I feel like October is completely getting away from me! Anyone else? And by “getting away from me” I mean “oh crap it’s the 13th and I haven’t ordered Joey’s Minion costume yet”. Whoops! We have been having a lot of Halloween themed fun around the house though.
I went down to the basement to bring up all the Halloween bins and the kids had a blast decorating their spaces in the house. I had a blast finding all of the 90% off Halloween stuff that I scored early November last year at Target and Walmart. Isn’t that the best?? I forgot all about it until I starting rooting through the bins. I had gotten so many cupcake liners, cupcake picks and other kitchen related items that I completely forgot about. So as I was going through it all I decided I would use all the stuff to make some fun lunches for Mini and Joey. Because I really don’t need to be making (and eating) 12 dozen cupcakes.
And since you know making lunches is my favorite of all the motherly duties…I present to you…::drumroll please::..
A WEEK OF HALLOWEEN THEMED LUNCHES
Before we get to the pictures let’s chat about lunches. I don’t send my kids to school with anything crazy, special or different. I was not making those hotdog/noodle spiders I saw on pinterest. Although they did look really cool. My kids take the basics for lunch every single day. PB+J, turkey and cheese sandwiches, sandwich pinwheels, homemade lunchables, or if I’m feeling exceptionally lazy I will throw a piece of frozen pizza leftover from Friday night into their lunch box and it’s thawed by lunch. I swear it works and I also swear it’s my kids favorite lunch. Frozen pizza = mom of the year. Who knew?
So in all reality these are super basic lunches that are just dolled up a bit for Halloween. A themed napkin, special skewers, trick or treat cupcake liners etc.
But wait. Ok, so I did make a few elaborate treats to stick in there. The kids watched one of those food video clips over my shoulder and begged me to re-create a few of the treats. Let’s be honest, it didn’t take much begging. They showed some interest and I was grabbing my keys and running off to get the supplies. Chocolate dipped treats are my love language. I’ll post more about those later, they are seriously adorable!!
There are tons of other Halloween treats you can stick in there also. Joey was a HUGE fan of the ghost Peep! And I did make a quick Halloween party mix out of honey kix, candy corn, mini chocolate chips and mini reese’s pieces. So just get creative. Your kids are going to love whatever you put in there!
Do you have a favorite?? I really love them all. I mean that banana? Come onnnn! Adorable!
Here’s also what the Halloween Party Mix looked like! (You can see it also in some of the lunches above)
And here’s a quick glimpse of some of the clearance goodies I grabbed last year! I keep it all in a big gallon ziplock for the month and it makes creating a themed meal so easy! Just grab the bag and decorate the pb+j. You know you want to.
So there you have it. I have been very busy making lunches and not so busy working on costumes. Luckily I have a few weeks to get that all under control.
I hope I’ve inspired you to surprise someone with a fun lunch this month!