Batty Egg

Two days to go! Halloween is almost here. As of today, Harper is going to be a Dancing Fairy Princess Pinkalicious. I'm just waiting for her to tell me she wants to be Spiderman or something.

Are we having fun creating Halloween lunches yet? Last week, I posted a Batty Sandwich by using the new CuteZcute Animal Palz Mini Sandwich and Egg Press. I promised I'd use the do-dad to create a hard boiled egg bat and here it is!

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Harper's lunch is in an EasyLunchboxes container and she has snap peas and string cheese (there I go again with the spider! Spiders found at Party City - 20 spiders for a buck!). The mini Thomas' bagel, is resting in a silicone cup that I got in a pack of 2 at the Target $1 spot. She's also eating red grapes and a batty hard boiled egg.  

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Yes, that bat is upside down! It's a bat! Bats sleep upside down! Right? 

Things used in this lunch: 

Chicken Salad Spider

This lunch isn't for Harper today, it's for my husband! My husband and I met on this day 11 years ago. I'm not sure where the time has gone, but what better way to show him I love him than to make him a little Halloween lunch. I wonder if he wore the spider ring? 

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The lunch is in an EasyLunchboxes container. He's eating a deli made curried chicken salad with sweet mini peppers.  The spider ring came in a set of 20 for $1 from Party City. Strawberries and blackberries. Wheat Thins and candy corns (oh man, do we LOVE candy corns!).

Things used in this lunch: 

Monster Muffin

Countdown to Halloween is on! Harper decided she wanted to be a fairy. She's been a little obsessed with the Disney Fairies lately. Then, she got an idea to be a princess only AFTER I'd already planned on the fairy costume. So what is a mommy to do? Keep that fairy costume and put a tiara on that girl. Wah-lah! FAIRY PRINCESS. 

One thing is for sure, she's been loving her Halloween lunches as we count down to the holiday. Below, is a monster muffin! Harper and I made pumpkin muffins, and if you didn't already know, pumpkin muffins are super easy. All you need is two ingredients! What is this, you say? YEAH! Next time you're at the store, pick up a 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree and a box of spice cake mix. Mix the two together (add chocolate chips or raisins if you'd like!) and you have yourself (and your family if you chose to share!) a dozen pumpkin spice muffins! Delicious.

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In this lunch, I used Wilton candy eyes on the monster muffin and some Dracula fangs (pack of 10 found in the $1 target bins).... I cut the hinge so I was able to put the top teeth and bottom teeth in separately. A spider ring (pack of 20 at Party City for $1) on the mini banana carved with the word BOO (it got darker by the time she opened her lunch). Laughing Cow cheese underneath cherry tomatoes. The candy corns are resting in the top of a tea diffuser that I found at IKEA!

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Things used in this lunch: 

Preschool Pumpkin

It is two weeks until Halloween! I've been busy brainstorming ideas for fun and spooky Halloween lunches for Harper.  It wasn't until last week that I realized Harper has only celebrated two Halloweens (remember, she is only three!) and she may be a little too young to understand the "spooky" aspect of the holiday. We were reading a fun Halloween book last week when she pointed out a ghost and asked me what it was. It's funny how an image so familiar to an adult is so foreign to a little one.

One thing is for sure, she knows pumpkins! And of course, she knows spiders! I wish I could have seen the look on her face when she opened her lunch to eat it! I'm wondering if, at first glance, she thought the spiders were real?!

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For the pumpkin, I used a pumpkin cookie cutter found in the $1 bins at Target, Wilton candy eyes, and orange/yellow nonpareils also found in the $1 bins. I've also included orange heirloom cherry tomatoes and carrot sticks, Fage plain Greek yogurt with orange/yellow nonpareils, and cantaloupe balls. The spiders came in a pack of 20 (10 black and 10 orange) from Party City. Also, $1!

I am participating in my very first blog hop here today. A blog hop? What exactly is a blog hop? Well, I'm here to tell you, my friends! Even though I've only been creating and documenting Harper's lunches for a short period of time, I've met some pretty amazing ladies (and a few men too!) who create fun and fabulous lunches for their little ones. Imagine that! So we've all come together to show you what we can do. All you'll need to do is click on the image below to hop on over to Organized Bites to view the next Halloween lunch. Have a frightful, spooky, ghoulish Halloweeeeeeen!!!