Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Creepy crawly, ghoulish & cute... lunch is a hoot!

It's Hallowe'en Blog Hop time...  
For my Bella, I packed a spooky spider Laptop Lunches bento:


She has a spider turkey & cheese on honey wheat sandwich, sitting atop spider graham crackers. The spider's legs are NatureBox Sesame Stix, stuck on with honey. Autumn Royal grapes fill a spider silicone cup surrounded with black & orange caramel corn. She also has grape & Sunburst tomatoes, and a pumpkin & carrot muffin frosted with a spiderweb. 


I also tucked a Hallowe'en Lunchbox Love note in with each kidlet's lunch. 

Beanstalk got a ghoulish Sistema Lunch Cube:


In one side, he has a peanut butter sandwich mummy on a stick & zombie grave, and a string cheese stick through an eyeball cupcake ring. 


In the other side I packed red, black & green grapes, a checkered apple wedge, a pumpkin carrot muffin, and a cup of sweet treats - chocolate covered pretzel, frosted cookies, and chocolate eyeball. I decorated the muffin with some sugar bones arranged like a skeleton torso, but they kind of spread when the muffin rose - I forgot it would do that :)


I don't normally put this many sweets in their lunches, but IS almost Hallowe'en ... and we had fun filling a basket of candy & other treats in Popsies Specialty Sweet Shoppe last week :)

My little kindergartner Sprout has a field trip to the pumpkin patch coming up, so I packed her a pumpkin yubo bento:


In the sandwich box she has a kind of lame Jack O'Lantern peanut butter sandwich, grapes on scarecrow & pumpkin picks, cheddar cheese pumpkins in a pie slice silicone cup (see what I did there?) and a pumpkin salt water taffy. She also has carrots, a carrot pumpkin muffin with a fruit leather face, and a Jack O'Lantern chocolate. 


Birdie had lunch at home,  and asked for a "grilled cheese sandwich not baked"- which means just a cheese sandwich :) Since I didn't need to make it packable, I made this fun owl. The little detail pieces might not survive the ride in a preschooler's lunchbox, but they're just fine served on a plate :)


I made a few small tweaks - like using a tulip cutter & cheese to make feet - but the basic idea for this sandwich, and the instructions for making it, came from Cute Food For Kids. Whooooo wouldn't love this cute owl for lunch?


Now, do you like your pumpkins creepy or cute? 
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It doesn't really matter which - they'll both take you to Veggie-Bento :)
As for whether her lunch is creepy or cute, you'll just have to click to find out!

61 comments:

  1. I love your lunches! So many great ideas! It is difficult to pick a favorite.

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  2. Fantastic job! All of them!! Still amazed you make different ones for everyone. You are incredible (and a little crazy!)

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  3. Wow!! Awesome, I love all of them. :))

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  4. Woww! I love all the details! You are super creative!

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  5. Wow! All of those lunches are awesome. I love the creepy zombie hand coming out of the sandwich. I also cannot believe you frosted that muffin in a perfect spiderweb. Way cool!

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    1. I was so pleased with how it turned out too, I got lucky!

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  6. Gah.. they are all so fantastic.. the grave, the spiderweb muffin, and that owl is SO cute! Amazing as always!

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  7. Amazing as always. My favorite is the mummy stick with the eyes and your little RIP tombstone sammy. Adorable!

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    1. Thanks! Candy eyes = instant cute :)

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  8. I totally copied your R.I.P. sandwich - but yours is so much better! great lunches, all!

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    1. Yours is fantastic, I mean it! I'm so pleased that you were inspired by it!

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  9. The owl is super adorable and you came up with a ton of great ideas! Do you mind if I ask where you found the triangular silicon cup that you put the pumpkin shaped cheese into? I LOVE it and could really use them.

    Happy Packing!

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    1. They are from Oriental Trading. Some of the picks are too :)

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  10. Omg they're all amazing!!! I love the grave that's such a clever idea!

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  11. Love them all! Such attention to detail and I love that they all have their own theme. And I love the bone man muffin ;)

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    1. Thank you :) Beanstalk loved it too.

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  12. Awesome... can't even pick a favorite cause I love it all!

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  13. Wow so many creative lunches

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  14. Cristi, all of your lunches are cute, neat and attractive...eventhough they're "Halloween creepy"! It's everything I love in a well packed lunch!Wonderful.

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  15. All of these lunches look amazing!!

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  16. I love the ALL, so creative as always!:)

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  17. I love all of the lunches that you post! You are so creative. May I ask where you find all of your silicone cups?

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    1. Mostly Amazon. I've added some links to the post :)

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  18. I feel absolutely uninspired and uncreative next to you. These lunches are just amazing.

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    1. Phooey, I saw your lunches - they rock - and thank you :)

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  19. In love with the spider web carrot muffin :)
    As always, beautiful lunches!

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  20. Bella, Birdie, and Sprout's lunches are cute! I really love the creepy zombie lunch! Eeek, it scared me. :-)

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  21. Wow! You're so good at making themed lunches! I really love that spider web frosted muffin. :3

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  22. This whole post blows me away! The owl is so cute and your grave with the mummy hand is so beautifully done!

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  23. I prefer cute, but I like both your cute & creepy! Great job!

    Diana
    Diana Rambles
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  24. Love all the lunches here. Very well thought and soooo cute!

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    1. Thanks JeeJee! Your package came just in time to use the pumpkin pick!

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  25. As always, I am impressed with how unique each lunch is and how you keep in mind each child's preferences when packing. I love your style of lunches and you have awesome ideas! Thanks for letting me join the group and the blog hop.

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  26. Love them all. We're going to the pumpkin patch tomorrow, so my boys will get something similar.

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    1. Thanks - hope you have a great time!

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  27. Love them all! I picked creepy jack!

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  28. Love!!! These are fantastic :D I love how the ghostie stick in Beanstalk's lunch is looking warily at the grave :P

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    1. I hunted for eyes off center like that and luckily I had 2 :)

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  29. I LOVE ALL of them!! So creative and colourful!

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  30. Love them all... but Clara especially loved the spider one when she saw it on Instagram!

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  31. OMG - SO many incredible lunches!! Your spider sandwich is adorable and oh man, that chocolate eyeball totally creeped me out! Way cool!

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  32. And..... you continue to inspire! I just adore the RIP grave and am melting over the "Pumpkin Pie" slice. So creative and wonderful! Thank you for sharing such amazing lunches!

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  33. Thanks for all your link ups this week at Bento of the Week! The spiders are my favorite. Voting lasts a few more hours!

    Diana
    Diana Rambles
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