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As a health conscious vegetarian, proper nutrition is important to me. When I was growing up it wasn’t something that really mattered in our house, and I pretty much always had access to junk food as a kid. Back then there wasn’t anywhere near the focus on nutrition that there is today so it was pretty typical, but now that I am a parent I want to give my kids the best nutritional foundation I can. I am passionate about smart food choices, so naturally I was pretty excited when I was asked to host a super fun gathering of fellow moms to talk about just that, and it was a perfect way to ring in the new school year too! I am going to break this into a few different posts just because there is so much to talk about, but for now check out my setup below which includes an entire spread of Horizon Organic snacks plus some fun lunchbox activity ideas!
The first thing I have to say about this party was that the snacks were amazing. Seriously, Horizon has SO many great options to choose from that includes all kinds of crackers, dairy, fruits and so much more. We will get into that later on in the post, but first let’s talk about this setup. First, I made sure that I had plenty of snacks and options to choose from – this was for snacking throughout the party as well as to include in each mom’s take home gift.
For activities, I bought some adorable lunch boxes for my guests and had a “fill a lunch box” activity. We talked about what we want to feed our kids, pairings, substitutes, shared lunch box ideas and each box had a little printable inside that listed great lunch choices for busy parents. These babies were a HIT, and I know the moms loved them.
Additional items for our lunch box activity were plenty of customizeable lunch notes, cute school themed clothespins, a bunch of drink thermoses and a few other odds and ends.
And, of course, there were tons of fabulous Horizon snacks to choose from too. These Super Squeeze pouches were the talk of the day, and we came up with all kinds of occasions besides lunch that kids would love them. They are perfect for day trips, as part of a quick breakfast, tucked in a sleepover bag, as party favors (obviously!) or even as a quick snack for moms when they need a little pick-me-up. These guys pack 5 grams of protein each, and are easily the perfect wholesome “grab and go” snack.
Horizon’s Apple Crunchers and Fruit Clusters were super popular as well, and these are great for lunch boxes, to take along to sports practice, or any time you want something simple that is 100% Organic with just a few simple ingredients.
For kids who love crackers, there are tons of options. From Cheese or Peanut Butter Sandwiches to multiple flavors of Snack Grahams, each serving contains 8 grams of of whole grains so you can’t go wrong!
It was great packing our lunch boxes and talking about what our children’s favorites would be – for me personally I know mine absolutely adore the fruit squeezers and grahams. At the end of the party, guests got a blue gift bag filled with a variety of Horizon Snacks to go along with their already packed lunch boxes.
It was a great party, and I love that everyone left with great ideas and a ton of goodies! There will be more about our party later on, but for now check out some other random photos of my cute spread!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.