Trick or treat? A Halloween bento GIVEAWAY!!

Will it be a trick or a treat this year? Well here at Ohayo Bento, it’s a treat! A box full of bento treats! I have to apologize, it’s been far too long since I’ve done a giveaway. They’re so much fun :)

This awesome box of bento treats has:
green picnic bento box
green picnic elastic strap
1-tier color life white bento
orange and pink clapping march 2-tier bento
a set of 8 scalloped silicone cups
a set of silicone grass baran
a star and heart egg mold set
animal cutters
and a wink nori punch


To enter, use the widget below. Good luck!! Only US residents 18 years of age and older please.

Happy Bento-ing!


Happy Birthday Giveaway!

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to Ohayo Bento! Happy birthday to you!

May 15th is Ohayo Bento’s 2nd birthday! Wow! I can’t believe it’s been 2 years already. It’s been an amazing and wonderful journey. I’m looking forward to many more years to come. The best parts are the truly wonderful people that I’ve had the honor of meeting through bento making. This whole experience has brought me so much joy and friendship. Thank you all!

Anyway, enough of the sappy stuff! What good is a birthday if you have to celebrate it alone?

I did a Facebook poll on the best way to celebrate and......... I’m giving away two small bento starter kits! They have everything you need to get your bento mojo on.

Each kit comes with an insulated bag, two bento boxes, two types of sauce containers, two types of silicon cups, and a set of decorative picks. Don’t worry, I’m also going to throw in a bento strap for the 2-tier bento to keep it together. :)

So how can you get your hands on one of these awesome boxes of loot?? Well, I’m going to try out this little widget below. I hope it makes it easy and fun! Because I’m not up on the latest rules and laws for giveaways in other countries, I am going to limit this giveaway to the US and to adults 18 years and older. Thank you!

Happy Bento-ing and good luck!

Giveaway time!!! Oh yeah.. and a bento (Bento #156)

Here is Hubs’ bento which just contains a lot of leftover takeout: ribs, potato salad, coleslaw, pineapple, carrots, and some sugar snaps. He doesn’t know it yet but I completely forgot to put the BBQ sauce in his bag this morning... oops.

I cannot believe it has been a full year since my first bento! Time goes by so slow yet so fast. Boy has my style changed too. I used to try to make cute bentos but they never really worked. Eventually I gave up and just made bentos that came naturally, cute or not. Here’s my first one...

Ahhhh the “under the sea” bento. I even had blue rice. I can’t do colored rice... it creeps me out, lol. I feel so nostalgic looking back at my old bentos. I’d like to try to regain some of that excitement and creativity again. Maybe I’ll try for some cute this week. :)

But.... the best part? Giveaway time!! I think giveaways are more fun for me than everyone else, lol! In honor of my one-year bentoversary I’m giving away...

In this giveaway:
- a handmade cotton utensil pouch
- a Lunchbots Uno stainless steel bento box
- 6 soy sauce containers
- 4 silicon cups
- a tamagoyaki pan
- animal themed cutters
- cylinder rice mold

Due to the numerous inquiries about the safety of the bento products in our store I feel the need to say the following: none of the products in this giveaway or in the Ohayo Bento store contain radiation. These products were not even in Japan during the earthquake/tsunami disaster. All products from the Ohayo Bento store were in the United States before the radiation concerns and they all currently live upstairs in my office in sunny Florida.

The details: this giveaway is only open to US residents because I don’t know anything about international contest rules. All entries must be received by 11:59PM Eastern on Monday May 23rd. This contest is only open to people 18 years of age or older. The winner will be chosen at random using Entries will be numbered in the order they are received.

I will keep a spreadsheet of all the entries as they come in. If you wish to see a list of the entries email me at heather(at) and I would be more than happy to provide it.

You can enter more than once! Each of the following categories counts as a separate entry.
1) Tell us how your bento style has changed or, if you are new to bento, what kind of style do you think you will have?
2) Tell me that you are a follower of the blog or become a follower and tell me so!
3) Like Ohayo Bento on Facebook and tell me what your FB name is (if you don’t want your name public you can email it to me: heather(at) Or comment on the giveaway announcement post!
4) Be a follower of @ohayobento on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Super sweet friends from overseas will probably RT this giveaway for me :) so, after tweeting about it, send me a DM or come here and comment that you want your tweet entered into the giveaway.
5) Make any purchase at the Ohayo Bento Store. All orders received during the giveaway period will automatically be entered.

Added this bento to What’s for Lunch Wednesday!

Good luck and Happy Bento-ing!