DIY Picnic Boxed Lunch Idea
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DIY Boxed Lunch Ideas

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I am SMITTEN with boxed lunch ideas. Anytime I see one on Pinterest, I have to pin it, because the options are ENDLESS. Birthday parties, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, play dates, girls lunch, etc.

Grabbing a boxed lunch, is easy and convenient for your guests, as well as pretty precious too. 😉

You can even make a boxed lunch for your kiddos, for an afternoon picnic this Summer, like I sometimes do!

DIY Boxed Lunch Ideas

DIY Picnic Boxed Lunch Idea

These are incredibly easy, and is WAY better than grabbing the same ole cheeseburger at a fast food joint, in my kiddos (and my) opinion.

DIY Picnic Boxed Lunch Idea

What’s in the boxed lunch?

Well this is what I put in mine… and a few ideas for your next boxed lunch:

I try to add a little “prettiness,” to make it special for the kiddos, and to fulfill my creative needs. 😉  I remember when my mom used to get creative and spice up my school lunches, and I ALWAYS loved that.

Hint: I try to remember to put a few napkins in the bottom of the boxes, so they don’t blow away.

  •  Sandwich – You can make your own, or to make things even easier, grab a sandwich earlier in the day (or night before) from a local sandwich shop. P.S. That’s my favorite thing to do. 😉  I tied bakers twine around it, to hold it together.
  • Chips – My kids don’t need a TON of chips, so I usually put a few in small favor bags that I have.
  • Fruit – Whatever fruit is in season, is usually what will end up in our boxed lunches.
  • Drink – For a special treat, I have small little re-usable drink containers, and I put juice or water in them. Heck with having to find a sippy cup, or travel cup for my oldest at the last minute. It’s all ready to go!
  • Dessert – Saving the best for last! The NEW Oreo 2-ct packs are my fave-o-rite dessert “go-to,” for boxed lunches. They’re super convenient to grab, the right portion size for me…{ahem, I mean my little ones}, and they’re already packaged up and ready to go to the park. {I always try to keep these in the pantry for those grocery store trips, long drives, midnight cravings, and “just because’s.”}

DIY Picnic Boxed Lunch Idea

If you don’t have boxes like I have in this photo, no worries! You can use just about anything!

  • Small wire basket
  • Shoebox
  • Cardboard flat from the grocery store
  • get creative…


Sometimes, if I know a boxed lunch is the plan, I’ll make them ahead of time, and put the whole thing in the refrigerator, and just grab and go when the time comes.

A Little Secret of Mine

(and embarrassing moment)

The Oreo. My weakness. If you’re a close friend of mine, you KNOW this is MY cookie.

If my house is ever without this “big black cookie,” {my kids call it}, we’re making a trip to the store. I may or may not have Oreo’s as my late night snack every night. I may or may not mix it up and rotate how I eat them every night, just for fun.


  • Dunk them in my milk
  • Pull them apart and eat the middle first
  • Shove it all in at once, and never look back!

It pretty much just all depends on what kind of day I’ve had. 😉

My Embarrassing Moment:

One morning, after what I thought was a beautiful, well-rested night’s sleep, my husband looked over at me with a surprised look on his face:

What in the world!?

“What! What is it?!

Honey, go look in the mirror.

I couldn’t believe it. I looked in the mirror, and I looked like an unsupervised toddler that had been left alone with a cookie jar.

Apparently, I had gotten up in the middle of the night, and satisfied my sweet tooth craving, without even knowing it. I had chocolate smeared across my face, and the lid was off the cookie jar.

Don’t get between me and my Oreo’s. It won’t end well. 😉

Oreo 2-ct packs are the perfect size for a late night snack! Totally my weakness.

Until next time,


Fun Facts about the NEW Oreo 2-Ct.

  • This May OREO launched a NEW 2-pack, a convenient grab-and-go snack designed for packed schedules.
    • Whether it’s slipped into your purse or tucked away in the glove compartment, the OREO 2-pack is perfect for a quick treat at work, running errands, carpooling to family activities or family day trips.
  • Containing two cookies per pack, this OREO 2-pack is the perfect serving size to satisfy your sweet tooth on-the-go.
  • OREO 2-pack multipacks are sold in packages of 18 and can be found at local grocery stores
  • 2-pack multipacks are also available in Nutter Butter.

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4 thoughts on “DIY Boxed Lunch Ideas

  1. Rachel says:

    Thank you for sharing, where did you purchase the basket?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Rachel! I found the baskets HERE!
      Thanks for coming by!!

  2. martina says:

    Hi where did you buy the small reusable drink containers?

    Thank you

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Martina! I just looked to see if they place I bought them, still have them… and they don’t. 🙁 BUT… I did find similar ones on Amazon here: (affiliate) I hope that helps!!

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