Halloween Lunchbox Ideas

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I wanted to make a Halloween inspired lunch for my girls at school this week and thought I’d share what I came up with. Notice the pumpkin theme…

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My girls always have fruit for their first recess snack, so here’s a few cute ideas. I found these little pumpkin toothpicks and used them to make some blackberry fruit kabobs. The other little pumpkins are made out of apricots, some bento box flower stem toothpicks, and a black marker for food. Another simple idea, is to use a regular marker to draw a jack-o-lantern face on an orange. Or, if your kids like the orange segment snack cups, use a marker to draw the face on the clear package.

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For lunch I made my girls pizza on an english muffin, with pepperoni cut into a jack-o-lantern face, and a little cheddar cheese added to the mozarella to make it orange. Another idea is to use a cheese slice and bread to make a cute jack-o-lantern sandwich. We added some orange carrots too.

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For a Halloween-y drink, I used clear containers and made them into jack-o-lanterns. Maddie only likes water, so I used a piece of orange construction paper and taped it around the bottle. For Paige I added some orange Kool-aid to make the container look orange, and then made a face out of black electrical tape. I worked really well.

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I always send a little sweet treat for my girls for their last recess snack time. I saw these yummy looking caramel and chocolate pumpkins and got them for a special treat. Another fun idea, I used another day, was to use a regular marker to make a jack-o-lantern face on a butterscotch pudding cup.

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One last fun addition to the Halloween lunch, are these cute little Lunch Box Notes. These cute, and free ones are from Allison Waken, and they’re Halloween jokes -so fun. I just download them over at her site, printed them, cut them out, and added one to your kidos lunch boxes for a surprise all week.

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Hope this gives you a few ideas to add some Halloween fun to your children’s lunch this week.

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With a special Halloween lunch at school, life really is a party!

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