Beanstalk was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is proud of that, so for a special birthday lunch, I packed him a NOLA themed bento in one of his little sisters' Laptop Lunches. I chose a purple box of course, and purple, green, & gold inner containers - the traditional Mardi Gras colors :
In the gold container, he has a State of Louisiana peanut butter sandwich and a blueberry pomegranate fruit leather fleur-de-lis (in 2 pieces). I would have liked to make him a po' boy but he wanted PB and it is his birthday...
In the green container, he has grapes on lamp post party picks, and half a granny smith apple with a fleur-de-lis shape cut from the peel.
The other purple container holds a fleur-de-lis cupcake pick nestled in some Smartfood white cheddar popcorn, with no special significance other than it's his favourite :) Bit of snack trivia : Did you know the original Smartfood popcorn was created by the creators of Annie's Homegrown? Yep!
And last but not least, a Lunchbox Love note telling him how much I love him ♥
He was pretty happy with his birthday bento. Here he is opening his lunch (wearing one of his birthday gifts, a Doctor Who "Physician Unknown" t-shirt). He's looking down, but trust me, he was also wearing a big grin :)
I found all the NOLA food novelties - the cookie cutters I used for the sandwich, fruit leather, and apple shape, the party picks in the popcorn and grapes, and the king cake baby - at Mardi Gras Outlet.
Happy Birthday! Laissez les bon temps rouler!