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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

a simple Tea Party Bento

This is a quick post.

I find it easier to post bento meals that are more recent so will post this first. The outstanding ones that need some recollection on what food goes underneath which food, I will post as and when time permits and slot them in between recent posts instead.

This is a bento for Kimberly's school tea party. It is a tea party organised by their English teacher following the class' subject topic on the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in their textbook.

Each time the kids have a party, my contribution of either trays of jellies or skewered weiners cum grapes cum fishballs cum tomatoes would came back half full.

I thought this time I make a smaller portion of food, since the kids always have to much leftovers.

Wise choice, cos this time, Kimberly's containers came back wiped out.

As usual, when I have unplanned bento meals to pack, I fall back on the tried and true and famiiar items.

so, this was her tea party bento.


The top tray has kamaboko-s stuffed with raw carrots and raw zucchini, some furikake riceballs, heart shaped weiners and nuggets to fill the gaps so that the food won't jiggle around in her schoolbag on her transport from home to school. Added some swirly kamaboko around for colours.


The 2nd tray has some rice cubes, some with sakura denbu on top, and larger heart weiners cos this is one with cheese, since Kimberly likes her weiners with cheese in them.


Added some strawberries and halved mini pears and halved mini plums wherever I could to fill the gaps. Also slide in nuggets wherever I could to pack the food tightly to avoid the food moving around.

I got away with cheese faces on top of the nuggets. Although Kimberly doesn't like "icky melting cheese" as she calls it, on top of sliced oranges or apples or other fruits, she doesn't mind them on top of savouries. And since cheese on nuggets is okay with her, I figured whichever kid chanced upon her tray won't mind them either.

I was glad that both trays came home empty.

I did say this is a quick post, didn't I? *grin*

So, have a great day today, folks, and happy bentou-ing !


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  • What a great idea! Simple and easy to do! I think the kids also smart these days, they don't want those same ole sandwiches or fish balls anymore!

    By Anonymous angeleyes, At 3:19 PM  

  • Wow, very nice bento for tea party. You know? My neck is kind of long waiting for your post. :P I know you have been very busy...

    By Anonymous shoppingmum, At 4:08 PM  

  • i just love this! it's all about presentation, huh? now i know where kimberly and ashley got their talent!

    By Anonymous Liz, At 12:49 AM  

  • Hi Angeleyes, I noticed that some mom from last year's party just buy KFC, Big Apple doughnuts or Wall's ice creams drumsticks. Kids are used to good food nowadays, tunring up their noses at those good old fashioned tuna sandwiches n stuff. Sigh..

    By Blogger allthingspurple, At 1:23 AM  

  • Hey Shoppingmum, I haven't been bloghopping lately. Will catch up on your posts soon. Yea, man ! Everyday after work, its all about the kids homework, cooking dinner, feeding the kids, bathing them and putting them to bed, cleaning the kitchen, on top of slotting some time to finish causepapers brought home from work, and crawling to bed exhausted. The kids better not turn out to be spoilt brats for all the sacrifices we moms gave up for them *grin*

    By Blogger allthingspurple, At 1:27 AM  

  • Thanks Liz, Kimberly would glow if she hears your compliment. Ashley is still too young.heehee.. They had a great time at your pizza workshop at Tiny Tapir's bungalow and is asking when is the next class. haha.

    By Blogger allthingspurple, At 1:29 AM  

  • u know woman, i'm sure KIM was super proud to bring such lovely basket of home-cooked food to the party rather than ....yes, those old fashion purchases (sausage bun, donuts, sponge cakes etc).
    i call this food with lots of HEARTS/LOVES...LOL !!! u r great woman....

    By Anonymous jacss, At 11:23 AM  

  • you really have very talented ideas for has never crossed my mind to display hotdogs like that!!! Kudos!

    By Anonymous Angeline, At 5:55 PM  

  • Hey Jacss. yea man ! I thought savouries would be a welcome change from all those doughnuts and jellies and swiss roll.haha!

    By Blogger allthingspurple, At 8:56 PM  

  • Angeline, hey, how you been? Thanks for your kind words. The heart weiners is an old trick. It's really easy. Just slice the weiners diagonally and stick them together with a foodpick and hey presto ! *grin*

    By Blogger allthingspurple, At 8:57 PM  

  • WOW!! Very nice & lovely tea party bento! Great idea!! I think all the kids must be very happy to see such a nice and cute bento, even me also get excited to see it. hahaha

    By Blogger Annie Q, At 3:43 PM  

  • the bento party box you pack, no wonder so laku man!!

    By Blogger javapot, At 8:37 PM  

  • very nice and colourful bento. kimberly must be the envy of her classmates. she gets such nicely decorated food, made with love from her mommy all the time :D

    By Anonymous mommy to chumsy, At 10:53 AM  

  • hey christene,

    may i know where you get those swirly kamaboko? wanna let ashley try some..and since it has pink lines, she may like it ...hehehe

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    By Anonymous vincent, At 11:42 PM  

  • wow..and i thought kimberly wallop all the food LOL...

    By Blogger jazzmint, At 2:51 AM  

  • I'm sure the kids were excited over this tea party bento.

    By Blogger JO-N, At 8:59 PM  

  • they are so nice! Kim must be very proud to show off mommy's work to her friends and teachers!

    By Blogger Rachel, At 11:12 AM  

  • the tea party sounds very english ler..hehe...

    By Blogger Mummy to QiQi, At 4:15 PM  

  • hi I wonder where can I get the Bento Thermos luncbox ur hubby had?

    I scouted few places and can't get the rights sizes to put enough for adult lunch :P

    By Blogger AlohaMolly, At 3:32 PM  

  • Hi! Found you on twitter..I love how you made the hearts out of the hotdogs, have not seen that yet! Everything looks delish!

    By Blogger Mommyof2girlz, At 12:11 AM  

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