Boxed Lunch Ideas

Now that we are in the midst of Spring, and Summer is just around the corner, we’re going to start taking parties outdoors.  A great way to add extra pizzazz to outdoor entertaining is to provide a boxed lunch(not only for outdoors I might add).  There are so many ways to present it, from mini wicker baskets, gable boxes, shoe boxes, and cigar-style boxes, to drink carriers, and small produce-style carriers.
The beauty of serving a boxed lunch is that they are all made up ahead of time so no last minute rushing around with food, for the hostess.  You can still set a lovely dining table and have a box at each place setting, or set them up in rows on a side table and have your guests grab one.  This way you could offer a couple of different choices (like turkey sandwiches & roast beef sandwiches) for your guests to choose from.  Of course you would label each one as such.
Don’t forget that the presentation inside is where you can also work your magic.  Paper wraps, string or ribbon, bamboo utensils, and sticker labels are all part of the design.  Think of the oooos and ahhhs you would hear when they open one of the these boxes and see the display inside.
Consider doing this for your next shower, kids birthday, or picnic party in the park.  We’ve been packing lunch boxes for kids for years.  Just add a little style!
green & brown box(Lolliblog)
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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Save the Date for Cupcakes says:

    Love box lunches! There are so many ways you can dress them up;o)

  2. Simply Creative Insanity says:

    What a great post! Just had a picnic yesterday! So many great inspirations! Love them!

  3. Susan Crabtree says:

    love sll your packaging & presentation ideas!

  4. Kori Clark Designs says:

    Oh my goodness! I can't wait to do "boxed lunches" for my daughters birthday party! How adorable!

  5. Lindsey {Bella Grace Party Designs} says:

    Some great finds! I love this idea!

  6. Kristy - Posh Pixels Design Studio says:

    That is so cute! Love this idea!

  7. Natasha @ Fête Fanatic says:

    Cute! Pretty packaging gets me everytime! Great post!

  8. Christi Bennett @ pisforparty says:

    I heart lunch boxes/packages! I'm going to file away this post for future parties. =)

  9. What a wonderful idea!!! I love that and… I love your blog!

  10. Enchanted Expectations says:

    These are sooo cute. I can't wait to use this idea!

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