That title’s a mouthful, ain’t it? Yet it’s certainly befitting my epic team-up with fellow Dad Blogger and Lunchtime Super Power, Lunchbox Dad! We’re serving up some fun and creative ways to prepare school lunches — plus a ginormous giveaway to help you make lunchtime awesome!
One of the unexpected perks of blogging has been all of the interesting, talented and just downright nice people I’ve met. Whether online or hanging out in real life, I’ve found support and inspiration from so many of my dad blogging bros. One whose creativity I’ve admired for a while is Beau Coffron, AKA Lunchbox Dad. Check out his web site or Instagram to see what I mean — he puts so much fun and imagination into the meals he makes for his kids. It’s a scrumptious sight to behold!
I had the pleasure of meeting Beau in person at a conference in July. While we were there, we did some brainstorming over beer and Happy Meals for ways to combine our lunch-related passions into a cool giveaway for our readers.
We settled on everyone’s favorite half-shelled heroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! I was a little old for their first iteration, but I remember my younger brothers running around the house, singing the theme song, turning toys into nunchucks or throwing stars, and generally going ninja on every piece of furniture in the house. Well, the Turtles keep making comeback after comeback, including a new film released earlier this summer and a great animated version on Nickelodeon. And so now my son is the one singing the theme song, turning toys into weapons and going ninja on anything that doesn’t move (and some that do).
THE LUNCH: Lunchbox Dad did what he does best and created this awesomely yummy-looking Ninja Turtles lunch featuring Michelangelo, a mini pizza and a pile of foot soldiers — minions of Shredder! Go check out Beau’s post to see how to make this super-powered spread for your own hungry ninjas.
THE LUNCH NOTES: I whipped up a set of four SuperLunchNotes, with the only materials I’ve ever used — Post-It Notes and Sharpies. I did one for each of the
masters of the Italian Renaissance crime-fighting turtles, and these actual notes will be included in the giveaway!
• $50 Toys R Us Gift Card
• EcoLunchbox Solo Cube
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Powersound FX Raphael Action Figure
• Set of 12 Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers
• Post-It Super Sticky Notes, Pack of 7 Pads
• 4 hand-drawn (by me!) SuperLunchNotes featuring the Ninja Turtles
Contest ends at 11:59 PST this Sunday, September 14. Enter the little widget thingie below — multiple ways to enter!
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