Saturday, August 25, 2007

Dollar Store Bentos

I've read in several places that the Dollar Tree had bento-style boxes. Well, it's a Saturday, Shaun's working, kids & I are staring at each other, so why not take a ride.

This is what we came home with:


Now, in case you're curious, I am not *that* crazy. They are not all for us. 1 pink is for Lucy, 2 pinks are for Ashton & Ryleigh, 2 greens are for Libby & Caroline, and a blue is for Stell. The other 3 are for Faith. She couldn't decide on a color and really, they were $1, so why make things difficult. We'll use them too, so it's not like they are going to go to waste.

Once we got in the car, I had to pull the shrink wrap off a box and I was fairly impressed:



Two tiers and they all stick together fairly well. Faith and I have turned them upside down, shook them, drop them on the carpet and so far, they stay together. Now, would I put tomato sauce in one and drop it on my white couch & carpet (a la stain remover commercials)? H*ll no! But for $1, they seem to be pretty well worth it. I'm not putting mine in the dishwasher just to be safe.

4 comments:

  1. Lol!
    No tomato sauce on the couch? Oh come on, Shannon! Live a little! ;-)

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  2. Can you tell me which dollar store had these? I'm in Lewisville and want to start making the kids bento lunches :) Thank you! I would also love to know any neat local places you have found to shop for goods.

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  3. Shannon,
    My mom sent me the DMN article last week(I'm in Houston)and I have to tell you I am hooked on the bento lunches! My daughter is 8 and my son is 4 and your lunch ideas were perfect for the first day of third grade and pre-school. I just got on your blog site for the first time last night and it is great with all the photos and tips. Keep them coming! I have to tell you that I ran straight to the Dollar Tree this morning to get every color of the Hello Kitty. They are soooo cute. They had a huge supply of them here in Houston. We tried 2 Target's and no luck on the Cars for my son though. I remember seeing them about a month ago at Target and thinking, "What am I going to do with these", they won't eat sandwiches and putting both the Hello Kitty and Cars back on the rack! Where do you get those adorable little panda/koala cookies filled with chocolate? and the marshmellow thingys? Thanks a bundle for all the wonderful ideas. You have motivated me to get a little more creative for their lunches. And they are trying different things!

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  4. Thanks to you, I went to the Dollar Tree today and got some Hello Kitty lunch boxes. Unfortunately at this store, they didn't have any pink ones, so I bought some green and blue ones. They are perfect for $1!

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