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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hope this gives you a few ideas to add some Halloween fun to your children’s lunch this week.
With a special Halloween lunch at school, life really is a party!
This post is linked up at Home Stories A to Z.