The Other First Day of School Bento & Rilakkuma Boxes

Well, since Ben had a new box for his first day of school bento, Faith had to have one as well.  Luckily, I had just the thing for her.

The staff at Modes4U, an online shop out of HongKong that carries some of the cutest bento gear and other items, offered to send us a box to try out and share.  Faith and I looked through a ton of options when she said that she liked the idea of the multi-tier boxes in different sizes.  After more serious looking, she finally settled on an adorable Rilakkuma set with cupcakes (Rilakkuma is from San-X, in case you were wondering).

The set arrived in 10 days, which impressed me since they were shipped from HongKong.  I was expecting it to take longer.  Faith opened it up and was definitely happy with her choice.  The three boxes nest inside each other when empty (great for storage or for bringing them back from school), and stack nicely on top of each other when full.  The bases are three different colors--pale pink, blue and yellow, and the lids each have a different Rilakkuma pattern.  For the first day, we chose to use the largest and the smallest boxes.

The largest box contains her sandwich (turkey & provolone) topped with marble cheese spelling out "Fifth Grade" and a flower, along with two mini brownies.  The smallest box was perfect for her fruits and veggies--watermelon, carrots and cucumber flowers.  I love keeping the fruit completely separate since it can tend to make other foods soggy.  I see us using this box a lot more in the future or even parts of it for snacks!


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