Holiday Hop Polar Express Lunch

Polar Express Lunch from bunchesolunches.comWelcome to the Eat, Drink and Be Merry Blog Hop! Join us and hop through the Bento Bloggers and Friends Holiday Lunches. Be sure and click the button below to see what Sandra at One Crafty Thing came up with!

For my very FIRST EVER blog hop, I made a Polar Express inspired lunch.

A few weekends ago my family and I were blessed by my mom with tickets to ride the Polar Express up in Durango, Colorado. It was so much fun! I was a little concerned about doing a train ride with my three little guys, but it was JUST the right amount of time.

I’m going to post a review of the experience later this week, but here’s a little peak at the fun we had!

The Polar Express Experience from

Boarding the Polar Express with mom from

The Polar Express Santa from

If you ever get the chance to do it, I HIGHLY recommend it. It was pretty awesome!

In this lunch:

Great Harvest Whole Wheat Bread
Applegate Farms Ham
Tillamook Cheese
Organic Baby Carrots
Organic Hummus
Candy Cane
Red Hot

This lunch was served in the Planetbox Rover.

Santa hats and presents from bunchesolunches.comI was inspired by Cristi over at BentOnBetterLunches (who was inspired by Wendy at Wendolonia) to make the gift box out of mangos and apples. The Santa hats are half a mini marshmallow attached to a strawberry.

The North Pole from
The North Pole is a large marshmallow cut down in size with a mini candy cane and red hot on top.

The Polar Express train was made using The Lunch Punch. I used this set from Wilton Polar Express Lunch from bunchesolunches.comfor the large wheels and a straw bottom for the smaller wheels. The picks are from Bento USA and the bell was made using the Wilton set, a knife and a straw.

For the hot chocolate I REALLY wanted to make a “healthy” edible hot chocolate cup. I’ve seen a lot that use marshmallows and chocolate (and my son would have LOVED it), but I always try and have some kind of veggies in our lunches, so after thinking for awhile, I Edible Hot Chocolate Cup from bunchesolunches.comcame up with this edible hot chocolate cup made out of a hallowed out cucumber and put hummus in it with jicama sticks (for the marshmallows). The handle is a pretzel that I cut a notch out for from the cucumber.

That’s everything! Have you done The Polar Express? How was your experience?

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19 responses to “Holiday Hop Polar Express Lunch”

  1. What an absolutely fun thing to do! Polar Express is my girls’ fave Christmas movie and they would have loved to join you! 🙂 Love the adorable lunch inspired by this great experience!
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  2. Jackie Loving Lunches says:

    Love that hot chocolate! So clever! Gorgeous lunch 🙂

  3. Sarah says:

    Love your polar express lunch

  4. Keitha says:

    Love all of the great details in your Polar Express lunch!

  5. What an awesome experience and lovely lunch!
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  6. Anna says:

    Such a cute lunch! I love everything about it 😀

  7. Looks like a great time was had by all!

  8. Shirley Wong says:

    Such a wonderful polar express bento!

  9. I really love that healthy hot chocolate cup – what a great idea!
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