Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Bento Bloggers & Friends Top 13 of 2013

Happy New Year!

The Bento Bloggers & Friends have packed a lot of bentos in 2013. School lunches, work lunches, outing lunches, home lunches, breakfasts, suppers, snacks... I can't even guess at the number! And for a little New Years Eve fun, we decided to try to narrow down all those bentos to our personal Top 13 of 2013, and share them here, with a link party. It may take a while for everyone to add their link - so if the party's a little dull when you get here, come back later! Like most parties it probably won't get good until later ;)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Holiday Hop - Santa Claus is Coming To Lunch!

Our fourth & final holiday blog hop is happening now! 

We couldn't decide on this hop button's hue
So instead of one we went with two. 
Just follow the jolly old elf,  green or blue...
Either one will lead you through :)

Did you see the previous hops, Winter WonderlunchSeason's Eatings, & Jolly Holiday? It's not too late! And you might like to follow the Bento Bloggers & Friends to catch all our hops!

Monday, 16 December 2013

Holiday Hop - Jolly Holiday

It's a Jolly Holiday with the Bento Bloggers & Friends!

The 3rd of our 4 festive blog hops is happening now! Follow the panda for 15+ new jolly holiday bento lunches!

Did you catch the last 2 hops, Winter Wonderlunch & Season's Eatings? It's not too late! And there's still 1 more to come! Follow the Bento Bloggers & Friends to see them all!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Holiday Hop - Season's Eatings!

Follow me with merry measure...

Our quartet of holiday bento blog hops continues with Season's Eatings! Whooo's hungry for more bento fun? Follow the jolly owl to see 14+ new festive lunch ideas!

Don't worry if you missed our first hop, you can still wander through last week's Winter Wonderlunch. And there are 2 more holiday hops to come! Follow the Bento Bloggers & Friends to see them all!

Monday, 9 December 2013

Holiday Hop - Winter Wonderlunch!

'Tis the season for holiday blog hopping! 

The 1st of our 4 holiday bento blog hops is happening now! Our Winter Wonderlunch hop features cool bentos with a frosty theme :) Follow the penguin for wintery lunch ideas & fun!

And there are 3 more to come, Thursday, Monday, & Thursday again!

Friday, 15 November 2013

Thanksgiving Bento Link Party!

Not all the Bento Bloggers & Friends are American, so not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving this month, but we're all thankful - for many things - like having good food to make bentos with! 

We invite you to join our gathering of Thanksgiving themed lunches. All are welcome, even you Canadians who had your Thanksgiving last month! Share your leftovers too, if they're Thanksgiving themed ;) 

And since it is the month of November, AKA MOvember, you get to choose which button you link up with - this cute little Pilgrim owl perched atop a horn of plenty, or the same thankful owl, but with a "mo". You're welcome :)

If you need copy/paste codes they're at the bottom of the post, after the Link Party :)

Please link back to the party with one of these buttons!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Frightful Fall Bento Blog Hop & Link Party

Happy fall Y'all!  'Tis the season to be...  spooky! The Bento Bloggers & Friends love this time of year, and you know what it means when we love something - blog hop! If you're looking for fun seasonal lunch ideas, you're sure to find plenty among the 44 blogs sharing more than 50 Hallowe'en & Fall themed bento lunch ideas! 

There was so much interest in this hop that we were able to spread the fun over 3 days - and today's the last day, so you can see them all! Each button below will take you on a separate hop through 14-15 blogs, so when you finish one, don't forget to come back here to do the next one! Have fun!

Day 1!

Day 2!

Day 3!

Did you make a frightful fall bento? 
Share it with the group!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Arrr! It's Talk Like A Pirate Day

Yo ho, it's time to set sail on two bento pirate blog hopping adventures. Bento Bloggers & Friends have set their ships in the water for your journey to the perfect pirate lunches.

Step aboard Black Bread's Revenge beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST

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Once you have sailed back to this harbour, ye must climb aboard The Flying Lunchman's ship at 10:30 a.m. EST

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We hope you enjoy your adventures today. Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day to you!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Happy Roald Dahl Day! {Blog Hop}

Bento Bloggers & Friends is celebrating Roald Dahl Day with an amazing and creative Blog Hop!

Just click below to get started!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

4th of July Linky Party!

Last year the Bento Bloggers & Friends did a patriotic blog hop, but this year we decided to have a Linky Party & invite everyone to join the fun! The party's being hosted by Bent On Better Lunches - come on over!

Hope to see YOUR edible Americana there!

Saturday, 4 May 2013

May The 4th Be With You

Blog hopping of course, the Bento Bloggers & Friends are.
This time, divided forces have they, so choose your path, you can.

When come full circle, you have, 
for fun of it, take the other path. Yes, hmmm.

Know this, for fun, the names are. 
The Dark Side and the Jedi Way,
theme of lunches within, they indicate not.

May the Fourth Be With You!

Monday, 29 April 2013

Bento & Co Contest Blog Hop

Bento & Co just hosted their annual bento contest.  Some of the Bento Bloggers & Friends entered.  None of us made it to the top, but we thought it would be fun to share our entries by doing a blog hop.  Click the button above and follow the hop and see the pasta bentos that we made for the contest.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Welcome Spring! A BBF Linky Party

It's the 1st Day of Spring! Whether or not Spring has actually sprung where we live, our bentos are full of blossoms,  bunnies,  Easter baskets, baby chicks, and all things Spring-y :)

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Follow The Yellow Brick Road!

The Bento Bloggers & Friends are celebrating the release of the new movie Oz the Great and Powerful with a blog hop of course! In fact, we're doing 2! Join us! Look for the button above in each post, and click it to go to the next :)

Click the pic above to do Oz Hop #1 (11 blogs)
& the pic below for Oz Hop #2 (13 blogs)

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss - A Linky Party!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's birthday! As it falls on a weekend this year, Read Across America Day will be observed on the last school day of the week, Friday March 1st.  Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 

If you're planning to pack your little reader a Seusstastic school lunch and are in need of ideas, you've come to the right place! 

Some of us Bento Bloggers & Friends have made Seusserrific bentos & fun lunches in the past, and some of us will be packing Seussian lunches this year too - so we're having a Dr. Seuss Linky Party to share them! And we'd love for you to join the fun!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Tuesday Link up!

You may or may not be aware that today is not just Tuesday February 12, 2013 it's also known as Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday depending on your preference.

The kids and I love pancakes so a full day devoted to these tasty little guys was a big win for us! Apparently we're not the only lovers of pancakes either! Head over to MoreThanYourAverageMom a see all the other pancake love in a Bento Bloggers & Friends Link up!

If you have a pancake themed lunch or recipe, please head over and share it! 


Monday, 11 February 2013

Valentine's Lunch Link-Up

Valentine's Day Lunch Link-up

Valentine's day is coming soon and bento bloggers everywhere are breaking out their heart-shaped cutters! Join the Bento Bloggers and Friends and other lunch makers for a Valentine's Day Lunch Link-Up hosted by Wendolonia. We want to see all your lunches with hearts, flowers, kisses and hugs!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

International Fake Mustache Day Blog Hop

Today is not only Super Bowl Sunday, it is also International Fake Mustache Day.  The Bento Bloggers and Friends decided to celebrate with a blog hop.  Click the button below to start the hop.  Keep clicking through till you get back to the blog you started at.