This past weekend, we celebrated my daughters’ birthdays. For the past few years, we’ve been inviting our friends and family to our favorite park. It’s perfect for a kid party in the spring with its large playground, working animal farm, and plenty of wide-open greenspace to run around in! To make sure our guests didn’t go hungry, I pre-packed individual lunches in these adorable little wooden berry boxes. This made it simple to set up, simple to eat while standing, and a cinch to clean up!
For the kiddos’ lunch boxes, I made pb + banana sandwiches on whole wheat waffles. For the adult boxes, I made a spiced-rubbed, slow cooked pork sandwich with chipotle mustard, arugula, and grilled red onions. To go with the sandwiches, I filled each of the berry boxes with a handful of homemade cheddar crackers and some fresh grapes. The real hit of the party, though, was the strawberry lemonade! And what would a birthday party be without cupcakes? Each birthday girl got to pick her own, so our guests were forced to choose between strawberry buttercream or blueberry…unless, of course, they had two!