Happy Halloween!

31 Oct

halloween bento


Cam’s class is walking to the park this morning for some playground fun and they’re having a pizza party later this afternoon.

Lucky kids.

It’s actually a reward for all of the kids who got good grades and good behavior on their report cards but it happened to fall on Halloween.

Cam was so sick with strep last Halloween that she couldn’t get off the couch all day. She couldn’t eat, I had to help her walk, she lost her vision for a while, it was bad. Bad enough that it took four weeks and two rounds of strong antibiotics to get rid of it.

After what she went through last year, I think she deserves a super special Halloween so we’ve got lots of trick or treating planned for later tonight, and I made her a really fun lunch that I think she’ll love.

In her Easy Lunchbox she has three vampire bat sandwiches, a couple of cheesy party pumpkins, a chocolate cookie that I made using a cookie stamp, strawberries, grapes, popcorn, candy corn, and a few black sugar skulls.

I hope everyone has a fun night!

Happy Halloween!


30 Oct

witch bento


There are a couple of friendly witches in today’s lunch.

And since witches need a broom to get around, I made one out of a pretzel stick and a piece of string cheese.

I also made a guacamole potion and some cat-shaped tortilla chips for dipping.

To make the cat chips, I cut the shapes from a flour tortilla with a small cookie cutter, sprayed them lightly with non-stick spray, seasoned them with sea salt, and baked at 350 until golden and crisp.

I tossed in a few yellow tomatoes and two cookies that I wrapped in cupcake liners and added a little sticker on top.

29 Oct

halloween bento

The Mr. is working a 12 hour shift tonight so I took the liberty of making him a ridiculous lunch.

He has a turkey sandwich with gummy eyeballs and a monster mouth that I saved from a lollipop that Camryn had last week. I stuck some pieces of paper towel onto the backs of the eyes so that the bread won’t taste like grape.

Speaking of grapes, he also has a few of those as well as some Halloween themed pretzels, and a Babybel is lurking under that cute pumpkin sticker.

29 Oct

halloween bento 2014 pumpkins


I went with a pumpkin theme for today’s lunch.

Or maybe it’s a pumpkin/bell pepper theme because that taller sandwich looks more like a bell pepper to me than a pumpkin.

Do you see it too?

The two “pumpkin” sandwiches are filled with chocolate hazelnut spread. These were made using some inexpensive cookie stamps that I found at Wal-Mart last year. I bought a bag that contained several different cutters and didn’t get to use them all during Halloween week last year.

I also attached a cute pumpkin sticker (found on sale of course) to a Babybel, and tossed in some black grapes with these cute eye picks, pumpkin-shaped pretzels, and a few pieces of candy corn.



28 Oct

batty bento 2014


Today’s bento is full of bats!

Cam has two bat sandwiches, bat eyeballs made from peeled black grapes, bat-shaped pretzels, bat-shaped carrots, drops of blood made from a sweet red pepper, and a sweet but slightly creepy chocolate bat. I added a couple of red sprinkles to give him some spooky eyes.

The extra bats are just scrapbooking stickers that I found on sale last week and stuck on some of her bento picks.

Since I had a couple of stickers left, I just stuck them right onto the lid for instant cuteness.


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