento (this was our last year homeschooling), but I find it odd. Ds/15 likes to make green bean omelets. Yes. *shudder* Ds/9 likes what he calls weinie burgers–a hot dog or Polish sausage wrapped in a tortilla with a little cheese and then nuked. *embarassed look* They are actually god, especially dipped in mustard! I like a bagel with cream cheese, craisins, walnuts and honey. Yum.

  • Guest!

    Hi Wendy!
    My son is only one, but he LOVES curried chick peas! I love eel, crispy crispy eels!!!

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