Making a first day of school lunch your kids will remember all year long doesn’t have to be hard – keep reading for 3 simple first day of school lunch ideas!
Like I mentioned in last week’s post about pancakes for the first day of school (they’re super fun and simple – definitely check them out!) Ryan is starting pre-K in less than a month and I’m kind of super excited. YES, it’s going to be so weird to just be me and Owen for a couple of hours, but I’m so excited for Ry to make friends, learn, and grow into his own little person without me (insert really strained happy smile). But I’m also super excited to do weird things like make him lunch or volunteer for class mom.
I’m kind of a weirdo in that I’ve been excited for that kind of stuff since I was a kid. In high school, I helped out the boys’ lacrosse team and I literally made them snacks and food for after games. I would bake for my friends and bring in food and treats for class projects any chance I got. I’ve always loved taking care of people, but I’ve also loved an excuse to make people happy with food – even better if it’s not at my house so I don’t have to do the clean up for it.
That being said, I’ve been highly anticipating the boys going to school basically because I’m excited to make Ryan fun food and send him to school. (side note, as a blogger I’m also really pumped to be able to send Ryan to school with treats from recipe testing for the teachers since I can’t be trusted with sweets in my house..) But the truth is, I don’t have the time and patience to make those crazy intricate lunches.
So, today I’m sharing 3 different first day of school lunches that are not only super cute and sure to impress your little, but crazy easy and won’t take more than a few minutes to put together. These lunches will add a bit of fun and whimsy (and make you look like super mom, tbh) for the first day of school with out making you lose your mind.