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Cinco De Mayo Bento Lunch Recipe

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You’re not going to want to miss out on this Cinco De Mayo Bento Lunch Recipe! It’s a fast and simple way to make Mexico themed bento box lunches! If you’re looking for more tasty lunch recipes, check out mt Bento Lunch Ideas for Kids!

How fun is this Cinco De Mayo Lunch?  We made Sombrero Cookies, edible Maracas, and a Sunny Face Sandwich for the kids to enjoy! This Cinco De Mayo lunch is both fun to eat and festive.  You can use a few simple ingredients to make something unique and delicious that your kids will love.

Send this fun lunch idea in their lunch box for super yummy school lunch! Everyone at the lunch table will be wanting their very own! These are the perfect lunch box lunch ideas.

I love to use high-quality edible ink because it’s a fun way to make a smiley face on the food to bring a smile to the kids’ faces! If you don’t have that, no worries. You can still easily create this idea! Adding edible icing art is just “icing” on the cake!

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Boxed Lunch Ingredients:

You can find a printable recipe with instructions and ingredients below, but I like to show the ingredients list with (affiliate) links to help you see what we used for this box.

We may not have included all ingredients above, like pantry staples. So be sure to reference the entire recipe card below!

What are some of the best desserts to pack in a bento lunch box?

Cakes and cupcakes are always a good option! You can easily pack any type of dessert that you want, so have fun. Fresh fruit is another one of our favorites so buy the fruit while it’s in season and add it. Just be sure that if you’re going to add fruit, you put it into an area that won’t have the juice leaking out all over the place.

You can also add frozen fruit as well, but again, have it so that the fruit is separate from all the other areas.

Important Tips for this Bento Box Idea:

The great thing about creating a bento box lunch or snack is that you have options! As you can see, we really went all out and decorated ours in a way that made sense for us. But don’t forget to change it! Add in some black beans, guacamole, or anything else that you’re inspired to add.

I’m just here to give you options but ultimately you can take the reigns and create whatever you’d like for the kids to eat.

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Cinco De Mayo Bento Lunch Recipe

Cinco De Mayo Bento Lunch Recipe

This delicious Cinco De Mayo lunch recipe is a great way to feed the kids great food.


  • Oreo
  • Sprinkles
  • Frosting
  • Gum Drops
  • Pretzels
  • Grapes
  • Bread
  • Cheese
  • Lunch Meat
  • Mayo
  • Strawberries
  • Foodwriter Pen
  • Umbrella
  • Cookie Cutters


  • Step One – Make your Cinco De Mayo Maracas by using grapes and pretzel sticks.  Simply stick one grape into the end of each pretzel to create a Maraca looking treat.
  • Step Two – Next, make your Sunshine Face Sandwich by cutting your bread in the shape of a circle.  I cut my meat and cheese with a flower shaped cookie cutter to give it the look of a sun.  I used a Foodwriter Pen and drew a face on the sandwich and added a little drink umbrella for fun!
  • Step Three – Finally, make your Sombrero Cookie using an Oreo, Gum drop candy, frosting and sprinkles.  Fill a small sandwich bag with a frosting of your choice, use a small amount around the edges and in the center of the Oreo cookie.  Sprinkle on your sprinkles and place the gum drop in the center of the cookie.

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More Bento Lunch Ideas:

More Cinco De Mayo Ideas:

Here are a couple more Cinco De Mayo recipes and bento lunch recipes that you may enjoy.

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Sunday 12th of May 2013

I'd love for you to share your family-friendly crafts and ideas at Monday Kid Corner at See you at the party!



Friday 3rd of May 2013

That is very cute.


Friday 3rd of May 2013

Visiting from Let's Hear it For the Boys. I'd like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend. And who knows, you may just get featured next week.



Thursday 2nd of May 2013

Yah! Awesome! Thank you for sharing this lunch. I pinned your idea on my Cinco de Mayo board. Here is a link to my Cinco de Mayo Math post if you are interested in checking it out. I would love to hear from you. There is a link at the bottom with additional ideas in another article I wrote with my Pinterest board link as well. God bless.

Crystal & Co

Friday 26th of April 2013

Oh my goodness, I love this!!!!

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