Friday, October 18, 2013

BBF Frightful Fall Hop (And, a Return to My Blog)




Wow, it is amazing that October is well under way. The weather rapidly turned cool and the leaves changed colors marking the time for another Bento Blogger's and Friends Blog Hop. Last year's Halloween Hop was my first with the group and I am so happy to be joining in on the fun again this year.

I decided on witch-themed lunches for this post. First, I will share my daughter's. I used a cookie stamp to press a witch face onto her peanut butter sandwich and then I decorated it with food safe markers. Grapes and mandarin oranges are beside the sandwich on paper picks saved from last year. Below the fruit is a stack of cucumber slices. I used a Linzer cutter to cut a witch's hat out of red pepper and stuck it inside the top slice. The right side of the box holds sugar snap peas, carrots, tomatoes, pepper pieces, and slices of plum.

I made a few grape-flavored, bat-shaped gummies and placed those in the thin upper tray of this MyBentoMeal box. I also taped a die-cut witch on top of the box for fun.
My lunch was packed in a Planetbox. Grapes, plum slices, and mandarin oranges are in a silicone cup wrapped in a paper web with witch's boots poking out the top. Tomatoes on a witch pick, cucumbers, carrots, peas, and peppers fill the long top section. Peanut butter sandwiches shaped like a witch head and boot are included alongside chipotle lime cracker chips, with a grape bat gummy in the center section.































My husband's lunch is very similar. His includes sandwiches shaped like a witch's broom and hat. He doesn't care much for food marker so I only used it on the broom.




For fun, I added a die cut black cat to my Planetbox and a witch to my husband's. And I included a cute witch napkin in each of the three lunches.

My daughter has a morning snack each day since her class eats lunch quite late in the day. I packed grapes on a pumpkin pick, Halloween Crunch cereal in a homemade pumpkin silicone cup with a black cat pick, and oranges with a homemade Frankenstein pick. I held this box together with a decorative rubber band from Target that happened to include some Halloween colors.
 




My son is 2.5 and doesn't really understand Halloween yet so for his breakfast for daycare I stuck with something he does like: Sesame Street. In his Elmo "picnic box" as he calls it, I packed half of an Odwalla Chocolate Kick Kids bar, a mini cup of yogurt, mandarin oranges on an Elmo pick, oatmeal squares with a Cookie Monster ring, and grapes with a Big Bird pick.

 
Please be sure to click the Frightful Fall Blog hop button to make sure you continue your around the loop. I know you don't want to miss any of the incredible creativity displayed by the members of this group! Have fun preparing for Halloween!










18 comments:

  1. I'm not sure "witch" one I life best!! They are all fantastic!

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  2. Wonderful lunches! Love the witch!

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  3. Love them all! The witch boot might be my favourite!

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  4. That Elmo box is what started it all for me when Harper was about 2 1/2 years old! Really cool. I love how you incorporated the cucumber witch hat in each of the lunches. :)

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  5. I really like all the decorations you put in, great job!

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  6. So many great lunches! Love them all!

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  7. Which witch bento is my favourite? I can't decide :)

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  8. So cute :) I like your witch legs pick!

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  9. I love all of the lunches, they are super cute.

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  10. What a lot of wonderful lunches! The bat gummies are so cute.

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